I had this homongi made at the same shop where I bought the cat obi and komon. I thought I should have one good formal kimono that I could use for important occasions. They said that if I bought it, they would pair an obi with it, for free, so I got the obi too. I had to get a loan to buy it, but I will pay it off as soon as I start working. I haven’t worn it yet. I am waiting for the right occasion.