[*] hakama's suck big time and the only reson anyone ever wants to wear it is either "it looks cool, see me flow" or "I look like I know what I'm doing and look at the respect I'm getting"
nuh uh! I look cool all by myself, my mom said so
! And if I burn my Hakama what excuse will I have when I trip over my own two feet?!
...er, not that this happens to me...I have this...uh...friend, though.
On a less serious note though, I do enjoy the little meditative moment at the end of each training session in which I fold my hakama.