We get asked this question all the time about which item is historically correct for a particular customer. Or some people assume that if a product is offered on our website or in our print catalog that it is appropriate for them. Fortunately or unfortunately Jas. Townsend and Son carries lots of products that stretch over a wide time frame and straddle many levels of society. Some of our products would have only been owned by very rich people and some products would be owned by the most modest of means.
“Is it right for me?” This begs the question “Who are you?” What year, month, day, even hour are you trying to do? Where is your persona located? What is the socio/economic background of your persona? What is your persona doing? I could probably ask another 10 questions that would need answers before precise answers could start to be formed. Even then we are only able to give very generic answers to people to ask. I know I am not making it easy, but easy stuff isn’t always the most fun.
If you have questions, it is time to start studying. Look at those pictures, read those books and search the web, most of those answers are just waiting for you. If you want generic answers we can try to point you in the right direction.