Vampires are fond of brooding on occasion, either out of a genuine desire to ponder the philosophical implications of immortality or simply because they think it makes seem poetic. Elegant hoods prove useful for this purpose, allowing them to shroud their faces in shadow.
Those vampires who have maintained their human sensibilities, rather than degenerating into fanged beasts, regard themselves as the aristocracy of the shadows. Much like mortal nobles, they enjoy throwing lavish balls for others of their kind.
When mortals are invited to the dark courts of the vampires, they sometimes find the icy touch of those undead beings uncomfortable. Thus vampires who pride themselves on their cultivated manners wear enchanted gloves, designed to mimic the heat of life.
A tailor can earn vast fortunes working for vampires, who always attempt to outdo one another with quality and elegance of their attire. However, the job isn't without its risks. One tailor was found drained of blood after his work caused a customer to be derided at a ball.
The speed and agility which come with vampirism provide potent tools on the battlefield. They are also rather effective in a ballroom, and vamparic dancing partners are very popular amongst those who aren't made nervous by the presence of fangs so close to their necks.