This industry and this blog would be far less enjoyable without the delightful people it seems to attract. 

One of the nice things about touring the US recently was meeting them – whether craftsmen, writers or the dozen or so people who stopped me on the street and asked about the blog.

This post is a quick thank you to them all. In particular, to Kirby Allison (maker of luxury hangers) who introduced me to the readers pictured here: Antal Desai – above, with myself and Kirby – and Mladen Mimica – below, with his lovely girlfriend Pamela. And of course, up top in an outsized Charlie Dunn boot, Nathaniel Allison.