In Paris last week Dirnelli organised a wonderful dinner of fans of the blog and bespoke gentlemen. He is fourth from the right. The other gentlemen will remain nameless.

Around the table were customers of Chittleborough & Morgan, Solito, Camps de Luca, Rubinacci, Steven Hitchcock, Ripense, Napoli su Misura (NSM) and others. I found it striking how many serious bespoke customers there were among such a group in Paris. My experience in London and elsewhere is that readers tend not to have such extensive experience, or the ones that do are not active online. Indeed, this Parisian group was collectively responsible for convincing NSM to start travelling to Paris. Note the Permanent Style Tweed in the Ripense jacket below, right.