The Only American Designer for Hermès

His eyeglasses were in his hands, which continuously fidgeted while the rest of him stood still. “Why do you want to talk to me?” he asked.

I stammered something about his story, how interesting it was. He looked skeptical. “Why don’t you tell me what my story is,” he said. I told him what they had said in Lyon, reciting the words almost like the first line of a fable: “There once was a postman who designed scarves for Hermès.”

Something to read for the weekend: If you love true stories about eccentric people as much as I do, you’re going to really enjoy this story about a postman who lives in Waco, Texas who designs for one of the biggest fashion names in the world. His name is Kermit Oliver.

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