Owner’s Manual No. 67
Early Spring 2009
The J. Peterman catalog has always been, quite literally,
a work of art.
First, it is one of the last of it’s kind.
A hand illustrated beauty.
I have been pouring over its pages, cutting it up
as collage inspiration and dreaming to be an illustrator
for its pages since I was in middle school.
And second, they really are “traveling the world to find uncommonly good stuff.”
My favorites are old finds that they intentionally reproduce to
distribute what might be otherwise lost or hidden designs around the world.
And I especially dig the little bits of history sprinkled through each description.
Sure it’s “pretty”–
and every man should be secure enough to own and wear one.
But if I need outerwear this Spring– I would personally wish for the Floral Spring Coat (No. 2372)
It’s silk, so practicality may not be its strong suit,
but that silhouette is dramatic!
The first is the 1947 Dress (No. 1732).
There isn’t anything more classic than the shape and history of a dress like this one. (And if you rush over to the website now, the short one is on clearance for $48!!!)
The other is an item I will likely never own,
but will always want . . .
The Counterfeit Mailbag (No. 1005)
It speaks for itself.