Factual Romance

I love being romanced. The J. Peterman Co. knows how to sweep me off my feet. I always look through their catalog when it arrives in my mailbox.

IMG_0369.jpgEvery item in the catalog has a story. As it should be. I opened to the first page and I saw their Philosophy. Oh my, good stuff.


“People want things that are hard to find. Things that have romance, but a factual romance, about them.

I had this proven to me all over again when people actually stopped me in the street (in New York, in Tokyo, in London) to ask me where I got the coat I was wearing.

So many people tried to buy my coat off my back that I started a small company to make them available.

I ran a little ad in The New Yorker and The Wall Street Journal and in a few months sold this wonderful coat in cities all over the country and to celebrities and to a mysterious gentleman in Japan who ordered two thousand of them.

I think the giant corporations should start asking themselves if the things they make are really, I mean really, better than ordinary.

Clearly, people want things that make their lives the way they wish they were.”

J. Peterman

Factual romance

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