Sweater ala J. Peterman

Did y’all know that the J. Peterman catalog is back? Made infamous by “Seinfeld” in the late ‘90s, the company nonetheless met the fate of all empires when it expanded too quickly. But the intrepid Peterman has risen again, and in honor of the gorgeously overwrought writing in the Owner’s Manual I give you the copy for the next Nake-id sweater:

It was 1961. Greenwich Village. The scent of clove cigarettes and rich, dark espresso permeated the air. A young man with the face of a hamster wheezed through a Woody Guthrie song. You ignored him. You ignored them all, sitting in the corner as you did with your blank book, scribbling. And smoking. Occasionally a young man would approach, drawn to your sleek modern look, your black cardigan with that arresting button.

The Post-Beat Generation Sweater. Handknit in fine wool. The perfect companion for cigarette pants, even though you no longer smoke. A tortoise-shell button on a high neckline invites stares—and gives you every reason to sit up straight.

Wear it like a jacket. With black eyeliner. 

Comments (6) -

September 20. 2007 00:18

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Brilliant.

Kitt |

September 20. 2007 05:42

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Elaine would be jealous.

threadingwater |

September 20. 2007 21:30

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I should totally start doing that kind of thing for the stuff I knit, when I post about it on my blog.

fillyjonk |

September 21. 2007 07:50

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That's hilarious. I'm glad Peterman is back. I loved the copy that went with the items.

Lorette |

September 21. 2007 16:40

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OH!  That is a perfect J. Peterman catalog description.  Too funny!  I can't wait to see this sweater.

Denise |

September 21. 2007 16:40

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OH!  That is a perfect J. Peterman catalog description.  Too funny!  I can't wait to see this sweater.

Denise |

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