"Then, in the distance, I heard the bulls. I began running as fast as I could. Fortunately, I was wearing my Italian cap toe oxfords. Sophisticated yet different; nothing to make a huge fuss about. Rich dark brown calfskin leather. Matching leather vent. Men's whole and half sizes 7 through 13. Price: $135.00." - J. Peterman (character), Seinfeld
oh Seinfeld. i'm right at that age where things still remind me of seinfeld episodes on a weekly basis.
i woke up early this morning because of the glorious ringing of a car alarm at 6:35- thanks new york!- and couldn't go back to sleep. the sun pouring in got me thinking about spring, which naturally led to my desire to redesign our whole apartment and buy a spring wardrobe. because my husband keeps me on a strict one-room-painted-only-every-three-months design diet, i started daydreaming instead about summer clothes. one thing i would love to get for warm weather is a leather and canvas all-purpose work/ play bag. i started doodling around on my phone, and suddenly remembered the joys of the one, the only, j. peterman.
awhile ago i was searching for a client for very old world rustic coffee tables and decided to check the site out. um, it's sort of amazing. http://www.jpeterman.com/ items range from truly cool (am i the only one who still loves backpacks?) to fairly absurd. See below:
Check out the most amazing description of a vest I've ever heard below, quoted directly from the site:
I called on Aldo (again) for tickets to the Italian Grand Prix.
"You have to meet Capricia," he said.
When I did she was wearing this belted vest and informed me her name meant "impulsive" and "ruled by whim."
Next thing I knew she had me on the track meeting half the drivers, securing last-minute reservations at Don Carlos and offering tickets to L'histoire de Manon at the Teatro alla Scala.
She made an impression.
So did the vest.
The Italian Belted Vest with Leather Belt (No. 3257) has a classic Italian design and fit. There are many interesting details, such as the five-button front with flat collar. Pleated chest pockets that button onto the front yoke.
Body pockets with button flaps. Bar-tack stitching.
Peplum back. Two belt loops on the front and two on the back. Corozo buttons.
Interior taped seams with a floral print chintz.
I remember Capricia hustled off into the night after receiving a text, which I imagined was a late night rendezvous with a lover, but could have been the babysitter.
Neither would have surprised me. Imported.
Women's sizes: 2 through 18.
Color: Safari Khaki.
As absurd as these descriptions are, I do love the Imperial British safari vibe, sort of what Banana Republic was back in the day. Also, their ability to sell both clothes and home goods is impressive. I guess it's a lifestyle. Enjoy.