Thursday, September 20, 2007

The Secret of Creativity

Yippee! The new J. Peterman catalog was lovingly delivered by my postman in one piece! Why is this good news? Because J. Peterman is offering up "The Secret of Creativity"-and it's only $399! And I quote:

"When a literary friend of mine feels he has suffered long enough from writer’s block, he stands up from his desk, walks to the closet, puts on his Harris tweed jacket. Gets the juices flowing, he says. He’s not alone.

Every significant author of the last 100 years (Maugham, Auden, Greene, Burgess, Hemingway, Faulkner, Walker Percy, etc.) has favored thick, extra-tweedy Harris tweed, which is, after all, an artisanal product.

Each bolt brims with the collective life force of rugged Scottish sheep, peaty waters and odd lichens used to wash and dye the wool, and independent Hebridean islanders who hand-weave the cloth on narrow looms in the stone cottages of their grandmothers.

This jacket is a handsome way to wrap yourself in the powerful stuff; slip it on and believe.

Harris Tweed Jacket (No. 1770). Three-button front. Center back vent. Seriously tailored, with canvas interlining, shoulder pads, and sleeve heads. Satin lining with pick-stitched edges. Three pockets outside, four inside (including button-flap security pocket).Men’s even sizes: 38 through 48.Color: Golden and Dark Brown herringbone that has a glow to it."

2 comments:

Make the logo bigger said...

Didn’t Hemingway shoot himself wearing one of those? Now that’s creative to the very end.

James-H said...

That's the other way out of writer's block.

I needs me one of those jackets. For whatever the outcome...