About Us

About J Peterman

Uncommonly Good Stuff

J. Peterman has been traveling the world to find uncommonly good stuff for over 23 years.

Our products are featured in our Owner's Manual catalogs and our website (jpeterman.com). Many of our products are illustrated by hand-drawn art and include entertaining stories. Our selection of merchandise is constantly changing, and we focus our creative energy on women's and men's apparel, accessories and luggage, and one-of-a-kind merchandise.

Years ago, we launched our website here at jpeterman.com and continually work to improve the function and user experience. We hope you think of us as a place you can get away to anytime you want to buy things to make your life more the way it ought to be.


"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. It seems everybody (well, not everybody) has always wanted a classic horseman’s duster but never knew exactly where to get one.

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.

Well, the coat is magnificent. Simple, functional, handsome, extremely well made, affordable, and, yes, romantic.

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

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


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