A paragraph from the J Peterman catalog. Text reads: "This buttonless, pocketless, hooded linen jacket created chaos at our office. (The women talked about it and stole the samples; the men could only talk about it.) They said, "The real Audrey Hepburn, at home in her gardens." They said, "Emma Thompson before Hollywood." They said, "The French iieutenant's Woman' but contemporary. And happy." They said, "I don't care how stupid it sounds, there's something rather spiritual about it." (1 do care about how stupid it sounds. But she's not wrong.) They argued very modern, sort of soft Comme des Garçons versus completely classic, a shape we've been seeing for three hundred years. It looks like nothing on the hanger and really not much in the picture. It looks like everything on. It's certainly true that it's a great strolling-on-Block Island jacket. Also a great first-night-back-in-town jacket. Also a great champagne-in-a-rowboat jacket. Charming with your oldest, widest linen pants. Staggering over a slip of ivory charmeuse."