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The Summer of 1962

May 7th, 2008 | Categories: Made in the USA, Men's wear, Preppy, Style, Suiting | by Michael Williams

As I was going through my files recently, I came across these great old scans of J. Press catalogs from the late 1950s and early 1960s. It is good to see things haven’t changed much over there —not considering the new Madison Avenue store —which is a welcome update from the crusty old store on 44th Street. The hi-res set of images can be seen here.

Comments: 5

5 Comments to “The Summer of 1962”

  1. Zachary
    on May 7th, 2008
    @ 2:21 PM

    Beautiful scans and a nice look into the past. Thanks for sharing.

  2. TINTIN
    on May 7th, 2008
    @ 2:52 PM

    I’m haaavvvinnggg aaannnnn oooorrrrggggaaassssmmmmm!

  3. Heavy Tweed Jacket
    on May 7th, 2008
    @ 5:55 PM

    Ties for $2.50 to $5.50? I had no idea Shaggy Dog sweaters were so old. Veddy veddy cool.

  4. Stay Pressed » Manolo for the Men
    on May 12th, 2008
    @ 4:20 PM

    [...] A Continuous Lean has kindly scanned in some pages from J. Press catalogs from the late 1950s and early 1960s.  Looking at the images, it’s amazing to see how little has changed at the ultra-preppy store, which still sells narrow ties and Shaggy Dog shetland sweaters.   Among the store’s current offerings, Izzy is keen on these bow ties made of raw silk, a shimmering material that prevents them from appearing stodgy. [...]

  5. Elizabeth Whiting
    on Jun 29th, 2009
    @ 6:49 AM

    Does anyone know what a J. Press shopping bag from the 1930″s would look like? I am doing a version of The Great Gatsby in NZ
    Thanks
    EW