The saga of The J. Press Brochure brings to mind a winter afternoon in the early 1960s when my boss (and Uncle), Irving Press, was busy studying the new brochure in his corner lair by the custom department at the fabled Heyday shop on 16 East 44th Street. While alerting me to sophistries of his craft, we were greeted by David Ogilvy taking leave of his custom suit fitting with legendary tailor Felix Samelson. Pinned into his chalked and basted three-piece Donegal Tweed suit, Irving gave him a thumb’s up.
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