The earliest years of J. Press were devoted principally to custom tailoring for those associated with Yale University. As graduates left New Haven for the boardrooms, drawing rooms, government and diplomatic venues of twentieth century America they represented the vanguard of what came to be known as “the J. Press look,” anecdotally accredited by the cognoscenti, “wearing Squeeze.”
After many years away from retail I am excited to be back on board as Archival Consultant at the home grounds. Plowing through decades of crusty old brochures, memories came flooding back some not even my own.
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