Kurt Weill, the haunting German and later American theatrical composer penned his memorable September Song for Broadway, but its weathered lines might just as well have been savored in the J. Press 2021 Fall & Winter Brochure, “…and the autumn weather turns the leaves to flame.”
Since the 1950s Irving Press, John Norey and later yours truly searched Roget’s Thesaurus endlessly for descriptive adjectives depicting our autumn colorings for J. Press Shaggy Dogs, Harris Tweeds, Shetland Sport Coats and untold items both foreign and domestic.
A few favorites from the J. Squeeze potpourri: Gorse, Lovat, and Brown Heather Shaggy Dogs; ‘Shavian’ Press-Scot County Squire Stitched Tweed Hat, Golden Green Tuscany Hat, Olive Moss Waistcoats, Pumpkin Flannel Sport Shirt, Fawn English Weatherproof Topcoat, Dark Olive Moleskin Knee Length Coat, and Lovat Grey Porridge Ascot Overcoat.
The “Heyday” J. Press brochures in the 1950s didn’t allow for the range of vivid color photography featured in our current mailing. Instead, we relied upon descriptive phrases to portray our American translations of product often derived from the British Isles.
In 1959 our range included 48 suit segments together with multitudes of worsteds, tweeds and furnishings imported from resources abroad. Some tidbits:
Remains of the day together with innovative productions featuring tasteful renditions accommodating today’s casual wear may be fruitfully explored in our “hot off the Press” 2021 Fall & Winter Brochure. Savor the print or the digital version, the once and future illumination of Ivy Style.