Stay Pressed

J Press catalog

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.

J Press raw silk bow tieJ Press raw silk bow tie number 2

3 Responses to “Stay Pressed”

  1. Jerrold May 13, 2008 at 11:19 am #

    I love these bow ties. It isn’t just the raw silk finish, I don’t think, it is also the color combination which keeps them from looking stodgy. Remove or change the pinks and reds and I can see “Lord Pufflewait” buying these.

  2. Lord Pufflewait May 17, 2008 at 5:21 pm #

    I have been shopping at Press since the Hellfire Club’s outing to Yale in 1923. Without the pinks and reds, these ties would look like [shudder] Brooks Brothers.

  3. Never teh Bride May 19, 2008 at 10:47 am #

    Those are freakin’ awesome!