As a follow-up to our last post on “Main Street” Ivy brands from the heyday, herein a reader reminisces on one from more recent times.
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I’m hoping readers will enjoy a little bit of nostalgia via the Spring 1995 catalog from Huntington Clothiers, the last one I have. Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, this is sadly another great men’s clothing store that has entered into the pages of fashion history.
Huntington was like an affordable version of J. Press whose prices were aligned with what Lands’ End charged back in the ’80s and early ’90s.
I first recall receiving the catalog in the early ’80s. It was love at first sight, and every season thereafter until the company’s unfortunate demise, my anticipation was always high awaiting its newest catalog.
Many of the items from this particular season hung in my closet over the years, and were I still able to fit into them, they would still be there in my regular rotation. Fortunately, I still have several of Huntington’s classic and timeless ties, which are still in perfect wearing condition.
Huntington allowed me to purchase quality American-made clothing at affordable prices, which in turn allowed me to have the ability regularly purchase a lot of items without having to remortgage my home. — JIM MCGRATH