You’ve probably noticed over the past couple of years that J. Press has greatly improved its bi-annual brochures under the tutelage of executive Robert “Squeeze” Squillaro (I gave him that nickname, by the way, and he’s yet to tell me not to use it). The new one for spring-summer has just been posted online, and a hard copy for leisurely perusal will be hitting your mailbox shortly.
Here’s what Squeeze had to say about the season’s photo shoot and offerings:
J. Press continues to reinforce our commitment to classic American style with Spring/Summer classics:
Cotton poplin suits in three colors
Seersucker jackets, trousers, sport shirts and shorts
India Cotton Madras jackets, trousers, sport shirts and shorts
Poplin trousers and shorts Made in USA
Cotton crewneck sweaters made in USA
Cotton oxford and broadcloth dress shirts with buttondown collar Made in USA
A wide selection of repp stripe, emblematic and striped knit ties
Suits and sportcoats in our classic 3/2 sack model.
We have some great new items, including:
Cotton-linen sweatshirts in three colors
A range of university tees & sweats
Trim Madras popovers
Madras and seersucker bomber jackets
Vintage-inspired patterned blazers
And an amazing lightweight lambswool tennis sweater made for us in Scotland.
There are two concepts for the brochure: Relaxed Summer that was shot in Westhampton Beach, NY and a mix of Urban Casual & Professional shot in Red Hook, Brooklyn. It’s never easy shooting a Spring/Summer book in the Winter, but fortunately we had great weather in Westhampton Beach. It brought back some great memories as the beachfront location was where I got married, and I had not been back there since.
Thank you, Squeeze-san, for whetting our appetite, and for these behind-the-scenes shots. — CC