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By the 1920s, J. Press had become the choice tailor for everyone from Duke Ellington to Cary Grant. Even though F. Scott Fitzgerald is said to have shown up to military training wearing a Brooks Brothers suit, Press says the man responsible for one of America’s greatest novels was, in fact, a customer of his grandfather in the 1920s, and in a 1936 letter to his then-15-year-old daughter, Scotty, Fitzgerald cautioned the teenager to “beware of the wolves in their J. Pressed tweed.” (via Ivy League style, the WASPy look making a runway comeback, was invented by Jewish designers – Tablet Magazine)

By the 1920s, J. Press had become the choice tailor for everyone from Duke Ellington to Cary Grant. Even though F. Scott Fitzgerald is said to have shown up to military training wearing a Brooks Brothers suit, Press says the man responsible for one of America’s greatest novels was, in fact, a customer of his grandfather in the 1920s, and in a 1936 letter to his then-15-year-old daughter, Scotty, Fitzgerald cautioned the teenager to “beware of the wolves in their J. Pressed tweed.” (via Ivy League style, the WASPy look making a runway comeback, was invented by Jewish designers – Tablet Magazine)

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Guaranteed to Last: L.L. Bean’s Century of Outfitting America is a scrapbook meant to pump up an already well-known legacy. You aren’t going to get any weird dirt or trade secrets by looking through it (note: that’s a big difference than actually reading it); however, you will get a beautifully presented celebration of a century. If you’re a fellow fan of cozy, it’s worth adding to your reclaimed-wood bookshelves. (via An Essay On A Book About Duck Boots | Vol. 1 Brooklyn)

Guaranteed to Last: L.L. Bean’s Century of Outfitting America is a scrapbook meant to pump up an already well-known legacy. You aren’t going to get any weird dirt or trade secrets by looking through it (note: that’s a big difference than actually reading it); however, you will get a beautifully presented celebration of a century. If you’re a fellow fan of cozy, it’s worth adding to your reclaimed-wood bookshelves. (via An Essay On A Book About Duck Boots | Vol. 1 Brooklyn)

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"When you see a woman truly wearing a suit it catches your eye, and she is an image hard to forget.  When Balzac wrote that “If clothing is the whole man, it is even more so the whole woman,” in 1830, he probably didn’t envision Marlene Dietrich, Katherine Hepburn, Grace Jones, or Patti Smith transforming garments traditionally made for men into something subversive, iconic, and beautiful." (via The Old Oxford: The Lady in the Suit | Vol. 1 Brooklyn)

"When you see a woman truly wearing a suit it catches your eye, and she is an image hard to forget.  When Balzac wrote that “If clothing is the whole man, it is even more so the whole woman,” in 1830, he probably didn’t envision Marlene Dietrich, Katherine Hepburn, Grace Jones, or Patti Smith transforming garments traditionally made for men into something subversive, iconic, and beautiful." (via The Old Oxford: The Lady in the Suit | Vol. 1 Brooklyn)