Does Anyone Still Wear A Hat ?

“Does anyone still wear a hat, I’ll drink to that” — the primeval post-Camelot put down toast Elaine Stritch belted out onstage in The Ladies Who Lunch, fabled barroom lament from Stephen Sondheim’s innovative 1970 musical Company, that comes back to Broadway, March 2.

What is the essence of historic menswear worth preserving? J. Press meets the challenge currently pitting street chic against the tried and true dress rules of previous generations.

Does anyone still wear a hat? — J. Press proves the historic Ivy Cap is no longer a 1920 province of the Prince of Wales offering a multitudinous selection of specially made Scottish trim shape caps of roughhewn Harris Tweed available in classic Shetland Island Moorish shades.

Does anyone still wear a three piece suit? — For occasions requiring correct attire, J. Press offers versatile options, either Donegal Tweed or Brolive Corduroy 3-piece suits that provide a unique mix and match opportunity. The muted Tweed suit jacket works well combined with corduroy suit trouser. The corduroy suit jacket splits the bill with tweed suit trouser. Accompanying sport vest from either shouts “Anything Goes.”

Does anyone still wear a necktie? — Sue me for stating this, but wearing a suit and unbuttoned dress shirt looks gauche (lacking ease or grace; unsophisticated and socially awkward). The solution—J. Press’ encyclopedic tie selection. We offer literally hundreds of distinctly different silk neckties including our Ancient Madder ties derived the finest hand-block printed silks woven in England, Virgin Wool Challis, Old School Silk Knit Bar Stripes, Jacquard loomed Heraldic and Emblematic Crested Classics. Bring it on.

Does anyone still wear boxer shorts? — Cultural icon Lisa Birnbach proclaimed boxer shorts “the undershorts of choice” in her 1980 classic Preppy Handbook. J. Press follows the fold with a grand old-fashioned presentation of 100% cotton white and blue cotton Oxfords, Broadcloth End-on-Ends together with a former dress shirt rendition of traditional stripes.

Does anyone still wear suspenders? — Brace yourself. The finest imported grosgrain and leather are used in our adjustable braces. Choose from a vast selection of solids and stripes.

Does anyone still wear socks and garters? — We threw away the garters, but J. Press still holds fast with a lush selection of heavy rib Scottish cashmere “hose” in a variety of colors complementing sport, dress or weekend wear complementing Cordovans, penny loafers or sneakers. A pick for all seasons.

“Everybody rise for another vodka stinger—A toast to that invincible bunch, the dinosaurs surviving the crunch”.

 

RICHARD PRESS

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