Puttin’ On The Ritz
American Menswear

Puttin’ On The Ritz

Summertime is when living should be easy. Despite being embattled in face masks and protective gloves, hopefully things may be made a trifle easie...

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When Print Advertising Was King
American Menswear

When Print Advertising Was King

During the Heyday of Ivy, J. Press featured a resolute advertising program of print ads that regularly adorned the top of Page Two or Three in the ...

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Time Marches On
American Menswear

Time Marches On

America’s romance with Yale first blossomed in 1901 when senior Alan Hirsch copyrighted his rousing football song Boola Boola, selling more sheet m...

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Yale Hit Parade

Yale Hit Parade

Quarantine indolence has jogged my memory as I pored through New Haven newspaper archives coming across an ad promoting Macy’s showroom on York Str...

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J. Press
American Menswear

Not Nostrums, But Normalcy

There comes a time to take off the mask and remove quarantine drag for a return to those more privileged times when the living was easy. Following ...

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Growing Up in New Haven

Growing Up in New Haven

The title of Philip Roth’s 1959 novella Goodbye, Columbus refers to a disc recording awarded to graduating Ohio State seniors evoking songs, cheers...

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Heyday Chief Of Staff

Heyday Chief Of Staff

Much public acclaim during World War II was accorded Generals Douglas MacArthur and Dwight D. Eisenhower, but Chief of Staff George C. Marshall to...

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J. Press Tailor
American Menswear

Birth of a Salesman

They never taught me how to baste a suit at Dartmouth, but I had to learn in a hurry when Ray Jacobs got sick on the road.  “The Road” was the ter...

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J. Press

Sizzling The Fizzle

Advice columnist Dr. Joyce Brothers once bespoke the need to recharge our tried and true unions when their sizzle starts to fizzle. It’s back to ba...

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