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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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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With Poppy Bush And Babe Ruth

With Poppy Bush And Babe Ruth

The new baseball season hovers on the horizon and my brief time at Yale Field with “Poppy” Bush and Babe Ruth makes my heart beat faster every April.

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White Ducks vs. Khaki Chino

White Ducks vs. Khaki Chino

My longtime installation in the family business occurred during the tragically short period of the Camelot-JFK era. During that time 44th Street wa...

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Shoe vs. Weenie

Shoe vs. Weenie

For Yale men, Barrie Ltd. was shoe headquarters since the Isaacs brothers opened their narrow slot of a store attached to J. Press in 19...

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Does Anyone Still Wear A Hat ?

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 L...

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Tummler On The Roof

Tummler On The Roof

A New York Times obit for a recently deceased Borscht Belt social director characterized him a “tummler,” a Yiddish word for someone who stirs up t...

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Dartmouth Winter Carnival

Dartmouth Winter Carnival

Snow willing, the ice sculptures of Dartmouth Winter Carnival 2020 are slated to dazzle Hanoverians February 6-9th. The winter weekend celebration ...

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Road trip To Smith

Road trip To Smith

Rahar’s was the 1950s home away from home for me and my pals. The watering hole served as the Northampton, Massachusetts headquarters for visiting ...

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