Goldfinger On 44th Street

Goldfinger On 44th Street

The current trend among crooks and Russian oligarchs laundering eight hundred grand a year on their threads touched memory lane regarding my all-ti...

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Milk and Sugar

Milk and Sugar

There was no air conditioning post-World War I when Jacobi Press opened the door of his Yale shop for Dixie favorite 100% cotton seersuck...

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Sayonara To Old Nassau

Sayonara To Old Nassau

    Jacobi Press opened his Princeton branch on Nassau Street in the mid-1930s and assigned my father regular checkups on the store. Lou Pr...

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The Forbidden Color of Trad

The Forbidden Color of Trad

My rude awakening joining J. Press in 1959 occurred when I dared suggest the company stock a black item as if, nothing else, being a crow among the...

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Cocktails & Conversation

Cocktails & Conversation

 A whoop and a holler for the two spirited events that occurred over the past few weeks at the J. Press stores in Washington DC and New York.The DC...

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York Street Sprezzatura

York Street Sprezzatura

Following the Golden Rule of Renaissance courtier Baldassar Castiglione, Paul Press defined J. Press Sprezzatura as a certain nonchalance so as to ...

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My Fair J. Press Lady

My Fair J. Press Lady

A trip down Memory Lane; 1959 marked the premiere of the J. Press Ladies’ Department. The initial enthusiasm that spurred the genesis began years p...

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India Madras Headquarters

India Madras Headquarters

The history of India Madras at J. Press dates back to the turn of the twentieth century when the fabric was a sporting costume of the Raj, British ...

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Ties That Bind

Ties That Bind

Author, arts and culture critic David Coggins poses a question in his latest book Men and Manners, Essays, Advice and Considerations, “Do you have ...

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Goldman Sachs Dresses Down

Goldman Sachs Dresses Down

The Washington Post recently headlined, “All the men are psyched about Goldman Sachs’ relaxed dress code. For everyone else it’s complicated.” The ...

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Bow Tie Headquarters

Bow Tie Headquarters

The encyclopedic J. Press necktie collection my dad, Paul Press stored in his home closet prompted patriarchal competition that spurred my change t...

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