Anything Goes

Anything Goes

During a 1912 football game at Yale Field, just across the street from where the Yale Bowl was being constructed and would open the following year,...

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Windows On 44th Street

Windows On 44th Street

During the 1930s Irving Press made frequent buying trips to England. One of his favorite venues was the Burlington Arcade, London’s earliest covere...

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King of Corduroy

King of Corduroy

The Darwinian evolution of corduroy at J. Press represents the cultural shift that has occurred since the era men wore coats and ties to the office...

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The Man in the Ivy League Suit
American Menswear

The Man in the Ivy League Suit

In previous columns, I’ve been delighted to share memories of the Ivy heyday together with my family’s history and decades at J. Press. Here’s my v...

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Ivy League Rock Star in Japan
American Menswear

Ivy League Rock Star in Japan

It was the best of times achieving rock-star status during my three trips to Japan in the late ’80s for the annual J. Press convention in Tokyo, a ...

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Knit Tie Hall of Fame
American Menswear

Knit Tie Hall of Fame

F. Scott Fitzgerald was my literary hero in prep school guided by the storied Loomis (now Loomis Chaffee) head of the English department, Norris El...

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Lucky Seven Ivy Essentials
American Menswear

Lucky Seven Ivy Essentials

The seven-year itch brings me back to the Ivy Style Exhibit co-curated with my esteemed peer G. Bruce Boyer at the Museum of the Fashion Institute ...

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When Shaggy Dogs Don't Bark

When Shaggy Dogs Don't Bark

Shaggy Dogs don’t bark during all four seasons at J. Press. Wide selections of non-Shaggy Dog sweaters fill our coffers providing ample selections....

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