Mr. Cavett's Clothes

Mr. Cavett's Clothes

Until the 1960s retailers respected the privacy of their celebrity clientele, the producers of The Dick Cavett Show, however, encouraged me ...Read...

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A Frosty Reception

A Frosty Reception

The recent cocktail blast celebrated at the J.Press flagship store on 44th Street prompted a query from MC fashion influencer, journalist, and man-...

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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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