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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J. Press Saloon Chic

J. Press Saloon Chic

In my roaring twenties and even decades thereafter, I did much bar hopping draped in Squeeze Tweed. J.G. Melon’s on 74th Street, across the street...

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J. Press Merchant Tailors

J. Press Merchant Tailors

Tailoring was almost an accident for my grandfather Jacobi Press, but not quite. He arrived in Boston Harbor with his three sisters in 1896. They w...

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Prep School In The 1950s

Prep School In The 1950s

The laws of acceptance and exclusion were epiphanies I experienced during my days at the prep school Loomis (now known as Loomis Chaffee) on its lu...

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The Secret Vice

The Secret Vice

om Wolfe, white-suited chronicler of American culture, disclosed The Secret Vice in a 1966 essay published in The New York Herald Tribune. “At Yale...

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