Below Nob Hill

Below Nob Hill

My favorite San Francisco happenings occurred from 1968 through 1982 below Nob Hill. In 1968 Jack Kennedy, the J. Press west coast sales rep moved...

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The Suit Capital of America

The Suit Capital of America

The suit capital of America rests upon a firm foundation. The 33-year-old J. Press enterprise on L Street stands tall, a DC Island unto itself enc...

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Growing Up At JG Melon

Growing Up At JG Melon

For the last 18 years Andrew Zimmern has become known for his adventurous style of eating, most notably as he searched the globe for unusual means...

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In Praise of Old Nassau

In Praise of Old Nassau

A couple of columns back I reported about the Princeton Club of New York going belly up. Princeton doesn’t regularly appear in these portals, but...

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Template For Today’s Man

Template For Today’s Man

Rereading The Guns Of August, Barbara Tuchman’s 1962 bestselling treatise of the events leading to World War caused my hair to stand on end. The T...

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Back On Campus

Back On Campus

Nearly nine years since they had to vacate their longtime York Street home due to damage from a winter storm, J. Press is returning to the Yale ca...

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The Bells Toll For Herman

The Bells Toll For Herman

Sixty-five years have passed since Herman the Dachshund, beloved Chi Phi (now Chi Heorot) mascot was laid to rest in the backyard adjacent to the ...

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A Family Affair

A Family Affair

My grandfather Jacobi Press, eponymous 1902 founder of J. Press, would have been honored by the propitious wardrobe bearing his original label wor...

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The Casualties of Casual

The Casualties of Casual

Cruising down memory lane my dissatisfaction with current menswear depiction brings to mind Daniel Patrick Moynihan’s oft quoted phrase, “Defining ...

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