Lobbying JFK’s Pollster

Lobbying JFK’s Pollster

Back in the early days of JFK’s Camelot Irving Press asked Lou Harris if he might suggest to his boss that J. Press succeed his recently fired cus...

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Footlight Parade 1933

My Shanghai Lil

James Cagney was haunted by Shanghai Lil in the 1933 film Footlight Parade. “I’ve been looking high, and I’ve been looking low, looking for my Sha...

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The Dignity of Proper Dress

The Dignity of Proper Dress

J. Press survives the current menswear mayhem as an island of good taste. Let’s play make believe allowing my old role as prelapsarian (look it up...

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From New Haven to Broadway

From New Haven to Broadway

J. Press has impacted every aspect of my life, including my time as an actor off-Broadway and co-producer on Broadway. My dear friend Jay J. Cohen...

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When Anything Goes

When Anything Goes

“Leave The Sweat Shirt at Home. Dining Dress Codes Are Back,” declared @nytimes several weeks back. Social media has been awash with controversy r...

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Après le Déluge

Après le Déluge

I still recall the plethora of menswear specialty shops surrounding the Eli campus during the Ivy Heyday. They’re all now gone with the wind excep...

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Cure For Dislocated Times

Cure For Dislocated Times

Writing for me has proven a cure for these dislocated times. I have recently been informed my one and only book Threading The Needle may birth a s...

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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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