2021: Time For Renewal

2021: Time For Renewal

Been a long stretch since October 2018 when I penned the first of 118 Threading the Needle columns. Frosting on the cake: IGTV videos allowing me ...

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The Necktie Dream

The Necktie Dream

In 2011, long before the COVID pandemic, a doctor’s association in New York supported banning neckties for doctors after a study revealed that the ...

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A Brave New World

A Brave New World

Passing the skeletal remains of 346 Madison Avenue reminds me that J. Press stands alone in the once upon a time thriving retail neighborhood that...

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The Art of Wearing Clothes

The Art of Wearing Clothes

Once upon a time the intelligentsia lent credence to the art of dressing well. Sartorial history from time immemorial is suitably explored today b...

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Goodbye To Savile Row

Goodbye To Savile Row

A pseudo-obituary of Savile Row appeared in a recent Sunday Business Section of the New York Times penned by David Segal suggesting COVID has turn...

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In The Mudroom

In The Mudroom

Enjoyed the 4th season premiere of The Crown on Netflix last night. The Royalty menswear representation is pluperfect. Apparently, they cleared ou...

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A Taste Of Tweed

A Taste Of Tweed

Growing up in post-World War II New Haven, being a Tweedy Guy meant membership in a coterie of self-designated social elites. As the trust fund st...

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Urban Safari on 44th Street

Urban Safari on 44th Street

Safari jackets became my magnificent obsession in 1977 when expeditionary outfitting company Willis & Geiger allowed my then family company J....

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Trouser Island

Trouser Island

The long thread of my life has allowed me to ingest 2/3 century of cultural change. Yet here I am associated once again with my former family comp...

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Ivy or Preppy?

Ivy or Preppy?

The mentor who brought me out of retirement, Christian Chensvold, Founder and Editor-in-Chief @ivy-style, recently reprised a 2012 dialogue we enjo...

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