J. Press & All That Jazz

J. Press & All That Jazz

Here’s addenda to the introduction I penned for the hot off the press 2021 Fall & Winter Brochure featuring J. Press and Jazz, a syndrome I pe...

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September Song

September Song

Kurt Weill, the haunting German and later American theatrical composer penned his memorable September Song for Broadway, but its weathered lines m...

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Polo Shirt Sprezzatura

Polo Shirt Sprezzatura

In 2013 the blizzard Nemo literally brought down the roof of the historic J. Press headquarters at 262 York Street. A framed picture of my dad, Pa...

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Well Dressed Tranquility

Well Dressed Tranquility

Essayist and philosopher Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote in 1850, ”Being perfectly well-dressed gives one a tranquility that no religion can bestow.” Pa...

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Salty Vibes

Salty Vibes

The preppy 1980s are gone with the wind. Preppy Handbook author, speaker and humorist Lisa Birnbach memorably offered the era’s final beach wear l...

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Cynosure of American Style

Cynosure of American Style

Since 1915 the Brooks Brothers headquarters stood entrenched on 346 Madison Avenue, the Rock of Gibraltar, warp and woof of establishment power.   ...

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