Stealing the Harvard Drum

Stealing the Harvard Drum

The Co-Vid Pandemic has cast aside the 2020 Ivy League football season fostering my own selfish memory of a fraternity football season shenanigan n...

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In Love With A Shaggy Dog

In Love With A Shaggy Dog

Just opened a UPS package from J. Press containing my brand-new Ivory Shaggy Dog sweater - exactly the same old dog heyday Squeeze brochures used t...

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Fighting Fiercely At Harvard

Fighting Fiercely At Harvard

Memories of our late and lamented Cambridge store are ever present in my mind. I recently discovered the sidebar picture of the Cambridge staff in ...

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Suiting Up Eli Frosh

Suiting Up Eli Frosh

Suiting up Eli frosh in the Heyday of Ivy was do-or-die for New Haven clothiers. Salesmen at J. Press were instructed by my dad, Paul Press (front...

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Back to New York

Back to New York

Borrowing this column from my introduction to the J. PRESS 2020 Fall & Winter Brochure. Get thee to this brochure fast, hot off the press. It’s...

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Cary Grant's Shaggy Dogs

Cary Grant's Shaggy Dogs

“Mr. Press, a phone call for you from Cary Grant,” came over the store speaker. I figured it was a joke and was about to answer in a faux Cary Gran...

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Ivy Lit 101

Ivy Lit 101

Religiously observing lockdown since middle March, I have disentangled the Ivy League shelf in my bookcase. Here’s the caravan that alleviated pand...

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The Times They Are A Changin'

The Times They Are A Changin'

The current pandemic circumstances require a new mindset regarding what to wear. Are former rules of dress somewhere over the rainbow?  Read More...

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