My Year Dressing Frank Sinatra

My Year Dressing Frank Sinatra

The current New York City pandemic way of life featuring an empty Yankee Stadium and vacant indoor dining brings me back to another place and time.

There was no pandemic slack on 44th Street in mid-January of 1969.

J. Press enjoyed a hard-earned reputation for quality, ensuring visits from New York celebrities – actors, entertainers, athletes, writers, and business executives. But things changed in a hurry when a familiar face entered the store and simply said to me, “Show me all your 38 regulars.” Our visitor was Frank Sinatra.

To read this story and many more, purchase the Threading the Needle book by Richard Press.

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Thoroughly enjoy your stories. Quickly brings me back to a exciting saga in my life.

Henry Sherman

The Chairman of the Board. I would have loved to have joined you all for Jack and stories. Amazing! Great bio on Netflix about Mr. Sinatra, by the way.


Very well written piece of history. Mr. Press at York Street in the 1970’s told me I was the perfect J. Press 38 regular. But not anymore.

William J Feltus

Thanks for a great ancedote.

Ted Schofner

Great story and great timing. I am currently watching the Sinatra series on Netflix.

Gil Kessler

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