Essayist and philosopher Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote in 1850, ”Being perfectly well-dressed gives one a tranquility that no religion can bestow.”
Pandemic lockdown hardly promotes tranquility. The number of remote workers returning to empty office spaces remain beyond the fringe. Repopulation of New York City hubs with Mad Men on Madison Avenue, investment bankers, hedge funders and their ilk at Hudson Yards or in The Battery at One World Trade Center remains an over/under real estate speculation.
Show biz and national media celebrities no longer offer the masses era defining menswear style. Media anchors draped, as if for a funeral cortege, in black shopping mall suits and sloppy Windsor knotted plain black ties, some lowering the bar further with tieless open dress shirts bordered by a white crewneck undershirt. Where have all the flowers gone?
Pardon my French, but J. Press is navigating the New American Style providing a cottage industry of sartorial skill. Warm weather weekend wear features paradigmatic Nantucket Island outfits engineered together by our collaboration with renowned Murray’s Toggery Shop.
Old time Greenwich Village stagecraft is revived by our Wooden Sleepers vintage collection curated by Brian Davis, exhibiting his expert eye for Americana, military and other unique apparel.
Dressing up or dressing down offers infinite variety of India Madras, Cotton Poplin and Seersucker featured in sport coats, trousers, sport shirts, Bermuda shorts and our brash new swim trunks.
For that occasion when a suit is de rigeur, utilize our sophisticated range of mid-weight J. Press worsted suit fabrics that impart the hand and feel of an inherited garment worn anew. Garnish it with an F. Scott Fitzgerald inspired stripe knit tie and one of our flap pocket pink Oxford button-down shirts. Fit as a fiddle and ready for the 21st Century Roaring Twenties on the horizon of hope.
Tennis great Arthur Ashe once proclaimed , “Clothes and manners do not make the man; but when he is made, they greatly improve his appearance.”
J. Press aces the serve.