Tailor On The Roof

Tailor On The Roof

For 103 years 262 York Street was Headquarters for J. Press until the 2013 Blizzard Nemo literally brought down the roof. Built in 1860 in faux F...

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My Favorite Professor

My Favorite Professor

Professor Herb West delivered his farewell address on May 28, 1964, in historic 105 Dartmouth Hall to over a thousand students who gave him a seve...

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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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Does Anyone Still Wear A Hat ?

Does Anyone Still Wear A Hat ?

“Does anyone still wear a hat, I’ll drink to that” — the primeval post-Camelot put down toast Elaine Stritch belted out onstage in The Ladies Who L...

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Grand Central Ivy

Grand Central Ivy

Commenting on several of my recent columns depicting Ivy League football, a college friend reminds me, “Win 2, Lose 6 Cornell knocked off then unde...

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