Growing Up in New Haven

Growing Up in New Haven

The title of Philip Roth’s 1959 novella Goodbye, Columbus refers to a disc recording awarded to graduating Ohio State seniors evoking songs, cheers...

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Heyday Chief Of Staff

Heyday Chief Of Staff

Much public acclaim during World War II was accorded Generals Douglas MacArthur and Dwight D. Eisenhower, but Chief of Staff George C. Marshall to...

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J. Press Tailor
American Menswear

Birth of a Salesman

They never taught me how to baste a suit at Dartmouth, but I had to learn in a hurry when Ray Jacobs got sick on the road.  “The Road” was the ter...

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J. Press

Sizzling The Fizzle

Advice columnist Dr. Joyce Brothers once bespoke the need to recharge our tried and true unions when their sizzle starts to fizzle. It’s back to ba...

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With Poppy Bush And Babe Ruth

With Poppy Bush And Babe Ruth

The new baseball season hovers on the horizon and my brief time at Yale Field with “Poppy” Bush and Babe Ruth makes my heart beat faster every April.

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White Ducks vs. Khaki Chino

White Ducks vs. Khaki Chino

My longtime installation in the family business occurred during the tragically short period of the Camelot-JFK era. During that time 44th Street wa...

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Shoe vs. Weenie

Shoe vs. Weenie

For Yale men, Barrie Ltd. was shoe headquarters since the Isaacs brothers opened their narrow slot of a store attached to J. Press in 19...

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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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