Rebel Without A Suit

Rebel Without A Suit

The corona virus recession together with changing workplace fashion trends has brought Chapter 11 to several standbys that have lost their way. J. ...

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Sharing the Bloodline
1960s advertising

Sharing the Bloodline

The bloodline that courses through the Press family veins was encapsulated in the presentation of my father, Paul Press’s sport coats front stage i...

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When Print Advertising Was King
American Menswear

When Print Advertising Was King

During the Heyday of Ivy, J. Press featured a resolute advertising program of print ads that regularly adorned the top of Page Two or Three in the ...

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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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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 1934. Bob...

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Dartmouth Winter Carnival

Dartmouth Winter Carnival

Snow willing, the ice sculptures of Dartmouth Winter Carnival 2020 are slated to dazzle Hanoverians February 6-9th. The winter weekend celebration ...

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Road Trip To Smith

Road Trip To Smith

Rahar’s was the 1950s home away from home for me and my pals. The watering hole served as the Northampton, Massachusetts headquarters for visiting ...

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