Template For Today’s Man

Template For Today’s Man

Rereading The Guns Of August, Barbara Tuchman’s 1962 bestselling treatise of the events leading to World War caused my hair to stand on end. The T...

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Back On Campus

Back On Campus

Nearly nine years since they had to vacate their longtime York Street home due to damage from a winter storm, J. Press is returning to the Yale ca...

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The Bells Toll For Herman

The Bells Toll For Herman

Sixty-five years have passed since Herman the Dachshund, beloved Chi Phi (now Chi Heorot) mascot was laid to rest in the backyard adjacent to the ...

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A Family Affair

A Family Affair

My grandfather Jacobi Press, eponymous 1902 founder of J. Press, would have been honored by the propitious wardrobe bearing his original label wor...

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The Casualties of Casual

The Casualties of Casual

Cruising down memory lane my dissatisfaction with current menswear depiction brings to mind Daniel Patrick Moynihan’s oft quoted phrase, “Defining ...

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Yale Club 1929

Home At The Yale Club

The pandemic has obviously complicated Manhattan lifestyle, affecting retail stores, restaurants, saloons and obviously contributing to the curren...

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A Time For Tweed

A Time For Tweed

You’ve got to be kidding. Dressing like Cary Grant in his tweedy professor mode? Mimicking George Bernard Shaw or Robert Frost in times past? Here...

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A Quasi-Official Yale Man

A Quasi-Official Yale Man

Two recent posts sent my way from J. Press fandom that I haven’t seen in ages. First and foremost, the enclosed pic of my dad, Paul Press, at his Y...

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Lord Attlee Meets Dick Press

Lord Attlee Meets Dick Press

During my senior year at Dartmouth in the winter of 1959, there occurred an unlikely Scotch Whiskey joust with Lord Attlee, former Prime Minister o...

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J. Press & All That Jazz

J. Press & All That Jazz

Here’s addenda to the introduction I penned for the hot off the press 2021 Fall & Winter Brochure featuring J. Press and Jazz, a syndrome I pe...

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