Ivy League Rock Star in Japan
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Ivy League Rock Star in Japan

It was the best of times achieving rock-star status during my three trips to Japan in the late ’80s for the annual J. Press convention in Tokyo, a ...

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Mr. Cavett's Clothes

Mr. Cavett's Clothes

Until the 1960s retailers respected the privacy of their celebrity clientele, the producers of The Dick Cavett Show, however, encouraged me ...Read...

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A Frosty Reception

A Frosty Reception

The recent cocktail blast celebrated at the J.Press flagship store on 44th Street prompted a query from MC fashion influencer, journalist, and man-...

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Milk and Sugar

Milk and Sugar

There was no air conditioning post-World War I when Jacobi Press opened the door of his Yale shop for Dixie favorite 100% cotton seersucke...

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Sayonara To Old Nassau

Sayonara To Old Nassau

Jacobi Press opened his Princeton branch on Nassau Street in the mid-1930s and assigned my father regular checkups on the store. To read th...

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My Fair J. Press Lady

My Fair J. Press Lady

A trip down Memory Lane; 1959 marked the premiere of the J. Press Ladies’ Department. The initial enthusiasm that spurred the genesis began years p...

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India Madras Headquarters

India Madras Headquarters

The history of India Madras at J. Press dates back to the turn of the twentieth century when the fabric was a sporting costume of the Raj, British ...

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Bow Tie Headquarters

Bow Tie Headquarters

The encyclopedic J. Press necktie collection my dad, Paul Press stored in his home closet prompted patriarchal competition that spurred my change t...

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