Golden Days In New Haven

Golden Days In New Haven

In 1954 LIFE Magazine declared New Haven home of the Ivy League Look proclaiming, “Sometimes regarded as more of a club than a clothes shop, J. Pre...

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Apologist For Tradition

Apologist For Tradition

How did personal taste and idiosyncrasy fit within J. Press offerings and customer consultations when the business was family owned? Here is a dige...

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My Seven Year Ivy Itch

My Seven Year Ivy Itch

Robert Redford and Barbra Streisand did The Way We Were as a movie. I performed it in real life seven years ago at the Ivy Style Exhibit at the Mus...

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J. Squeeze Football

J. Squeeze Football

Once upon a time we dressed up for Ivy League football when J. Press was tagged J. Squeeze by elitist campus cognoscenti. Unfortunately, when I att...

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Windows On 44th Street

Windows On 44th Street

During the 1930s Irving Press made frequent buying trips to England. One of his favorite venues was the Burlington Arcade, London’s earliest covere...

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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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