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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Prep School In The 1950s

Prep School In The 1950s

The laws of acceptance and exclusion were epiphanies I experienced during my days at the prep school Loomis (now known as Loomis Chaffee) on its lu...

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The Secret Vice

The Secret Vice

om Wolfe, white-suited chronicler of American culture, disclosed The Secret Vice in a 1966 essay published in The New York Herald Tribune. “At Yale...

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Cash Sale Mayhem

Cash Sale Mayhem

Walking the sidewalks of New York uptown and down, the shop windows are ablaze with End of Season Sale notices reminding me of the mayhem that foll...

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