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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The Dartmouth Blazer Brawl

The Dartmouth Blazer Brawl

My days at Dear Old Dartmouth began on a September morn 64 years ago with Dad twisting his way along the old Route 5 in his Buick Super convertible...

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Paul Press Meets Dr. King

Paul Press Meets Dr. King

In 1961 my father was asked by the leader of Congregation Mishkan Israel to make a pickup at the New Haven train station. The arriving passenger, s...

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Out on the Town with Sinatra

Out on the Town with Sinatra

“So Richie,” Frank Sinatra said to me after fitting one of his J. Press suits fifty years ago, “maybe you and your gal can meet me at Quo Vadis on ...

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The Winds of War

The Winds of War

I was six years old in 1944 when Grandfather Jacobi set up chairs and blankets for us to watch the Christmas Day Parade from the balcony in front o...

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Lulu’s Back In Town

Lulu’s Back In Town

Kurt Vonnegut, author, playwright and “cultural critic at a critical moment,” kept several J. Press Tuxedos in his closet. A longtime loyal custome...

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