No Helmets Or Padding

No Helmets Or Padding

Football great Joe Theismann comparing his football time to Rugby, “The players don’t wear helmets or padding; they just beat the living daylights...

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Brioni, Sinatra & J. Press

Brioni, Sinatra & J. Press

G. Bruce Boyer, pal and acknowledged menswear authority, recently queried me about J. Press and Brioni. He disclosed a recent conversation with Jo...

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We Are College Guys

We Are College Guys

In 1958 Larry Elliot, fellow Chi Phi at Dartmouth and trombonist leader of the Dartmouth Indian Chiefs Dixieland Band, wrote the music and co-auth...

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Tailor On The Roof

Tailor On The Roof

For 103 years 262 York Street was Headquarters for J. Press until the 2013 Blizzard Nemo literally brought down the roof. Built in 1860 in faux F...

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My Favorite Professor

My Favorite Professor

Professor Herb West delivered his farewell address on May 28, 1964, in historic 105 Dartmouth Hall to over a thousand students who gave him a seve...

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2021: Time For Renewal

2021: Time For Renewal

Been a long stretch since October 2018 when I penned the first of 118 Threading the Needle columns. Frosting on the cake: IGTV videos allowing me ...

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The Necktie Dream

The Necktie Dream

In 2011, long before the COVID pandemic, a doctor’s association in New York supported banning neckties for doctors after a study revealed that the ...

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A Brave New World

A Brave New World

Passing the skeletal remains of 346 Madison Avenue reminds me that J. Press stands alone in the once upon a time thriving retail neighborhood that...

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The Art of Wearing Clothes

The Art of Wearing Clothes

Once upon a time the intelligentsia lent credence to the art of dressing well. Sartorial history from time immemorial is suitably explored today b...

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