A Family Affair

A Family Affair

My grandfather Jacobi Press, eponymous 1902 founder of J. Press, would have been honored by the propitious wardrobe bearing his original label wor...

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The Casualties of Casual

The Casualties of Casual

Cruising down memory lane my dissatisfaction with current menswear depiction brings to mind Daniel Patrick Moynihan’s oft quoted phrase, “Defining ...

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Yale Club 1929

Home At The Yale Club

The pandemic has obviously complicated Manhattan lifestyle, affecting retail stores, restaurants, saloons and obviously contributing to the curren...

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A Time For Tweed

A Time For Tweed

You’ve got to be kidding. Dressing like Cary Grant in his tweedy professor mode? Mimicking George Bernard Shaw or Robert Frost in times past? Here...

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A Quasi-Official Yale Man

A Quasi-Official Yale Man

Two recent posts sent my way from J. Press fandom that I haven’t seen in ages. First and foremost, the enclosed pic of my dad, Paul Press, at his Y...

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Lord Attlee Meets Dick Press

Lord Attlee Meets Dick Press

During my senior year at Dartmouth in the winter of 1959, there occurred an unlikely Scotch Whiskey joust with Lord Attlee, former Prime Minister o...

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J. Press & All That Jazz

J. Press & All That Jazz

Here’s addenda to the introduction I penned for the hot off the press 2021 Fall & Winter Brochure featuring J. Press and Jazz, a syndrome I pe...

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September Song

September Song

Kurt Weill, the haunting German and later American theatrical composer penned his memorable September Song for Broadway, but its weathered lines m...

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Polo Shirt Sprezzatura

Polo Shirt Sprezzatura

In 2013 the blizzard Nemo literally brought down the roof of the historic J. Press headquarters at 262 York Street. A framed picture of my dad, Pa...

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