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 to bow ties. There was simply no way I could challenge my father’s necktie collection on my starter salary, even granted a generous employee discount. And I couldn’t borrow from him anymore when I moved after college from hometown New Haven to New York City.

To read this story and many more, purchase the Threading the Needle book by Richard Press.