Cary Grant's Shaggy Dogs

Cary Grant's Shaggy Dogs

“Mr. Press, a phone call for you from Cary Grant,” came over the store speaker. I figured it was a joke and was about to answer in a faux Cary Grant accent when an unmistakable voice interrupted me, “Mr. Press, Cary Grant here. Wonder if I scooted over to the store you might be available to show me some of those mahvalous Shaggy Dog sweaters I spot on my Ivy League pals.” 

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You definitely should still have a store in Harvard Square!

Douglas Russell

Abrashkin – > Ashley

Peter O'Connor

I have been a J Press customer for over 40 years, and although I have lived in Florida for 20 years and own 15 shaggy dogs, I still buy at least one every year. When I lived in New Jersey, I journeyed to your East 44th street store every spring and fall to experience superb service from Jerry Haber and John Jackson. Keep the stories coming!
Ron Joaquim

Ron Joaquim

Come back to Cambridge!

David Barry

I wanted to let you know how much I have enjoyed reading your entries about your life and the lives of others through your memories of the business and the family history. I grew up in a suburb of New Haven and started my experience with J.Press. I graduated from high school in 1962. And immediately began a journalism career at the New Haven Register. I can still remember my pink pinpoint oxford shirt that was my first purchase at the New Haven store. Now three degrees later I am still have several of your sport coats. My only issue with J.Press is that your suits only come with trousers that are flat fronted. I like a single pleat that gives me a bit more room when I am seated. I have not looked into your made to measure and perhaps I would fid out that a pleat could be added. Keep the memories coming which remind me of a less casual time.

Don Douglas