04
Feb
New J.Press online store is up — As is the new York Street collection. While there’s a few pieces that caught my attention (I like some of the belts and trousers), I generally think the jackets are a bit too short for my tastes. 
I think the more interesting stuff is being sold in the original line. 

New J.Press online store is up — As is the new York Street collection. While there’s a few pieces that caught my attention (I like some of the belts and trousers), I generally think the jackets are a bit too short for my tastes. 

I think the more interesting stuff is being sold in the original line

06
Feb
J.Press blackwatch raw silk necktie — Bunch of new J.Press spring-summer 2012 items popped up online today. Kind of wondering how their "trim fit" 110th anniversary OCBDs fit. They have some nifty neckwear, too, that’s worth browsing through, including the #menswear blogger bait above. Other neckties include slimmer silk knits (2”) and linen ties.

J.Press blackwatch raw silk necktie — Bunch of new J.Press spring-summer 2012 items popped up online today. Kind of wondering how their "trim fit" 110th anniversary OCBDs fit. They have some nifty neckwear, too, that’s worth browsing through, including the #menswear blogger bait above. Other neckties include slimmer silk knits (2”) and linen ties.

15
Aug

New neckties at J.Press — As dieworkwear noted this morning, J.Press has put their fall-winter collection online. While Derek focused in on the sweaters and outerwear, I’d like to point out J.Press’ latest neckties.

First off, for those of you who weren’t a big fan of the 3” width of their silk knits, J.Press now has a 5 cm (just under 2”) narrow silk knit tie available in navy and black. For me, it’s a bit too skinny, but I’m sure some of you will find it appropriately proportioned.

They’ve also introduced a few silk knits with dots, which adds a bit of pattern to the typically solid and occasionally striped tie. I don’t think these dots are embroidered though, as they appear to be part of the fabric itself.

Interestingly, J.Press has included several raw silk club ties into the mix. Typically, I’d suspect you’d see these for the spring-summer collections, but I noticed these were made in Japan. Perhaps we’re getting J.Press Japan’s S/S leftovers? (Can we get some of their blazers and suiting, too?)

And finally, there are several wool necktie staples, including the gunclub houndstooth check above, which makes for perfect cold-weather neckwear to be worn with flannels and tweeds.

15
Jul

How J.Press (Japan) styles the navy blazer — I really like these looks. I think they do a great job showing how to wear the navy blazer as part of a uniform. These all really appeal to me.

15
Jul

Die, Workwear!: The Japanese Do It Better

I guess the “J” in J.Press stands for “Japanese” now.

Big ups to dieworkwear on the amazing contrast between the American and Japanese e-commerce sites for the trad retailer. I would actually buy stuff from the Japanese site.

10
Jun

J.Press Private Sale

mistercrew:

From the email: Starts June 10th.  Use promo code: PSJUN11 at jpressonline.com from June 10 – June 16 to receive up to 40% off

After just getting two of their silk knits, let me recommend you pick yourself up one if you think it’s something you need in your wardrobe. If you like the larger 3” width on them, then they’re a good deal at 40% off.

09
Jun
J. Press silk knits — Bid sniped an eBay auction after PTO listed these. Two ties for the price of one. That red/white/blue tie is definitely a new favorite.

J. Press silk knits — Bid sniped an eBay auction after PTO listed these. Two ties for the price of one. That red/white/blue tie is definitely a new favorite.

04
May

Long reads: Ivy Style interview with Richard Press

Absolutely a fantastic read if you want to know the history behind J.Press from the mouth of the man who used to be its president. So many interesting nuggets of information are stored away in this four-part interview, like this bit, when discussing the origins of the J.Press jacket “hook vent”:

IS: And the hook vent?

RP: Up until World War II J. Press was primarily a custom tailor shop. But after the war Irving and Paul decided to manufacture readymade suits, but knew they had to differentiate themselves from competitors.

They noticed that with single-vented jackets, particularly if a guy had a big ass, the vent would separate and it was very unsightly looking. So they developed the hook vent in collaboration with our designer at the time, a survivor from Auschwitz named Felix Samelson who survived by being a tailor to SS officers, so he didn’t make any mistakes.

Press also talks about their competition with Brooks Brothers, moving away from a campus-only shop to an urban retailer and what he thinks of the new Japanese ownership.

10
Apr
08
Feb
dreamsofperfection:

Red Chambray

In case anyone wants to snag this one in particular, it’s from J. Press. I think I’d be more of a fan if it wasn’t in the “sack” style. I kind of feel like my frame needs some darting on the front.

dreamsofperfection:

Red Chambray

In case anyone wants to snag this one in particular, it’s from J. Press. I think I’d be more of a fan if it wasn’t in the “sack” style. I kind of feel like my frame needs some darting on the front.

15
Nov

Deals to be had

Lands’ End: ENDS TODAY. 30 percent off of everything, including overstocks and Lands’ End Canvas. Code: LESHARE30 PIN: 7785.

J. Press: Ends Nov. 25. Up to 25 percent off. Code: PSNOV10. (Via)

Endless: Ends Nov. 17. 25 percent off of all boots. No code. (Via)

J. Crew: Ends Nov. 18. Extra 30 percent off discount sale items. Code: JCREW.

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