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August 1, 2006

J. Press Ties by the Numbers

Filed under: Men's Fashion,Ties — Izzy @ 11:52 pm

J Press seven tieJ Press nineteen tie

Probably no haberdasher can take more credit for having created the Ivy League look, nowawadays called “trad” (for traditional American), than J. Press, which started as an outfitter to Yalies in New Haven. There’s a story that while in office a heckler shouted at the first George Bush, “Why do you always wear those boring Brooks Brothers suits?” Bush smiled, unbuttoned his jacket, and showed the J. Press label on the inside.

Though J. Press can indeed be ultra-conservative at times, Izzy doubts anyone would call these clever, youthful ties boring.


  1. Wow, those prices are reasonable!

    Comment by Rob D. — August 2, 2006 @ 2:23 pm

  2. I very much like the tie with the symbols for various currencies on it. It would have been perfect for my father, when he was working.

    Comment by JaneC — August 4, 2006 @ 8:44 pm

  3. I find it difficult to believe that the first President Bush wore a labelled jacket.

    Comment by staghounds — August 31, 2006 @ 9:45 am

  4. Such a cool idea! There’s some life in these ties. Good call J Press, and (as always) brilliant find Izzy!

    Comment by Mark The Shirt Guy — August 10, 2007 @ 11:41 am

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