Ivy Style is proud to present an exclusive news announcement coordinated with J. Press.
As of this moment, Richard Press, grandson of founder Jacobi and former company president, has officially rejoined his family’s business. He will write a weekly column for the J. Press website and will hold the title of archival consultant. The 80-year-old — who works out each morning at 6:30, including weightlifting — could hardly be more ecstatic. Richard will consult on each season’s catalogs and provide written copy. He will also make regular appearances at J. Press events in New York, one of which will be happening later this month, and which Ivy Style will report on.
“I’m really convinced there is a niche population, not limited to age, that’s drawn to the quality and tastefulness of the merchandise, and that an investment in it will not become outdated,” he says. “It means a great deal to me as it goes back to what my father, grandfather and uncle followed at J. Press, and I’m delighted in the direction the company is headed.”
This announcement has been scheduled to go live at 12 noon in tandem with Richard’s debut column. Leave your congrats here, then head over to the Squeeze site to check out his inaugural column.
By the way, Richard’s Golden Years column here at Ivy Style will continue as his time permits, as he regales us with tales not directly related to the family biz.
Congrats, Richard, and welcome home. — CHRISTIAN CHENSVOLD