Hot Off The Press: Richard P. Rejoins Squeeze As Columnist And Archival Consultant

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to age, that’s drawn to the quality and tastefulness of the merchandise, and that an investment in it will not become outdated,” he says.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

18 Comments on "Hot Off The Press: Richard P. Rejoins Squeeze As Columnist And Archival Consultant"

  1. Canadian Trad | October 11, 2018 at 1:02 pm |

    Congratulations, Mr Press! This is such a smart move, I’m surprised this had t happened sooner.

  2. Such great news! Congratulations to both Mr. Press and to J. Press! I was in the Washington J. Press on Monday and picked up a new tweed sportcoat and a few new replacement flap-pocket OC button-downs. Will be back for a few sweaters, once the Fall weather truly arrives!

  3. Devon Price | October 11, 2018 at 1:59 pm |

    After those dizzying photos from Ralph Lauren, these were a breath of fresh air:

    (With thanks to Toby Ricks)

  4. Charlottesville | October 11, 2018 at 3:47 pm |

    Absolutely wonderful news. Congratulations and thank you, Mr. Press. And as Mr. Price says above, the pictures in the Fall Brochure are a sight for sore eyes. I happen to be wearing a J. Press suit from the 1980s today, and I think it looks a great today as it did then.

  5. Stuart Ebby | October 11, 2018 at 3:56 pm |

    Welcome back, Richard! I am still wearing J Press sport coats and ties that I bought more than 30 years ago, and they still look good and fit well. Now that you are back on board, I may spring for some new items next time I am in NY or Cambridge.

  6. “…unique wardrobe requirements of a targeted customer base.”

    This speaks volumes. And stands in beautiful contrast to/with attempts at being all things to all people (men).

  7. This is great news. Ivy Style is perhaps the last (and best, of course) of the diminishing number of sites actively devoted to the look we all love. It’s the only one worth going to, anyway (that Other Site just runs long adverts for English country clothes and endless photos of Yale). Now we have a new option: Mr. Press’s weekly column.

  8. IntransiGent | October 11, 2018 at 6:27 pm |

    Scrolling through tweed sport coat listings: “hook center vent, hook center vent, [switches over to] center hook vent, center hook vent, center hook vent. I’m home!

  9. René Lebenthal | October 12, 2018 at 2:33 am |

    Congrats to Mr. and J Press….the story goes on!!!

  10. Thanks for the update and congrats to Mr. Press! As a frequenter of the DC and NY locations, I’m looking forward to many thought provoking and fun columns!

  11. Terry O’Reilly | October 12, 2018 at 3:56 pm |

    Excellent news for Mr. Press and the company. I pray a shop reopens on the Boston/Cambrisge area.

  12. Some of the most encouraging news we’ve heard in a long time.
    Looking forward to reading Mr. Press’s columns.

  13. I’d love to know what the company’s total revenue is today? Three retail locations (two of which are in prime commercial real estate spaces reserved normally for brand promotion stores that don’t actually turn profit) and online, which serves most retailer’s needs today, but not necessarily Press’s more discerning customer.

  14. Trevor Jones | October 13, 2018 at 7:20 am |

    As someone from that niche population, I say “keep doin’ what you’re doin’.” Now, for a rebirth of the Cambridge store, please….

  15. Jesse Livermore | October 13, 2018 at 2:24 pm |


  16. Pierpoint Graves | October 14, 2018 at 12:32 am |

    @Jesse Livermore
    I object to your using this blog to ask us to dump Trump.

  17. HAROLD NEITERMAN | February 10, 2020 at 1:52 pm |

    Sorry to have lost the Harvard Sq , Cambridge, Ma location – do appreciate J P Emails

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