J. Press is brimming with new energy. For starters, construction is moving along at the new New York location, and we’ll announce the opening date as soon as we hear it. Next, the company has revamped its website, which is now easier to navigate and features a bunch of live humans wearing the clothing, as opposed to mannequin forms. This should help J. Press resonate better with new customers.
And finally, I paid a recent trip to the former York Street store that still stands in the West Village (and which I understand will close once the main store opens). There were plenty of new fall items from the main J. Press collection (alongside the younger collection, which is entitled Blue), many of which include a much-improved shoulder, thanks to a new manufacturer.
Ivy Style’s erstwhile columnist DCG, who works at the store, added this: “The new ‘modern fit’ Pressidential, made in USA, is cut same as the Southwick Cambridge model. Also, we have some great made-in-USA shawl-collar tuxedos with undarted front and hook vent for the trad that needs to keep orthodox even when he’s partying.” If you have any questions about anything you see on the new website, call the West Village store at 212-255-6151 and ask for Dan (though all the crew there is knowledgable and friendly).
Here’s a look at the new shoulder line:
And here’s how the rest of the shop is looking. Congrats, J. Press, and on behalf of the Ivy Style community, best of luck with your big year! — CC