Last night J. Press hosted a tweed-themed event at its New York store. It was the first with Richard Press in his new role as columnist and what you might call brand ambassador.
Richard shared tales of J. Press’ 50-year partnership with the Irish tweed mill Magee, along with Magee CEO Patrick Temple. The chat was moderated by Michael Williams of the Americana-themed website A Continuous Lean. Below are a few noteworthy fellows in attendance.
Richard with another gentleman who’s been wearing J. Press his whole life:
This man’s coat was a big hit. It’s Paul Stuart circa 1980s:
Michael Williams looking distinguished:
And here’s Nick from the Paul + Williams PR firm that reps J. Press. Photos don’t do justice to the impeccable Brummellian restraint of this outfit, which featured a white oxford, black woven tie, and navy sportcoat from Japan’s Ring Jacket:
This gentleman grew up in New Haven wearing J. Press. His well worn shoes had an impeccable shine, and he tipped me off where he gets it — right across from my church:
From team J. Press:
Squeeze salesman Robert, in a new custom J. Press three-piece:
And here’s fellow salesman (and 38 long) Sergio. He and I frequently talk weightlifting and martial arts, hence the body shot. That’s Ben B. on the left, who’s written for Ivy Style before:
I was in J. Press, Ralph Lauren, Drake’s, Brooks, Paul Stuart, and the Ivy Style sportcoat we did with Kent Wang:
There was another cashmere cable crew on this fellow: