J. Press Again Sets The Bar. The Bar. They Served Scotch. Get It?

I missed an amazing event because… this:

But had I gone to J. Press in town I would have had this:

And I would have learned about this:

That’s tweed from Lovat Mill. Also the cloths featured in Press’ MTM/MTO collection. So I am was bummed that I missed it, until this, which is an amazing video that almost makes up for the fact that I didn’t get there.

12 Comments on "J. Press Again Sets The Bar. The Bar. They Served Scotch. Get It?"

  1. Ouch! I hope no one was hurt.

    Kind Regards,


  2. Questions, questions. Did God give us Fall and Winter so that we may wear tweed? Why are we importing computer chips and batteries when we should be importing tweed and silk? Anyone else in the mood for shepherd’s pie? Which is better, Scotch or Irish? What to do with the tweed jacket once the fire in the fireplace gets going? Should one remove one’s tweed jacket prior to carving a turkey? Is it proper to drink Wild Turkey before Thanksgiving dinner? Is there such a thing as cranberry brandy? Should one wear various different tweeds throughout the day? In what various weights is tweed available, and what is preferred for various garments?

  3. One more: Does anyone have a spreadsheet for pairings of various tweeds with various adult beverages, tobacco blends, main courses, and occasions?

  4. Gregory Carrara | September 29, 2023 at 5:52 pm |

    Sorry about your car, and hope that you are ok…I saw this video on the J Press site…I just love it…love the colors, the atmosphere, everything about it, I am inspired to purchase!

  5. Real old school. Note the 1/4 in lap stitching on the lapels and the patch pockets and single vent. The people are a modern day Skull and Bones at Yale.The whole in the chair is classic. Motto “don’t pave the cow path” ie don’t make it fancy.
    GREAT tweeds or as Charlie Davidson used to say “horse Blankets”. Reminds me of the old tailgate parties. I think our government Reps should look at this dress code

  6. The kid with the eyeglasses and blue shirt, why do his collar points look longer than the others?

    • G. Ellery Cobbold | October 9, 2023 at 4:26 pm |

      Vintage shirt. He’s one of the founders of Alfargo’s Marketplace, a monthly vintage clothing marketplace.

  7. If you were a frat boy in the late 70s at UT-Austin and discovered that dent the morning after a drunken party, that would be a whiskeydent. That one is on the severe side and might qualify as a whiskeywreck. Usually, WD’s were mysterious scratches and dings. A whiskeydent can also be a metaphorical excuse for all sorts of idiocy. Wreck, dent or metaphor, it is an anachronism and unacceptable behavior — especially in Uber times. So now you know.

  8. Tweed jackets are very Grandpacore.

  9. Edward Aisthorpe | October 1, 2023 at 4:34 am |

    Yikes, I’m not sure that’ll buff out.

  10. Answers to Boppers questions
    1. Not religious but tweed does indicate the possibility of a higher being. While wandering the miracle mile I felt a strong urge to kneel and face Isles of Hebrides. Sadly, I had neither map, compass or prayer rug.
    2. The vulgarians are driving the school bus . We and our fellow class- mates are in the minority.
    3. Yes please!
    4. Scotch hands down. Save the Irish for in-laws.
    5. Unbutton your tweed. Breath deep and send the heat to your arthritic knees. The return trip to the bar tray will be more enjoyable.
    6. No. Silk and cotton are grease magnets. Tweed is to gravy what Kevlar is to a .45. Don’t be reckless. Safety first.
    7. Yes. It’s Thanksgiving. Do the math.
    8. Make a Mojito substituting brandy and crandy for Rum and mint. No ice.
    9. Discipline 007.! Daytime tweeds and evening tweeds. Tween tweeds may excessive. Femmes may ignore this one.
    10.. Heavy Duty for sports jackets ( unstructured for 4th of July picnics ). Extra Heavy Duty for over coats.
    I don’t have an answer for the bonus question. It does indeed provide food for thought.

  11. G. Ellery Cobbold | October 9, 2023 at 2:46 pm |

    Today I went back to Squeeze on E. 44th for the first time in almost a year to try on the doeskin blazer. Nick Andry, one of the shop’s salesmen, remembered my name, the name of the school I teach at, and my shirt size. In my experience, only the salesmen at Cuffs in Chagrin Falls provide such superlative customer service. Huzzah!

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