J. Press Spring/Summer Lookbook Sneak Peek

J. Press has given Ivy Style a sneak peek at its new lookbook, which goes up on its website Thursday and is hitting snail mailboxes already. Here are some highlights. 

31 Comments on "J. Press Spring/Summer Lookbook Sneak Peek"

  1. Oops are we in a a time warp?

  2. Evan Everhart | February 20, 2019 at 7:34 pm |

    Please tell me that there’s actually a double breasted sack cut blazer in the offering! Looks good overall, though the lapels look a bit bulgey…..

  3. I received my copy today and I thought it was well done.

  4. I like the blazer, tie and jeans look too, but his jeans look like he’s been laying cement somewhere. Too casual.

  5. Sigh. Another almost-good catalogue. Will be excited to see if they ever manage to find models that fit the clothing. Not one jacket fits the gray fox’s chest, and you could fit an orange into the kids shirt collar.

    Clothes look…fine. Knit ties interesting. Madras jackets look cheap.

    Kind of sad tbh.

  6. I was surprised last year’s resurrection didn’t include a 3-patch pocket (chest patch; lower patch-and-flaps) blazer. An Ivy-Trad-Preppy-Joe College staple.

    This blazer would have benefited from a chest patch pocket:


    Maybe we’ll see one this spring in tropical wool?

  7. Boop McSnoot | February 20, 2019 at 9:03 pm |

    Button-down collars look terrible as always. Especially that candy stripe.

  8. Seconding S.E.’s request for a 3-patch blazer. I’ve been hoping for one of those for years, and remain surprised that neither Press nor O’Connell’s has had one.

  9. Why does everything fit so terribly? What a disappointment.

  10. Unfortunately have to agree with some of my fellow posters ..The whole thing is just a bit meh as we say here in England. The fit on most of the clothes is a bit off, jackets look ok but nothing special.I just had a look at the full catalog and the only thing that looks like something I would want in my wardrobe is a beautiful navy pin stripe suit..other stuff I could easily leave it…Not impressed ,another missed opportunity

  11. Jeans with a blazer? Jeans anywhere in a J. Press catalog? A backwards ball cap? Just page after page of mismatched disappointments. I’ll stick with O’Connell’s and Andover.

  12. Old School Tie | February 21, 2019 at 7:15 am |

    I don’t know why, but I cannot see the images. Suddenly started yesterday. It’s like a cyber-wall gas already been constructed for those of us in Europe.

  13. Paul Dougherty | February 21, 2019 at 8:20 am |

    Mine came in yesterday’s mail, and I thought the madras jackets in particular looked great – esp one in a muted olive/tan/navy combo.

  14. Just glad I have more than enough now to last the rest of my days. I’ll give them credit for trying though and for sending a very nice catalogue.

  15. Reggie Darling | February 21, 2019 at 4:54 pm |

    Got mine yesterday in the mail, and spent some time looking it over. I liked it a lot! Full of attractive, wearable clothing. It may even get me to go to the store and actually buy something, too!

  16. I agree with comments. The chest of the jacket cracks in every photo. This, I believe, indicates it is too small. Taliesin, O’Connells sells Southwick 3 patch blazers. I just bought one, and haven’t even had the chance to wear it.

  17. I was wrong about the O’Connell’s blazer. Only lower patch pockets. I have a 3 patch from Ben Silver. I got it at least 20 years ago, and can’t remember the last time it fit me.

  18. NaturalShoulder | February 21, 2019 at 11:16 pm |

    A pair of madras shorts is on my shopping list and it looks like they have plenty of options. Some very nice looks overall but they need to do something about the terrible roll on their shirts.

  19. it is highly regrettable that the internet and fashion media have driven a company like press to the point of putting out ‘look books’

  20. Old School Tie,

    I have experienced exactly the same difficulty: no images!

  21. Martin Bradshaw | February 22, 2019 at 3:30 am |

    Every jacket is one size too small for the model.

  22. No images for me as well. (location is in Europe) Not only this post, but on a lot of recent ones, too.

  23. Please let me know at what point this begins. Which post on the front page (or second) is the first to be missing images.

    And please verify that everyone having this problem is in Europe.

  24. @CC

    I’ve had this happen site wide for about a week or so. Both on old and new posts.
    When I try to open the not showing pictures in a new tab I get the following error code:
    “We cannot complete this request, remote server returned an unexpected status code (400)”
    Hope you can fix the issue soon, lots of interesting new content lately.

  25. Wait, I think I just figured it out. OK, I think I know what to do going forward.

    The images are showing my end though…

    Are you Europe? Please investigate if there is something going on with browser or ISP.

    Can you see the images in this post?

  26. Had a good laugh about the backwards ball cap!

  27. Marco Bedford | February 22, 2019 at 8:30 pm |

    This is definitely a step up as a publication. It is smaller, printed on matte paper, not shiny like last year. And there is an artistic presence to the design of the brochure: the photographers, stylists, art direction are all young Japanese names. Of course no model is Asian.

    The introduction is poorly written and could use a good editor. “That’s the way it was thirty years ago and that’s the way it is today on our return to 44th Street at our New York City Flagship adjoining the Yale Club together with our stores in New Haven and Washington, DC.” I think a period or two is missing.

    One opens the brochure to find a handsome, white haired white gentleman dressed in stiff suits and jackets, somehow looking uncomfortable, in poorly made tailoring, lacking the suppleness and softness of Drake’s to use one example. Yes, tradition is adhered to but there is a cardboard feel to the shirts, the jackets and the ties which is disappointing. I thought I might have seen him in these exact clothes on the NJ Transit train at Ridgewood Station thirty years ago.

    Looking through the J Press brochure reminded me of those colonial houses I saw built in suburban Bergen County NJ in the 1980s and 90s with vinyl double hung windows, asphalt “shale” roofing, and polyurethane columns. They claimed traditional but they exuded ersatz.

  28. René Lebenthal | February 25, 2019 at 3:27 am |

    I had the Picture Problem too Christian until this morning.
    Suddenly the Pictures came back.

  29. Charlottesville | February 26, 2019 at 11:25 am |

    Paul — I agree that the muted madras sport coat looks great. I much prefer it to the brighter version, which is similar to the one I own (also from J. Press).

    Over all, I liked the current brochure. It pays homage to the old-style brochures it put out in the heyday, but is clearly made to appeal to a contemporary audience. Like some others, I think the jackets look a bit tight, but that is probably simply a function of putting too small a size on the models in an attempt to ape the current short-and-tight fashion. I bet they would fit properly if correctly sized. And I wish the models would shave, but that does not affect the look of the clothing itself. Of course, the company would probably go under if it targeted its marketing to men over 50, and I am pleased that it has not abandoned tradition altogether in trying to follow trends, as Brooks Brothers apparently has.

  30. Images are back for all posts, many thanks.
    Yes I am based in Europe.

  31. like!

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