Tom Davis, one of the few octogenarian haberdashers who has worked since the heyday of the Ivy League Look, will be joining J. Press at its new New York location, which is scheduled to open within the next few weeks.
Mr. Davis spent some four decades running the made-to-measure shirt program at Brooks Brothers’ Madison Avenue flagship. He was recently offered retirement along with many other veteran salespeople at the location. During his tenure he made shirts for many famous men. I’ve spoken with him several times — including about the practice of wearing a collar pin with a fastened buttondown — but have never formally interviewed him. I shall attempt to arrange that now.
He will be in the same role he was at Brooks, making made-to-measure shirts, and will be in the store on a part-time basis. Stay tuned for more reports about the new J. Press store, including when you can make an appointment with Tom Davis. — CC