J. Press is so old and so American that we know F. Scott Fitzgerald didn’t like to shop there. The store was first opened in New Haven, Conn. at Yale, and helped define Ivy League style long before the term “preppy” was even invented. However, it was only this year that the Japanese company who purchased the label realized that slimmer cut suits are much more than a fad. Although many loyal customers were outraged that J. Press responded to a popular demand, the clothier went ahead with a limited run of slim suits and announced that the larger York Street line of trimmer suits would be launched in 2013.
J. Press heritage trim-fit wool suit, $1,350.