Traditional clothier J.Press returns to its roots in New Haven, Ct. with the opening of its New Haven flagship.
To celebrate this and commemorate its 120th anniversary, the brand recently hosted an exclusive launch party at its new Elm Street location, adjoining the previous York Street location. Measuring 1,780 square feet and decorated with vintage furniture from the original store, the building has been restored to its original charm with an austere exterior and classic J. Press blue awnings. The store offers both Ivy-inspired sportswear and the classic tailored clothing that J. Press has sold in New Haven for more than a century.
New Haven Mayor Justin Elicker, J.Press/Onward Holdings President and CEO Michinobu Yasumoto, and Richard Press, grandson of J.Press founder Jacobi Press, all attended the ribbon-cutting ceremony and celebration. The event also served as the official launch for Richard Press’ new book, Threading the Needle Volume II, giving partygoers the opportunity for a signed copy.