J. Press Closing New York Store, Another Nail Hammered Into Prep’s Coffin

Holy shit! After, like, one hundred years, J. Press is closing its Manhattan store?! That’s fucking crazy. Is it really just due to the landlord’s plans for major renovations that would force the Ivy stalwart to relocate, at least temporarily? It’s hard to think that Onward Kashiyama, the owner's of J. Press, didn’t have prior notice from their landlord in order to look for a suitable temporary location. The fact that they chose to simply shut down for at least a year and lay off the sales staff may be telling. First, the death of Hickey, then Rugby passed, then Urban Outfitters started selling Take Ivy. Is prep dying? LOL NAH. Rich white dudes will always want to wear orange corduroy pants with beagles embroidered on them because they are fucking douchebags. Also, because JAPAN. But, in all seriousness, a New York fixture like J. Press closing its doors after all these years means the shaggy dog may just become an endangered species.

  • http://www.evilmerino.tumblr.com/ Evil Merino

    Sad day. That’s a definite hit to Ivy, but at least Kamakura and Black Fleece still have some modern soft collar OCBDs and sack suits.

  • connor

    hate all you want, but you can’t hate all of their summer stuff. preppy colored chino shorts always win

    • OK_ok

      You forget that so-called “fashion editors” like Woolf like to walk around, smoke cigarettes, wear black clothing while getting no pussy.

    • Dave s

      Yeah. And you can never find those colored chino shorts anywhere else. Except the gap, J. Crew and, oh yeah, every fucking place.

  • http://yachtclubhottub.tumblr.com/ prickasso

    Pared down preppy looks in muted colors will never look bad (and can be tweaked with enough swag to avoid venturing into “Put This On” territory)

  • Fred

    J.Press flagship store is in New Haven,CT anyway

  • Woofs Mackenzie

    Good riddance

  • michael

    good thing , considering their dickhead service on a regular basis. unionized retail 😐