Post new topic  Reply to topic  [ 23 posts ]  Go to page 1 2 Next
Author Message
 Post subject: The latest from J. Press
PostPosted: Tue Sep 15, 2015 12:58 pm 
Offline
Platinum Member
User avatar

Joined: Mon Sep 08, 2008 3:43 pm
Posts: 3516
Location: Lakeville, Conn.
Today's email included a J. Press/Allen Edmonds effort, the Atlantis.

Aptly named, perhaps, since the Press website won't let you buy it.

Image


Top
   
 Post subject: Re: The latest from J. Press
PostPosted: Tue Sep 15, 2015 6:56 pm 
Offline
Platinum Member
User avatar

Joined: Thu May 10, 2012 8:00 pm
Posts: 1846
Location: Connecticut
Aptly named indeed. The mythical shoe of Atlantis.

Plato has the only pair.


Top
   
 Post subject: Re: The latest from J. Press
PostPosted: Tue Sep 15, 2015 8:12 pm 
Offline
Gold Member
Gold Member
User avatar

Joined: Sun Jul 07, 2013 10:24 am
Posts: 720
Website: http://the-popinjay.tumblr.com/
Location: Ohio
From my favorite brand, "Allen Edomonds".

_________________
http://the-popinjay.tumblr.com/


Top
   
 Post subject: Re: The latest from J. Press
PostPosted: Tue Sep 15, 2015 9:20 pm 
Offline
Platinum Member
User avatar

Joined: Mon Sep 08, 2008 3:43 pm
Posts: 3516
Location: Lakeville, Conn.
On the other hand, the pink oxford flap, which is often claimed to be on ther verge of extinction, has returned

Image

Getting pretty dear at $110. They do last forever, however.


Top
   
 Post subject: Re: The latest from J. Press
PostPosted: Tue Sep 15, 2015 10:39 pm 
Offline
Senior Member
Senior Member

Joined: Sun Mar 31, 2013 3:04 pm
Posts: 405
the-popinjay wrote:
From my favorite brand, "Allen Edomonds".
Another classic brand taking a historical angle to play to the Japanese market?

I quite like those. I don't know what AE was thinking, getting rid of the tan grain MacNeils (continuous production from about '63 to last year), but I grabbed my pair when they did.


Top
   
 Post subject: Re: The latest from J. Press
PostPosted: Tue Sep 15, 2015 11:51 pm 
Offline
Platinum Member
User avatar

Joined: Thu May 10, 2012 8:00 pm
Posts: 1846
Location: Connecticut
Youthful Repp-robate wrote:
the-popinjay wrote:
From my favorite brand, "Allen Edomonds".
Another classic brand taking a historical angle to play to the Japanese market?
If "Allen Edomonds" is actually a Japanese wasei-eigo word, that would be quite an honor.

(And I agree, YRR, they look great.)


Top
   
 Post subject: Re: The latest from J. Press
PostPosted: Wed Sep 16, 2015 11:51 am 
Offline
Platinum Member
User avatar

Joined: Mon Sep 08, 2008 3:43 pm
Posts: 3516
Location: Lakeville, Conn.
I'm curious about this:

"PRESSCLUSIVE SPORT COAT - CHARCOAL DONEGAL MODERN FIT
$695.00
Charcoal donegal with Modern fit (cutting small than regular sack), wool 100%, bemberg lining, natural shoulder designed, 3B , no vent, 5/16" stitches, fused. Made in Canada"

I don't mind no vent at all. Hard to tell from photo and copy if it is a sack. I assume I would have go up a size or two to find one that fits.



Image


Last edited by Patrick on Wed Sep 16, 2015 7:21 pm, edited 1 time in total.

Top
   
 Post subject: Re: The latest from J. Press
PostPosted: Wed Sep 16, 2015 12:30 pm 
Offline
Gold Member
Gold Member
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jun 23, 2010 4:31 pm
Posts: 634
Had you told me in the first few years of diving down this rabbit hole that J.Press would be the company that made me long for a Made in China label I'd have bid you good day sir.


Top
   
 Post subject: Re: The latest from J. Press
PostPosted: Wed Sep 16, 2015 3:58 pm 
Offline
Platinum Member
User avatar

Joined: Tue May 08, 2012 6:53 pm
Posts: 1275
Funny, I was just doing a little write up on that modern fit. I found the no vent thing to be an odd choice. Is that modern? IDK.

_________________
Oxford Cloth Button Down
More of a Traditional
&
Less of a Preppy Blog


Top
   
 Post subject: Re: The latest from J. Press
PostPosted: Wed Sep 16, 2015 7:24 pm 
Offline
Platinum Member
User avatar

Joined: Mon Sep 08, 2008 3:43 pm
Posts: 3516
Location: Lakeville, Conn.
Now that I look at it on a better monitor, it does seem to be a sack. So the question is this — is the "modern fit" a hopelessly skinny thing? If I find one in a larger size that fits in the chest, does that mean it will have shoulders that are way too wide?

Only way to find out is to go to New Haven and try one on, I suppose.

The ventless jacket can be a very good look. A ventless sack would be right in my wheelhouse, frankly. Of course, I also revel in a twin-vented sack I got from the Press store in Washington on the "get this out of here" rack several years ago.


Top
   
 Post subject: Re: The latest from J. Press
PostPosted: Wed Sep 16, 2015 9:37 pm 
Offline
Gold Member
Gold Member

Joined: Sun Dec 30, 2012 11:11 pm
Posts: 812
The J. Press Atlantis looks a lot like the Allen-Edmonds brown grain MacNeil 2.0 and you can buy them if you want them......

http://www.allenedmonds.com/macneil-2.0 ... 2#start=10


Top
   
 Post subject: Re: The latest from J. Press
PostPosted: Thu Sep 17, 2015 9:28 am 
Offline
Platinum Member
User avatar

Joined: Thu May 10, 2012 8:00 pm
Posts: 1846
Location: Connecticut
Trip English wrote:
Had you told me in the first few years of diving down this rabbit hole that J.Press would be the company that made me long for a Made in China label I'd have bid you good day sir.
Yes, weird isn't it. I feel the same way about my "Peppin Merino" Chinese suits. I don't like the Thai-made ones as much, but they are still much better (for me) than the Canadian ones. Had I known, I would have gotten more Chinese ones. Yep..I said it.


Top
   
 Post subject: Re: The latest from J. Press
PostPosted: Thu Sep 17, 2015 9:29 am 
Offline
Platinum Member
User avatar

Joined: Thu May 10, 2012 8:00 pm
Posts: 1846
Location: Connecticut
Roycru wrote:
The J. Press Atlantis looks a lot like the Allen-Edmonds brown grain MacNeil 2.0 and you can buy them if you want them......

http://www.allenedmonds.com/macneil-2.0 ... 2#start=10

Mmmm.... with Dainites too. I like.


Top
   
 Post subject: Re: The latest from J. Press
PostPosted: Thu Sep 17, 2015 10:23 am 
Offline
Gold Member
Gold Member

Joined: Fri Sep 05, 2008 7:16 pm
Posts: 732
Patrick wrote:
On the other hand, the pink oxford flap, which is often claimed to be on ther verge of extinction, has returned

Image

Getting pretty dear at $110. They do last forever, however.
How are those shirts in the collar (lining/fusing)? I notice in the pic that the buttons are the old three-hole buttons from Hathaway. I wonder if that is an old pic. I also note that these are 20% off right now.


Top
   
 Post subject: Re: The latest from J. Press
PostPosted: Thu Sep 17, 2015 11:42 am 
Offline
Gold Member
Gold Member

Joined: Sun Dec 30, 2012 11:11 pm
Posts: 812
Ensiferous wrote:
Roycru wrote:
The J. Press Atlantis looks a lot like the Allen-Edmonds brown grain MacNeil 2.0 and you can buy them if you want them......

http://www.allenedmonds.com/macneil-2.0 ... 2#start=10

Mmmm.... with Dainites too. I like.
If you're lucky, you might even find a pair your size listed amongst the Seconds at the Allen-Edmonds Shoebank website:

http://www.shoebank.com

You might even find some of the old khaki (grain) McTavishes in your size. Hopefully, you'll find what you want during one of the AE sales, when some of the Shoebank Seconds go down to around $150.00 (or even less).


Top
   
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic  Reply to topic  [ 23 posts ]  Go to page 1 2 Next


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 6 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
cron