J. Press is a traditional men's clothier founded in 1902 on Yale University's campus in New Haven, Connecticut, by Jacobi Press. The brand also has stores in New York City and Washington, D.C. In 1974, the Press family sold the rights to license J. Press for the Japanese market, making it the first American brand to be licensed in Japan.
|Founded||New Haven, Connecticut, U.S. (1902)|
|Headquarters||New York City, U.S.|
|Jacobi Press (Founder)|
Jun Murakami (Current CEO)
Paul Press (Past President and CEO)
|Parent||Onward Kashiyama (Onward Holdings, Ltd.)|
In 1986, J. Press was acquired by the Japanese apparel company Onward Kashiyama, who had previously been its licensee for 14 years. Japanese licensed distribution is roughly six times larger than the American-made J. Press. J. Press is currently part of the Onward Group (Onward Holdings, Ltd.).