J. PRESS YORK STREET

 

Founded in 1902 in New Haven, Connecticut, American clothier J.Press has been helping young Ivy Leaguers look sharp for over a century. So it’s no surprise that their preppy, buttoned-up aesthetic matches up well with the style on the hit show Downton Abbey. In Sunday’s episode, we saw the Crawley family at leisure, enjoying a game a cricket and looking as laid back as ever in sport shirts, white trousers and cable knit cricket vests. Not the outfit you or I play ball in, but remember, this was a time when tuxedos were considered informal.

J.Press recently launched a new menswear line called York Street. The collection is designed by Creative Directors Ariel and Shimon Ovadia, who were named GQ’s Best New Menswear Designers in America in 2012. “110 years of classics provide the foundation for a new turn on American style. York Street. Slimmer fit. Unexpected fabrics. Perfect details. A daring new line from J. Press.” I’m not sure how daring it is, but it is a sharp looking collection, and a smart extension of the main J.Press line. Here are two items from the collection that Lord Grantham would find acceptable.

 

V-neck cricket cable sweater with navy and kelly green stripe. $225. White tennis polo $115. Best worn with jeans and a pair of white Adidas Stan Smiths.

 

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