With little elbowroom or outerwear (and no footwear), we can’t call the J. Press sample sale a preppy’s paradise. Yet, given the abundance of button-downs, sports jackets, blazers and pants, we still say it’s a must. Early visitors are presently swarming over a single bin of ties, a single bin of bow-ties, and a single bin of socks. We were originally told that all shirts would sell for $10. Fact is, damaged shirts are going for $10, while all others — along with all non-damaged stock — is 70% off retail. Damaged jackets and pants are $10, too.
Reports a reader: “It’s a zoo. If you’re looking for one of their wool sack suits, forget it. It’s mostly summer stock — linen, cotton suits in varying, limited sizes. A good selection of shawl collar tuxedos though. Lots of cotton polos, sweaters. Ties have been picked over, as have the dress shirts. If your sleeve length is 35 you’ll be fine.“
Another man’s opinion (and re-stocking tip): “This sucked. Only good tip I got was they’re going to re-stock at 2pm and overnight. The place is really too cramped to host a sample sale. They should know better.“
Update: As of about 2pm on Thursday, “They just restock[ed] 35.5 collar 33 length shirts, I got like 5 of those… also if you are looking 38 to 40 short or regular wool suits they have some, I go a prince of wales sorta print that says ‘summer ’02′ in the sale tag for $195.“
J. Press Sample Sale – Onward Kashiyama USA – 530 7th Ave bwtn 38th & 39th – 29th Fl – Thurs & Fri 11am-6pm, Sat 11am-5pm – Map