Until now, I honestly haven’t looked much at York Street, the line J. Press created in collaboration with Ovadia & Sons to try to capture a younger demographic. It launched to much #menswear fanfare, but once I got the sense that it was too expensive and cut too short and too slim, I didn’t bother looking.
With a sale on, though, I’ve taken a closer look. And while I’ll stay away from the tailored jackets, I found a few other things intriguing, especially at mall brand prices.
Bow Tie Tassel Loafer, $108
Made in the USA, double leather sole, and leather that looks an awful lot like Horween Chromexcel.
Upland Denim Hunting Shirt, $58
Fun details on this one.
Vintage Reverse Sweatshirt, $34
I like this, but my wife says “it reminds me of something forty-year-old guys in the 80’s wore to try to hide their bellies.” Ouch.
Russell Flannel Shirt, $58
I own too many blue shirts, but this one looks extra-comfy for fall and winter.
Should note that shipping is relatively expensive, and there are no returns on any of these. I also have no idea how they’ll fit, nor the general quality of the line. From what little I can gather online, quality may be a step above J. Crew, and it looks like a guy with a 38” chest like me might need to wear a Medium or even a Large.
Weird, since in many brands I’m a Small. Might be safer to stick with the shoes and accessories.
Does anyone have experience with York St. fit?