Just received my first order from J Press. They’ve had an impressive sale this month, which is the first-time I considered buying anything from them. I’ve always liked the look and quality of their items, but their oxfords in particular, seemed a little expensive to sample. I once asked michigantrad and he confirmed they weren’t worth purchasing at full-price.
The material is nice, a classic gray-blue with a mild sheen. Possibly sourced from the same supplier as Brooks (I could google that, but nah) and is fairly thick. The collar and cuffs are lined, but not as heavily as Brooks. The collar is practically identical to Brooks in length. The shirt features the classic Press pocket flap that is undeniably cool for some reason.
The fit is classic, roomy in the chest and sleeves. I haven’t washed it yet, but I am surprised it isn’t larger. The torso can be military tucked to achieve a less voluminous silhouette, but the sleeves will require some Arnold-level arm training to fill. Due to my large neck (16.5) but lean/athletic frame, the chest pocket hangs a little low on me.
Overall, I rather like this shirt. I would consider trying their trim fit, as I don’t prefer wasting fabric, but my size wasn’t available. Most of my shirts are Brooks or Kamakura, but I do prefer this to my Brooks shirts. I also prefer my Kamakura shirts to my Brooks shirts. Brooks has it rough these days.