When a source at Urban Outfitters told me they had a crazy collaboration in the works I never thought for a second it would involve one of the oldest and most revered clothiers in American menswear. All that stuff we were debating was just the tip of the iceberg, folks. Stocking up on McNairy saddles is one thing, but a J. Press co-sign in the form of an exclusive diffusion line is a whole new ballgame. And this isn't just some one off, this is a serious collection of good looking basics - like, really good looking. UO is calling the collection "a full line of new heritage menswear created exclusively for UO by Ivy League clothier J. Press." The good ol' h-word isn't going away any time soon. We're only at the pre-order stage just yet so there is no telling how well this stuff is made or how it compares to J. Press' mainline. The one thing we do know is that everything here appears to be updated in terms of fit. Pants have a 8" leg opening and the jackets are definitely of the shorter variety. I'm looking forward to seeing all this stuff in person and will probably pick up a few pieces thanks to the mall-esque pricing. I'm curious to see just how long this little partnership is going to last. They say opposites attract and this is one hell of an odd couple.
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