1977 was a banner year for American ingenuity. George Lucas premiered Star Wars, Steven Jobs incorporated Apple, Ted Turner’s boat Courageous swept the America’s Cup and brothers Kevin and Jay McLaughlin opened their first shop selling classic clothes with current relevance. Their collections, whose sunny palette and cheeky details, include ready to wear and accessories for men and women. The first J.McLaughlin, located in an Ivy League enclave on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, was a well-bred kind of place with a welcoming, faded-paint, cozy chair feel. Today, with over 100 stores and a thriving e-commerce business, J.McLaughlin celebrates their continued success as uber-classic American clothiers and one of the country’s last great first-name-basis retailers.