Miriam Zelinsky


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Miriam Zelinsky is an American entrepreneur. Miriam started Lazyjack Press in 2012 and is based in New York, NY.[1]

Miriam Zelinsky, founder of Lazyjack PressMiriam Zelinsky, founder of Lazyjack Press

Company

Lazyjack Press

Location

New York, NY

Career

Early Career

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Lazyjack Press

Miriam started Lazyjack Press in 2012. They detail the beginnings of their company in their Starter Story interview: [1]

Q: How did you get started on Lazyjack Press?

I started Lazyjack Press when I had just graduated from law school. During law school, I went back to my alma mater, Dickinson College, for my five-year reunion. While there, I reminisced with my sorority sisters and pretended I was back in college for the weekend. That’s where most of the ideas of my first designs came from like: Beer Goggles, Sweet Shades Bro, and Irish Carbomb (Boilermakers).

During that weekend, my college roommate and I decided to go to the nicer hotel about an hour away for brunch. I saw, quite possibly, the tackiest, most plastic-looking tie I had ever seen and pointed it out to my friend and laughed. When I turned the tie over and saw who designed it, I was shocked. It was a very well-known (and popular, might I add) prep brand.

Once I was back in New York, I started doing a little more research. All of the prep brands were no longer making their goods in the US, using pretty good silk. They were all made in Asia and the silk that they used was probably the lowest grade that existed.

I always knew I didn’t want to be a practicing lawyer and as law school came to a close, I knew I had to figure something else out. I was literally answering Bar exam multiple choice questions in my practice book when I knew I wanted to make a better quality tie for the young professional. I had no experience in design or art or fashion – I just knew I always loved fashion and helping my dad pick out his Hermès ties every morning growing up. I also had no financial backing to make this idea even seem like a remotely good idea, but I believed in the idea and knew I had to at least try.

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