Marcus Brody

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I live in New Haven and I often run across suits/sport coats with a label that says "Yale Co-op Since 1885". I haven't seen an actual store with this name in town, though. Did it go out of business? Or am I misinterpreting what I'm seeing. Based on the quality of the suits, I'd guess it was a middle range men's store.

Anyone know anything?
 

Taliesin

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Filed for bankruptcy in the late 1990s, and went under around 2000. Sometimes NWT Yale school ties pop up on e-bay, labelled as "for the Yale Co-op by Brooks Brothers." I don't know very much about Yale but I have to imagine that it's Cooperative, like the Harvard Coop, used to sell the whole range of goods for Ivy students, including suits, shirts, and ties.

Article:

http://www.yaleherald.com/archive/xxx/2000.09.08/news/p4co-op.html
 

Marcus Brody

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Filed for bankruptcy in the late 1990s, and went under around 2000. Sometimes NWT Yale school ties pop up on e-bay, labelled as "for the Yale Co-op by Brooks Brothers." I don't know very much about Yale but I have to imagine that it's Cooperative, like the Harvard Coop, used to sell the whole range of goods for Ivy students, including suits, shirts, and ties.

Article:

http://www.yaleherald.com/archive/xxx/2000.09.08/news/p4co-op.html
Very interesting.

Thanks a lot!
 

paul winston

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The Yale Co-op sold clothing, books, etc primarily to the Yale community. We made ties, suspenders, and novelty athletic supporters for them with the bulldog motif. They have been long gone.
Paul Winston
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Marcus Brody

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The Yale Co-op sold clothing, books, etc primarily to the Yale community. We made ties, suspenders, and novelty athletic supporters for them with the bulldog motif. They have been long gone.
Paul Winston
Winston Tailors
www.chipp2.com
Hmm, well I won't be picking up any of these in thrift shops as mementos...

Thanks!
 

apachecadillac

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Harvard 10, Yale 0. God is in his heaven and all is well. Sorry about the Yale Coop. But you guys still have a JPress outlet in New Haven. Sorry about this most recent Bush president. But his Dad didn't do so bad.
 

Pale Male

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Another Victory for the Forces of Evil...

or at least Corporatism.

The Co-op was killed by the University "Management", blinded with greed, and dazzled by the Devil -- in the form of Barnes & Noble. They were evicted from their Saarinen-designed specially-built space and forced out into the commercial real estate market.
 
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