Anyone know anything about the Yale Co-op?

Discussion in 'Andy's Fashion Forum' started by Marcus Brody, Dec 15, 2008.

  1. Marcus Brody

    Marcus Brody Active Member with Corp. Privileges

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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?
     
  2. dfloyd

    dfloyd Advanced Member

    Is the Yale coop where George W. Bush ....

    gets his suits?
     
  3. Taliesin

    Taliesin Super Member

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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
     
  4. Marcus Brody

    Marcus Brody Active Member with Corp. Privileges

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    Very interesting.

    Thanks a lot!
     
  5. paul winston

    paul winston Super Member

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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
     
  6. Marcus Brody

    Marcus Brody Active Member with Corp. Privileges

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    Hmm, well I won't be picking up any of these in thrift shops as mementos...

    Thanks!
     
  7. apachecadillac

    apachecadillac New Member

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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.
     
  8. Pale Male

    Pale Male Active Member with Corp. Privileges

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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.
     
  9. Taliesin

    Taliesin Super Member

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  10. Guy Redux

    Guy Redux Active Member with Corp. Privileges

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    Glad I read the article. Thought for a minute that Mory's was gone.
     

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