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I posted this in the "Labels, heels and nail patterns" but nobody knew...
Just came across this thread on the internet. I worked part time and summers for Scott and Co from the end of my junior year in high school in 1952 until I graduated from college in 1957. The store was owned by a Swedish immigrant tailor Eric Danielson and run by his son Eric Dalielson Jr (Harvard MBA). It manufactured most of its own suits and had semi-custom and full custom departments with various accessory and a young men's department. It was patronized by executives of banks, woolen companies, and other high end enterprises in downtown Boston and was the leading men's store of the time. However, it had a high overhead with about ten full time suit salesmen and salaried sales personnel in other departments. It was struggling financially and the strong trend away from more formal clothing helped do it in. I believe it went bankrupt in the 1960's and ED Jr. took over a department store in Springfield MA. The building was five stories high with a basement sales floor, but now only the first floor remains as a drug store.
I came upon this post doing a Google search on Scott & Company. I'm doing genealogy research and believe my grandfather worked or at least had partial ownership in Scott & Company during the 1930s. Their address was:
Scott & Company Limited
Clothes Shop for Men
340 Washington Street
If anyone else has info related to this company I would appreciate it.