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College town clothiers

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by ROI, Oct 9, 2004.

  1. ROI

    ROI Well-Known Member

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    It's not a "college" town per se, but I went to prep school at Phillips Academy in Andover, MA. I was very fond of the tiny "Andover Shop" that was downtown and the old, well-dressed, and knowledgeable salesman and the requisite navy blazers and signature academy repp stripe ties.

    Of course, back then I was ignorant that the quality was at the level of Brooks at best and also didn't realize that it was relatively famous, but it was always a great place to go -- I've never been in another store that had that same feel.
     
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    This is a good topic. I think it'd be neat to have a book with old photos and acompanying essays on all the old shops.

    Harvard Sq: J. August, Andover, J. Press, Coop, Crimson shop.
    One in Kendall SQ near MIT. Keezer's (second-hand) in Central SQ.
    New Haven: several, incl. Yale Shop, J. Press, one that I cannot remember name of, a shoe shop.
    Chapel Hill: Julians
    Princeton: had several.
    Westwood: Wilger, and one called At-Ease, which I think was a chain, and a little more Polo than Ivy.
    Amherst: cannot remember names now.
    Several in NYC near Columbia, and others in NYC that have been discussed on the Amer/Trad thread on AAAC. Pollock has listed several in the South.

    When did J. Press open and close it's shop in San Fran?

    There's so many more if I gave it some thought.
     

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