In 1949, brothers Marty and Elliot Gant founded Gant Shirtmakers and opened their factory in Fair Haven, CT. They were making shirts for many brands, big and small including J-Press. At one point, their consistency and dedication to making high quality shirts made them the second largest shirt maker in the world. Next month, Gant will be returning to their birthplace, but this time with a retail mindset rather than a manufacturing one.
The first-ever Gant Campus Store will soon kick open its doors, and shortly thereafter, in honor of our homecoming, yet another legend will be reborn: a brand new selection of Yale Co-Op shirts, recreated from our 1960′s originals, no detail ignored.
The Gant Campus Store will be located at 268 York Street, on the corner of Broadway. Look for the doors to open in November.