About

Where are we?
Jackson & Connor is located on the second floor of Thornes Marketplace, 
We're open seven days a week: 
M-W 10-6, Th-Sat 10-8 and Sun 12-5.
You can call us at 413.586.4636 or email us here.




Our Return Policy:

The Fine Print before you purchase:

Returns are welcome for exchange or store credit ONLY, preferably within two weeks of purchase in UNWORN, UNALTERED AND UNUSED CONDITION.

WE DO NOT GIVE CASH REFUNDS.
WE DO NOT PUT MONEY BACK ON CREDIT CARDS.

Store Credits never expire, and can be used on any item, full price or on sale.

Our return policy is clearly printed and framed in the front of the store, and printed on every receipt that leaves the shop, as per Massachusetts law.


Sale items are final sale, unless they're a gift for someone else -- we'll never leave you with a gift you can't give! We're happy to exchange the item, or put the value towards store credit.


The Jackson & Connor story:

Jackson & Connor is a remarkable little store offering incredible clothing, currently owned by menswear fiend Will Brideau. But to get the full story on J&C, you have to go back 40 years to 1978.

Chona Men was the first men's specialty store to occupy our space on the 2nd floor of Thornes Marketplace. Then-owner Betsy Stone came by the store one day saying, "Men's fashion was really opening up back then. New colors, new styles, and all the attention was focused on the fit. We didn't carry a pants waist size above 34." With brightly colored walls and a staircase to the first floor in the back, it was a store on the cutting edge of men's fashions at a time when things were really starting to happen in high-end menswear.



Chona Men was open from 1978-1988, when the company was purchased and renamed Taylor Men. Taylor men ran from 1988-2004, and saw some remarkable employees come though, including two young ladies named Tara Tetreault and Candice Connors. Four years after Taylor Men closed, Tara and Candice reconnected and opened up Jackson & Connor in the same space. The idea was that there was still a huge need for unique menswear in Western Mass, and this storefront was the perfect place to do it.

Tara and Candice opened Jackson & Connor on March 15, 2008. It was a ton of hard work, but they grew J&C into a thriving business over the next five years, with a solid repeat clientele, funky sales, catchy promos and a strong dedication to the community. In 2013, both owners decided to get out of menswear -- Candice wanted to dedicate her efforts to her direct marketing work, and Tara wanted to dedicate hers towards her family and consulting.






Will Brideau was Jackson & Connor's first employee, 2 1/2 years after the store opened. He didn't know a thing about men's clothing, but after very little time, started to get a sense for it...and then a taste for it...and an obsession with it. Tara and Candice taught him everything they knew about the business. Menswear was -- and mostly still is -- the only thing on his mind.










Since taking over Jackson & Connor, Will has brought his own touch to the store's layout and styles, while preserving the elements that have always worked for the store -- terrific selection across a range of styles and prices, with attention to details and service. We've introduced our own private label brand, made mostly in Italy featuring woven shirts, suits, sport coats, casual knits, and now custom leather bags and custom silk ties. In Fall of 2017, we're also collaborating with tie designer Olaf Olsson to release a collection of Japanese cotton shirts made right here in Massachusetts by our friends at New England Shirt Company. At Jackson & Connor, we're always trying to figure out how we can expand our offering, keep things interesting and delight our customers.

J&C is a remarkable place. We'd love to have you come up and visit us.




Take a look inside Jackson & Connor
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In The Community:



Jackson & Connor is proud to be involved with charities and organizations in Northampton, and the greater Western Mass area. It's all well and good to sell our wares and grow our business in the community -- but what do we give back to it? Here's some of the amazing foundations and organizations we're honored to partner with:





Tuskegee Airmen Veteran's Association

Who We Are:


Will Brideau - Owner

 Jackson & Connor's first employee, Will started at the store in 2010. He caught the menswear bug fast, learned a ton, and the industry quickly became an obsession for him. Will worked closely with the previous owners, Tara and Candice for three years until becoming the new owner of J&C in November of 2013.

Will is usually in Monday - Wednesday 10-5, Thursday 10-6, Friday 10-8, Saturday 10-6, and is off every Sunday.

Will is the youngest of five children, and grew up in Rochester, NY. He came to Western Mass to attend Hampshire College in September of 2004, and had to stick around when he graduated in 2008. Will lives with his partner Rebecca and their daughter Zooey in Florence. When he isn't working or shamelessly gushing over fancy suits, Will likes to spend time with his family, play blues harmonica, and drink equally fancy whisky.




Casey Dion - Manager
Casey is a western Mass. native who grew up in Holyoke, and never owned a tailored suit before starting at Jackson and Connor. Since then his appreciation for fine men's clothes has grown to an absurd degree. He enjoys helping folks navigate the finer points of creating an outfit, talking about the "whys" and "hows" of menswear, and digging into all of the trivial tidbits associated with it. In his spare time Casey can be found around town with a beer and a ballgame, and probably some buffalo wings.   




Alana Breheny - Associate
Formerly on hiatus in Maine, but now back in Massachusetts and back in action!  Alana moved to Western Mass in 2016 and instantly fell in love with the area.  She comes from a 5-year background in fine jewelry, and menswear became a perfect addition to her arsenal of fashion knowledge.  As a stylist, there's nothing Alana loves more than putting together the perfect outfit and finding that pop of color in an accessory that takes a look to the next level.  Whether it's first-suit smiles, misty eyes from a wedding outfit well done, or just the satisfaction of a new pair of pants, Alana puts her heart into every person who walks through our door!

Forest Andresen - Associate



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