About


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



A perfect stranger came to Jackson & Connor on a Saturday afternoon and said, "I'm going to take my wife on a surprise date. I haven't done this since we were dating, we've had three kids, and I really want to delight her. I want to look really sharp, and I thought this would be a great place to do that. Can you help me out?"

We got to work.

"I love this," he said, as he handed me a dark blue shirt. We picked out some pants that went perfectly. He found some socks he loved, and a stunning black leather duffle, some pocket squares...45 minutes later, he loved most of the things in the store.

He was almost in shock. "This was the best shopping experience I've...ever had. I felt great coming in, I felt so comfortable working with you, and I love what I'm taking home with me. Thank you. This place is amazing."

That's what we do at Jackson & Connor. We provide a stunning curated selection of men's clothing and accessories -- from jeans and tees to sport coats and custom suits. We're dedicated to providing the best possible service, a warm atmosphere, personal attention, and a discerning eye for details.

Most importantly, we love to do what we do -- it's our passion to work with our customers. Our little store on the 2nd Floor of Thornes Marketplace in downtown Northampton is always buzzing. Stop by J&C, and see what menswear is all about.

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.

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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 pretty fast, learned a ton, and the industry quickly became an obsession for him. Will worked closely with 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 decided to stay when he graduated in 2008. Will lives with his partner Rebecca and their daughter Zooey. 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 - Senior Associate
Casey is a western Mass. native who grew up in Holyoke, and never owned a tailored suit before starting at Jackson and Connor. He spent most of his time jumping around the area’s food and human service industries before making the switch to the world of men’s fashion. In his spare time, Casey trains in Kung Fu and pretends to play the guitar between beers.




Cody Tannen-Barrup Associate

As a sophomore in high school, Cody was told by a teacher to "not dress so poorly." Years later, when Cody became a high school teacher himself, he though that was probably inappropriate. The advice he would give is to feel good in what you wear. Our clothing can inspire creativity or confidence as a form of pure expression. Cody discovered Jackson and Connor first as a customer. It was through return visit after return visit that he discovered feeling like being able to conquer the world in a well tailored suit and the small joys of a fun pair of socks. Cody is from Gainesville Florida, but doesn't want to talk about it. He likes sports.


Return Policy

The Fine Print before you purchase:

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

WE DO NOT GIVE CASH REFUNDS.

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

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

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.