Saturday, January 19, 2013

Denholms Varsity shop

I wanted to forward to all of you an interesting article which was brought to my attention.  This is for an olive green tweed sport-coat bought at Denholms Varsity Shop during the early 1960's.

  The Varsity shop catered towards a younger man (primarily going to collage or landing their first job).  The department offered everyday "prep" items such as khaki overcoats, slim fitting suits and sport-coats, as well a complete array of oxford shirts and pencil ties.

The Varsity shop was situated on the third floor in the Chatham Building after the High Street renovations in 1964. The department was appointed with wide pine paneled walls and vintage carriage sconces (as seen in this photo).

 Here is a link to the post /denholms Varsity shop
as well as I link which I have bookmarked on the main page to an amazing blog dedicated to the history of department stores.  Please check it out and scroll by state to see Denholms as well as hundreds of other department stores. the department store denholm-and-mckay-co-worcester.html


  1. The photos are terrific! These items are still in style! Chris...Keep doing what you're doing. I'm enjoying the memories!

  2. Love this and those raincoats on the left remind me of my father. They are the exact thing he would wear! Oh the days gone by! Thank you Chris and I agree with Kathy...NEVER stop!

    Emily from alovelyinconsequence.blogspot