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Garment Industry History Initiative


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  1. Linda Ashley said:

    As a graduate of FIT, I found Seventh Avenue the most exciting place on earth. Deigners were treated like rock stars. Walking out to lunch, you had to be careful not to get run over by what I called “Seventh Avenue Aviators.” These were the guys pushing the flat beds of bolts of fabric from office to the cutters, then “flown” to the stitchers and finally seeing the finished garments, covered in plastic back to the shipping department. All the time they were yelling, “get out of the way.”

    Posted September 28, 2011  Reply
    • Robert said:

      The guys pushing the racks didnt yell get out of the way they yelled watch your backs truck commin thru

      Posted October 23, 2011  
  2. Dave Kindred said:

    I’m back with a new, better question. Turns out “Haskett” was not a company. It was George A. Haskett. Identified in the city directory as a “tailors merchant.” So my new question is: In the 1930s, what would a “tailors merchant” be? The equivalent of today’s sales rep? Or, perhaps, a tailor who sold his own manufacturing?

    Posted September 9, 2011  Reply
  3. Dave Kindred said:

    I’m a writer working on a story involving the Haskett company, 2 West 45th St., around the 1930’s.
    I’m interested in talking to anyone with knowledge of the company’s existence.

    Posted September 9, 2011  Reply
  4. Jerome Scherr said:

    Does any one know the history of Harco Juniors, Inc.? It was located at 501 Seventh Avenue and was partly owned by my Grandfather Hyman Scherr.

    Posted March 23, 2011  Reply