EsleyanWay, for All Your Wes Merchandise Needs

Ed Thorndike ’89 and Karen Kaffen-Polascik, the entrepreneurs behind Weswings and Red & Black, have launched their latest venture: esleyanway.com, the “unofficial marketplace for everything Wesleyan”:

In esleyanway, you will find all kinds of products created by people associated with Wesleyan. In addition to books, apparel and DVDs, there are downloads and links of mp3s and videos. Many of them free. You can search the site by class year as well as by catagory.

We created esleyanway to help members of the Wesleyan community promote what they have created. While current licensing agreements limit the number of “Wesgear” items, we will be offering plenty of alternative items from local businesses, student groups and alumni.

So this is Amazon for Wesproducts, taking the branding of Wesleyan a pretty significant step up.

So far they’ve got all the obvious bases covered – among the available products are Weswings and Red & Black t-shirts, MGMT and Dar Williams CDs, Joss Whedon and Michael Bay DVDs, and books by Michael Roth and Mary Roach.

There’s also more random stuff like Brunami martial arts fight gear, from Brian Lichtenstein ’84.

The site’s layout could use some work, but it’s impressive that enough Wes-associated products exist to allow this venture – I doubt Amherst or Vassar could match this kind of merchandising.

18 thoughts on “EsleyanWay, for All Your Wes Merchandise Needs

  1. Anonymous

    true that they’re overlap schools, but we don’t need to be competing now that we go here.who cares.let’s all get along.

  2. Anonymous

    true that they’re overlap schools, but we don’t need to be competing now that we go here.
    who cares.
    let’s all get along.

  3. Anonymous

    isn’t it common knowledge that Wes is supposed to be on the same level as schools like Vassar and Amherst? a lot of people I know here also applied to those schools. anyway there’s not much competition, Wes is clearly the place to be.

  4. Anonymous

    isn’t it common knowledge that Wes is supposed to be on the same level as schools like Vassar and Amherst? a lot of people I know here also applied to those schools.

    anyway there’s not much competition, Wes is clearly the place to be.

  5. Anonymous

    The author behind Lesbian Erotica 2009 is a Wes alum class of 1993– Tristan Taormino.

  6. Anonymous

    I concur with dropping the Amherst/Vassar thing. I read it and gagged.When they called it a “marketplace” I though we’d be able to resell our textbooks to each other. That’d be a good idea, right?But it isn’t a marketplace, it’s really just a store. Like the little store in Usdan, but online. An ok idea I guess.

  7. Anonymous

    I concur with dropping the Amherst/Vassar thing. I read it and gagged.

    When they called it a “marketplace” I though we’d be able to resell our textbooks to each other. That’d be a good idea, right?

    But it isn’t a marketplace, it’s really just a store. Like the little store in Usdan, but online. An ok idea I guess.

  8. Anonymous

    Wait…how does “Best Lesbian Erotica 2009” associate with Wesleyan? (Besides from the obvious, I mean.)

  9. Anonymous

    Wait…how does “Best Lesbian Erotica 2009” associate with Wesleyan? (Besides from the obvious, I mean.)

  10. Anonymous

    those bitches! always trying to make money off wesleyan students! when will they stop?! and their chicken is always undercooked and overpriced!

  11. Anonymous

    those bitches! always trying to make money off wesleyan students! when will they stop?! and their chicken is always undercooked and overpriced!

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