Thrifting & Patience

I have mentioned that patience plays a major role in successful thrifting and my latest tie haul has proved just that. Last week I was on my way home from work when I thought that I would quickly pop in one of my regular thrifting spots. It had been a long time since I had purchased anything from this store, but I knew that it was only a matter of time and this was my lucky day.

5 Classic Ties

A wonderful assortment of ties

As soon as I got near the tie section I spotted what looked to be a repp tie. When I got closer it turned out that not only was there a repp tie, but there were a few repp ties and two other gems as well. The ties most likely all belonged to that same person. I say this because all of the ties were from two local and now defunct menswear stores(minus the one Brooks Brothers tie).

My streak of good luck did not end there and I will offer this advice as to why. If you find a few items that you think all belonged to one person go back in a couple of days and see if there is more. This is exactly what I did and it paid off. I stopped back in a few days later and there were 4 more ties. All in all, I scored 9 beautiful ties for $4.50.

4 more classuc ties4 more ties!

Woodhouse Lynch Clothiers Tie Lablel

D.H. Peer, Ltd Tie

Authentic English Regimental


This thrift has encouraged me to learn more about these two local menswear shops. I was already familiar with Woodhouse Lynch Clothiers from an earlier thrift. I then found this article on Tom Lynch in the Columbus Dispatch (see here). Jerry Woodhouse the other owner is currently the president St. John’s Bay Rum and was featured on (see here). However, I still need to know more. On the other hand, I have not heard much about D.H. Peer, Ltd. I do know that they were located in the Dayton, OH area and operated from the early ‘80s though the late ‘90s. Needless to say I have a lot more to learn.

Hopefully I will have more to share about these establishments in the future as everything that I have found by them has been excellent. If anyone out there has any information or stories that they would like to share please contact me at .

More Tie Pics!

Non-Stripe Tie Close-ups

Brooks Brothers Tie Close-up

Green Flower Close-up

DH Peer Close-up



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Jerrod Swanton is a simple man interested in simple, classic, and traditional style.

5 Comments on "Thrifting & Patience"

  1. Flo says:

    Great haul! Your comment about them being from the same person and going back is spot on, I recently found several of my husband’s favorite style/brand of dress shirts at a thrift store and I think it was the same kind of thing, it was odd that they were all the same brand, same size and all like brand new. Sometimes I think it’s when someone passes on, but hey, at least whoever cleaned out for them didn’t just throw them in the trash, I’ve seen that happen too 🙁 Enjoy the ties!

  2. LIn says:

    It just goes to show that it is not thrifting luck but, rather, determination!

  3. Steve E says:

    Lucky you; those are very nice. I usually find nothing but shite when looking for neckties in thrift shops. It would probably take me five years to get what you got in one haul. Sometimes I’ll buy a tie I don’t even really like much, just to be able to say I got something. Thrift ties here are $2 and up.

  4. Boston Bean says:

    Great ties, great labels.

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