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.
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.
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 Ivystyle.com (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 firstname.lastname@example.org .
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