Putting on a beautifully designed suit elevates my spirit, extols my sense of self, and helps define as a man to whom details matter.” - Gal Talese
But he’s enjoying reconnecting with Franklin Street and “Blue Heaven” after opening The Gentlemen’s Corner on West Franklin Street in the spring of 2014.
“It’s been fun running into a lot of people you’ve known, gone to school with, maybe seen in one of our other stores,” says Dalrymple, who owns stores in Pinehurst, Wilmington and Palm Beach, Fla. “So many people come back to this area for sports or shopping or entertainment. It’s a neat mix of folks.”
Dalrymple is a native of Sanford and a 1977 UNC graduate. He couldn’t find a job immediately after college, so he teamed with Pinehurst area golf professional Buck Adams to open a men’s clothing store in the Village of Pinehurst in 1978.
“I thought it would be something to do for a couple of years until a ‘real job’ came along,” he says. “That job never came along and meanwhile the store was doing well. I’m still here.” (read more…)