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

 

Carolina

Another college football season is upon us, replete with pre-game Bloody Marys, Ryan Switzer punt returns and convivial reunions with old friends and classmates. At The Gentlemen’s Corner on Franklin Street, we’re ready for the 2014 Tar Heel season, and our shop is filled with all the garments and accessories to make this fall a memorable one.

Here are 10 great ideas to kick-off the season in fine fashion at The Gentlemen’s Corner:

 Hot temperatures are still an issue in September, so our Performance polo shirts from the Peter Millar Collegiate Collection are perfect. You’ll stay cool and comfortable in these wicking shirts that have the finest details, the interlocking NC logo and spot-on Carolina blue color.

 As October nears, layering is more important. It’s chilly early in the day and at night but warm at kick-off, so a Peter Millar quarter-zip, V-neck sweater in merino wool in Carolina blue or navy will keep you warm half the day and look great draped around your neck in the midday sun.

 Wolverine Boots crafted with Horween Leather are what the sharp-dressed gentlemen will be wearing this fall, dressing them up with khakis for the Blue Zone or down with jeans for The Tar Pit. (read more…)

The original sign from The Shack Bar in Chapel Hill hangs on the wall in the Chapel Hill shop, providing a whimsical tie to the past.

Running a clothing store that’s open on Saturdays, raising two children and playing enough golf to maintain a single-digit handicap has limited Chris Dalrymple’s opportunities to return to Chapel Hill and his alma mater since leaving in the spring of 1977.

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…)

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