Whitney asked me a simple question the other day. “What percentage of your ties...” he wondered.
I own 38 ties here in Washington DC. As my closet space is limited to a single wardrobe, all thirty-eight are on varying levels of display. Patriotic clumps of blues and reds, for example, hang from a pair of wooden braces holding up a glass shelf.
Here’s the breakdown Whitney inspired:
47% of my ties come from a thrift store.
32% of my ties are hand-me-downs from my dad.
16% of my ties are store bought.
5% of my ties were gifts.
* Despite rounding, the percentages add up to 100%. Which makes me happy.