As it turns out, Greg Thomajan isn’t quite ready to call it quits.
The store was acquired by Giblees , the 74-year-old high-end menswear shop in Danvers. It will operate under the name Zareh by Giblees. Thomajan, his tailor, and Skipper, his golden retriever, will continue to hold court in the store, though Thomajan says he’ll pare back his hours from 40 to just 25 a week.
Alan Gibeley, the third-generation owner of Giblees, said he plans to keep the Oxxford and Hickey Freeman suits that Thomajan has long stocked, while adding suits at lower price points that will attract a younger, up-and-coming clientele.
Gibeley said he’s honored to work alongside Thomajan, as his own father, Robert Gibeley, holds a similar work ethic and continues to come to the Danvers store most days at the age of 84.
“My father loves what he does as much as Greg does,” Gibeley said. “We’re thrilled to have [Thomajan] on board, and we hope he’ll work with us for many years.”
As for Thomajan, he says he’s delighted to keep doing what he loves most.