At work or leisure …in comfort & style Early Fall 2022
On the cover: This extraordinarily handsome ensemble reflects the options available when combining our cashmere V-neck sweater with a lambswool glen plaid jacket, over our finest Swiss woven cotton shirting, Italian wool trousers, English shoes, belt and our classic eyewear. See pages 6 and 8 for details. Jacket, 4005J…$1,025. Shirt, 654...$295. Sweater, JS05-C...$565. Trouser, HFLP-C, plain front or HFL-C, forward pleat…$395. Pocket square, SGP4…$55. Shoe, 5101…$910. Belt, 9942-A…$175. Frames, BSRL-E...$335. Above: Our cashmere polo style sweaters are knitted from the finest Scottish cashmere, in a plain weave with a set-in shoulder and turn back cuffs. Sizes M–XXL. Sweaters shown from top to bottom: A-russet; C-sage; B-coffee; D-cornflower. See page 40 for details. Each sweater, HW102...$465. We are happy to offer a panoply of timeless fabrics in inviting color and texture for the cool weather season ahead. We think the selection of clothing this season is appropriate for this moment in time. There are weekend clothes that can be enjoyed every day. Whether you have fully returned to your office, or are still working with colleagues via Zoom, we offer handsome sport coats that can be enjoyed with a tailored shirt and fine necktie; or paired more casually with a sweater and an open collared shirt. As usual, wonderful, yet subtle, color, as well as uncompromising quality, timeless style and exceptional value, is the mark of our collection of balanced, proportioned and comfortable clothing; all brought to you by our experienced, knowledgeable and caring staff. Please keep in mind that our European cutting rooms are still feeling the impact of the past two years, so we urge you to order as early as you can, and to be as patient as possible. Many of the finest mills have reduced working staff and hours, and are late in production, so that it is still not unusual for delays in receiving fabric for cutting. We also look forward to your visit to Charleston (ranked #1 to visit by Travel & Leisure magazine) and your visit to our handsome shop, which remains a mecca of tasteful and timeless apparel and accessories, and which will return to being fully open this fall. Until then, turn the page to discover the best of sophisticated and classic style, and visit us online for our full collection, including formal attire, cufflinks, regimental neckwear, and toiletries. Welcome to Ben Silver, where classic style has always been, and continues to be, our business. -Sue and Bob Prenner ...classic style has always been our business Welcome to B n ilver Copyright © 2022 The Ben Silver Corporation We ship by FedEx, so that in-stock orders should arrive within 2-3 business days of shipment. However, currently all carr iers are exper iencing delays, which we cannot control at our end. Thank you for your patience. Order Total Shipping Charge $0-$25. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$7.95 $26-$99. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$9.95 $100-$250. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$16.50 $251+. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$19.50 our finest cashmere …exclusively ours from Scotland
4 | www.bensilver.com OUR TAI LORED JACKETS AND SUITS are cut from British, Irish, and Italian fabr ics, and meticulously sewn by craftsmen in America, Canada and Portugal. We produce even and odd sizes 39-43, even sizes 40-50, short, regular and long lengths, with an additional charge for certain sizes as well as for made-to-measure cuttings. Tailored in a natural silhouette that speaks of Authentic American Style, with a canvassed two-button front with hand felled natural shoulder and armholes, upper welt pocket, classic point to point at the shoulder, and trim high notched 3" lapel, with either side vents or center vent, as noted, and special orders for center or side vents available upon request. Lower patch and flap pockets replace inset lower flap pockets on our classic American blazer, which we also finish with lap seams, ¼" stitching at the lapels, and a hooked center vent. Constructed with the highest quality Bemberg lining, and deep functional interior pockets for business cards, loose change, eyeglasses, wallet or passport. At left: Some of the season’s handsome sport coats, shown in the pages following, left to right: Lambswool autumnal glen plaid, 4058J…$1,025. Lambswool sky and cobalt glen plaid, 315J…$1,025. Blue herringbone cashmere, 609J…$1,495. Lambswool blue, brown and cream glen plaid, 4005J…$1,025.
a a. Here is a timeless glen plaid sport coat, woven at the Kynoch mill, in open and bright hues of blue and brown on a cream ground. As with all of our sport coats, tailored in our workroom as a two button jacket with a canvassed front and hand felled natural shoulder, classic point to point at the shoulders, with side vents, double pipe and flap lower pockets and a welted upper pocket, with slim bluff edge lapels and a comfortable slim silhouette, in a full range of sizes with special sizing upon request. Shown with our Italian woven blue end on end cotton shirt, an essential for every gentleman, and a classic English silk striped necktie, entirely hand sewn, in wine, navy and gold. In the pocket, our French woven cotton pocket squares with a mini-square motif. Our charcoal blue flannel trousers, cut from fine Super Merino 120's wool in our Italian workroom, complete the ensemble. Please note, non-stock sizes, on all sport coats, are priced with an additional 10% charge. Jacket, 4005J…$1,025. Shirt, 3333…$215. Tie, W354-C…$155. Pocket square, SGP4…$55. Trouser, HFLP-C, plain front or HFL-C, forward pleat…$395. b. English silk striped neckties, entirely hand sewn, in three classic shades: A- copper with royal blue and gold; B-sky blue with wine and gold; C-wine with navy and gold. Each tie, W354..$155. c. Solid color elegant flannel trousers in Super Merino 120s wool woven by E. Thomas of Italy. Enjoy wearing these handsomely draping trousers in either HFL-forward pleat or HFLP-plain front. Sizes 32–44 even, and 33–39 odd. Shown from top to bottom: A-charcoal brown; B-medium grey; C-charcoal blue; D-charcoal grey; E-white doe. Complemented by our 1 ₁ ⁄₈" shiny finish crocodile belt in brown. Each pair of trousers…$395. Belt, TCBB-B…$345. b c d. Our Irish linen pocket squares are pre-folded for ease. From left to right: A-white; B-powder blue; C-ecru; E-butter; F-pink. Each pocket square, 1612…$28. Five pack white, 51612...$135. Five pack of assorted colors, 51612-A…$135. e. The mid-century classic semi-square frame in dark tortoise has a 50 mm lens size with a 21 mm keyhole bridge. Exclusively handmade for us by François Pinton of Paris. Eyeglass frame, FPF43-A…$355. d e a 1-800-221-4671 | 7 …a timeless pattern classic lambswool sport coat
a. Johnston’s of Elgin has produced this wonderful cashmere V-neck sweater for us in three handsome and versatile colors: A-green lovat; B-cabernet; C-ocean blue. Johnston’s is the longest existing knitting and woven company in Great Britain, and heritage shows in the fine detailing of the neckline and ribbed sleeve and bottom. Sizes M–XXL. We feature this sweater with one of our favorite shirts, a white and sky graph check button down. Each sweater, JS05...$565. Shirt, 881…$205. b. Two easy to wear graph check button down shirts, always in style. Italian woven zephyr fabric. Shown at left, 880-royal and white; and at right, 881-sky and white. Each shirt…$205. c. Our cashmere blend socks are mid-calf length. One size fits most. Available in three plaid colors: A-tartan green with red and yellow; B-charcoal grey with light grey and red; C-navy with red and yellow. Each pair, CBPS…$45. At right: From Crockett & Jones, our classic unlined Harvard loafers in two rich shades of suede. Featuring Goodyear-welted construction and leather soles. Available in US sizes 8.5–12 D width. Shown left to right: Tobacco suede, 8365D...$575. Ocean suede, 8365G...$575. a b 8 | www.bensilver.com c comfort & timeless style… Scottish cashmere V-neck sweaters 1-800-221-4671 | 9 a
a. Johnstons of Elgin, the renowned Scottish mill, has woven this luxurious pure cashmere plaid in warm hues of tan, loden, chocolate, with deep red and orange overchecks, and we have tailored the coat in our workroom as a two button jacket with a canvassed front and hand felled natural shoulder, classic point to point at the shoulders, with side vents, double pipe and flap lower pockets and a welted upper pocket, with slim bluff edge lapels and a comfortable slim silhouette. Available in our full range of sizes, with special sizes upon request. Bob enjoys wearing this sport coat with an English Mogador silk stripe necktie; but we feature it here with an exceptionally handsome printed English Madder silk neat with a warm hued brick ground. We propose one of our finest Swiss woven shirtings, in a blue and white glen plaid cutaway collar shirt with an extremely high 2-ply thread count. Our pre-folded blue linen pocket square is a finishing touch. Trousers are medium brown plain front mélange flannels woven and then meticulously tailored in Italy in our workroom. Shown with our burgundy leather strap belt and etched vermeil buckle. The Crockett & Jones Cavendish cordovan tassel loafer is our choice, shown opposite in tan leather. Jacket, 479J...$1,595. Shirt, 3404...$295. Tie, P122-C...$155. Pocket square, 1612-B...$28. Pants, forward pleat, STFF-B, or plain front, STFP-B...$345. Strap belt, S011-C…$145. Buckle, 790C…$345. Shoe, 9376C…$970. Frames, LFE...$355. b b. Elegantly printed Madder neckties with a classic neat motif, handmade in England. Shown in three colors: A-teal; B-gold; C-brick. Also available in our classic to-be-tied bow ties. Each tie, P122…$155. Each bow tie, BP122…$98. c. We offer our exclusive semi-rounded Lafont eyeglass frame in our exclusive demi-blond, faux tortoise shell, in five lens sizes. Made exclusively for us in France. Each frame, LFF...$355. bc c a 1-800-221-4671 | 11 …distinguished style our handsome cashmere sport coat
12 | www.bensilver.com 1-800-221-4671 | 13 Established in France in 1787, as a weaver of fine linens and other luxury fabrics, and supplying shirting and other fabrics for French couturiers through the 20th century, it remains a family business, now concentrating exclusively on handkerchiefs and pocket squares. The husband and wife team, inheritors of the family reputation and artisanal skill, continue to weave the very finest jacquard cloths, elegantly designed and colored, with many patterns based on historic archives. We are delighted to introduce these superior and classic pocket squares to you, and are thrilled to be able to offer these exclusive examples of the fine art of French wovens. Left to right, top row: 33 cm white blue grid in 100% cotton, SGP5…$55; 41 cm white engineered 50% linen, 50% cotton, SGP2…$75; 32 cm blue satin checks, SGP7-A…$65; 42 cm white narrow engineered 100% cotton, SGP3…$55. Bottom row: 30 cm square motif in sky 100% cotton, SGP4…$55; 32 cm yellow satin checks, SGP7-B…$65; 31 cm white corner check 50% linen, 50% cotton, SGP1…$75; 33 cm sky blue plaid with white 100% cotton, SGP6…$65. Pocket Squares with a Heritage
a. Last season we offered our handsome tennis sweaters in lambswool, and the response was so outstanding that we brought back the same style, but in an exquisite and luxurious 4-ply cashmere, knitted exclusively for us in Scotland. The handsome cable and rib stitch has a perfect tri-color V-neck, and the same colors appear on the ribbed sleeve and bottom. Choose from either cream with regal blue and navy trim, or navy, with cream and burgundy trim. We show each sweater with a handsome button down shirt from our extensive shirting collection. With A-the cream sweater, we propose our blue and white small grid exceptional twill cotton, featured on page 25; and with B-the blue sweater we suggest our blue and navy tattersall check shirt, featured on page 55. Sizes M–XXL. Each sweater, HW93...$695. Tattersall check twill shirt, 2316...$215. Blue and white check shirt, 4428...$245. b. Authentic argyle pattern wool socks are available in two lengths—above the calf, and regular. Socks are 85% wool and 15% nylon. Available in seven colorful combinations, with heel, toe and trim in solid colors. Top row, from left to right: 14-black, grey, blue; 24-grey, black, yellow; 26-navy, red, green. Bottom row: 33-green, navy, yellow; 34-burgundy, brown, green; 45-yellow, blue, grey. Front: 46-blue, yellow, green. Sized M (8–10) or L (11+). One pair above the calf wool argyle socks, WAL...$40. Six pairs above the calf wool argyle socks, 6WAL...$38 each. One pair below the calf wool argyle socks, WALS...$40. Six pairs below the calf wool argyle socks, 6WALS...$38 each. c. What better accompaniment to our luxurious cashmere sweater than our traditional white flannel trousers, meticulously cut in our Italian workroom from the finest Italian flannel, and available in either forward pleat, HFL-E, or plain front HFLP-E…$395. Shown with our genuine English bridle leather belt, S9678-C…$155. Our navy buck, with its handsome rubber sole, is a stylish and practical shoe to complete this classic look. From Crockett & Jones of England, the Bermuda, 8606N…$635. Shown with our wool argyle socks, in red and navy, WAL-26…$40. b c a 1-800-221-4671 | 15 a the tennis sweater …classic style personif ied
16 | www.bensilver.com …distinguish yourself in our glen plaid cashmere sport coat Bob wears our timeless glen plaid cashmere sport coat, woven in England by the renowned Joshua Ellis mill, in a comfortable weight 300 gram cream and black plaid with regal blue windowpanes; and tailored in our workroom as a two button jacket with a canvassed front and hand felled natural shoulder, classic point to point at the shoulders, with side vents, double pipe and flap lower pockets and a welted upper pocket, with slim bluff edge lapels and a comfortable slim silhouette; in a full range of sizes with special sizing upon request. Shown with our 170s thread count Swiss woven cotton Panama weave Bengal stripe spread collar shirt, and one of our authentic British regimental striped pure silk, entirely hand sewn neckties, in navy blue, silver-white, azure. Grey flannel trousers complete the look. Jacket, 626J...$1,675. Shirt, 654S...$295. Tie, O30...$138. Frames, LFF...$355. Pants, plain front, STFP-D; or forward pleat, STFF-D...$345. Shown at left: We propose our navy cotton and cashmere pocket square with its sky blue hand rolled edge, PMG62-E…$85; the classic unlined Harvard penny loafer in black from England’s Crockett & Jones, 8365E…$650; our black feathered edge leather belt with its handsome brass buckle, S9057-A…$145; and our retro square eyeglass frame in black from France, FPF43-E…$355. 1-800-221-4671 | 17
18 | www.bensilver.com OUR SHIRTS ARE CUT FROM THE FINEST Swiss and Italian fabrics, all 2-ply high thread count, to assure the softness and silky hand of the fabr ic and the comfort and durability of the shirt. Our shirts are cut in our Canadian artisan workrooms in 15 x 2 through 18 x 7, in either a gentleman’s fit, with a roomy sleeve and body, or, upon request, our trim silhouette. We uniquely provide a 15 ¾ collar to meet the needs of so many gentlemen. Each shirt has Mother-of-Pearl buttons, or, on sport shirts, horn buttons. Each shirt is single needle stitched, with side gussets for added strength; collars have removable stays; we add gauntlet buttons and double buttons at the cuff for added comfort, and we add an extra ¼" width to the left sleeve to assure room for a wristwatch; we add an extra allowance for shrinkage to our range of elegant and comfortable non-fused collars; our collars all have proper tie space;and we are proud to have a button down collar with a perfect collar roll. At left: Four handsome shirtings, each with a cutaway collar, selected for its versatility. No other dress shirt collar can be worn handsomely without a necktie; this collar holds its shape without a tie and never slips under a jacket lapel. Having the option of wearing the cutaway collar shirt either with or without a necktie is an asset. Shown from front to back: Swiss woven, extremely high thread count 2-ply cotton with a subtle ivory glen plaid on the sky blue ground, 3404…$295. Swiss woven 2-ply blue and white Bengal stripe, 3245…$225. Swiss woven 2-ply high thread count mini-grid in understated tones, 8421…$225. Blue Swiss woven 2-ply high thread count cotton with a white pencil stripe, 4256…$225.
b c a. Loro Piana has woven this classic Prince of Wales plaid wool and cashmere sport coat fabric for us exclusively and we have tailored it into our authentic American style in a full size range. As with all our two-button jackets, it has side vents, unless otherwise requested. We propose our 170s thread count Swiss woven cotton Panama weave Bengal stripe shirt, one of our striped English Mogador silk neckties, a white linen and cotton engineered pocket square. Jacket, 1590J…$1,125. Shirt, 654S…$295. Tie, W339-A…$155. Pocket square, SGP2…$75. b. Two classic striped English Mogador silk ties that will handsomely accessorize nearly every jacket, left to right, A-burgundy with navy and brass stripes; B-navy with burgundy and brass stripes. Each tie, W339…$155. c. The newest addition to our selection of timeless leather goods! This handsome document case is made in Italy exclusively for Ben Silver in a rich chestnut colored calfskin leather. Special details include a handsome fishtail top handle that slides flat when not in use, a removable adjustable shoulder strap, a prominent lock, and two exterior compartments. The interior features an open folder, side zippered compartment and a cell phone pocket. Dimensions: 11 ¾" tall, 15 ¾" wide, and 2 ¾" deep. Document case, BSCD…$650. c c 20 | www.bensilver.com 1-800-221-4671 | 21 …understated style in our glen plaid wool & cashmere sport coat a
a. Our engaging cable and rib crewneck sweaters are the perfect addition to your weekend wardrobe. Beautifully knitted in the finest Scottish cashmere, they have the appearance of heft without the heaviness of woolens. Shown with our remarkable Panama weave Bengal stripe shirt. The crewneck cable and rib sweater is available in three outstanding colors: A-soft denim; B-hazelnut; C-sea breeze. Sizes M–XXL. Each sweater, HW98...$595. Shirt, 654...$295. b. We are pleased to offer our English Drill trousers in traditional 100% combed cotton drill cloth, air brushed to a comfortably soft, yet still crisp finish, in two colors: A-the original khaki color and B-a warmer golden shade. The fine weave twill fabric replicates the cloth used in the manufacture of uniforms worn by the colonial British army on the drilling fields of tropical outposts since the 1840's. Our drills are constructed to the same exact standards as all of our finest dress trousers. The tailored “V” opening at the back seam that allows a better fit, the finished waistband, and the French fly front are found only on the finest dress pants. The high quality fabric makes them perfectly at home in dress or casual surroundings, and the exceptionally tight weave of the drill cloth fabric permits these pants to hold a crease longer. Dry cleaning maintains the crisp clean finish. Available in either HFDF-forward pleat or HFDP-plain front. Sizes 32–44 even and 33–39 odd, each in short, regular, and long. Drills, available in A-khaki, or B-golden tan, either plain front, HFDP; or forward pleat, HFDF…$225. Below: Our blue and white Panama weave Bengal stripe shirts are meticulously cut from 2-ply 170s thread count Swiss cotton. Three different collar options, shown clockwise from top: 654-button down; 654K-Kelly; 654S-spread. Each shirt…$295. a b luxurious cashmere …beautifully knitted a 1-800-221-4671 | 23
a knitted in Scotland exclusively for us ...featherweight cashmere crewneck 24 | www.bensilver.com a. Our light yet lofty Scottish cashmere sweaters are a luxurious and practical addition to your wardrobe. Our traditional crewneck style is handsome every day of the week, whether as a casual weekend addition to your wardrobe, or under a sport coat. We offer three new and handsome colors for the season: shown top to bottom: A-green mist; B-pale denim; C-brick. Sizes M–XXL. Each sweater, HW95...$565. Shirt, 4428...$245. b. Three exceptional button down shirts, in Italian woven DJ Anderson 2-ply 200 thread count cotton twill, and cut, as all of our button down shirts, with a perfect roll collar, single needle stitched, with mother-of-pearl buttons, side gussets for added strength, double buttons at the cuff for added comfort and extra width at the left sleeve to assure room for a wristwatch. Shown clockwise from top left, 4430-blue ground with white check; 4429-white and blue mid-size grid; 4428-white and blue small grid. Each shirt…$245. c. Our cotton ribbed socks have a touch of lycra for easy fit and added resilience, and come in a convenient one-size-fits-all; the perfect sock with jeans and under boots. From top to bottom: 847-grey; 832-denim; 811-sky; 717-khaki; 480-yellow. One pair casual cotton ribbed socks, CJS…$38. Six pairs, 6CJS…$36 each. 1-800-221-4671 | 25 Above: From Crockett & Jones, this graceful loafer is an elegant slip on for work or weekend. Available in 8773-tobacco suede; or 8773B-antique tan. In sizes 8.5–12. The Rosebery loafers…$850. a b c
26 | www.bensilver.com OUR NECKWEAR IS MADE ENTIRELY by hand in our English, Amer ican, I ta l ian or German workrooms. The cutting, sewing and the finishing are all done by hand. Each of our ties is cut by an artisan into 3 pieces – the back, the front, and the neck – allowing the tie to conform to the neck. A stitch, called a bar tack, is also applied by hand, and joins the two sides on the back. Our ties have a slipstitch, whose end, knotted, can be found loose under the bar tacked area.This stitch gives resilience to the tie and assures that it will fall out to return to its original shape when hung in your closet. All our ties are lined to produce the proper weight for the tie, so that they knot perfectly. Our neckties are cut from the finest materials – generally pure English or Italian silk, but occasionally Scottish cashmere or wool, or Irish linen. You can feel the luxuriousness of the fabric in the “hand”of the tie, whether woven or printed.Ties are 3¼" wide, 57" long, with some neckwear available in a longer length. Bow ties are “to-be-tied” in a butterfly shape, and 2³⁄8" at the widest part.
a a. Our Mogador double bar striped classic to-be-tied bow ties have the crispness of silk and the rich vibrancy of their cotton warp. Shown clockwise from top left: A-navy with wine and gold stripes; C-hunter green with navy and gold; D-wine with navy and gold; B-amber with cornflower blue and navy. Each bow tie, BW360…$98. b. Three handsome entirely handsewn neckties from our English cutting room. The classic stripe is shown here in: A-amber with wine and navy; B-forest with gold and sky blue; C-copper with azure and gold. Each tie, W353…$155. b 28 | www.bensilver.com This classic plaid sport coat, cut from fine Scottish lambswool woven by the renowned Robert Noble mill, has an appealing hand. The cream ground, in combination with the subtle grey, sky and sienna colors of the plaid, highlight the allure of the fabric. We have tailored it in our workroom as a two button jacket with a canvassed front and hand felled natural shoulder, classic point to point at the shoulders, with side vents, double pipe and flap lower pockets and a welted upper pocket, with slim bluff edge lapels and a comfortable slim silhouette, in a full range of sizes, with special sizing upon request. Shown with our blue Bengal stripe spread collar shirt, cut from Italian woven 2-ply 120s thread count cotton and one of our classic English silk striped neckties, in a forest green ground with gold and sky blue stripes. In the pocket, a sky blue cotton pocket square with a black and white grid check. We suggest our French made classic eyewear in dark tortoise. Our suede tassel loafer from Crockett & Jones of England is always a handsome addition to every wardrobe, and we pair it with our tobacco suede belt. Olive cavalry twill trousers, cut from fine Italian wool in our Italian workroom, complete the ensemble. Jacket, 297J...$985. Shirt, 875...$225. Tie, W353-B...$155. Pocket square, SGP5...$55. Trousers, plain front, SNCTP-A or forward pleat, SNCT-A...$295. Belt, 9942S-B…$175. Shoe, 9376S…$650. Frames, FPFP-B...$355. per fect with a striped necktie or bow tie… our engaging wool plaid sport coat 1-800-221-4671 | 29
a a. Our exclusive 2-ply Scottish cashmere cable and stitch half-zip knit sweaters are perfect over a sport shirt, or layered under a jacket for cooler days ahead. Available in two special colors, each with a contrasting inner collar band. Sizes M–XXL. At left, A-caramel with denim blue collar trim; at right, B-denim blue with caramel collar trim. We show our luxurious cotton and cashmere button down shirts with these sweaters. At left, 7926-a blue and white check; at right, 7928-blue and white Bengal stripe. Each sweater, HW96...$595. Shirt, at left, 7926...$275. Shirt, at right, 7928...$275. b. Two remarkably soft and comfortable button down dress shirts, woven in the finest Swiss cotton which has been blended with fine cashmere, are examples of our exceptional button down collar, with its perfect roll, and our easy gentleman’s fit. Two options, both easy to wear everywhere: 7926-a fine blue and white check; 7928-a narrow blue on white stripe. Each shirt…$275. c. Our lambswool Donegal trousers are woven in heritage Irish mills, and cut in our old world workroom. Lined to the knee they are available in either forward pleat, HDTF or plain front, HDTP. Sizes 32–44 even and 33–39 odd. Shown from front to back: A-olive, field; B-chocolate, mustard; C-brownstone; E-charcoal, slate; F-navy, delft. Complemented by our edge stitched bridle leather belt in Havana tan. Each pair of trousers…$365. Belt, S8011-B...$155. a perfect day …begins with a perfect sweater a 1-800-221-4671 | 31 Above and opposite page: Our unique and handsome “kiltie” or “shawl” penny loafers, with split toe, penny slot, single leather soles, made exclusively for us by Crockett & Jones of England. Available in 6340T-burnished tan or 6340B-burgundy. Each available in sizes 8.5–12. The Kiltie loafers...$695. b c
Our handsome sky and cobalt blue glen plaid sport coat has a coral windowpane, complemented by the necktie we propose. This pure lambswool fabric is woven by Johnston’s of Elgin in a 350 gram weight, ideal for a sport coat, and tailored in a two button side vent model with double pipe and flap lower pockets and a trim lapel. Our authentic British club tie associated with the Leander Club, in a complementary pink hue, accompanies the blue spread collar high thread count Italian cotton broadcloth shirt. In the pocket, we propose our French woven white linen and cotton pocket square and light grey mélange flannels, paired with our rare cordovan semi-brogue cap toe oxfords and a matching tan leather belt. Our exclusive Lafont demi-blond eyeglass frames are a handsome accent. Jacket, 315J…$1,025. Shirt, 139…$215. Tie, C37…$138. Pocket square, SGP1…$75. Pants, plain front, STFP-D or forward pleat, STFF-D…$345. Belt, 9942-D…$175. Shoes, 9427c…$995. 32 | www.bensilver.com 1-800-221-4671 | 33 …in softest lambswool subtly hued glen plaid
a 34 | www.bensilver.com a b comfort in genuine camelhair …now in five classic styles a. We are delighted to offer natural undyed camelhair sweaters in five distinct styles for this season, each available in sizes M–XXL. Opposite page top, camelhair plain weave horn button front cardigan: WL134…$275. Adjacent, top, shawl collar leather button long sleeve rib stitch cardigan with a saddle shoulder and lower open patch pockets, WLCR...$395. Below, two variations of the rib and cable long sleeve sweater – at front, a V-neck, WL133…$275; and at back, a crewneck, WL108…$275. Below opposite, our plain weave sleeveless cardigan, WL74 …$225. b. Elegant suede belt in two shades, either B-tobacco or A-chocolate brown, with a solid brass buckle, hand crafted in Italy. Available in sizes 32–44, 1¼" wide. Each suede belt, 9942S…$175. c. From Crockett & Jones, unlined brown suede chukka boots with refined leather soles which distinguish them from our lined winter chukka boots. In sizes 8.5–12. Brown suede unlined chukka boot, 8489B…$545. c a a a 1-800-221-4671 | 35 Above: From Crockett & Jones, unlined tobacco suede chukka boots with refined leather soles which distinguish them from our lined winter chukka boots. In sizes 8.5–12. Tobacco suede unlined chukka boot, 8489…$545. Below: Two wonderful sport shirts from Swiss woven cashmere and cotton, then cut into our impeccable button down style, with a perfect collar roll and a gentleman’s fit. Sizes M–XXL. At left, 7763, a sky and cream gingham check; at right, a plaid pattern in the same soft colors, 8190. Each shirt…$225. 1-800-221-4671 | 35
36 | www.bensilver.com FINE CASHMERE, LAMBSWOOL, CAMELHAIR, blends of silk and alpaca and the finest Pima cotton are featured in our seasonal sweater collection this year. Every sweater we offer is knitted from the finest 2-ply, 3-ply or higher yarns, in mills with a long history of quality and craftsmanship. Only in Scotland, Ireland and Peru do we find the heritage to produce these traditional styles, and the willingness to work with updated color and exacting design specifications. We are known for our eye for color, our ability to search the historic archives for important, but seldom seen, product, and for our attention to the detail of the make and model. Together with the mills we patronize, we have put together a handsome assortment of classically styled sweaters, in a wonderfully varied range of colors, making this a very special season for sweaters. At left: Cashmere cable and stitch half-zip knits sweaters in A-caramel with denim blue collar, or B-denim blue with caramel collar. Each, HW96…$595.
a. This timeless cashmere jacket is woven in England by the renowned Joshua Ellis mill in a comfortable 300 gram blue on navy herringbone; and tailored in our workroom as a two button jacket with a canvassed front and hand felled natural shoulder, classic point to point at the shoulders, with side vents, double pipe and flap lower pockets and a welted upper pocket, with slim bluff edge lapels and a comfortable slim silhouette, in a full range of sizes with special sizing upon request. Shown with a classic Bengal stripe spread collar shirt featured at right, and one of our handsome English pure silk, entirely hand sewn neckties, with a copper ground and azure and gold stripes. We feature our French woven white linen and cotton square with a black and cornflower blue corner check. We propose Super 130s wool gabardine trousers in light grey to complete the ensemble. Jacket, 609J...$1,495. Shirt, 218...$225. Tie, W353-C...$155. Pocket square, SGP1…$75. Pants, plain front, HGBP2-C; or forward pleat, HGB2-C...$395. b. These handsome Scottish knit sweaters are lighter weight, and feel like a slipper rather than a shoe! Enjoy them especially under a jacket, when you want the warmth of cashmere and the weight of cotton. In three striking colors, shown left to right: A-ice blue; C-melon; B-sage. Sizes M–XXL. Shown with shirts 4430-blue ground with white check; 4428-white and blue small grid; 4429-white and blue mid-size grid. Each sweater, HW87…$495. Each shirt…$245. c. Exceptional Italian woven 2-ply cotton twill spread collar shirt in classic blue and white pattern, with button cuffs and breast pockets, will complete every ensemble. As with all our meticulously cut shirts, each has true mother-of-pearl buttons, single needle stitching, sleeve gauntlets, side gussets, and comfortable softly lined collar. Shirt, 218...$225. b c a classic style …in understated herringbone cashmere 1-800-221-4671 | 39
...our mélange f lannels a. Our cashmere polo style sweaters are knitted from the finest Scottish cashmere, in a plain weave with a set-in shoulder and turn back cuffs. They sit handsomely under a jacket for extra warmth when needed and look smart over a dress shirt. Sizes M–XXL. Our superior 200’s thread count blue and white small check shirt pairs handsomely. Sweaters shown from top to bottom: A-russet; B-coffee; C-sage; D-cornflower. Each sweater, HW102...$465. Shirt, 603...$245. b. Our Italian crafted calfskin belts are the perfect complement to your shoes: you will find nearly a perfect match for every shade we offer. The buckle is brass on the chestnut and tan belts; nickel on the dark brown and black belts. Sizes 32–44 , 1¼" wide. Shown from top to bottom: E-dark brown; D-tan; A-chestnut; B-black. Each calfskin belt, 9942…$175. c. Mélange flannel trousers, in a remarkable and luxurious palette of colors, cut in our Italian workroom from 12 ounce 100% carded wool fabric from Italy. Lined to the knee. Available in either STFF-forward pleat or STFP-plain front. Sizes 32–44 even, and 33–39 odd. Shown from front to back: B-medium brown; D-light grey; E-dark grey; F-charcoal grey; G-medium grey. We show our brown calf leather belt with brass buckle. Each pair of trousers...$345. Belt, 9942-C...$175. a c b Below: The classic Pantheon shape from Lafont of Paris is available in five traditional colors: A-black; B-crystal; C-dark tortoise; D-amber (shown here); or I-pinkie. These frames are available in a 50 mm lens size only. Each Pantheon frame, LFP…$355. 1-800-221-4671 | 41 a practical & luxurious… fine cashmere polo sweaters
42 | www.bensilver.com d b. Our luxurious but durable cotton twill spread collar dress shirts are essential for every wardrobe. The Italian woven twill is a 2-ply 120s thread count cotton. We offer two collars - a wide spread, and a more modified spread which we call a Kelly – in both white and blue twill. Clockwise from top left, we show the wider spread in 240-white, and then 241-blue. Below, we show the modified spread collar in 281blue, and in 280-white. Each shirt...$215. c. Plump, burnished calf belts, 13⁄₈" wide with brass buckles. In A-black or B-brown, sizes 32–46. Each burnished calf belt, S550...$135. d. Cavalry twill trousers cut in our old world workroom in Italian woven Super 130s Merino wool from E. Thomas. As with all our trousers, stitched with piped fly seam, crotch lining, lining to the knee in the front, and split waistband. Available in either SNCT-forward pleat or SNCTP-plain front. Sizes 32–44 even, and 33–39 odd. Shown from top to bottom: E-charcoal brown; C-dark grey; A-olive; D-taupe; B-light grey. Each pair of trousers…$295. Belt, 9942-E…$175. a. This exceptional lambswool jacket, woven in England by Kynoch, one of the most prestigious mills, has an appealing glen plaid in warm autumn colors of blue, sienna and orange, that is equally handsome with a necktie or a sweater, as shown here. As with all of our sport coats, tailored in our workroom as a two button jacket with a canvassed front and hand felled natural shoulder, classic point to point at the shoulders, with side vents, double pipe and flap lower pockets and a welted upper pocket, with slim bluff edge lapels and a comfortable slim silhouette, in a full range of sizes with special sizing upon request. Shown with one of our essential Italian woven twill shirts and our cashmere polo sweater in a coffee hue that offers an understated accent to the jacket. One of our French woven cotton pocket squares with a mini-square motif is a finishing touch. Our medium brown mélange flannel trousersl to complete the look. Jacket, 4058J…$1,025. Sweater, HW102-B…$465. Shirt, 241…$215. Pocket square, SGP4…$55. Pants, plain front, STFP-B; or forward pleat, STFF-B...$345. b c a timeless in appeal… invitingly glen plaid sport coat 1-800-221-4671 | 43
a. Waistcoats are an excellent way to be dressed without the addition of a sport coat, and they provide warmth by layering when the temperature really drops. Each of our waistcoats has lower flap pockets and a handsome notched collar, and is backed with a Bemberg lining with a closure to cinch the waist. Even sizes 40–48 on all but suede waistcoat, which is sized M–XXL. Shown left to right: navy moleskin, HMSV-A; camel moleskin, HMSV-B; Black Watch wool, W366; tobacco suede, ASV. Moleskin waistcoat…$225. Black Watch waistcoat…$325. Suede waistcoat…$385. b. Traditional Black Watch tartan trousers, cut in our old world workroom with meticulous attention to detail, from pure wool woven in England. Available in either HBWF-forward pleat or HBWP-plain front. Sizes 32–44 even, and 33–39 odd. Each pair of trousers…$295. Belt, S9678-A…$155. a b Above: From Crockett & Jones of England, part of the handgrade collection, is a plain fronted demi-boot, an updated version of a traditional shoe, in antique leather, with single leather soles. In sizes 8.5–12. Demi-boot in brown leather, 9439B…$875. 44 | www.bensilver.com c c e …versatile & comfortable our handsome waistcoats c. Our traditional Black Watch pattern wool waistcoat will be a handsome addition to your wardrobe, equally polished on its own, or under a navy blazer. Even sizes 40–48 Regular. Shown with our white ground cotton button down shirt with a blue and navy check, and our Signature collection forest green necktie. Waistcoat, W366…$325. Shirt, 423…$225. Tie, W320-E…$155. d. Our handsome Swiss cotton 2-ply 120s dress shirt with our unparalleled button down collars and gentleman’s easy fit, in a white ground with blue and navy tattersall check. Shirt, 423…$225. e. Our red lightweight wool flannel waistcoat is a perfect expression of your festive sentiments. Cut from Super 120s flannel from Barberis in Italy. In sizes 40–48 Regular. Shown with a classic cardinal red repp tie with stripes in oxford blue, marigold and green. Waistcoat, HRFV…$325. Shirt, 690…$215. Tie, S32…$138. f. Our English made braces are wool and polyester with fine leather tabs and elastic backing for ease. Sizing can be adjusted easily because of polished silver levers. Shown left to right, ATDG-Dress Gordon tartan; ATRW-Red Watch tartan. Each pair of braces…$125. d f 1-800-221-4671 | 45
46 | www.bensilver.com OUR TROUSERS ARE CUT FROMTHE FINEST Br itish, Ir ish and Italian classic fabrics with high thread counts. This season, we offer gabardines, flannels, cavalry twills, corduroys, English drill cloth, moleskin, Donegal tweeds, and more. All our trousers, dress and casual, are made in an artisan old world shop in Italy. All are impeccably cut and sewn to the very highest standards, including a split waist-band for extra comfort and easy alteration, and piped fly seams and crotch lining. Some dress pants include a change pocket inside the right front on seam pocket, as well. Available in either forward pleat or plain front, in sizes 32–39 even and odd sizes, and in sizes 40–44 even only. As with all fine trousers, ours are unfinished. At left: Our Italian woven corduroy truly is the cord of kings! Woven in Italy and meticulously cut in our old world workroom. Pants, in forward pleat, SPCF, or in plain front, SPCP…$235.
a. Our Fair Isle pattern lambswool sweater is handsome under a jacket, but also an eye stopper on its own. Our lambswool sweater vests are woven soft and light. Sizes M–XXL. Shown with our blue oxford cloth cotton button down shirt. Sweater, WL158...$185. Shirt, 111...$205. b. Our button down oxford shirts are cut from 2-ply 100s thread count Italian woven cotton. This classic “oxford” is the standard bearer for all button down shirts in every gentleman’s shirt collection. No closet is complete without these colors. Shown clockwise from top left: 110-white; 111-blue; 112-pink; 113-yellow. Each shirt…$205. ...the finest & most comfortable corduroys c. Handsome edge stitched English bridle leather belts in A-black, B-Havana tan with solid nickel buckles, sizes 32–44, and also sizes 33, 35, 37, 39. Each edge stitched bridle leather belt, S8011…$155. d. Our Italian woven corduroy truly is the cord of kings! Woven in Italy and meticulously cut in our old world workroom, it is luxuriously soft, with an elegant moderate wale, and a perfect easy to wear and comfortable weight for the long season ahead. We offer a variety of color this season, recognizing that you will enjoy these cords with sweaters, as shown, or with sport coats. Offered in both plain front and forward pleat, with a regular rise. Colors are shown top to bottom: A-eucalyptus; B-aviation; C-beige; D-red; E-fir; F-bark; G-ginger. Pants, in forward pleat, SPCF, or in plain front, SPCP…$235. Belt, S8011-B…$155. 48 | www.bensilver.com b c d 1-800-221-4671 | 49 a …Fair Isle tradition in a fine lambswool sleeveless sweater
50 | www.bensilver.com …classic style a man in a grey flannel suit Always in style...our grey flannel suiting is in a Super 120s 270 gram Italian woven mid-grey mélange flannel that is both elegant and comfortable. The classic silhouette has a natural shoulder, two-button stance, a slim bluff edge lapel, double pipe and flap lower pockets, side vents and forward pleat pants. (Plain front trousers upon request.) Available in our full size range. Shown with our Signature collection magenta basketweave tie and our Italian woven twill cotton white striped blue ground shirt with a cutaway collar and button cuffs. Cognac color alligator belt, and English chestnut double monk shoes are elegant accessories. A square antique tortoise French eyewear is a classic accent. Suit, 598S...$1,295. Shirt, 520...$225. Tie, W271-A...$155. Belt, TABD-C…$495. Shoes, 9599…$895. Eyeglass frame, FPF43-B…$355. 1-800-221-4671 | 51
a. Joshua Ellis has woven the cashmere for our Lindsay tartan sport coat. This jacket makes every day a festive event. The rich wine, tartan green and navy plaid is complemented handsomely with our forest green solid necktie. The glen plaid spread collar shirt, with its understated pink windowpane, adds greater interest to the simplicity of the solid neckwear. In the pocket, our white engineered linen and cotton square folds neatly. As with all of our sport coats, impeccably cut in a two button elegant silhouette in a full range of sizes. Shown with our Italian woven and cut blue flannel trousers. Jacket, 4121J…$1,475. Shirt, 6912…$225. Tie, W356-C…$155. Pocket square, SGP2…$75. Pants, HFL-C, forward pleat, or HFLP-C, plain front…$395. b. Made from 100% Loro Piana Merino wool, our roll neck sweaters are as comfortable as silk against the skin, and as lightweight as a shirting. Made exclusively for us by Scotland’s fine knitter, William Lockie, in M–XXL. Enjoy them in four colors: A-navy; B-wheat; C-slate; D-Bordeaux. Shown at right, our Lindsay cashmere sport coat with the navy merino roll neck sweater. Each sweater, WL95…$215. c. Our Signature solid neckwear selection this season is available in five handsome colors that will embellish every sport coat or suit: A-rose; B-delft; C-forest; D-golden; E-slate. Each tie, W356…$155. b 52 | www.bensilver.com c b 1-800-221-4671 | 53 a perfect for every festive occassion ...holiday spirit
a. Traditional surcingle twill belts, 1³/8" wide, with leather ends and solid brass buckles, trace their history to the heavy wool straps used for training horses, and the old French words “sur cengle” meaning “over the girdle” of the horse. They are a handsome weekend addition to your wardrobe. Size 32–46. Available in eight solid colors: A-black; B-camel; C-olive; D-red; E-yellow; F-denim; H-forest; I-navy. Also available with a center stripe: J-navy with camel stripe; K-camel with navy stripe; L-navy with red stripe. Each surcingle twill belt, S683...$85. b. Our Charleston Britches are cut from a fall weight peach finish cotton for extra comfort and softness, then garment washed for extra softness. Although they are made to the same size specifications as all of our trousers, including our dress drills, they have larger belt loops, permitting a more casual wider belt, and they may be washed. Just as attractive flat pressed without a pleat as with one, they are guaranteed to be “go-to” pants for weekend comfort. Cut, as all of our trousers, in the full range of sizes. Charleston Britches, forward pleat, HWBF; plain front, HWBP…$225. Belt, S683-I...$85. 54 | www.bensilver.com a c b c. Enjoy our easy fitting and comfortable lambswool V-neck vests, knitted in Scotland, in four wonderful colors: A-sky; B-sun; C-rouge; D-lime. Sizes M–XXL. Shown with our Italian woven 2-ply Royal twill tattersall shirt in navy and sky. Each sweater, WL154...$175. Shirt, 2315...$215. d. Five wonderful button-down shirts, each with blue as one of the colors in the check, but each with a distinct second color. As with all our button down shirts, with a perfect collar roll, gentleman’s cut, and all the trimmings of the finest shirt-making, including single needle stitching, 2-ply high thread count cotton, and mother-of-pearl buttons, as well as two sleeve buttons at the gauntlet to adjust the size of the opening for a watch. In a full range of neck and sleeve sizes. Shown from top to bottom: 2317-green, blue; 2316-magenta, blue; 2315-brown, blue; 2314-red, blue; 2313-navy, blue. Each shirt…$215. c 1-800-221-4671 | 55 perfect for golf or leisure… sleeveless lambswool V-neck d
a. Historically, Shetland wool has been associated with the colors of the Shetland isles, and this group of sweaters is no exception. We think the sea and surf reminiscent hues of these sweaters is especially appealing. The allure of Shetland wool is its softness and fluffy hand, so that the plain weave sweater is characterized by a good deal of loft. The banded sleeves and ribbed bottom are typical, as is the 2x1 ribbed crewneck. Shown top to bottom: A-coral; B-shamrock; C-blue lovat; D-wheat. Sizes M–XXL. Shown with our blue and white gingham check button down shirt, featured at left. Each sweater, WL156...$195. Shirt, 736BD...$225. b. Our small gingham check button down collar shirts are cut from the finest 2-ply 120s thread count Swiss cotton. Available in 736BD-blue on white or 737BD-a rich pink and white, in a full range of sizes. Each shirt…$225. c. These plump, beautifully tanned 1¼" wide Scotch grain belts are made by Crockett & Jones to match their pebble grain shoes. The dark brown belt has a nickel buckle, and the tan belt has an antique brass buckle. Sizes 32–42. In A-tan or B-dark brown. Each Scotch grain belt, 9943…$225. d. From Crockett & Jones of England, country grain leather chukka boots in both dark brown and tan. Featuring Goodyear-welted construction, hardy Dainite rubber soles, and storm welts. Available in US sizes 8.5–12 D width. The Brecon in dark brown, 5180…$670. The Chiltern in tan, 8236…$645. b a c d 1-800-221-4671 | 57 a …rich in tradition Shetland wool crewnecks
a. We offer three exceptional oxford cloth button down shirts, each in a refined 140s thread count Thomas Mason Gold cloth, woven in Italy, and then cut in our impeccable model, with its perfect collar roll, generous gentlemen’s cut, with mother-of-pearl buttons, single needle stitching, side gauntlets, second buttons on the sleeve, and additional width at the sleeve for a wristwatch. These Gold line fabrics will be a welcome addition to the wardrobe of men who enjoy oxford cloth, as they have all the durability and tradition of lesser oxford weaves, with the refinement and comfort of 140s fabric. Shown clockwise from top left: 5870-solid blue; 5869-blue ground, white Bengal; 5868-white ground, blue university stripe. Each shirt…$225. b. We are excited that the response to our blue jeans has been sensational! These jeans are the culmination of years of product development – tweaking each and every detail... until, at last, we have determined that everything is just right! The denim fabric is 99% cotton, with a dash of stretch that significantly increases the comfort. The fit is both flattering and relaxed. The special shade of “Charleston Blue” will pair handsomely with all of your wardrobe pieces – from a brightly colored polo shirt to a navy blazer! Charleston Blues are made for us in an American workroom, with extra attention to the small components that make our jeans unique, such as our Ben Silver button and our signature Palmetto design that is embroidered on the “fifth pocket” and stamped on the back leather tab. Offered in waist sizes 32–44, with odd sizes through 37, and your choice of 30, 32, or 34 inch inseam. “Charleston Blues,” AGJ…$225. a b b b 1-800-221-4671 | 59 all year ‘round comfort… pima cotton crewneck sweaters Our plain weave 100% Pima cotton crewneck sweaters are easy to wear throughout the year. Handsomely knitted with a banded sleeve and bottom, in three reliable colors, each perfect with one of our fine oxford button down shirt featured on this spread. Sizes M–XXL. Shown top to bottom: A-British khaki; B-russet red; C-denim blue. Each sweater, KCS8...$195. Shirt, 5869…$225. 1-800-221-4671 | 59
60 | www.bensilver.com introducing our poplin G-9 …the perfect jacket for Spring & Fall 1-800-221-4671 | 61 a. Bob is wearing our authentic Indian Madras shirt in navy, claret, gold and green, which we featured in spring and summer to an astounding response, far greater than anticipated. Given the production schedules in India, for our repeat orders, we were only able to deliver this shirt in mid-summer. In anticipation now of another enthusiastic response, we offer a new madras shirt, in a palette more suited to fall, with navy as the predominant shade. Madras is a lightweight cotton fabric, completely handwoven, using yarns dyed with vegetable colorings. The fabric takes its name from the former name of the city of Chennai in south India. Authentic Madras still comes from Chennai (Madras). You may remember this from your college days, but it is just as enjoyable and comfortable today as it was then. We have constructed these shirts in our classic signature collar button down shirt, with all the bells and whistles of our dress shirts, and a long sleeve, easy to roll up at leisure. Because authentic madras may “bleed” on first washing, though it will not fade, we recommend you wash it separately first. The color will remain fast after the first washing. Sizes S–XXL. Red ground Madras shirt, M104. Navy ground Madras shirt, M123. Each shirt…$175. b. Ludwig Reiter, a highly regarded European name in fine shoes, has made these leather sneakers, or “trainers” for us. They have a full leather lining, reinforced toecap, and gum soles. Made in Austria. Available in European sizes 41–47 (US sizes 8–13). Shown from front to back: C-brown; A-tan; B-black. Leather sneakers, LRS…$395. b Opposite page: We are delighted to introduce our own poplin G-9 jacket, precisely the same model as our cold weather soft wool and cashmere G-9, which has long been a favorite of our customers. The fit is comfortable, and styled with every detail accounted for: buttoned side pockets, banded waistband and sleeves, two-button throat latch, full sturdy zipper, high straight collar and our own house plaid in red, blue and white cotton lining. Even sizes 38–50. Choose from either tan or blue, each in a water resistent poplin that feels good to the touch. Poplin G-9 jacket, IG9…$445. a M104 M123