July 2022 Ready for Summer …in classic style!
We ship by FedEx, so that in-stock orders should arrive within 2-3 business days of shipment. However, currently all carriers are experiencing 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 Copyright © 2022 The Ben Silver Corporation We have put together a “taste of summer” – classically styled and comfortable clothing, perfect for the season at hand. 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. We 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. 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 and blazer buttons, 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 Ben ilver On the cover: Our vibrant swim trunks paired with our brighter polo shirts. Ben Silver swim trunks, PCT11–Island pattern with a sky blue ground…$145; PCT14–Volcano pattern in dark blue, fire red and bright blue…$145. Ben Silver polo shirts, BSPS-E...$89; BSPS-G...$89. Sunglasses, EPSB-D…$265. Above: Our own exceptional pure linen shirts for the warmer weather! Our Charleston shirts are available in nine wonderful colors, shown left to right: A-red; B-yellow; C-blue; D-orange; E-purple; F-pink; G-green; H-white; I-sky. Sizes M–XXL. Each Charleston linen shirt, 562…$215.
a a. Each of these fine linen shirts is cut meticulously in our regular dress shirt manner, with a comfortable spread collar and button cuffs. Enjoy them in five fresh colors for the season, when in the warm days ahead they will be greatly appreciated! Shown clockwise from the top: 792-solid white linen; 793-solid sky linen; 794-solid pink linen; 795-solid lilac linen; 796-solid butter linen. Each shirt...$255. b. Shown in front of stack, cream ground with blue pinstripe in wool, silk and linen, HJCP (plain front) or HJCF (forward pleat)…$385; shown top to bottom of stack: cream and nut glen plaid in pure linen, HLPP (plain front) or HLPF (forward pleat)…$245; white ground with fire red double hairline stripe in wool and linen, HDSP-A (plain front) or HDSF-A (forward pleat)…$325; solid white linen, HLWP (plain front) or HLWF (forward pleat)…$245; sky and white hairline stripe in wool and linen, HBSP (plain front) or HBSF (forward pleat)…$325; white ground with cobalt blue double hairline stripe in wool and linen, HDSP-B (plain front) or HDSF-B (forward pleat)…$325. 1-800-221-4671 | 5 b Stylish Comfort …in linen, silk & wool
a. Our knit polo, made to our own specifications, is the best you can buy. The fabric is in the highest quality cotton pique weave; the sizing is generous but properly scaled; the shape is classically proportioned; the banded sleeve is the right length and width; the ribbed collar is casual, but wide enough to lie properly under a sport coat; the buttons and the button placket are refined; and the bottom is properly finished with a side gusset. With Charleston in mind, we have embroidered the graceful sub-tropical Palmetto on each shirt. A full range of colors is available in our classic short sleeve polo shirt — perfect all year round! From top to bottom: E-lagoon; D-coral; C-sea green; G-flamingo; H-custard; J-Eton blue; A-white; F-lilac. The Charleston Polo, BSPS...$89. b. We are excited that the response to our blue jeans has been sensational! Nearly 2,000 pairs have moved from us to you since their introduction! 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…$195. a Our Perfect Polo Shirt & Our “Charleston Blues” …result – all year comfort b 1-800-221-4671 | 7 b b b b At left: Our soft and pliable 1³⁄8" wide belt, in a mottled “Havana cigar” color leather and edge stitched for casual wear. Available in sizes 32–44. Havana cigar leather belt, S1144-E…$145.
8 | www.bensilver.com TRUNKS We offer six appealing swim trunk patterns, exclusively made to Ben Silver specifications by Europe’s finest maker. Unlike other imports, these are cut in American sizes, with generous room allowing movement and comfort, and in a moderate mid-thigh length with a proper 5" inseam. Quick wicking fabrics in vibrant motifs. True fitting sizes M–XXL, with comfort assured by the cotton lining, flexible elastic waistband, cord drawstrings with Ben Silver engraved metal tips to prevent unraveling. Side pockets and a single back Velcro flap pocket. We show complementary colors in our polo shirts to highlight the patterns. Each of our polos is an excellent topper at the beach! Each Ben Silver swim trunk…$145. a. PCT12-Flora pattern in blue and yellow, separated from PCT13-Coral reef in vibrant red and blue and yellow, by BSPS-H, our custard yellow polo. b. PCT10-Islands pattern with a navy ground. c. PCT05-Our signature Palmetto trunks in a rich blue and white. d. PCT11-Island pattern with a sky blue ground, separated from PCT14-Volcano pattern in dark blue, fire red and bright blue, by BSPS-G, our flamingo pink polo. Opposite page: Our Ben Silver baseball cap, in the softest brushed cotton, with an adjustable closure on the back for sizing, is an ideal accessory on a summer’s day. Ben Silver cap, BCAP2…$19.50 a b 1-800-221-4671 | 9 c d our Charleston swim trunks …vibrant color & exceptional comfort
We are again delighted to offer our own exceptional linen shirts for the warmer weather. Generations past, Charlestonians wore linen to withstand the brutally hot days of summer, and in tribute to that history we have created a linen shirt of the highest quality, in eight wonderfully vivid colors that any contemporary man would enjoy wearing. We have tailored this shirt with the same meticulous attention to detail as we do our dress shirts, from the finest Irish linen available. Nevertheless, it is styled for greater versatility than a dress shirt because the open collar is soft and easy fitting (much like a button down shirt without the buttons), and the French front has no placket, to assure complete simplicity in styling. The button cuff and all of the front buttons are a beautiful horn style for an extra touch of elegance, and the shirt bottom is squared with split side seams so that it can also be worn out very casually. Can be machine washed in cold water. Sizes M–XXL. Shown left to right, top row: F-pink; H-white; D-orange; G-green; second row: C-blue; E-purple; B-yellow; A-red. Each Charleston linen shirt, 562…$215. 1-800-221-4671 | 11 Summer’s Favorite in Eight Colors …The Charleston Linen Shirt
a. Our classic polo shirts, always offered in a plethora of brilliant colors, are now yours to enjoy in wonderful pastel shades. Each color celebrates the season. The fabric is in the highest quality cotton pique weave; the sizing is generous but properly scaled; the shape is classically proportioned; the banded sleeve is the right length and width; the ribbed collar is casual, but wide enough to lie properly under a sport coat; the buttons and the button placket are refined; and the bottom is properly finished with a side gusset. Like the brighter hues of the same style on the previous pages, each is embroidered with the graceful sub-tropical Palmetto. Shown from left to right: D-sky; E-shell; B-mint; A-lavender; C-sun. Each polo shirt, BSPS2…$89. b. Bold round 45 mm UV protected sunglasses from Italy are clearly unisex in appeal. Shown front to back: A-amber; B-dark tortoise. Also available in C-translucent yellow. With a 26 mm saddle bridge adding to the width, these glasses will offer excellent sun protection. Bold round sunglasses, EPSC…$265 each. Pastel Colors for the Season …in our exclusive polos c. We offer each of the Pantheon frames from Lafont of Paris with polarized and 100% UV protected lenses. Shown front to back: D-amber; B-crystal; I-pinkie; C-dark tortoise. Also available in E-Oxford tortoise; F-demi-blond; A-black. Features 50 mm lenses, with a 17 mm keyhole bridge. Pantheon sunglasses, LFS…$465 each. d. As all of our Ben Silver eponymous eyewear, hand crafted exclusively for us in Germany, from the finest Italian carved acetate. These sunglasses have a 47 mm lens, with a 23 mm keyhole bridge. Shown front to back: A-amber; B-black; C-tortoise; D-Tokyo tortoise. Sunglasses, BS354…$335 each. 1-800-221-4671 | 13 a c b d
a. Another great addition to our selection of button down collar sport shirts, in fine Swiss woven cotton, with a navy, sky and rose plaid, and of course, our perfect collar roll. Dress shirt sizing. Shirt, 1204…$215. b. Traditional basketweave leather belt, 13/8" wide. Available in A-brown with brass buckle or B-black with nickel buckle. Sizes 32–44. Each basketweave leather belt, 9944…$225. c. A wonderful button down collar sport shirt, in dress shirt sizing, with a pastel plaid against a cream white ground. Swiss woven cotton, and impeccably tailored, as all our button down shirts, with a perfect collar roll. Shirt, 8425…$225. a c b d e d. Another sport shirt for the season is this appealing Swiss woven cotton button down shirt with a handsome colorful small plaid in yellow, orange and blue, in dress shirt sizing. Shirt, 9425…$225. e. Our collection of summer cotton trousers will pair with every sport shirt, cotton or linen or polo knit. Cut from the finest woven cotton from one of Italy’s most prestigious mills into our comfortable and handsome fit, either CBPL-plain front or CBFP-forward pleat. Sizes 32–44 even, and 33–37 odd. The range of colors is exceptional, shown top to bottom: C-salmon; B-blue; D-seafoam; A-marigold; F-New England red; E-white. Pants, forward pleat, CBFP; plain front CBPL…$235. Belt, 9944-A...$225. 1-800-221-4671 | 15 Add Color to your Weekend …in our fine cottons
a. Enjoy our sleeveless V-neck vests, in pure Pima cotton, the same wonderful plain weave of our long sleeve cotton sweaters. This especially soft and comfortable sweater will be ideal for days on the links, or weekend pleasures, but it works well as a sweater under a sport coat as well. Sizes M–XXL. Available in colors that evoke the season, and shown with our versatile red and blue tattersall check button down shirt. Vests are shown top to bottom: A-campari; B-sky; D-sun; C-seaglass. Each vest, KCSV2…$165. Shirt, 690…$215. b. 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. a 16 | www.bensilver.com b Perfect for Golf or Leisure… sleeveless cotton V-neck c Above: Inspired by the American Ivy League, a classically made English saddle shoe from Crockett & Jones—traditional navy and white oxfords with handsome red rubber Goodyear welted soles. Available in sizes 8.5–12. The Princeton, 5298…$635. c. Two of our favorite shirts are complementary color graph check button downs. Choose from either 690-a red and blue graph; or 691-navy and sky graph check. Each is cut into our exceptionally comfortable and uniquely styled button down shirt, with its signature collar roll, generous gentleman’s fit, and the tailoring of all of our fine dress shirts, including mother-of-pearl buttons. Each shirt…$215. d. Our Charleston Britches are cut from a summer 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. 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, HBBF; or plain front, HBBP…$225. Surcingle twill belt in navy, S683-L...$85. 1-800-221-4671 | 17 c d
a. Our warm weather English drills, in comfortable English Cotton, with all the benefits of comfort and durability, including the ability to hold a crisp pressed crease, are available in two colors for the season. In addition to the original khaki color, A (shown on bottom); we are pleased to offer the summer drills in a handsome golden tan, B (shown on top). Available in either HSDF-forward pleat or HSDP-plain front. Sizes 32–44 even and 33–39 odd, each in Short, Regular, and Long rises. Made in our old world artisan workroom in Italy. Dry clean only. English Drill trousers, in A-khaki or B-golden tan...$225 each. Belt, S8011-B...$155. b. Three traditional check button down shirts, each with light blue as one of two colors, and the second color an appealing contrast: 6110-pink; 6111-mid-blue; 6113-yellow. Sized as dress shirts, as befits the fine Italian woven cotton. Each shirt…$225. b a 1-800-221-4671 | 19 A Perfect Combination: …our English drills & colorful button down shirts
a. Our soft and luxurious Sea Island Cotton cable socks, with a contrasting toe and heel. The exceptional Sea Island Cotton fiber results in rich color as well as softness and durability. Above the calf length, in sizes M and L. Shown from left to right: 18-coral, cream; 15-lime, dark pink; 23-white, yellow; 21-pink, white; 22-light blue, white; 16-yellow, lime; 11-blue, yellow; 19-red, blue; 4-navy, red. One pair Sea Island Cotton cable socks, CCSX…$38. Six pairs, 6CCSX…$36 each. b. A summer favorite, our Crockett & Jones handsome canvas and burnished calf Derby style saddle shoes are lightweight and sturdy, with a comfortable last. Available in sizes 8.5-12. The Bosham, 5183…$595. c. 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. 20 | www.bensilver.com b c a Above: Our selection of 100% pima cotton sweaters, knitted in Peru, should be a wardrobe essential. The appeal of this easy to wear plain weave cotton knit is its versatility throughout the season. Perfect for cool evenings, handsome on its own over a shirt, and always right under a jacket. Sizes M–XXL. Our plain weave cotton V-neck sweaters with banded sleeve and bottom are available in four wonderful colors, shown top to bottom: A-mint; B-iris; C-pineapple; D-campari. The featured shirt is a royal blue gingham check button down cut from Thomas Mason Italian woven cotton, to our demanding specifications. Each v-neck sweater, KCV5…$195. Shirt, 6432-A…$215. 1-800-221-4671 | 21 Versatile Cotton V-neck …with a handsome ribbed collar
a a. Gingham check shirts are always in style, and we have selected a vibrant group that will allow you to welcome the season in color and comfort. Each shirt is cut in 2-ply 120s thread count Italian woven cotton, and in a comfortable gentleman’s cut, with our renowned button down collar, with its perfect collar roll. Shown from left to right: D-orange; B-blue; E-yellow;. A-green; G-light blue; C-strawberry. Available in sizes M–XXL. Each gingham check shirt, 312...$215. b. Our clip-on sunglasses with UV protected lenses are designed to fit the Pantheon frame perfectly. Available in five sizes: S-small, 46 mm; I-intermediate, 48 mm; M-medium, 50 mm; ML-medium large, 52 mm; L-large, 54 mm. The brass bridge and rims are unobtrusive and smart, and the rubber coated hooks clip in exactly the right spot. Each pair of Pantheon clip-ons, CLIP…$145. c. An example of our finest Italian knit socks in pure cotton, in a birdseye pattern, and in colors well suited to the season, shown from left to right: 274-royal; 281-periwinkle; 279-khaki; 275-coral; 280-sage; 283-sky; 284-pink; 282-purple. Above the calf, in sock sizes 11–13. One pair cotton birdseye socks, CBS…$38. Six pairs, 6CBS…$36 each. d. Vegetable tanned, 11⁄ 4" feather edge glove lined leather with solid brass buckle, in A-black; B-brown; C-tan. Sizes 32–44, and also sizes 33, 35, 37, 39. Each feathered edge belt, S9057…$145. e. The welted blucher seam and the refined shape of this Crockett & Jones dress white nubuck shoe is appropriate for the finest summer clothing. Available in sizes 8.5–12. The Onslow Welted Blucher in white, 8747…$660. f 1-800-221-4671 | 23 Per fect Weekend Wear …in our f ine cottons b Above: Our classic Panama hat, produced with Ecuadorean straw, as all authentic Panamas must be, has a tailored 3.5" brim, for greater protection from the sun, 4.25" crown and black grosgrain hat band. Available in a full size range from 7 1/8–7 5/8. Natural Panama hat, NPH...$295. c d e
a. Our summer shorts will assure you comfort and durability in the months ahead. We have washed them for an even softer brushed cotton finish, and to assure that there will be no shrinkage when you wash them at home. Cut in the same old world workroom as our dress trousers, you will find the same quality throughout. We offer them in six colors this season, shown from top to bottom: B-brick; A-tan khaki; D-sunshine; E-light olive; C-cruise blue; F-golden khaki. Choose either HSCF-forward pleat; or HSCP-plain front, as shown opposite. Perfect with our braided cotton belts. Each pair of shorts...$165.Each braided cotton belt, S695...$125. 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. Shown clockwise from top left: 110-white; 111-blue; 112-pink; 113-yellow. Each shirt…$205. c. Our 100% cotton to the calf socks, with contrasting color at toe and heel, are a colorful choice for weekends when a short bright sock adds zest to your wardrobe. Sock sizes 11–13. From left to right: 19-navy, red; 20-yellow, royal; 21-melon, grey; 22-orange, cream; 23-violet, lavender. One pair bright cotton socks, CTSX…$38. Six pairs, 6CTSX…$36 each. d. Braided cotton stretch belts with leather tabs and brass buckles. Shown from left to right: A-green; B-camel; G-bone; F-royal; C-orange; D-navy; E-custard. Available in sizes 32–46. Each braided cotton belt, S695…$125. e. Saddle shoes, the real McCoy, from England’s Crockett & Jones, made exclusively for us in tan and white leather, with a classic rubber sole. Available in sizes 8.5–12. The Cannock, 9604…$635. b a c a 1-800-221-4671 | 25 EasyWeekend Comfort …our washed cotton shorts & button down shirts c d e
a. Our blue and white small check shirts are cut from the finest 200s thread count 2-ply Italian cotton. Over the years, we have made this shirting available in three different collar options: 603-button down; 603S-spread; 603K-Kelly or modified spread. Each shirt…$245. b. These blucher style bucks are made exclusively for us by Crockett & Jones. Quality English craftsmanship is met with the styling and comfort of an American classic. The handsome red rubber soles are Goodyear welted, and the leather is nubuck. Available in three colors: tan, white, and navy. Available in sizes 8.5–12. The Bermuda Buck in white, 8606…$635. The Bermuda Buck in tan, 8606T…$635. The Bermuda Buck in navy, 8606N…$635. a c b 26 | www.bensilver.com c. Our argyle socks are made from 90% Sea Island Cotton and 10% elastan. One size fits all. Shown from left to right: 45-white, yellow, navy; 44-sky, yellow, coral; 43-tan, lime, orange; 37-olive, yellow, coral; 31-navy, sky, tan; 29-yellow, white, royal; 28-blue, yellow, white; 27-royal, yellow, blue; 26-red, white, navy. One pair above the calf argyle socks, CAG…$40. Six pairs, 6CAG…$38 each. One pair calf length argyle socks, CAGS…$40. Six pairs, 6CAGS…$38 each. d. Our selection of 100% pima cotton sweaters, knitted in Peru, should be a wardrobe essential. The appeal of this easy to wear plain weave cotton knit is its versatility throughout the season. Perfect for cool evenings, handsome on its own over a shirt, and always right under a jacket. Sizes M–XXL. Our plain weave cotton crewneck sweaters with banded sleeve and bottom are available in four wonderful colors, shown top to bottom: A-mint; B-iris; C-pineapple; D-campari. Partnered with our superior 200s thread count Italian woven cotton blue and white check button down shirt. Each crewneck sweater, KCS9…$195. Shirt, 603…$245. d Perfect Cotton Crewneck …the sweater for all occasions 1-800-221-4671 | 27
28 | www.bensilver.com a 1-800-221-4671 | 29 a. 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. 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 Below: These three wonderful weekend button down shirts, cut from Thomas Mason Italian woven cotton, to our demanding specifications, are available in: A-royal blue gingham; B-magenta gingham; C-light blue gingham. Each shirt, 6432…$215. a Introducing Our Poplin G-9 …classic style & easy comfort
30 | www.bensilver.com 1-800-221-4671 | 31 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
Above and opposite page: This handsome straw ground sport coat, in a herringbone weave of 36% wool, 32% silk and 32% linen is intersected by multiple windowpanes of contrasting color. The English heritage tattersall pattern is always a favorite, easy to dress up or down. Woven in England at one of our favorite mills, the jacket is cut in our workroom in a full range of sizes, and tailored in a trim natural shoulder silhouette with a canvassed and lined two-button front, and trim 3" lapels, side vents, and double pipe and flap lower pockets. We show it with a high thread count button down striped shirt, as shown opposite, and an understated English silk block stripe tie, along with one of our new French woven pocket squares. Dark grey Italian woven Super 130s Merino wool gabardine pants, along with a tan cordovan belt, and whiskey cordovan loafers, combine for a strikingly handsome ensemble. We suggest the retro rounded sunglasses from our classic eyewear collection. Jacket, 5039J…$1,095. Shirt, 5868…$225. Tie, W341-C…$155. Trousers, forward pleat, HGB2-B, or plain front, HGBP2-B…$395. Pocket square, SGP7-B…$65. Belt, S9738-C…$385. Shoe, 8365C…$920. Frames, EPSA-B…$265. Tattersall…Always a Favorite …in wool, silk & linen a. You’ll be taken for a Paul Newman look-alike in these arched keyhole bridge with a 44 mm lens round sunglasses. Shown in A-amber; B-dark tortoise; also available in C-tortoise. They are a classic as well as a stylish alternative to larger sunglasses. Sunglasses, EPSA…$265 each. b. 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. c. Genuine shell cordovan belts, individually benchmade and reinforced with our exclusive interlock construction. Since a single hide is never long enough to make a one piece belt, a cordovan belt is always pieced. Each belt is lined with a magnificent full grain glove leather and fitted with a sand-cast solid brass buckle, handsewn. 1¼" wide. In F-burgundy; A-black; or C-tan. Available in sizes 30–44. Each cordovan belt, S9738…$385. 1-800-221-4671 | 33 a b c
a. Cutaway collared shirts for the season, shown front to back: Robin’s egg blue cotton and linen with a white glen plaid pattern, 6400. Blue cotton ground with a multi-stripe in white and pale gold, 4410. Blue cotton ground with a multi-stripe in white and pale green, 4450. Blue cotton and linen with a white pencil stripe, 2400. Pink and white Bengal stripe in cotton and linen, 4200. Blue and white Bengal stripe in cotton and linen, 4400. Each shirt…$245. b. This handsome plaid fabric is woven for us in Ireland with 26% cotton, 27% silk and 27% linen. The warmly hued sand ground is accented with blue windowpanes. It is meticulously tailored in our trim natural shoulder silhouette with a canvassed and lined two-button front, and trim 3" lapels, side vents, and double pipe and flap lower pockets in a full range of sizes. We show it with one of our favorite cotton and linen cutaway collar shirts and an English silk striped woven necktie in cornflower blue. In the pocket, a white pure linen square with a hand rolled edged in blue. Trousers are forward pleat dark grey Super tropical wool from our Scabal collection. We propose the calf leather tan belt with its solid brass buckle, and the extraordinary monk strap tan leather shoe from Crockett & Jones of England. Our Francois Pinton teal and tortoise semi-square 49 mm eyeglass frames, made exclusively for us, complete the image. Jacket, 870J…$985. Shirt, 6400…$245. Tie, W344-C…$155. Pocket square, PFS09-E…$75. Pants, plain front, TRWP-A or forward pleat, TRWF-A…$425. Belt, 9942-D…$175. Shoe, 9290…$995. Eyeglass frames, FPF44-C…$325. 1-800-221-4671 | 35 Get Ready for Spring …in a breathable cotton, silk & linen sport coat b a
36 | www.bensilver.com Above and opposite page: This classic sport coat, with its cream ground, and steel blue open plaid, is woven in 52% wool and 48% cotton in a practical weight that drapes handsomely. Of course, the jacket is cut in our workroom in a full range of sizes, and tailored in a trim natural shoulder silhouette with a canvassed and lined two-button front, and trim 3" lapels, side vents, and double pipe and flap lower pockets. Easy to wear, easy to accent with any shirt and tie combination, but we like our selection for its understated elegance. One of our new cutaway collar shirts, with a mini-grid pattern, along with a teal necktie, and a new pocket square with corner crossed lines in blue and grey, handsomely accessorize this sport coat. We show our cordovan tassel loafer and a bold eyeglass frame from Francois Pinton. Jacket, 5030J…$1,095. Shirt, 8421…$225. Tie, W344-A…$155. Pocket square, SGP1…$75. Shoe, 9376C…$970. Glasses, FPDW-B…$355. 1-800-221-4671 | 37 Always in Style …transition from season to season
a. We propose four new shirtings for the season, 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. Timeless in every season, our cashmere crewneck plain weave sweaters are the perfect example of clothing that transitions from one season to another. Weekend days now, cool evenings later in the spring, these handsome cashmere sweaters will be ready at hand. Shown with our special 200s thread count cotton blue and white small check button down shirts. Cashmere crew neck sweaters, light yet lofty, are knitted in delightful color for the season, shown top to bottom: A-strawberry; B-sky; E-lavender; D-green mist; C-denim. In sizes M–XXL. Each sweater, HW89…$595. Shirt, 4428…$245. a b 1-800-221-4671 | 39 Finest Scottish Cashmere …featherweight & luxurious
Above: Super 120s tropical wool trousers, woven by the exceptional Scabal mills, are available in four colors, shown top to bottom: D-British khaki; C-light grey; B-tan; A-dark grey. Sizes 32–44 even, and 33–39 odd. Pants, forward pleat, TRWF; or plain front, TRWP...$425. Belt, S9057-C …$145. a. Who can deny the appeal of this timeless cream and brown glen plaid, accented by a handsome blue windowpane! The crisp 36% wool, 32% silk and 32% linen fabric gives it natural appeal for the season, yet the rich colors make it transition easily from the earliest days of spring through to fall. This fabric has a lightweight bright quality created from an intimate blend of silk and linen artfully woven with the finest wools. As with all our sport coats, cut in our workroom in a full range of sizes, and tailored in a trim natural shoulder silhouette with a canvassed and lined two-button front, and trim 3" lapels, side vents, and double pipe and flap lower pockets. We add a dash of vibrant color with our azalea ground necktie. Cornflower blue in the tie hints at the blue in the jacket. Our perennial classic shirting, the Panama weave from Swiss 2-ply cotton in a 170s thread count, is a perfect foil to the jacket. Our new French woven and cut pocket square is an ideal accent. Our English Cavendish tassel loafers complement the look. We propose one of our French made eyeglass frames for a bold but traditional look. Jacket, 1011J…$1,095. Shirt, 654S…$295. Tie, W347-A…$155. Pocket square, SGP4…$55. Shoe, 9376…$650. Eyewear, FPDW-B…$355. b. Three handsome entirely handsewn neckties from our English cutting room. The classic stripe is shown in three colorways, left to right: C-tangerine B-sky; A-azalea. Each tie, W347…$155. b a a Comfort & Style …richly colored glen plaid sport coat 1-800-221-4671 | 41
a 42 | www.bensilver.com Travel EasyWith These Special Fabrics …on the road a. With the hope that we will feel free to travel comfortably again soon, we offer a blazer cut from Loro Piana’s special Travel Pro fabric, woven in 100% New Zealander wool, which is specially finished to resist wrinkling. Lightweight, and in a lighter hue of navy blue, it is the perfect blazer for travel. Toss it in the airplane overhead without regret. The blazer is available in our two-button model with side vents. And because we know what it is like to be in the air all day en route to England or wherever, we know you will welcome these travel easy pure cotton shirtings as well. Each is finished to give special resilience on a long journey. Don’t confuse them with formaldehyde infused non-iron shirts! These are safe and comfortable on your skin, and they will require attention after washing; but they will let you remain fresh looking at the end of a journey. We feature our blue on white grid button down shirt as the foil to our raspberry silk knit tie. The easiest tie to travel with – creaseless, impervious to wear – the silk knit tie has long been a favorite of worldly gentlemen. In the pocket, one of our tattersall check cotton squares. Jacket, 466J...$975. Shirt, 7522...$225. Tie, ASK-CC...$110. Pocket square, PFS14-A...$75. b. Scan the QR code at right to view our full selection of silk knit ties in an array of color. Above and at left: Our fine shirts in 2-ply 120s thread count Italian woven cotton, specially finished to resist a long day's journey into night. Left, spread collar travel shirts, clockwise, from top: white twill, 5412; blue twill, 5411; sky blue pinstripe on white, 9212. Right, button down travel shirts, left to right: white with blue grid, 7522; blue with white stripe, 7969. Each shirt…$225. b
Classic Style for Women …sophisticated style a. As always, selection of sophisticated and elegant women’s wear and accessories for the season! Ladies’ linen shirt dress C-pink or D-lilac, among several solid linen colors available. Shown with round Mother-of-pearl necklace with sterling silver adjustable closure. Another elegant option is our yellowlip shell necklace, with sterling silver clasp. Each dress, LLD... $325. Yellowlip shell EBL…$305. b. Yellowlip shell necklace, composed of a delicately joined combination of white shell and pinctada maxima (a pearl oyster resin that produces South Sea Pearls), and fitted with a gold filled closure allowing for a maximum necklace length of 18.5", is made exclusively for us in America. Yellowlip shell necklace, EBL…$305. c. Summertime and the livin’ is easy in our flowing Irish linen dress with its simple collar and fold up short sleeves, and flattering bias cut, allowing it to flair beautifully for both comfort and grace. The flare dress is available in sizes XS–L and in six colors: A-white; B-blue; C-pink; D-lilac; E-yellow; F-navy. Each flare dress, LLD…$325. a b c 44 | www.bensilver.com 1-800-221-4671 | 45 d Below: We offer our unique Tuscan calfskin leather handbags in three handsome colors: A-red; B-chestnut; and C-royal blue. The exceptional shape mimics a seashell with interlaced segments opening elegantly in an accordion manner. Shoulder straps are adjustable. Interior is handsomely finished. Each handbag, BLSH…$625. e d. Our lightweight and airy linen scarf, printed in Italy, feature a whimsical “pop-art” floral print. Enjoy this eye-catching design with your spring and summer wardrobe, either wrapped as a shawl, or draped around the neck multiple times. Dimension 27.5" x 78.75". Scarf, ECS01-A…$165. e. Our beautiful Western inspired fine-braided raffia fedora in desert, has a wide brim, slightly pinched crown, and sateen elastic adjustable inner band, and is finished with a slim leather band. UPF+50 sun protection. A feminine alternative to a classic men’s fedora, you can wear the brim either full or up and enjoy the elegance of this style. We’ve paired it with our linen Matisse inspired abstract scarf in ivory for an understated seasonal look. Dimension 27.5" x 78.75". Raffia fedora, LHK32…$275. Linen abstract scarf in ivory, ECS03-B…$165.
a c b a. Our exclusive Italian crafted handsome Tuscan calfskin leather shoulder bags have a leather tab closure, an interior zippered compartment, a cell phone pocket, and a small card pocket. Dimensions: 14½" width, 10½" height, 6" depth. Shown left to right: B-amber; A-black; C-sienna. Shoulder bag, BSLS…$525. b. Quilted nappa leather flats with patent cap toe. Handmade in Spain. Available in sizes 6.5–10. Shown clockwise from left: E-beige with luggage toe; D-chocolate with chocolate patent toe; A-black with black patent toe; H-wine with black patent toe; B-beige with black patent toe, C-pewter with black patent toe. Each pair of flats, PMCZ…$245. Women's Apparel & Accessories …tasteful & elegant d e c. Take a trip around Charleston with our newest scarf! Our own original artwork is printed in Italy on fine silk twill by a 40 year old family company. Familiar sights of rainbow row, “Holy City” steeples, horse drawn carriages and more are bordered by sweet grass and finished with a hand rolled edge. Scarf dimensions: 35" x 35". Scarf, ATACS…$185. d. Hip length easy fitting white Italian linen collared and buttoned shirt with belt, slightly flared, single breast pocket, sizes S, M, L. Shirt, LTB…$195. e. Tailored slim cotton trousers, with a tapered leg to a side slit at bottom, are made exclusively for us in a fine French workroom. Mid-rise, side zipper, no waistband for extra comfort. Sizes 4–12. Available in A-navy; B-white; C-chocolate; D-black. Each pair of cotton pants, PRP1…$285. e At right: Our Irish linen shirtdress will quickly become a staple in your spring wardrobe! Each dress features a simple cutaway collar, belted waist, and a placket or fly front. The sleeves can be left unfolded for more arm coverage, or folded up above the elbow, held in place by a button tab. The shirtdress is available in sizes XS–XL and in seven colors: A-yellow; B-white; C-pink; D-lilac; F-British blue; G-navy; H-blue and white stripe. Each shirtdress, LSD2…$325. 1-800-221-4671 | 47
a a. Our own classic Bengal stripe pajamas are cut from the finest Italian woven 2-ply 120s cotton with a camp collar, French front, breast pocket, elastic waistband, button-fly, and convenient loop at the interior collar for hanging. We are pleased to add a complementary solid blue pajama with white piping to our handsome assortment. Available in sizes S–XXL. Shown clockwise, from top left: EPJJ-royal and white with red piping; GLPJ-blue with white piping; EPJP-sky and white with navy piping. Each pair of pajamas…$295. b. Sleep well in our soft and comfortable camp collar shadow stripe pajamas, with elastic button waist. Meticulously tailored in heavenly smooth 170s thread count Swiss cotton, they are soft and durable; comfortably luxurious without the application of an iron, and available in A-white or B-blue. Sizes S–XXL. Pajamas, EPJK…$455. a b c d e Practical Luxury for Men (&Women!) …leisure at home c. Our handsome sky blue and white Bengal stripe robe is cut from the finest 2-ply 140’s Italian woven pure cotton. Features shawl collar, breast pocket, two side pockets, and self-fabric belt. Available in sizes M–XXL. Shown with our white stripe pajamas in luxurious 170’s cotton. Robe, SFSR…$370. Featured pajamas, EPJK-A…$455. d. Once you try these fine cotton knit undergarments, you will be hooked, because they are the very best produced today. The round collar shirt is available in sizes S–XXL, all others in sizes M–XXL. Round collar T-shirt, SCHR…$35. V-neck T-shirt, SCHV…$35. Classic brief, SCHB…$27. Boxer-brief, SCHX…$32. e. Classic calfskin slippers with suede lining and soles. Sizes 7–14, including half sizes, in A-black or B-wine. Slippers, DSLP...$160. f. Our newest summer pjs are cut from the finest Swiss woven seersucker, in the same style as our popular piped cotton pjs, opposite page. Each is cut from pure 2-ply 120s thread count cotton, with long sleeves and long pants, or as “shortie” pajamas with short sleeved shirt and boxer bottoms. Available in: A-white with blue piping; or B-blue with white piping. Sizes S–XXL. Each pair of seersucker pajamas, SSPJ…$385. As a “shortie” pj, SSPJS…$325. g. Classic gentleman’s boxer shorts, made by Derek Rose of England. Features 4" inseam, deep crossover two-button adjustable fly, panel seat construction for extra comfort, and fully covered elastic waist. Available in sizes M–XXL. Shown from left to right: B-blue and white check; O-blue and white plaid; A-solid white; M-solid blue; N-blue and white Bengal stripe. Each pair of boxers, DRBX…$58. h. Our backless non-slip slipper is available in A-wine, and B-black. Sizes 7–13, whole sizes only. Backless non-slip slippers, DSED…$165. f f g 1-800-221-4671 | 49 h
a. We are delighted to offer these essential leathergoods for the well-groomed gent. Made in England by the old world artisans of Daines & Hathaway, from the finest oiled grain leather. They are styled classically, with strong zippers, and flexible and expanding contours, and tanned a handsome and manly shade called rusty blaze. The small 9" x 3¼" x 4" antiqued shoe shine kit comes with two cans of polish, a soft cloth and two bristle brushes. The larger, 12½" x 5½" x 6", dopp kit is lined with a handsome water resistant fabric and has a sturdy and unobtrusive leather clutch strap. A tidy way to hold essentials at home, and an even more efficient way to travel with them! Shoe shine kit, DHSK…$265. Dopp kit, DHWK…$285. b. Enjoy these black suede bottom leather travel slippers wherever you go; each pair is zipped within its own leather case. Sizes 7–12, whole sizes only. Travel slippers, DTST…$165. 50 | www.bensilver.com b c Above: Fine leather goods from Ettinger of London, holder of The Royal Warrant, and representative of the definitive qualities of English style and craftsmanship. The lustrous sheen of the external bridle hide leather opens to reveal Ettinger’s iconic London Tan panel hide interior. We offer four styles, shown clockwise from top: EBZW-long wallet with zipped pocket; EBBF2-billfold with 12 card slots; EBCC-visiting card case with 4 card slots; EBBF-billfold with 6 card slots. Each style is available in any of the five exterior colors shown, all with Ettinger’s iconic London tan interior: A-black; B-green; C-Havana; D-red; E-petrol blue. Each long wallet with zippered pocket, EBZW...$280. Each billfold with 12 card slots, EBBF2...$395. Each visiting card case, EBCC…$205. Each billfold with 6 card slots, EBBF…$275. a Practical & Elegant Gifts …fine leather goods c. Three styles of leather wallets from our collection of fine leather goods from Ettinger of London, holder of The Royal Warrant. Shown clockwise from top left: ELBF-billfold with six credit card slots; ELCW-wallet with eight credit card slots; ELCC-card case with three credit card slots. Choose any of the four colors shown for each of the three styles: A-red; B-purple; C-orange; D-turquoise. See our website for details. Each billfold, ELBF...$275. Each wallet, ELCW...$335. Each card case, ELCC…$210. d. We've looked for years for the perfect messenger bag – both handsome and practical. At last, we've found one that meets our demanding standards – the product of old world skilled craftsmanship! Our rich dark tan Italian leather calfskin messenger bag, with comfortable leather shoulder strap, is as practical as it is handsome. The interior features a small zippered pocket as well as three divided compartments, which comfortably hold documents, a laptop, and other electronics. Handmade exclusively for Ben Silver in Tuscany by a 60 year old family owned company. Dimensions: 11½" tall, 15½" wide, and 3½" deep. Messenger bag, BSMB…$585. e. A selection of fine leather eyeglass cases sized generously to protect without bending, 6 ½" x 3 ½". Shown top to bottom: B-tan (with glasses); D-chocolate; C-black; A-cherry. Each leather case, MAGP…$145. d Above: 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. e 1-800-221-4671 | 51
The Ben Silver Corporation 149 King Street Charleston, SC 29401 PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID BEN SILVER CORPORATION STAY CONNECTED WITH US @BENSILVERCOLLECTION CALL: 1-800-221-4671 CLICK: WWW.BENSILVER.COM SCAN TO SHOP You’ll be taken for a Paul Newman look-alike in these arched keyhole bridge round sunglasses in A-amber; B-dark tortoise; C-tortoise. Small and compact with a 44 mm lens, they are a classic as well as a stylish alternative to larger sunglasses. Small round sunglasses, EPSA…$265 each. Stylish and classic sunglasses …for the sunny days ahead