Shoe Collection, Spring 2019

On the following pages are the finest benchmade shoes from England, Italy, Austria, Belgium and America, produced exclusively for Ben Silver by makers renowned for quality in both workmanship and materials. Our classically styled footwear is as practical as it is elegant and graceful; dress shoes are cut from the best vegetable tanned calfskin, in Goodyear welted construction. The traditional styling and quality of these shoes meet all the expectations of the well-dressed gentleman. There is also an assortment of fine leather belts in many of the same vegetable tanned hues, and you will find a handsome collection of exotic leathers. We complement our selection of fine shoes with an equally wonderful range of knit socks from Italy, as well as fine leather goods from England. This is just a taste of our collection of classic apparel and accessories. Find us on the web, as well as in our world renowned shop on historic King Street in Charleston, South Carolina; until you do, enjoy a walk through our exclusive collection on these pages. On the Cover: Clockwise from bottom left, a selection of Crockett & Jones fine shoes from our collection: The Crewe in tan calf and stone canvas, 2010A…$650; The Harvard in navy grain, 8365F…$650; The Harvard in whiskey cordovan, 8365C…$910; The Crewe in tan and white calf, 2010C…$650; The Lichfield in burnished chestnut, 6240…$670. Many of the shoes in this catalog are manufactured by England’s premier shoe maker, Crockett & Jones, exclusively for Ben Silver. Founded in 1879, this family owned company has been renowned for over a century for their benchmade shoes. They produce our selection of fine shoes predominantly by hand, from the highest quality materials in order to produce the best possible fitting characteristics. Each pair takes up to eight weeks to manufacture in a painstaking process that involves over 200 highly skilled operations. The finest calfskin and suede uppers are combined with slowly tanned natural bark soles, for superior strength and flexibility as well as glove-like comfort. The shoes are hand polished and waxed for the perfect finish. They have closed channel stitching; pure vegetable tanned outer soles; full sock lining with interior hand markings; and uppers hand sewn to the welts, creating the Goodyear welted construction. Sizes 8.5–12 D width, with some additional sizes available upon request. Introducing our handsome two-tone “Crewe” loafers, our exclusive from Crockett & Jones of England. Cut on the same last as our Harvard loafers, in the finest calfskin, with a contrasting vamp in either white calfskin or stone canvas, and leather soles. Shown from left to right: 2010C-burnished tan with white; 2010A-burnished tan with stone canvas; 2010B-navy with white. Sizes 8.5–12, with some additional sizes upon request. Each pair of Crewe loafers…$650. THE “CREWE ” LOAFERS Copyright © 2019 The Ben Silver Corporation E xclusively our s …by Crockett & J ones 2010C: Burnished Tan with White 2010A: Burnished Tan with Stone Canvas 2010B: Navy with White