Founded 1904, incorporating the Yorkshire College of Science (1874) and the Leeds School of Medicine (1831). (Tartan green, silver-white, wine)
About Our Neckwear
The name Ben Silver is synonymous with the finest entirely hand made neckwear. Every Ben Silver necktie is cut from the finest materials, usually pure English silk, but often fine wool, cashmere or linen, which is either woven or printed to our specifications. Our ties are hand cut on the bias into 3 pieces, with a hand stitch called a bar tack joining the back. Ties have a “slip stitch” — a single thread holding the tie together and knotted at the bottom — to insure that the tie will return to its original shape when hung in your closet. Every tie has a “keeper” sewn into the seams of the blade, to hold the narrow tail end of the tie. Our neckties are wool lined to produce an elegant drape and a perfect four-in-hand knot — one that can be tied with a distinctive dimple. The shape of our ties is proportioned to assure that the blade is balanced against the knot, the collar, the tie space in the collar, and the width of the jacket opening.
Carefully untie your tie when you remove it. It should come off the same way it went on, in reverse. Pulling the knot loose will tear the neckpiece, the third part of the tie construction. Hang it in your closet, unless it is a knit, which you should roll. A silk tie will lose its wrinkles if it is given rest in your closet and the help of gravity. Ties cannot be dry-cleaned, cannot be washed, and cannot be pressed. Either cover your tie when you eat, or prepare to replace it when it is soiled.