What our customers are saying...

Our customers are our best supporters. Take a look at the testimonials below to see what they are saying about us.

I am a big fan of your company and have been fortunate to be able to actually visit the store in Charleston. I read with interest the letter in your most recent catalogue which described in some detail the difficulties you have encountered recently with your “supply chain” and the difficulties some of your vendors have been experiencing, which have in turn created difficulties for you. I thought it was a particularly effective letter, and as a customer I appreciated reading it and seeing how the endless ripples of the pandemic continue to interfere with the smooth sailing we all have come to expert as a “given” in our economy. Hopefully one of these days we will return to that standard – although now Mr. Putin has decided to become “our next adventure.” Mainly, however, I wanted to thank you for sharing the information and congratulate you for steering your beautiful ship through such perilous times, so successfully. I love your products and will continue to buy them. They are all first rate, beautiful items and as attractive and luxurious as the carefully-written descriptions are, the items themselves always exceed them. I wish you many more years of successful operation (with more than a smidgeon of self-interest sprinkled in).

-C.M., Missouri

I have been a faithful customer for years. I would like to thank you regarding the Charleston Blue jeans. I had been a huge fan of the RM Williams jeans you offered and was terribly disappointed when you announced you were no longer carrying them. I recently ordered the Charleston Blue jeans and I am pleased to say, you hit a “home run”. They are everything I had hoped for and even more! Thank you for continuing to offer the top of the line, thoughtfully tailored gentlemen's clothing. My wife and I dearly hope to actually make it to Charleston, SC, with the one goal of meeting the Ben Silver staff and sampling your many products.

-T.V., Florida

Dear Bob, You will not remember me; but you happened to stop by the shop last Summer when I was there for the first time. I just shopped in person at Ben Silver for the third time last weekend. I had an investment Committee meeting at my alma mater, Wofford College; so, I called Mimi and told her that I was in the neighborhood and would drop by. She says that I am the only person who refers to being in the state of South Carolina as "in the neighborhood". I was on my way to my house outside Georgetown; so, it's really not as outrageous as it sounds. I am writing to tell you what a pleasure it is to shop at Ben Silver. The quality of the clothing is impeccable, and the service is unsurpassed. Mimi, Allison, and the rest of the staff have just been wonderful–tremendously helpful as I have totally revamped my wardrobe. They are very forthright and honest with their opinions–which i have come to value highly–as to what choices of color, etc. best suits me. Van is a wizard and can make anything fit! We are at the point now where Mimi and I look at something in the store or I just call and mention a picture on a certain page in the catalog; Van does her magic; and the finished product appears on my doorstop. As a native South Carolinian this is the clothing I wore growing up. As a young adult I shopped at Brooks Brothers and later had my suits and shirts custom made by them. But, sadly, that is a great American company that has lost its way. I am so glad to have discovered Ben Silver. I know that you must be very proud of what you have created, and I am very grateful for your efforts. Thank you. I hope to see you again when I am in your store.

-G.S.T., Georgetown

The best clothing store in the United States and beyond!

-C.M., Online

The finest clothing from the finest haberdasher!

-J.A.F., Online

Dear Mr. Prenner, This is to congratulate you on your good fortune to employ Tom Fulmer, a person who daily promotes your company’s justly deserved reputation for the finest customer service. In these times of commercial distress and political turmoil, Tom’s is the steady hand so necessary to preserve the customer loyalty you have earned for so many years. I am certainly not the first, nor, hopefully the last to express these sentiments. Your good fortune is ours and may it remain so.

-J.A.H., California

Hello Bob. I am writing to express my sincere thanks for the excellent work done by Tom Fulmer. I was in need of a tuxedo in a short period of time. I noticed your Black Seersucker with peak lapels. I gave Tom my measurements over the phone and was hoping that would work without any mistakes. The tuxedo arrived today and it fits perfectly. Tom could not have done a better job if I were there in person. It is an awesome tuxedo and it looks and feels great. It fits perfectly. I told Tom the challenges to watch out for around my mid section. He nailed it! I am so proud of this suit and I just want you to know how much I appreciate Tom.

-F.B., Online

Ben Silver is the crème de la crème.

-J.M., Online

Fantastic store, can't wait until we can visit Charleston again!

-W.M., Online

The rolex of clothes.

-F.B., Online

Bob, Thank you again for taking such good care of me during our recent visit to your terrific flagship store in Charleston. Beth and I were delighted to meet you, and the personal touch that only the owner can provide was both welcoming and marvelous. As a long time customer and recipient of your excellent catalogs, the store is a Mecca for those of us who love finely redered clothing. We hope to return to Charleston soon, but in the meantime please keep up all of your great work and traditions. In a sea of unfortunate trendiness, Ben Silver remains an iconic beacon for well dressed gentlemen and ladies everywhere. May it always be thus!

-J.E.J., Pennsylvania

Love the Ben Silver Collection...my go to place...

-J.S., Online

Excellent quality and workmanship in every stitch.

-G.H., Online

Was just at their store last month! Amazing selection. Their two-button undarted sport coats and blazers are a welcome and rare find.

-B.H., Online

Quality merchandise. What Brooks Brothers was, if ever, 50 years ago.

-D.W., Online

I am looking forward to continuing to convert my entire wardrobe to BSC!

-M.B., Online

...their reputation precedes them in the land of menswear and I think that they have one of the best-curated aesthetics of any traditional store going. Classic, colorful, sophisticated.

-A.O., Online

Gorgeous sport coats and ties!


Simply the best...


Just a note to thank you for your pleasant and prompt assistance in addressing the problem of a non-cooperating zipper on my recently purchased jacket. Great products and great service–now, that's the Ben Silver story.

-D.M.F., Illinois

Beautiful store!


The finest in men’s clothing.


...just wanted to pass a note to recognize the help of the full team and the special support from Emily Bates over the course of the last months which has made Ben Silver an important part of my life. Good Fashion, Good Quality is important- and one can find that in many stores internationally where I shop, however a caring, dedicated and extremely professional sales team which you have is something truly unique that brings me back.

-C.C.W., Florida

...I'm confident that I'll enjoy the quality, as I always do with purchases from BS. I also appreciate the personal email...I work in retail and you have a best-in-class approach to customer service. If possible, please let someone with decision-power know that they're hitting the mark.


This is my first order from Ben Silver and I just wanted to say thank you and what a great impression it made. I've bought tons of things online, but I am really overjoyed at how quickly and smoothly everything happened. It's been completely wonderful and I really look forward to purchasing more clothes from Ben Silver in the future.


We're in Aspen doing the antique show. And as we are walking back to our hotel a FedEx delivery truck is racing dow the hill. He breaks next to us and says “Great Tie!” Stop traffic with Ben Silver.

-T.S., Vermont

I am writing to thank you again for your efforts in creating my now-infamous pocket-less Oxford. I am recently engaged, and will be wearing this shirt in our engagement photos at the end of June. I had just about given up hope of finding such an item when I happened upon your store. The lengths to which you, Mimi, and your seamstress went to meet my specification rank among the best customer service I have ever experienced. And the shirt is absolutely beautiful! Ben Silver has instantly earned my respect and my future business. I was an absolute pleasure to meet you, and I look forward to visiting the store the next time I am in Charleston. Thankfully, there's mail order until then!


What a delight it is to do business with the Ben Silver organization. So many products and services today are of such low quality or shoddy workmanship or I require an endless hassle to get satisfaction that I will remember your firm as a model of good business and superb workmanship. No doubt that is a measure of your leadership and integrity as business people.

-R.B.Z., New York

I made my first purchase from you on line.I can say emphatically that the service, packaging, and quality of the shirts that I purchased FAR EXCEEDED my expectations! I will NEVER purchase a dress shirt from anyone else. Thanks for being a first class organization that demonstrates pride, quality and service.


This is my first order from Ben Silver and I just wanted to say thank you and what a great impression it made. I've bought tons of things online, but I am really overjoyed at how quickly and smoothly everything happened. It's been completely wonderful and I really look forward to purchasing more clothes from Ben Silver in the future..

-B.S., Online

It must be said that I have greatly enjoyed your lovely catalogs. You seem to have found clothing models who have learned both to tuck in their shittails and to shave. This is hardly ever seen any more. The clothing and accessories you offer are nothing short of sumptuous and your woolen goods are exquisite and often unique. I have not seen such beautiful goods in a long time.


May I express my considerable appreciation for your handsome clothing catalog and the amazing talent of the person who co-ordinated the color and texture of the ensembles found on your pages? Genius!.


Thank you for taking the time with us in your store. Rarely does one run into someone as courteous as you were in a store, whether they are the owner or not. I appreciate you sharing with us the stories of your experiences in fixing up your house. We were glad to have seen it on our Wednesday tour. You certainly should feel proud in what you have done, it is lovely.

-R.B.J., Pennsylvania

Just a short note to let you know how much we enjoyed our visit to your store. We have been visiting Charleston for years and I have wanted to see your store often; I finally made it. I am thoroughly enjoying the ties that I bought. You have a great store, best wishes.

-D.A.S., Georgia

I would like to take this opportunity to tell you how pleased we are with the cuff links for the Bryn Mawr. They are beautiful. Thank you for taking the time to insure our satisfaction.

-C.A.F., Ohio

I have received both ties ordered and am quite pleased. Thank you for giving the public the opportunity to acquire a quality product.

-W.M.O., Arkansas

While I seldom send emails I have been so entirely, and unusually impressed with your company that I am compelled to send you this short message. Your catalog is outstanding and the quality of the service I have received over the phone is truly professional. On each occasion that I have called, the telephone operator has been knowledgeable, entirely courteous and with a (rare these days) sense of humor. Each of the four ties I have purchased has surpassed my expectations for quality, and in particular the large houndstooth black and white check tie is just fantastic.

-R.S., Indiana

On a Friday in September I called you at a rather late business hour concerning the purchase of a pair of cufflinks. I had a wedding rehearsal dinner to attend that night and I had forgotten mine. I was a visitor of Charleston and felt that I was hopeless in obtaining a pair of cufflinks at that hour. However after speaking with you on the phone, and making the purchase; I felt like I was one of your most loyal customers. I just wanted to write this note thanking you for your courtesy and professionalism.

-W.S.P., South Carolina

I love Ben Silver. It is a rare and wonderful thing in today's world to be treated so well by a clothier, and, at the end of the day, receive a personalized letter from an actual human being. I sincerely appreciate your efforts and courtesy.

-T.M.G., Florida

Coming across your store was the highlight of my visit to Charleston. After reviewing your catalog, I thought of a friend of mine who would be delighted to receive it.

-M.G., New York

I happened to see your catalog in a doctor's office, and found it to be the very best one of its kind that I, for one, have ever seen.

-P.S., New York

Several weeks ago my wife and I were in Charleston and I purchased a black silk bow tie and a striped tie from your store on King Street. The bow tie is cut properly and ties well, and I am very happy to hae found a source for 3 1/4 inch neckties. I wanted to write a short note to express my appreciation for your merchandising and for the courteous and professional manner in which we were treated.

-W.A.H., North Carolina

Please accept my gratitude for the ties which were recently delivered. It is not only the substance and feel of the silk, the high quality detail work on the crested ties which make them so distinct; but the construction of the tie which is so impressive. Such quality construction not only produces a nicely worked knot, but also gives the silk a wrinkle resistance,which is a difficult combination to achieve. Such solid body and inner construction in a tie not only provides a more wrinkle resistant tie, but gives the neckwear a longer life. This demonstrates that a cheap tie is never a bargain, as a tie made to your fine standards of quality can be confidently worn for many years longer than its cheaply made cousin.

-C.A.K., Texas

Thanks for sending my English eyeglasses frames so quickly...They are very very nice and everyone is impressed with them. Something not seen, good for you to have items not found elsewhere. Could not be more satisfied.


I've ordered ties from you in the past and I've ordered several right now that I have received. One is on back order. Just want to tell you again, the quality of your merchandise is outstanding. The Christmas ties are absolutely unbelievable. I just want you to know that I really appreciate the quality of the goods that you sell.


We thought you would enjoy learning how two of your dedicated customers were aquired. In April 1997 my family visited Charleston. To that time, my son (John) age 7 refused to wear a tie. To encourage his dressing style, I asked him to accompany me to Ben Silver, where he was offered the choice of any tie in the store. John chose two wonderful "bow" ties, one for him and one for me! Since then, we have been a regular pair whenever dressing in tie and jackets-sporting our bow ties with style and flair.

-M.M.P., New Jersey

Although I have not had the pleasure of visiting your store in Charleston, I feel I have had the opportunity to learn quite a bit about Ben Silver through the excellent catalogs I receive in the mail. And I must say your offerings are of exceptional quality, and reasonably priced. Keep sending the catalogs, do not under and circumstances let the high quality slip, and keep prices in touch with reality. You will certainly receive more orders from me in the future.

-J.P.S., Texas

I just received the tie I ordered from you and was absolutely stunned over its beauty! I have always been a huge fan of your ties and have purchased and received as gifts many of your attractive ties. But I would argue the color combination and width of the stripes (your suggestion) makes this tie THE most attractive in the entire Ben Silver collection.

-P.G., North Carolina

Just received your catalog. Finest most superb collection, presented magnificently. I'm a retired carriage trade men's clothing salesman. Fantastic front cover.

-Anonymous, New York

For several years, I have looked for a shearling coat that looked exactly right. This fall I saw yours. My wife gave one to me for Christmas and I absolutely love it. I have recieved more compliments about it than you can imagine. It feels wonderful and fits perfectly. I have been a customer for years and hope to remain so for a long time to come.


I want to thank you for my special order for your fine seersucker suit. The suit was an almost perfect fit. Please thank your staff for their patience with my many phone calls with reference to this order.

-M.T.R., Mississippi

Had the opportunity to shop at Ben Silver in Charleston. Bob Prenner waited on me and despite the fact I was only buying a couple of ties, he was charming, gracious, gave me lots of his time and engaged in wonderful conversation about his business and Charleston. Try getting that experience from a clerk at Brooks Brothers or (heaven forbid) J Crew...

-Mazama, Online

I love the fact that men's fashion is coming around again. Ben Silver is a fashion icon.

-G.E.M., Online

I think there's a real life difference between Ben Silver and the other "mainstay" retailers. I think Mr. Prenner (assuming he's the buyer) has a far more discerning eye than, say, the J. Press or the Brooks buyers. The tie collection-and not just the repps-is the best I've seen anywhere. Same for trousers (with or without pleats).

-A.E.W. Mason, Online

Take it from a true Charlestonian, Ben Silver is nothing less than a paragon of sartorial virtue. This iconic Charleston men's shop has one of the finest assembled collections of menswear and accessories to be found anywhere, many pieces represent the very best of their type.

-Scotch & Soda, Online

Always a pleasure patronizing Ben Silver. I tell all my colleagues and friends here in New York about the traditional style, tasteful execution, and superior quality of Ben Silver products and welcome ease and joy of dealing with the Ben Silver staff. They wish you were here. I tell them I hope you stay just where you are as it seems that any men’s clothier that decides to try New York, no matter how traditional or quality-minded, eventually surrenders to the lure of dumping tradition, becoming fashion-forward, slimming down everything, substituting glitzy advertising for quality, and making the bottom line master of all they once did so beautifully.

-M.C., Online

love the new web site, it's a long time coming, and much easier to navigate.

-K.A., Maryland

Your customer service is always outstanding, and the products you sell are of such a quality that will bring pleasure for many years of use.

-J.D., Online

I visited your store in Charleston while attending my Nephew's Wedding. I loved it. The service there was top notch - the Men's Store is a format in decline - keep up the tradition.

-J.D., Online

Ben Silver is, in my opinion, a kind of national replacement for the thousands of small men's shops that have disappeared from upper middle class communities across the United States...

-J.D., Online

I won’t ever be your biggest customer, but I’ll always be your most loyal one. The quality of everything I’ve ordered from you is just superb! The service you provide both catalog and “in store” customers is second to none.

-J.D., Online