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.