Spring 2023 – April Get Ready …Spring is in the air!
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 On the cover: Our half zip cashmere sweaters, featured on page 13, are knitted in lightweight single ply yarn and provide the unique pleasure of a sweater as light as cotton, and as luxurious as the finest Scottish cashmere. Beautifully knitted in a single piece, with turnback sleeves, and an elegant zipper, our exclusive sweaters are available in three wonderful hues for the season, each with a contrasting cloud inner collar: A-sky; B-strawberry; C-sea green. Sizes M–XXL. Each sweater, HW106…$595. Above: Three exceptional spring fabrics cut meticulously into handsome sport coats for the season. See pages 5, 22 and 15 for details. Copyright © 2023 The Ben Silver Corporation Spring is finally here! We think our selection of clothing this season is particularly appealing, and, as always, of the highest quality and craftsmanship. We offer handsome tailored jackets that can easily be enjoyed with a dress shirt and fine necktie; or paired more casually with a sweater and an open collared shirt. Of course, there are also weekend clothes that can be enjoyed every day. 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. As a true “mom and pop” business for 40 years (yes, that’s us below), we pride ourselves on our experienced, knowledgeable and caring service—the proud product of a dedicated and courteous staff. Service like ours is a rarity today, when so many companies have downsized their staff, leaving retail sales, customer service and product knowledge on the “cutting room floor”. We look forward to your visiting us in Charleston, to be with us in our elegant old world shop, which remains a mecca of tasteful and timeless apparel and accessories for those who come here. Charleston continues to be ranked #1 to visit by Travel & Leisure Magazine. We look forward to seeing you, but until then, turn the page to discover the best of sophisticated and classic style, and visit us online for our full collection. Welcome to Ben Silver, where classic style has always been, and continues to be, our business. - Bob and Sue Prenner ...classic style has always been our business Welcome to Ben ilver NOTE: All of our handsome sport coats are available in even sizes 40–48 Regular, and 42–48 Long, with additional sizes available upon request with a 10% surcharge.
a. Our handsome sand and cream glen plaid sport coat has cedar red and delft blue horizontal “deco” and is cut from fabric woven in England exclusively for us, from a heritage pattern in Bob’s collection, in 55% silk and 45% wool for comfort, durability and elegant sheen with a wonderful “hand”. As with all of our jackets, available 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. Shown with our handsome blue and white pencil stripe cutaway collar shirt cut from Swiss woven, extremely high thread count 2-ply cotton. (A cutaway is always perfect with or without a tie!); and a rich coral color handsewn English silk and cashmere woven necktie; Italian woven Super 130s Merino wool light grey gabardine trousers; and the finishing touch of a linen and cotton engineered pocket square. Jacket, 631J…$1,195. Shirt, 4256...$225. Tie, P114-C…$165. Pocket square, SGP2…$75. Trousers, plain front, HGBP2-C; or forward pleat, HGB2-C…$395. b. These handsome solid color neckties are entirely handsewn in England from printed cloth that is 52% silk and 48% cashmere, in soft hues consistent with their soft “hand.” Shown left to right: B-cornflower; C-coral. Each tie, P114…$165. c. Exquisitely draping, year ‘round gabardine trousers are cut in our old world workroom from the finest Italian Super 130s Merino wool woven by E. Thomas. As with all of our trousers, these pants feature a crotch lining, piped seam, and split waistband. Available in either HGB2-forward pleat or HGBP2-plain front. Sizes 32–44 even, and 33–39 odd. Shown from top to bottom: C-light grey; B-dark grey; A-khaki; E-cream; D-British khaki. Each pair of trousers...$395. Belt, S9057-A.…$145. a b classic style ...in silk & wool d. We offer our exclusive semi-rounded Lafont eyeglass frame in our exclusive demi-blond, faux tortoise shell, in five lens sizes. Made exclusively for us in France. Each frame, LFF...$355. e. Vegetable tanned, 1 1⁄ 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. c d e 1-800-221-4671 | 5
a 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 makes it a natural for the coming season, yet the rich colors allow it to 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 show it with our blue and white Panama weave Bengal stripe spread collar shirt, meticulously cut from 2-ply 170s thread count Swiss cotton. Our English woven silk stripe necktie, with a sky blue ground, and slim tangerine borders surrounding the white stripe, accents the blue in the sport coat’s windowpane, while the French woven cotton plaid pocket square in sky blue with engineered white block stripes, is a perfect foil. Mid-grey plain front Super 130s Merino wool trousers handsomely pair with the jacket. Jacket, 1011J…$1,095. Shirt, 654S…$295. Tie, W368-C…$155. Pocket square, SGP6…$65. Trousers, plain front, HGBP2-C, or forward pleat, HGB2-C…$395. b. Four handsome entirely handsewn neckties from our English cutting room. The classic stripe is shown in four colorways, left to right: A-navy; B-azalea; C-sky; D-sun. Each tie, W368…$155. c. Our blue and white Panama weave Bengal stripe shirts are meticulously cut from 2-ply 170s thread count Swiss cotton. Three different collar options, shown clockwise from top: 654-button down; 654K-Kelly; 654S-spread. Each shirt…$295. b comfort & style …richly colored glen plaid sport coat c 6 | www.bensilver.com Above: A selection of fine Crockett & Jones shoes for the season. Available in sizes 8.5–12. Shown left to right: wingtip oxford in stone canvas and dark tan calf, The Gerrard pectator, 5608…$665; elegant slip on in antique tan, The Rosebery Loafer, 8773B…$850; calf tassel moccasin in tan burnished, The Cavendish, 9376...$650. 1-800-221-4671 | 7
a. 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, knitted for us exclusively in Scotland, will be ready at hand. Shown with our remarkable Panama weave Bengal stripe shirt. As with all our exceptionally comfortable button downs, cut with our signature collar roll, generous gentleman’s fit, and the tailoring of all of our fine dress shirts, including mother-of-pearl buttons. Available in a full range of dress shirt sizes. Cashmere crewneck sweaters, light yet lofty, are knitted in delightful colors for the season, shown top to bottom: A-blue haze; B-strawberry; C-ocean mist. In sizes M–XXL. Each sweater, HW104…$595. Shirt, 654…$295. Bob is wearing the softly colored ocean mist featherweight cashmere crewneck with our red and blue classic tattersall check button down shirt and our summer weight Charleston Britches. Details regarding shirt 690 appear on page 48. Our Charleston Britches are described on page 66. Sweater, HW104-C…$595. Shirt, 690…$215. Charleston Britches, forward pleat, HBBF; or plain front, HBBP…$225. b. From Crockett & Jones, this graceful loafer is an elegant slip on for work or weekend. Available in 8773-tobacco suede; or 8773B-antique tan. In sizes 8.5–12. The Rosebery loafers…$850. a 1-800-221-4671 | 9 finest Scottish cashmere …featherweight & luxurious Above: We offer these 100% cotton over the calf socks in a classic grid pattern in delightfully colored summer pastel shades. Left to right: 16-violet, white; 18-light blue, white; 12-melon, tan; 15-yellow, white; 13-sage, tan; 17-pink, white; 11-blue, light blue. Available in sock sizes 11–13. One pair cotton grid socks, GSX…$38. Six pairs, 6GSX…$36 each. a b 8 | www.bensilver.com
a. Our English woven navy and ivory glen plaid sport coat is accented with a bright red windowpane in a comfortable seasonal blend of 36% wool, 32% silk, and 32% linen. Available in our full size range, it is tailored in our traditional natural shoulder trim silhouette, with its flattering two-button cut, double piped and flap pockets and side vents. We feature our white Italian woven cotton twill spread collar and button cuff shirt, with a classic printed silk neat in red. Trousers are fine, elegantly draping, tropical wool, meticulously tailored in our old world workroom. Our French woven cotton and linen pocket square with an understated blue corner check is a finishing touch. Jacket, 404J…$985. Shirt, 240…$215. Tie, PC04-B…$155. Pocket square, SGP1…$75. Trousers, plain front, TRWP-A or forward pleat, TRWF-A…$425. b. Our Italian printed pure silk “neat” motif neckties are shown in A-marigold; B-red. Each tie, PC04…$155. b welcome Spring …in a handsome glen plaid c. Our luxurious but durable cotton twill spread collar dress shirts are essential for every wardrobe. The Italian woven twill is a 2-ply 120s thread count cotton. We offer two collars – a wide spread, and a deeper spread which we call Kelly – in both white and blue twill. Clockwise from top left, we show the wider spread in 240-white, and then 241-blue. Below, we show the modified spread collar in 281-blue, and in 280-white. Each shirt...$215. d. Plump, burnished calf belts, 1 3⁄₈" wide with brass buckles. In A-black or B-brown, sizes 32–46. Each burnished calf belt, S550...$135. e. Our wing-tip brogue tassel loafers from Crockett & Jones are a unique addition to our collection. Cut from the finest burnished chestnut calfskin and finished with leather soles. Available in sizes 8.5–12. The Lichfield tassel loafer, 6240…$695. c d 10 | www.bensilver.com e a 1-800-221-4671 | 11
a a. Is it a “half zip” or a “quarter zip”? Whatever you call it, it will be your ‘go to’ cashmere sweater for the season! Lightweight single ply yarn provides the unique pleasure of a sweater as light as cotton, and as luxurious as the finest Scottish cashmere. Beautifully knitted in a single piece, with turnback sleeves, and an elegant zipper, our exclusive sweaters are available in three wonderful hues for the season, each with a contrasting cloud inner collar: A-sky; B-strawberry; C-sea green. Sizes M–XXL. Each sweater, HW106…$595. Shirt, 737BD…$225. b. Our small gingham check button down collar shirts are cut from the finest 2-ply 120s thread count Swiss cotton. Available in 736BD-blue on white or 737BD-a rich pink and white, in a full range of sizes. Each shirt…$225. our exclusive lightweight cashmere …luxurious & practical half zip sweaters 1-800-221-4671 | 13 b c. Our Sea Island cotton blend socks have a classic small check pattern and are available in five vibrant seasonal colors. Shown from left to right: A-blue; B-pink; C-turquoise; D-yellow; E-orange. Over the calf, one size fits most. One pair small check socks, SCCS…$38. Six pairs, 6SCCS...$36 each. d. 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. c d
a. This exceptional cloth is woven in Scotland from 36% wool, 32% silk and 32% linen, in a pale golden ground with a large windowpane in straw and delft blue. We have cut it in our American workroom in a full range of sizes, and tailored it in a trim natural shoulder silhouette with a canvassed and lined two-button front, and trim 3" lapels, center vent, and double pipe and flap lower pockets. Shown with our mini-grid multi-colored cutaway collar shirt cut from 2-ply high thread count Swiss cotton, and accented by an elegantly rendered jacquard woven sailing motif English silk necktie with a sky blue ground. In the pocket, a delicate Prince of Wales pattern woven in blue. Pants are medium grey Super 130s Italian woven gabardine Merino wool. As with all our trousers, these pants feature a crotch lining, piped fly seam, and split waistband for easy alteration. Jacket, 811J…$995. Shirt, 8421…$225. Tie, W372-A…$155. Pocket square, SPG14-A…$70. Trousers, plain front, HGBP2-C or forward pleat, HGB2-C…$395. a …a traditional windowpane in appealing color b. 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 holds documents, a laptop, and other electronics. Handmade exclusively for Ben Silver in Tuscany by a 60 year old family owned company. Dimensions: 11 ½" tall, 15 ½" wide, and 3 ½" deep. Messenger bag, BSMB…$585. c. A delicate Prince of Wales pattern woven pocket squares in A-blue or B-lilac. Pocket square, SGP14…$70. d. The monk strap shoe, with its buckle, earns its sobriquet from the buckle on a monk's sandals. Extraordinary monk shoe with split toe seams and aprons stitched entirely by hand! All monk shoes shown here are available in sizes 8.5–12. The Lawrence Monk, 9290…$995. b c 1-800-221-4671 | 15 d
Our neckwear is made entirely by hand in our English or Italian workrooms. The cutting, sewing and f inishing 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, wool or Irish linen.You can feel the luxuriousness of the fabric in the hand of the tie,whether woven or printed. Fine neckwear …for the Spring season 1-800-221-4671 | 17
a. Our pure Irish linen sport coat, in sky blue, with an understated herringbone weave, is woven by Magee of Donegal for us, 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 f lap lower pockets. We propose our white linen spread collar shirt, and a printed English silk and linen stripe in sun ground with cornf lower pinstripes on white stripes. In the pocket, our sun yellow linen square, hand rolled contrasting border. White linen trousers with double blue stripes add to this handsome ensemble. Jacket, 9587J…$985. Shirt, 792…$255. Tie, P133-D…$155. Pocket square, PMG65-B…$85. Trousers, plain front, HDSP-B or forward pleat, HDSF-B…$325. b. Four handsome silk and linen ties that will brighten up every warm weather day. Each has a solid ground with a single pinstripe in a complementary color within the white stripe. Shown left to right: A-denim; B-azalea; C-clover; D-sun. Each necktie, P133…$155. c. Three linen pocket squares, each with contrasting borders, and hand rolled, in A-royal blue; B-sun; C-azalea. Each pocket square, PMG65…$85. a b c pure Irish linen …in a herringbone weave At left: Each of these fine linen shirts is cut meticulously in our regular dress shirt manner, with a comfortable spread collar and button cuffs. Available 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. 1-800-221-4671 | 19 18 | www.bensilver.com
The Harvard unlined loafer in a range of leathers, including our exclusive and rare whiskey cordovan. In sizes 8.5–12, with some additional sizes upon request. Above, from left to right: Tan pebble grain, 8365B…$650. Navy pebble grain, 8365F...$650. Chestnut burnished calf, 8365…$650. Burgundy cordovan, 8365A…$920. Whiskey cordovan, 8365C…$920. Black calf, 8365E...$650. THE HARVARD LOAFERS 20 | www.bensilver.com 1-800-221-4671 | 21 loafers for Spring …in a range of leathers
a. 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 blue shirt, featured at right, and an understated English silk block stripe tie, along with one of our French woven pocket squares. We suggest dark grey Italian woven Super 130s Merino wool gabardine pants. Jacket, 5039J…$1,095. Shirt, 5870…$225. Tie, W341-C…$155. Pocket square, SGP7-B…$65. Trousers, forward pleat, HGB2-B, or plain front, HGBP2-B…$395. 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-ofpearl 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. a always a favorite …tattersall in wool, silk & linen b c 22 | www.bensilver.com c. Super 120s Italian woven 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. d. The cap toe version of the double monk shoe in antique chestnut combines the simplicity of the cap toe with the handsome monk strap and buckle. Sizes 8.5-12. The Repton Double Monk, 9599...$895. d
a. This sport coat in a timeless pattern, woven in England, and sewn meticulously in our wonderful tailoring shop, will add a touch of sophistication to every wardrobe. Lightweight at 270 grams, in a durable weave of 46% cotton, 27% silk and 27% linen, it can easily be dressed down for a casual occasion, or worn with a necktie and fine dress shirt. We have selected our wonderful pink ground cotton and linen cutaway collar shirt, always ideal under a jacket when the shirt is open at the collar without a tie. White linen pants take you into warm weather, and a coral pocket square with navy hand rolled edge, is a wonderful accent. Jacket, 255J…$985. Shirt, 4200…$245. Pocket square, PMG67-C…$85. Trousers, plain front, HLWP, or forward pleat, HLWF…$245. b c a b. Two Bengal stripe 67% cotton and 33% linen cutaway collar shirts are shown together: at left, pink and white, 4200; and at right, blue and white, 4400. Each shirt…$245. c. Solid silk pocket squares, each with contrasting borders, and hand rolled, in A-gold; B-sky; C-coral. Pocket square, PMG67…$85. d. At right, with belt: cream ground with blue pinstripe in wool, silk and linen, HJCP (plain front) or HJCF (forward pleat)…$385; stack at left, top to bottom: 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. 24 | www.bensilver.com c d 1-800-221-4671 | 25 casual & dapper …always in style
a. 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. Jacket, 870J…$985. Shirt, 6400…$245. Tie, W344-C…$155. Pocket square, PFS09-E…$75. Trousers, plain front, TRWP-A or forward pleat, TRWF-A…$425. b. Our new pure silk handmade striped tie group offers an array of color, harmonious with many of our sport coats. Shown left to right: A-teal; B-marigold; C-steel; D-chili. Each tie, W344…$155. c. Our pure white linen pocket squares with contrasting hand rolled edges: A-kelly; B-royal; C-fire; D-sunshine; E-cobalt; F-pink. Each linen pocket square, PFS09…$75. d. Our Italian crafted calfskin belts are the perfect complement to your shoes. The buckle is brass on the chestnut and tan belts; nickel on the dark brown and black belts. Sizes 32–44, 1 ¼" wide. Shown from top to bottom: E-dark brown; D-tan; A-chestnut; B-black. Each calfskin belt, 9942…$175. a b get ready for Spring …in a breathable cotton, silk & linen sport coat a c d 1-800-221-4671 | 27 26 | www.bensilver.com Above: Our unique and handsome “kiltie” or “shawl” penny loafers, with split toe, penny slot, single leather soles, made exclusively for us by Crockett & Jones of England. Shown in burnished tan. Each in sizes 8.5–12. Kiltie Loafer in burnished tan, 6340T...$695.
b c d a 1-800-221-4671 | 29 g i h l j f k e a. A choice of 1 ¼" wide calfskin straps to fit our interchangeable and engravable belt buckles in Sterling silver, either plain or etched. Each buckle is also available in vermeil, 18kt gold plate over Sterling silver. Straps from left to right: D-tan; A-chestnut; C-burgundy; E-dark brown; B-black. In sizes 32–44. Strap, S011…$145. Sterling buckle, 790A…$275. Etched Sterling buckle, 790B…$275. Vermeil buckle, 790D…$345. Etched vermeil buckle, 790C…$345. b. Full Quill South African Ostrich belt, with beautifully nickel plated solid brass buckle, edge stitched, 1 ³⁄₈" wide. Belt, S0887...$325. c. Shiny finish alligator belts, in a dressy 1 1⁄ 8" width, have a single belt loop, beautifully stitched edge, and hidden snaps for interchangeable buckles. In sizes 32–44. From top to bottom: B-brown; C-cognac; A-black. Alligator belt, TABD…$495. d. Shiny finish Caiman crocodile belts in a more casual 1 ³⁄8" width, with beautifully feathered edges, have a double belt loop and chrome plated brass buckle. In sizes 32–44. From top to bottom: A-black; C-cognac; B-brown. Caiman belt, TCBC…$415. e. Our exotic patchwork belt combines alligator and lizard skins with brown, cognac, yellow, green, and blue hues. 1 ³⁄₈" wide with nickel plated solid brass buckle. Sizes 32–44. Belt, MPAB...$385. f. Caiman crocodile tail belt, in a wider, 11⁄4" antique cognac matte finish, achieved with an application of black wax over the cognac tanned hide. Beefy, soft leather, with long basting stitches and a solid brass buckle. In sizes 32–44. Caiman belt, TCBA…$375. g. Our exotic patchwork belt has vertical strips tanned in hues of mustard, black, brown, cognac, and crocodile, alligator and lizard skins. 13/8" wide with brass buckle, in sizes 32–44. Multi-color exotic belt, MPAC...$385. h. Shiny finish Caiman crocodile belts, in a dressy 1 1⁄ 8" width, have a single belt loop, beautifully stitched edges, and chrome plated solid brass buckles. Sizes 34–44. From top to bottom: A-black; C-cognac; B-brown. Caiman belt, TCBB…$345. i. Matte finish patchwork belts composed of handsomely sewn triangular patches of alligator skins in either A-chocolate; or B-tan. 1 3/8" wide with nickel plated solid brass buckle, in sizes 32–44. Each matte patchwork exotic belt, MPAD...$385. j. Java lizard belts with interchangeable buckles, one brass and one nickel plated brass, in a dressy 1 1⁄ 8" width. Top to bottom: B-brown; C-chestnut; A-black. Sizes 32–44. Java lizard belt, S401…$315. k. Exceptionally handsome hornback alligator belt, 1 ¼" wide, with a nickel plated brass buckle. Belt, S361...$595. l. Our removable (and engravable!) fine jewelry belt buckle attaches to our handsome 1 1⁄ 8" American alligator belt strap. Say goodbye to those skinny ¾" belts. Our combination belt and buckle fits perfectly through today’s wider belt loops. Alligator strap, sizes 32–44, in A-black; B-brown; or C-chestnut, complemented by a Sterling silver buckle in either plain or etched finish. Each buckle is also available in vermeil, 18kt gold plate over Sterling silver. Strap, S340…$495. For buckle options, see “A” above. …exotics & more
a. Every gentleman needs a perfect navy suit, the timeless addition to his wardrobe, and an ideal foil for the finest shirts and neckwear. There are, of course, qualities of navy suitings! Just as with our fine jackets, we propose what we believe is an ideal wool for its hand, durability and drape. The handsome color makes a statement of elegance, especially with the subtle pick stitched lapels, and the fabric assures comfort throughout the year. The year ‘round weight Super 120s new navy gabardine has been cut in our two button trim silhouette natural shoulder style, with side vents, lower double pipe and flap pockets, upper welted pocket and forward pleat trousers. Shown with our exceptional Italian woven 2-ply cotton twill spread collar shirt in a classic blue and white narrow stripe, with button cuffs and breast pockets. The entirely hand sewn solid color necktie from our Signature collection is in sky blue, an elegant and understated addition to your wardrobe. In the pocket, our linen and cotton corner check pocket square. Suit, 608S…$1,225. Shirt, 218…$225. Tie, W371-B…$155. Pocket square, SGP1…$75. b. Our Signature collection of solid color pure silk neckties, entirely hand sewn, offers an essential element of every gentleman’s wardrobe. With a vast array of seven seasonal colors, every option is a timeless choice. Shown from left to right: A-coral; B-sky; C-red; D-French blue; E-sun; F-jade; G-lavender. Each tie, W371…$155. a 1-800-221-4671 | 31 b c d c. The benchmade brogue oxford or “wingtip” from England’s Crockett & Jones is available in a classic antique tan calf with an oak bark sole. Like all Crockett & Jones shoes in our catalog, it is made with the finest tanned hides in an authentic Goodyear last, and available in sizes 8.5–12. The Clifford Wingtip, 9503…$875. d. Our unique dark tan leather belt, with traditional brogue pattern, is an excellent complement to all brogued shoes! Nickel buckle. 1¼" wide. Sizes 32–44. Dark tan brogued leather belt, TCBF...$185. 30 | www.bensilver.com the essential new navy suit …always in style
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. Available in four colors that evoke the season: A-mint; B-azure; C-sun; D-campari. Sizes M–XXL. Shown with our Swiss woven cotton pink and white gingham check button down shirt, cut in dress shirt sizes. Modeled in azure, with our new pastel plaid button down shirt, and our resilient Charleston Britches. Each vest, KCSV...$165. Shirt, 737BD…$225. 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 32 | www.bensilver.com c 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. d. 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. e. 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. b 1-800-221-4671 | 33 c d e perfect for golf or leisure… sleeveless cotton V-neck
a. Joshua Ellis has woven this handsome 240 gram fabric exclusively for us in a lightweight 55% silk and 45% cashmere that we have tailored beautifully 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 propose our classic Italian woven 2-ply cotton twill spread collar shirt in white with an easy to wear blue grid check. As with all our meticulously cut shirts, each has true mother-of-pearl buttons, single needle stitching, sleeve gauntlets, side gussets, and comfortable softly lined collar. Our wide block stripe in sun, melon and sky blue is a handsome accent. In the pocket, one of our fine linen squares in sunshine yellow with a hand rolled contrasting border. Shown with plain front dark grey tropical wool trousers. Jacket, 947J…$1,395. Shirt, 219…$225. Tie, W373-B…$155. Pocket square, PMG54-D…$85. Trousers, plain front, TRWP-A or forward pleat, TRWF-A…$425. b. Handsome silk block stripe ties in A-mint, tangerine and cornflower; B-sun, melon and sky blue. Each tie, W373…$155. c. Genuine English bridle leather belt, 1 3/8" wide, detailed with a double fine shoe stitched billet. Lined with natural glove leather and fitted with a hand polished, sand cast, natural brass buckle. Sizes 32–44, in A-black or C-tan. Each bridle leather belt, S9678…$155. d. 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. Each pair of Crewe loafers…$650. a b c d Above: Pocket squares in pure linen in vivid colors, with contrasting hand rolled hems, shown left to right: A-azalea; B-lime; C-cobalt; D-sunshine; E-imperial. Dimensions 16" x 16". Each pocket square, PMG54…$85. 34 | www.bensilver.com 1-800-221-4671 | 35 silk & cashmere …in a supple herringbone weave
c. Our French woven cotton pocket square in warm coral hues, with a corner trim in blue, is a handsome accent to the sport coat. Pocket square, SGP17…$70. d. From Crockett & Jones of England, our exclusive antique tan and white leather spectator oxfords are classic English broughams or wingtips, in the American parlance. Handgrade last and Goodyear welt, from the finest calfskin for glove-like comfort. Sizes 8.5–12. The Hampton Spectator, 9792…$865. e. 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. a. Our pure linen sport coat will be a “go-to” for the season, woven in pearl and sable 260 gram light and comfortable linen into a classic herringbone, by the renowned Solbiati mill in Italy, exclusively for us, and 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 1/4" lapels, center vent, and double pipe and flap lower pockets. Shown with our blue and white small check shirt in an extraordinary 200s thread count, along with our elegantly rendered jacquard woven sailing motif English silk necktie with a seagreen ground. In the pocket, one of our fine French woven pocket squares, in coral ground with blue corner trim. Mid-grey Super 130s Italian woven Merino wool gabardine plain front trousers complete the outfit. Jacket, 9050J…$1,025. Shirt, 603S…$245. Tie, W372-B…$155. Pocket square, SGP17…$70. Trousers, plain front, HGBP2-C, or forward pleat, HGB2-C…$395. b. 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. a 1-800-221-4671 | 37 b c 36 | www.bensilver.com d e an elegant linen sport coat… in pearl and sable herringbone
In a Spring season like no other, you need versatility as well as quality and style in your shirts. Because we know you are as likely to wear one of our f ine shirts under a sweater, or under a jacket, but without a necktie, we have constructed each of these new fabrics into cutaway collar shirts. The cutaway collar, always smart looking as well as comfortable, sits very well with the top button unbuttoned, and therefore offers a stylish versatility under a jacket, even (dare we say!) without a necktie. Beneath a sweater, the cutaway is discrete and also never f loppy. In choosing these six new fabrics, woven in Switzerland expressly for us, we selected classic patterns that will provide understated elegance, however they are worn. These f ine shirts are constructed, as all our shirts are, to assure the softness and silky hand of the fabric, and for comfort and durability.The pure cotton shirts are high thread count 2-ply Swiss cotton; the cotton and linen shirts offer the comfort and durability of cotton, with the lightness of linen. At left: Cutaway collared shirts, 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. Some of our favorites… …shirts for every season 38 | www.bensilver.com 1-800-221-4671 | 39
a. Enjoy the elegant Prince of Wales plaid in a soft grey and cream pure linen sport coat. The light and comfortable 260 gram cloth is woven by the renowned Solbiati mill in Italy, exclusively for us, and cut in our workroom in a full range of sizes, then tailored in a trim natural shoulder silhouette with a canvassed and lined two-button front, and trim 3 1/4" lapels, side vents, and double pipe and flap lower pockets. Shown with an exceptional Italian woven 2-ply cotton twill spread collar shirt in classic blue and white pattern, with button cuffs and breast pockets – an essential component of every gentleman’s wardrobe. As with all our meticulously cut shirts, each has true mother-of-pearl buttons, single needle stitching, sleeve gauntlets, side gussets, and comfortable softly lined collar. Our English woven silk stripe necktie, with a vibrant azalea ground, and slim sky blue borders surrounding the white stripe, is a handsome accent to the sport coat. In the pocket, our linen and cotton corner check pocket square. Mid-grey Italian woven Super 130s Merino wool gabardine trousers complete the look. Jacket, 9044J…$1,025. Shirt, 219…$225. Tie, W368-B…$155. Pocket square, SGP1…$75. Trousers, plain front, HGBP2-C; or forward pleat, HGB2-C…$395. b. Our classic white and blue twill shirts are wardrobe essentials for every gentleman. Each is cut from comfortable 2-ply 120s thread count cotton twill fabric woven in Italy, with a spread collar, button cuff, and uniquely finished with fine mother-of-pearl buttons. As with all our shirts, stocked in a full range of neck and sleeve sizes. Shown clockwise from top: 218-white ground with thin blue stripe; 219-light blue grid on white; 225-white ground with wider set blue stripe. Each shirt…$225. c. Our cotton ribbed socks have a touch of lycra for easy fit and added resilience, and come in a convenient one-size-fits-all; the perfect sock with jeans and under boots. From top to bottom: 847-grey; 832-denim; 811-sky; 717-khaki; 480-yellow. One pair cotton ribbed socks, CJS…$38. Six pairs, 6CJS…$36 each. a 1-800-221-4671 | 41 b At left: The welted blucher seam and the refined shape of this Crockett & Jones dress white nubuck shoe is appropriate for the finest summer clothing. Sizes 8.5–12, with additional sizes available upon request. The Onslow Welted Blucher in white, 8747…$660. c 40 | www.bensilver.com understated sophistication… in a Prince of Wales plaid linen
42 | www.bensilver.com 119-red 048-peach 14-dusty blue 10-burgundy 601dark orange 112-leaf green 20-black 122-olive 26-yellow 841brown 606-bright blue 484-mint 817-lavender 4-charcoal grey 482grass 214-tan 008-chocolate 047-orange 025-wine 602aqua 5-light grey 113-tartan green 602-aqua 24-light blue 007-khaki 126-bright yellow 372-sage 709-royal blue 028-dark blue 710-seagreen 99-navy 481-pink 590-purple 491-sand 603-turquoise Above: Our best 100% cotton ribbed above the calf dress socks from Italy, sock sizes 11–13. Also available in mid-calf length in four practical colors: black, navy, charcoal, or brown. One pair cotton socks, CSX…$38. Six pairs, 6CSX…$36 each. One pair mid-calf length cotton socks, CSXS…$38 each. Six pairs, 6CSXS…$36 each. PURE COTTON RIBBED SOCKS . . 1-800-221-4671 | 43 Shoe Size Sock Size 7–8 11 or M 9 111⁄ 2 or M 10 12 or M 11 121⁄ 2 or L 12 13 or L pure cotton ribbed socks ...above the calf length mid-calf colors: 20-black 99-navy 841-brown 4-charcoal grey
a a. Our understated and elegant pure linen sport coat is woven in shades of blue and new navy. The light and comfortable 260 gram linen has a Prince of Wales plaid. Woven by the renowned Solbiati mill in Italy, exclusively for us, and cut in our workroom in a full range of sizes, then tailored in a trim natural shoulder silhouette with a canvassed and lined two-button front, and trim 3 1/4" lapels, side vents, and double pipe and flap lower pockets. Shown with our handsome cutaway collar shirt, Swiss woven, with an ivory glen plaid on a sky blue ground. We have chosen an ideal necktie – our sun ground silk and linen, with a denim color diamond motif. The sky blue plaid handkerchief, woven in France, is a perfect finishing touch. Midgrey Italian woven tropical wool gabardine trousers complete the look. Jacket, 9043J…$1,025. Shirt, 3404…$295. Tie, P134-A…$155. Pocket square, SGP6…$65. Trousers, plain front, TRWP-A or forward pleat, TRWF-A…$425. b. Two handsome silk and linen neckties, entirely hand sewn, printed in England with contrasting grounds in either A-sun yellow; or B-denim blue. Each tie, P134-A…$155. 1-800-221-4671 | 45 distinctive style… our subtle plaid linen sport coat b c c d c. Our new Borsalino men’s crochet raffia hat is the perfect accessory for travel or everyday wear! The striped grosgrain ribbon hat band features a snap closure to secure the hat when rolled for travel. Made in Italy. Sizes 7–7 7/8. Hat, BRH…$295. d. From Crockett & Jones of England, "The Arlington" is our unique double monk strap shoe in chestnut burnished calf. Featuring Goodyear-welted construction, split toe detail, and brass buckle. Built on Last 317. Available in US sizes 8.5-12 D width. The Arlington Double Monk, 8670…$695. 44 | www.bensilver.com
b a. Alden's classic tassel moccasin is available in four handsome varieties of leather. All pairs feature mocc toe stitching, hand tied tassels, and single oak leather outsoles. The three calfskin loafers are available in sizes 8–14 in B width, 7–14 in C width, 6–14 in D width, 6–13 in E width, 6–12, 13 in EE width, 6–12 in EEE width. Additionally, the black loafer is available in an even wider range of sizes. The shell cordovan loafer is available in sizes 8–13 in C width and 6–13 in D and E widths. The tassel loafer in burgundy cordovan, 563A…$852. The tassel loafer in burgundy calfskin, 663…$629. The tassel loafer in black calfskin, 660…$629. The tassel loafer in tan calfskin, 662…$629. b. The classic slip-on loafer from Alden, available in three colors of calfskin leather: 681A-black; 683-burgundy; 685-tan. All colors available in sizes 8–14 in B width, 6.5–14 in C width, 6–14 in D width, and 6–13 in E width. Additionally, the black loafer is available in sizes 9–14 in AA width and 8.5–14 in A width. The shell cordovan loafer is available in sizes 8–13 in C width and 6–13 in D and E widths. The full strap slip-on loafers in calfskin…$629. The full strap slip-on loafer in cordovan, 684…$852. a 1-800-221-4671 | 47 f e a b c. Five exceptional wallets: American farmed alligator in brown and black; South African ostrich in natural; or Java lizard in black and brown. Clockwise starting from top: Black alligator wallet, TLAW…$525. South African ostrich wallet, TLWO…$225. Brown java lizard wallet, TLLW…$210. Black java lizard wallet, TLWL…$210. Brown alligator wallet, TLWA…$525. d. Our handsome exotic leather eyeglass cases are available in a beautifully tanned caramel crocodile, MAGE; a rich chocolate crocodile, MAGO; a classic black crocodile, MAGB; fine ostrich, MAGK. Cut extra roomy to our exact specifications, it will comfortably hold all sizes and shapes of eyeglasses. Crocodile eyeglass case…$325. Ostrich eyeglass case, MAGK…$225. Above: Our geniune Teju lizard full strap penny loafers are handcrafted in Tuscany by Zelli, one of Italy’s finest makers. Supple lizard is comfortable as well as durable, in A-cognac or B-black. Available in sizes 8.5–12 and 13, medium width. Lizard penny loafers, LZS…$575. c d 46 | www.bensilver.com e. These exceptional crocodile penny loafers are handcrafted in Tuscany by Zelli, one of Italy’s finest makers. The elegant shoe is refined yet sporting, with a comfortable short vamp and a superflex sole, in three handsome exotic leathers, top to bottom: C-black; B-dark brown; and A-cognac. Available in sizes 8.5–12 and 13, medium width. Crocodile penny loafers, CZS…$995. f. Our classic slip-on penny loafers are made from handwoven Italian calfskins in a woven basketweave leather, with full cushion Poron insoles and two-tone leather outsoles. Handmade in Italy by Zelli. Shown from left to right: A-cognac; C-black; B-brown. Available in whole and half sizes 8–12, as well as 13, medium width. Woven loafers, ZWL…$425.
a. Always in style…our traditional twobutton navy blue American natural shoulder blazer, complete with our soaring American eagle blazer buttons, in Super 120s Italian wool, with lower patch and flap pockets, lap seams, quarter inch stitching along the lapel and a hooked center vent. Available in a full range of sizes. Shown with our Italian woven 2-ply thread red and blue large graph check button down shirt and our authentic British regimental silk necktie, entirely handsewn, in new red, navy, and saffron. The pocket square, woven in France, is a white linen and cotton with a blue corner check. Khakis are our summer weight English drill cotton trousers. Blazer, ABS2...$995. Shirt, 690...$215. Tie, R44…$138. Pocket square, SGP16…$70. Trousers, forward pleat, HSDF-A or plain front HSDP-A…$225. b. Our button down shirt of choice is the same red and blue check shown on Blair, along with two more of our most frequently sought authentic regimental neckties: at left, R173, and at right, O22. Each tie…$138. c. Our French woven check cotton pocket square has an array of color from navy to burgundy to green. Pocket square, SGP16…$70. an all year essential …classic American blazer a 48 | www.bensilver.com At left: 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 right); we now are pleased to offer the summer drills in a handsome golden tan, B (shown on left). 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. Belt, S8011-B...$155. b c 1-800-221-4671 | 49
a. Our English style two-button navy blazer is always a stylish option. Cut in Super 120s Italian wool, with a gently suppressed waist, lower flap pockets, upper welted pocket and side vents, and finished with our own City of London blazer buttons, it is available in a full size range. Our handsome button down shirt, with a white ground and a blue and navy check, partners well with the blazer. We propose one of our favorite new ties, a two-color block stripe in cobalt and sun, which, we can remind you, are the colors of the Ukrainian flag. In the pocket, a delicate Prince of Wales pattern woven in blue. Dark grey Super 130s Merino wool gabardine trousers are the perfect combination with this blazer. Blazer, ESB...$995. Shirt, 423...$225. Tie, W386-B…$155. Pocket square, SGP14-A...$70. Trousers, plain front, HGBP2-A, or forward pleat, HGB2-A…$395. b. Two handsome block stripe Mogador silk neckties, entirely handsewn, are woven on a cotton warp for an exceptionally crisp finish. The color combinations are easily enjoyed in A-azalea and sky; B-cobalt and sun. Also available as bow ties. Each tie, W386…$155. Each bow tie, BW386…$98. a …always in style our English style single breasted blazer b b c 50 | www.bensilver.com 1-800-221-4671 | 51 Above: 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. Shown 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. Shown left to right, bottom row: 30 cm square motif in sky 100% cotton, SGP4…$65; 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.
a b …distinctive style our English style double breasted blazer a. We propose four handsome 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. Our double breasted English style blazer. Complete with our City of London blazer buttons, shows six and buttons two in the classic English manner. Available in a full size range in Italian Super 120s wool, peaked lapel, side vents, ticket pocket, lower inset flap pockets, and upper welted pocket. While some wear their double breasted blazers with roll neck cashmere sweaters, we think our Churchill Dot necktie makes an elegant and unmistakably English statement with our DB. We combine one of our handsome cutaway shirts featured above with the necktie and a pure white pocket square. Trousers are light grey Super 130s wool gabardine. Blazer, EDB…$995. Shirt, 3245…$225. Tie, P45…$155. Pocket square, SGP3…$55. Trousers, plain front, HGBP2-C, or forward pleat, HGB2-C…$395. 1-800-221-4671 | 53