I've been a customer of Ben Silver for a number of years and I've found their products, while expensive, are of good quality. Â The style is definitely something that isn't for everyone, as you won't see the average man on the street wearing a tie and a blue blazer around as his normal dress, but I rather like it. I agree with Will in that recently, I've noticed that the styles represented in the catalog have changed significantly, going from the rather conservative, more traditional styles, of which I happen to be quite fond, to more "fashionable" combinations, like the fuscia tie picture. Â My personal opinion is that this shift is directly correlated to the increased role of women in the company, from the relatively new women's collection, to what I suspect is a female coordinating clothes for the catalog. Â Suffice to say, I much preferred the "pre-women's" version of Ben Silver. Regarding pink seersucker, I own a pair of pink seersucker pants which I'm quite fond of. Â I'm rather surprised at the Christopher Street comment, as I'm yet to see anyone even vaguely homosexual wearing seersucker, much less pink seersucker. Â Seersucker is right up there with wingtips, braces, and knee length argyle socks as something I can't imagine anyone concerned about things that are hip or fashionable would wear.
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7/7/04 at 12:15am