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Benson & Clegg

Knox

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A bit of a plug for Benson & Clegg. They offer a custom/bespoke design service--silk repp. Two ties is the minimum if one chooses to go with a shape that is basically identical to all other Benson & Clegg ties (3 3/4 " blade). Four ties is the minimum if one requests a particular shape, length, blade width, etc. I can't be sure, but I think they work mostly with Stephen Walters silk. White warp is an option, although, as you might guess, black warp is more common. The customer chooses the colors and design/colorway, and sample swatches are made initially.
 

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What is the construction like? What are the interlinings?

Weaving silk just for a couple of ties does seem like a great service though, how much does it cost?
 

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Originally Posted by BlackShoes
What is the construction like? What are the interlinings?

Weaving silk just for a couple of ties does seem like a great service though, how much does it cost?


The quality of the construction is superb, but, as with anything, it's in the eye of the beholder. I confess a longstanding ignorance about the more subtle details of neckwear construction.

Good question about the interlining. I am guessing there are options. I feel sure Mr. Austin at Benson & Clegg would be happy to respond to questions.

It may be that the cost has changed, but, best I recall, it was approximately £47.50 per tie for four ties, and two or three ties for £68 per tie.

Also, not much of a wait. The turnaround on the sample was a few weeks, and an additional few weeks to make the tie after the sample was approved.
 

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And they offer some of the best blazer buttons to be had. Very nice people to deal with in my experience.
 

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I like the ties, though let's be honest, they are cheap. Cheap in that you get what you pay for, which is a repp with no great qualities. But plenty good enough.
 

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