For Brackish - it all started with a wedding and Ben’s first bow tie design which we now call the Original. As he was sitting at his dining room table, he noticed that the natural shape, conformation and tapering of a turkey feather matched that of a bow tie perfectly. From here, he made the first round of feather bow ties for the groomsmen in his wedding. What many may not know, however, is that Ben also crafted the first Brackish cummerbund at the same time. To distinguish his family from his friends at the wedding, Ben crafted complimentary cummerbunds for his dad and brother (as seen above).
While Ben’s original turkey feather cummerbund doesn’t live in our collection, many other show stopping designs do. Click here for a look at the full collection.
Interested in learning more about the background and story behind some of our favorite designs? Ben share’s more on our IGTV channel - here.