The new year is in full swing and we are excited to see what 2022 has in store for Brackish. While our team is working hard on beautiful new designs and styles to share with you, we’re taking a moment to reflect on some of your favorites from 2021. If you haven’t snagged one of these styles yet, now is the perfect time.
Nearly 15 years ago, Ben Ross designed a feather bow tie for his upcoming wedding and gifted one to each of his groomsmen including Jeff Plotner. Brackish was built on bow ties, and there is no question why they remain some of our top sellers year after year.
Coming in the number 1 spot for best-selling bow ties in 2021, the Rice. The jet black goose feathers are handcrafted together using a special technique that gives this tie a slightly ruffled look, adding interest, depth, and dimension to the traditional black tie style.
Not too far behind the Rice, were the St. Pierre and Edisto. The St. Pierre combines naturally iridescent rooster feathers along the outer edge, with black and white pheasant and guinea feathers layered towards the center to create a one-of-a-kind design that is perfect for any occasion. The Edisto also incorporates the popular guinea feathers along with a striking combination of navy, forest green, and black and white pheasant feathers.
The trend of the guinea feathers continues with our best-selling Bear Cufflinks and Studs set. This set is an excellent way to add subtle detail to a classic black suit.
An alternative to the plain white pocket square, the Carew takes the top spot as our best-selling pocket square of 2021. The all-white goose feather design uses a voluminous production technique for added dimension that is sure to catch anyone's eye.
Last, but not least, our final best-seller from our Men’s collection showcases a pop of color. The Match Me plum thicket pin is crafted with burgundy-wine colored goose feathers and is wrapped with burlap twine. All of our pins are attached to locally foraged plum thicket thorns found by Ben himself in the upstate of South Carolina.
Two years ago, when it came to creating our Women’s collection, we knew the designs had to be just as captivating as our bow ties and that the details had to be just right. Throughout this past year, our team has worked hard to develop several new styles that have done just that.
With no surprise, our 2021 best-selling women’s design is the Mary Ann cuff. Available in wide and thin silhouettes, the Mary Ann is crafted with unmistakable peacock eye feathers that include hues of teal, turquoise, and gold.
The Julie thin cuff and Lilia bezel cuff were close seconds for our best-selling bracelets of last year. The Julie is designed with tan, white, and black quail feathers using a unique braiding technique to create the perfect neutral accessory to go with any outfit. The Lilia is also a great neutral option with a classic black and white color palette using guinea and pheasant feathers.Continuing with the popular black and white trend, the Hiott stud earrings are elegantly designed but transition easily to casual wear.
2021 was a year to make a statement with our Anna earrings. This best-selling statement design is crafted with light taupe and white quail feathers.
You can’t go wrong with a classic hoop. The Stef hoop earrings were a 2021 staple using a unique weaving technique of royal and emerald green peacock feathers.