It's a particular man that puts a lot of thought into his groomsmen gifts, and for Ben Ross a beer stein or cufflinks weren't going to cut it. Out of necessity comes invention. To reflect the natural beauty of the South, but elevate it with impeccable intricacy, Ben handcrafted a set of turkey feather bow ties for the men in his wedding party in 2007. That gesture begot a wave of admiration and inspiration that became Brackish only a few years later.
Today Ben and one of those groomsmen, Jeff Plotner, have an operation that honors artisan techniques, distinctive style and the spirit of the South--making their creations available to others who won't settle for ordinary accessories. Brackish is redefining tradition while crafting memorable yet personal pieces for the modern man's closet. In their Charleston production base, they have fine tuned their process and expanded designs in order to make a lasting impact on the wardrobes of many with one-of-a-kind works of art.
Every tie is handcrafted locally in South Carolina by a team of 50 artisans and production assistants. And because every single feather is hand selected, no 2 Brackish bow ties are exactly alike. Every tie is a sustainable work of art. We have put painstaking effort into our products and pride ourselves on genuine, intricate detail not found in mass production.
Bobwhite Bow Tie
Product Details | Brown, black and white hues. Bobwhite quail feathers are seamlessly layered and combined with a black grosgrain wrap. No dyes are used, giving each tie a unique coloring. Wrap around...
Carew Bow Tie
Product Details | Made with all white Goose feathers. A special technique gives this tie a slightly ruffled look, adding interest, depth and dimension. No dyes are used, giving each tie a unique coloring. Wrap...
Chuka Bow Tie
Coo Saw Bow Tie
Product Details | The Coosaw features a rich brown base with deep purple, white and tan accents. Made with pheasant and bobwhite quail feathers. No dyes are used, giving each brown feather...
Firefly Plum Thicket Pin
The Story | Thorns from wild plum thickets are foraged, dried, and paired with hand selected feathers by our team of artisans to create a one of a kind statement. Each Brackish...
Folly Plum Thicket Pin
The Story | Thorns from wild plum thickets are foraged, dried, and paired with hand selected feathers by our team of artisans to create a one of a kind statement. Each...
Hemlock Bow Tie
The Story | The Hemlock pays tribute to the rare Eastern Hemlock tree. It pairs perfectly with the Navy Lady Cummerbund. While brainstorming on a name for this piece, co-founder Ben Ross...
Highlands Plum Thicket Pin
Thorns from wild plum thickets are foraged, dried, and paired with hand selected feathers by our team of artisans to create a one of a kind statement. There is a...
Rope Bow Tie
The Story | The design co-founder Ben Ross created specially for his brother's wedding. We are releasing this design exactly ten years after Ben designed the first feather bow tie as a tribute to...
Sawyers Bow Tie
The Story | This piece pays tribute to Sawyers island, found nestled between the Ashepoo River and Crooked Creek, above Bennett's Point near Edisto Island. Product Details | The Sawyers bow tie is crafted...