Our Story

It all started with a simple problem: Finding the perfect groomsmen gift.

In 2007, before Ben Ross' wedding, he was looking for a unique and personal gift for each of his groomsmen. Growing up in and around the outdoors of South Carolina, Ben handcrafted the first turkey feather bow ties for his wedding. They were instantly a hit. The ties combined authentic style and nature while being unique, personal, and one of a kind.

Fast forward to 2012, when Ben and one of those groomsmen, Jeff Plotner, were given the rare opportunity to pursue a passion. Taking a remarkable idea and making it accessible to many others, Ben and Jeff founded Brackish.

Simply put, we are redefining the traditional bow tie. The Brackish bow tie itself has now built a new tradition. Our customers make a statement, and are recognized for it. Whether it be at a wedding, awards ceremony, or a multitude of other social functions, the Brackish tie will be remembered as an important ingredient in a memorable experience.

Every tie is handcrafted locally in South Carolina. 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.

 

We hope you enjoy our work, and we cannot thank you enough for your support. As always, we welcome your comments and suggestions.