When Tahsin Eltemur, a fourth-generation textile manufacturer, and Michael Ryan, a fashion powerhouse, met to grab a beer and talk about trends in the fashion industry, Benson was born. Both had a lot to offer to the conversation-Michael with 40 years of experience in sales and Tahsin with 30 years of experience in the textile industry. Their conversation led to the problem of how fashion brands had to choose between good quality fabric and reasonable prices. With the advantage of good taste, experience in sales, and a factory know-how, Michael and Tahsin found the solution: joining forces and creating the Benson brand.