Monthly Archives: August 2016
Win the Gift that Keeps on Giving
It’s one of our favorite days of the year – National Bow Tie Day. Every order between now and 11:59pm will be automatically entered for a chance to win free membership to our bow tie of the month club.* That means a bow tie shipped to you every month, for the next year.
*The fine print that keeps you looking fine: Limit one chance to win per person. Open to any and all orders placed today, August 28, 2016.
Fresh Socks for Fall
When Steve started Bird Dog Bay in 2006, it was just his hand drawn neckties and knack for detailed whimsical illustration. Today, that knack lives on, and Steve remains our sole illustrator and artist, but the collection’s grown every year. For our new Fall 2016 collection, we’re debuting 18 pairs of socks; including our new repeat patterns, a new trick for an old dog, fresh, versatile stripes, and much more.
Here at Bird Dog Bay, we want for each man to enjoy the style and confidence that comes with wearing a tie. Ties are a cornerstone of men’s fashion, and no one should go tie-less because he doesn’t know about the many fantastic ways to tie a tie knot. In our last post, we took a closer look at the Windsor Knot. If you missed it, here is a brief rundown:
- The Windsor is also known as the Full Windsor or the Double Windsor
- It likely originated with King George V of England
- The Windsor is a wide knot, suited to wide, thick ties
- Men with longer necks benefit from the width of the tie as it shortens the perceived height of the neck
This week, we are going to move on to the next knot in our series, the Half Windsor.
The Half Windsor
The Half Windsor, otherwise known as the single Windsor knot, produces a trim, neat, triangular knot. It is similar to its cousin the Full Windsor, but it is less bulky and better suited to fabrics that are more lightweight and less thick. It is a better knot option for men who have a broader chest as is uses less of the tie than other knots. Here are some of the other attributes of the Half Windsor:
- Medium in size
- Symmetrical knot
- Produces a deep dimple
- Business appropriate
- Easy to learn
- Plays well with point collars, medium spread collars, and button down shirts
Bird Dog Bay has a fine pedigree and we always take Best-in-Show. All of our ties are 100% silk, hand-printed, and hand-constructed to ensure the highest quality possible. Shop our collection today!
A-B-C, Easy as 1-2-3
Whether entering your final year of college, high school, or kindergarten, Bird Dog Bay is your one stop shop back to school outfitter. Whether Homecoming’s on the horizon or Picture Day has you fretting, we have a full selection of goods available. With neckties and bow ties available for both men and boys, we’ll have you our your little man looking sharp no matter the occasion.
On the more casual side of things? Put on your thinking cap with one of our famous Gus Caps or brand new Sporting Caps alongside one of our new and improved pima cotton t-shirts. Regardless of your school of thought, we’ll help you bring your A-game, style wise.
Just in time for the Olympics, our new gold medal worth hosiery carries the torch from our best selling America! socks. Perfect for showing off your national pride in any situation, their navy color and mid-calf length synchronize swimmingly with any pants, from dress trousers to jeans. Constructed of soft yet durable 70% pima cotton, 29% nylon and 1% spandex, they hold up well to flips, twists, and somersaults.
These are just one of 16 new pairs of socks for our upcoming tenth anniversary fall collection. Keep checking our website for updates, and as always, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us either at email@example.com or at (312) 631-3108. Happy shopping!”
Ties are a men’s fashion staple. They are the foundation upon which all other fashion depends. Whether it’s formal wear or for the workplace, neckties are the element that brings cohesion and style to every outfit. Every style-conscious gent should have a signature collection of ties ready to go at a moment’s notice. One very common reason why some guys hesitate to incorporate ties into their wardrobe is that they don’t know how to tie a tie. Some (we shudder to think) aren’t even aware that there are several different ways to tie a tie. At Bird Dog Bay, we believe that every man has a right to look and feel his most dashing. That’s why we are proud to offer such a wide selection of hand-printed, hand-constructed, 100% silk ties, and it’s also why we have decided to write this series. No man should go tie-less for the simple lack of knowledge. So without further ado, we are proud to present the Windsor knot.
The Windsor Knot
The Windsor, otherwise known as the Full Windsor or as a Double Windsor, is thought to have originated with Edward III, Duke of Windsor. However, it is actually more likely that the knot comes to us from his father, George V who was particularly partial to wide knots.
When tied correctly, the Windsor knot is comfortably tight and won’t slip away from the collar throughout the day. Symmetrical and well-balanced, the Windsor knot is perfectly paired with patterned ties as it will display the print nicely. This particular knot looks great on men with longer necks, as the width balances out the length.
Stay posted until next time! We will be taking a closer look at the Half Windsor Knot. In the meantime, for all of your men’s fashion accessory needs, shop Bird Dog Bay. Browse our selection today!
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Dog Days of Summer Sale
As the long days of summer return, so does our annual Dog Days of Summer Sale! Between the muggy weather, the kids gearing up for school, and fall on the horizon, it’s the perfect distraction from the hot weather and busy schedules.
Now through Sunday, August 7th at midnight, save big on your favorite items with markdowns up to 50% off. With a wide selection of goods to choose from, we’re sure you’ll find that new favorite addition to your wardrobe.