Wishing you a Happy New Year



What’s Downrange for Us in 2017

In 2016 we celebrated our ten year anniversary, and we couldn’t have done it without our dedicated fans – thank you! Now we are looking forward to year 11, and with it, the largest and most exciting collection ever.

We’ll be dropping some hints and sneak peeks in upcoming emails, so keep your eyes peeled for new patterns and goods, all illustrated by our founder Steve.

We’re working hard through the new year to bring you never seen before handmade sophisticated whimsy, and hope you enjoy the new collection as much as we enjoy creating it. Have a happy new year, and we’ll see you in ’17!


Mix and Match!


Back in Black

It’s a little unusual for us to do solid colors – heck, stripes were a stretch for us. However, our solid, 100% silk cummerbund is one of our absolute best sellers and makes for a great partner with our signature whimsical bows. It’s a classic for a reason, but this old dog can learn some new tricks, and turns out, plays very nice with others!

Almost all of Steve’s designs feature black in there somewhere, whether it is a bold part of the pattern itself, or, in the outline – the filetto – of the illustration. This makes for a perfect pairing nearly every time, even for folks that may struggle sartorially. So go ahead, pick up this black cummerbund, and then find the most colorful bow tie you can – we bet they’ll go together like Man and his Best Friend!

As always, we’re here to help! Give us a call at (312) 631-3108 or drop us a line at customerservice@birddogbay.com


Happy Holidays from Bird Dog Bay


Good Tidings to You…

This year we celebrated our ten-year anniversary as a company, and we can’t thank you enough for your support. When Steve started illustrating in 2006, it was just neckties, and it was just a few friends and family that knew of the brand. We’ve come a long way since then, and our great fans have been there for us every step of the way.

We’re excited to show you what we have coming for 2017, but for now enjoy this time with your loved ones, and we wish you the very best.

From all of us here at Bird Dog Bay – have a wonderful holiday season, and a very happy new year.


Today Only: Free 2 Day Shipping On All Orders Over $150!


Bird Dog Bay Is Comin’ To Town!

You’ve made your list and checked it twice, and there’s still time for last minute sophisticated whimsy! There’s something for everybody, from ballcaps to bows, socks to shirts, cufflinks to cummerbunds, and across all themes. Use coupon code “NICELIST’ at checkout to receive free two-day shipping on all orders over $150 – guaranteed before Christmas! Don’t forget, our gift boxes are automatically included with our goods, and are sure to make your Christmas top dog!

Please note sweaters, boy’s ties, belts, and extra long ties are not eligible, they do not allow enough time, sorry!

As always if you have any questions please let us know! We can be reached at (312) 631-3108 and at customerservice@birddogbay.com

Happy shopping!


Last Minute Tie-Dings, 10% Off Your Order!


There’s Still Time!

Bird Dog Bay is your one stop shop for that special someone this season! Orders are guaranteed to arrive by Christmas.

With promotion code “LASTWEEK10” you get a 10% discount and all orders over $100 receive free shipping. Visit our website today and shop our full run of whimsical and traditional men’s silks, socks, boxers, t-shirts, and Italian-milled dress shirts.

Please note sweaters, boy’s ties, and extra long ties, are not eligible, they are custom made and do not allow enough time, sorry!

As always if you have any questions please let us know! We can be reached at (312) 631-3108 and at customerservice@birddogbay.com

Happy shopping!


New Shirt and Tie Gift Sets Added!


A Match Made in…Chicago!

We’ve heard it before and we’ve heard it again – this guy is so hard to buy for! Worry no more! We’ve carefully matched our best selling ties and shirts together, making sure to include the ties with the shirts that Steve originally envisioned when he was designing them! The colors and patterns play off each other perfectly, and by buying the two together you are saving some bucks, but looking like a million of ‘em!

As always we’re here to help! Drop us a line at customerservice@birddogbay.com and let us know your thoughts and questions.

Happy holidays!


Made in the USA


Handmade American

Hello partridge in a pear tree – there’s some new gifts in town! Our handmade, 100% 18 momme silk neckwear and carefully crafted cufflinks go together like two turtle doves.

Our founder and sole illustrator Steve Mayer, carefully hand draws each pattern, and these form our sophisticated whimsy, found on boxers, socks, lounge pants, caps, cufflinks, keychains and…well you get the idea. Our neckwear is made here in the USA, and printed by hand on our top-quality silk. The silk is then carefully cut along the bias (no twisting or bunching with our ties) and sewn to create goods that stand a cut above the rest.

Our classic cufflinks are the perfect match to our neckwear, we use the same 18 momme silk as our neckwear for a look that is spot on! Each pair is handcrafted in our Chicago studio and packaged in a custom wooden box engraved with our logo.

So move over French hens, our American made neckwear and cufflinks are here for the holidays. As always, don’t be shy about buying for your guy! We want to hear from you, so drop us a line at (312) 631-3108 or at customerservice@birddogbay.com with any questions, comments, or thoughts.


Our 12 Gauge Boxer Sets are the Perfect Present!


Don’t Get Boxed Out

We’ve gotten a lot of kind words from our customers about our goods over the years, but our boxers seem to be real front-runner favorites. We’re not sure if it’s their whimsical, hand-drawn patterns, or their comfortable, covered elastic waistband, or the one of a kind seamless back – the one thing we do know is they have a tendency to sell out!

Our 12 gauge gift sets combine two great boxers in an equally eye-catching gift package. Heck, some people use the 12 gauge tube as much as the boxers themselves! We’ve seen some great ones, including desk organizer, golf ball caddy, sunglasses slot, and many more.

Questions? Comments? Have some 12 gauge packaging ideas of your own? Give us a call at (312) 631-3108 or drop us a line at customerservice@birddogbay.com – we’re happy to hear from you!


48 Hours Only: Buy Four Neckties Get a Tie Case Free!


Under the Tree and Over the Moon

Our American leather, fully lined tie cases are our gift to you. Regularly priced at $188, they are yours free with all orders of four or more regular men’s neckties (sorry bow ties aren’t eligible this time around!)

Perfect for any guy that wants to keep his four-in-hands fresh, it makes an ideal gift pack for old pros and rookie road warriors alike.

This promotion will expire at midnight on Tuesday. A tie case will be included automatically with orders that qualify for this promotion. Boy’s neckties, boy’s bow ties, and men’s bow ties are not eligible, we’re sorry!

As always, our holiday helpline is here to assist! We can be reached at (312) 631-3108 or at customerservice@birddogbay.com


Our Holiday Pop Up Store is Open in Chicago!


Open Season!

Our limited time holiday pop-up store is open in Chicago. We’re located at 1804 N. Damen Avenue, Monday through Saturday, 10am-8pm and Sunday 10am-6pm. Stop by to see our sophisticated whimsy in person, and hunt down special in-store only promotions. Hurry in though, we’re only open until Christmas Eve!

Questions? Comments? Give us a call at (312) 631-3108 or drop us a line at customerservice@birddogbay.com


Introducing Our Fly Lapel Pins


Lookin’ Fly!

For our tenth anniversary in the Fall of 2016, Steve knew he had to bring something new to the table. But what? Bird Dog Bay had been growing quite a bit the past few years and he had rolled out everything from boxers, to socks, to dress shirts, to a new Pedigree line, to lounge pants, to sporting caps…You get the idea. After a lot of research and development, Steve stumbled upon his old notes for the Fly Links. It was an instant inspiration; what better to bring into a line celebrating ten years of business than something inspired from one of his original ideas? The Fly Lapel Pin was born, and with it, Steve’s feather in the cap of a decade of Bird Dog Bay (side note, these pins are actually not made with feathers, but squirrel tail!)

These beauties were developed with the utmost empasis on authenticity, and each pin is handmade using true to life fly construction (there’s that squirrel tail again) with nickel plated hardware. Their first field test at a recent dance-heavy wedding proved they are both more durable than they look, and have the magical ability to reel in compliments after some really terrible rug-cutting.

Happy shopping! If you have any questions don’t hesitate to throw us a line. We can be reached at (312) 631-3108 or at customerservice@birddogbay.com


Last Call for Sweaters Before Christmas!


Not Your Ugly Christmas Sweater

Don’t sweat it! All orders placed before midnight are guaranteed for delivery before Christmas.

Both our cashmere and merino sweaters are soft, warm, and tops for, well, tops. Our sweaters are made up of 100% of the good stuff, with no blends or dilutions. Only the finest and longest hairs are loomed, which means no pilling of any kind. Plus, our artisans utilize a two-ply, tight weave for exceptional warmth and durability, ensuring your new favorite sweater will thrive through many future holiday travels. Don’t forget, our sweaters feature reinforced shoulder and elbow pads to serve you equally well, whether you are shooting clays or emails.

As always, feel free to give us a call at (312) 631-3108 or at customerservice@birddogbay.com