Our Valentine’s Sale is Back – Spend $100 Get This Tie Free


Mallard Mates

Every spring collection, Steve illustrates and colors at least one design that is especially suited for Valentine’s Day. Introducing Downward Duck in Fuchsia – a perfect combination of whimsical and detail, featuring one of our favorite lovebirds – the (mostly) monogamous mallard on a beautiful fuchsia background.

Don’t be afraid of getting pigeonholed though, this versatile shade also works beautifully throughout the spring and summer, pairing nicely with a grey jacket (matching the body plumage) and white shirt (tail feathers and neck ring).

Interested in bagging one of these beauties? Just order $100 or more, and we’ll include one automatically – simple as that.

As always if you have any questions give us a ring at (312) 631-3108 or at customerservice@birddogbay.com


All Tied Up For Valentine’s Day!


Pretty in Pink

We’re not saying we know any more about the secrets to love or Valentine’s Day than anyone else – but we do know a thing or two about ties. The thing we know for sure? They are the best way to show off personality – whether you’re single and looking to attract a little attention (we like Fox in the Hen House and Birds and the Bees) or you’re buying for that special someone to show you care (we like to sort by “Themes & Design” to find that thoughtful present).

If you’re not sure what the best gift is, or want help finding just the right thing, get in touch with us at (312) 631-3108 or at customerservice@birddogbay.com. We’re also happy to include a special message with your gift, just let us know at checkout, and we can take care of the rest.


Wedding Whimsy! Introducing Our New Custom Wedding Program


We Put the ‘Hit’ in ‘Hitched’!

Over the past decade we’re proud to have been a part of so many weddings. Now, we’re excited to introduce our program for custom wedding ties and showcase our best-selling groomsmen gifts. Click here to take a look!

We know there’s a lot of work that goes into the big day, and we’re here to make it a little easier – heck, we’ll even tie the bow ties for you!

Give us a ring (pun intended) at (312) 631-3108 or reach out at weddings@birddogbay.com to get in touch with your personal wedding coordinator. Congrats! We look forward to hearing from you.


Over 20 New Socks Here!


You’ll Get A Kick Out Of ‘Em!

We’re not saying we’re the best at foot puns, or sock puns, or…puns really. We are saying we are the best at crafting your favorite socks. Our heroic hosiery is carefully loomed with pima cotton, a little bit of nylon, and a dash of spandex, for serious softness and lasting durability. These socks are made for walkin’!

We’re working hard on our new spring collection, and can’t wait to show you what’s in store. Keep your eyes peeled in the next few weeks for sneak peaks, exclusive offers, and more from us here at Man’s Best Friend.

Happy shopping, and as always, don’t hesitate to give us a ring at (312) 631-3108 or shoot us an email at customerservice@birddogbay.com


New Shirt and Tie Gift Sets Are In!


A Perfect Pairing

We’ve heard you loud and clear, and have restocked, and added new shirt and tie gift sets! We’ve taken a lot of your requests, and listed our best sellers from 2016, so you can find your favorite for the new year! As always, Steve handpicks the ties that he envisioned while designing the shirts, which means the colors match perfectly, and the neckwear illustrations complement the shirting pattern.

Don’t see a set you want? No problem! Give us a call at (312) 631-3108 or drop us a line at customer service.com and we can work out your custom set.


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


Put a Bow on it

holidayshopping2016That’s a Wrap!

Whether you are just starting to make your list, or if you finishing it up and checking it twice, we have the goods for everyone that’s been naughty and nice. From our famous dress shirts, to our best-selling socks, to our American made neckwear, you can’t miss! To make it even easier, check out our gift sets, available in shirt and tie, socks, and boxers.

Is someone especially hard to gauge? Our high caliber gift cards are a sure shot solution, and don’t forget the gift that keeps on giving – our monthly clubs!

Aim high this holiday season with Bird Dog Bay. Need some help or suggestions? Jump on our holiday hotline at (312) 631-3108 – we’ll hunt down the perfect gift for you!

Happy shopping and Happy Holidays from all of here at Bird Dog Bay.


Holiday Tie-dings! Save 35% with our One Day Only Cyber Monday Sale!


Surefire Stocking Stuffers

Our Cyber Monday deal is back! Exclusive to our email subscribers, we are offering 35% off all orders with coupon code ‘BESTINSHOW’. Hunt down the best holiday shopping in one place with our signature sophisticated whimsy. Plus, don’t forget free standard shipping on all orders over $100.

Our surefire stocking stuffers are sure to make for high caliber gift giving this season (don’t forget to treat yourself!)

Please note, due to their custom nature, all sweaters and boy’s ties are excluded from this promotion.

Questions? Looking for recommendations? No problem, we’re here to help! Give us a call at (312) 631-3108 or at customerservice@birddogbay.com

Happy Shopping!


Our Black Friday Promotion is Back!


This Dog Hunts!

Our Black Friday promotion is back and better than ever! Use coupon code ‘DOGDEAL’ at checkout to save 25%, and free standard shipping on all orders over $100. Offer expires Sunday at midnight.