Tie Knots: The Windsor

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!


Our ties are always Best-in-Show. Shop Bird Dog Bay ties today!


More Goods Added to our Dog Days of Summer Sale



Summer Lovin’

We’ve added a covey of new picks for you to hunt down this weekend! Save up to 50% on dress shirts, cummerbund sets, neckties, bow ties, leather goods, boxers, and more.

Remember, this great offer ends at midnight, Sunday, August 7th . Aim high and spend low!


Up to 50% Off with our Dog Days of Summer Sale!

Dog Days 16 Kickoff

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.


35% off our Summer Linen Ties

Linen Ties

Winnin’ in Linen
Our Linen Stripe tie is the perfect choice for when the mercury is up and the sun is out. This linen and silk blend will help keep you looking and feeling cool all summer long. The light weave ensures breeziness without sacrificing a sharp looking knot, so you won’t get hot under the collar. It’s traditional and versatile, equally suited for keeping you comfortable at the office or an outdoor wedding, and pairs well with our whimsical linen pocket squares.

Sale will run until Sunday night at midnight. As always, all orders over $100 receive free shipping. Happy shopping and stay cool!


Bird Calls: Out of Africa

Out of Africa

Serengeti Style
Although Steve hasn’t been on safari just yet, his frequent doodles of these amazing animals keeps the dream alive. Featuring lions, leopards, rhinoceroses, elephants, and cape buffaloes, it goes just as well with your button down and blazer as it does with a pith helmet and Land Rover.

From the veldt to Vegas, this is perfect for anyone on the prowl or talking a Big Game.

All of our neckties are available as extra longs and boys, so everyone can enjoy our sophisticated whimsy.


Cap It Off

Sporting Caps

Cap It Off

Summer is a great time for all, and no one loves it more than us! Whether enjoying yourself locally or escaping to your favorite tropical hideout, summer is a great time to step back, leave the work at the office, and head out for a bit of rest and recovery.

Though we made our name in the neckwear game, Bird Dog Bay is still happy to have your back (and head!) when the dress code is a little more casual. This summer, look no further than one of our famous Gus Caps or new Sporting Caps when rounding out your outfit. Our Gus Caps, available in six colors, feature our favorite misbehavin’ mascot, Gus. Our Sporting Caps, new for this season, feature four terrific embroidered motifs with Bird Dog Bay lettering on the back. Appropriate whether at the cookout or on the green, they’ll keep your head cool and allow you to showcase a bit of the sophisticated whimsy for which we’re known.


Blue Ribbon Shirting: Aberdeen

Aberdeen Blue Ribbon Shirting

Check, Please

Meet the latest staple in your collection: Bird Dog Bay’s Aberdeen dress shirt. Composed of 100% Egyptian combed cotton and milled in Italy, the Aberdeen features a 3.5″ button down collar, button cuffs, and a split back yoke with a contemporary English cut.

From its vibrant blue and green check to its soft weave, the Aberdeen is unlike anything you own. Its range knows no bounds: pair it with a navy blazer and one of our Pedigree ties for a day at the Club or with our cashmere quarter zips for that evening bonfire. From the moment it arrives, it will feel like you’ve owned it for years — and you will.


The Perfect Sportsman’s Gift

12 Gauge Gift Sets

Worth a Shot

When tracking down that special gift for that certain someone, look no further than Bird Dog Bay’s 12 Gauge Gift Sets! Loaded with three socks or two boxers, our gift sets are just what your hunter or fisherman needs when they gear up for the field or stream this fall.

With dozens of choices available, our selection is ideal no matter if your gent is easygoing or traditional. Our fun, whimsical mid-calf socks complement our traditional stripes and dots, and our famous gingham boxers pair perfectly with our sporting “under-dogs.” Choose one of the pre-assembled combinations or build your own, but rest assured it’ll arrive ready to hunt in our 12 Gauge gift tube.


Last Chance! 30% Off T-Shirt Sale Ends Today

Tee Sale Reminder 2016

Tee it Up!

There are only a few hours left to grab one of our garment washed, 100% pre-shrunk cotton tees. Pair with our whimsical socks and sporting caps for the complete look.

Have a safe and happy Fourth of July from all of us at Bird Dog Bay!
Sale ends tonight at midnight.”


30% Off our Tees!

Tee Sale 2016

Beach and Barbecue Chic

Now through this Sunday night, pick up any of our t-shirts for 30% off! With sizes available from small through XXL, our t-shirts are the perfect choice when cooking up some burgers on the grill or heading to the beach.

With long sleeve and short sleeve options available, we have the perfect shirt no matter your preference. Choose from one of our fun, festive designs like “Hunt Club” or “Black Lab Heaven” alongside our classic logo shirt. Each shirt makes a great gift for those more casual occasions all summer long.

Any questions? Just want to talk? Give us a ring at (312) 631-3108, 8am-5pm Monday through Friday CST. We will be closed on July 4th.”


Blue Ribbon Shirting – The Berwyn

Blue Ribbon Shirting- Berwyn

Your Shirting Blueprint

The Berwyn is one of our Italian-milled, 100% Egyptian combed cotton dress shirts. Featuring posted buttons, a front pocket, and a button down collar, the Berwyn is a versatile piece guaranteed to become a staple in your wardrobe. Whether paired with your favorite shorts and a cold one or a navy blazer and khakis, its light weave will keep you cool even as the temperature rises.

A tattersall composed of intersecting turquoise and navy lines, the Berwyn was designed by Steve to match our neckwear for the full Bird Dog Bay look. When paired with one of our Pedigree ties or bows, for example, it provides the wearer with balance between the Berwyn’s tight check and the Pedigree’s more open pattern.

Don’t forget to complete the look with one of our handcrafted merino or cashmere quarter zip sweaters. Perfect for once the sun goes down, or that afternoon sailing trip turns into a midnight cruise. With tonal elbow patches and shoulder patches, they are the perfect complement to our sporting whimsy.”