We here at Bird Dog Bay pride ourselves on being something along the lines of Renaissance Men. Perhaps not in the classic sense–we do appreciate both the sciences and the humanities, mind you–but in a more modern sense: one of never being out of place. From the outdoor barbecue and suds get-togethers to the champagne-glass-and-pinky-out affairs, we like to think we can get by almost anywhere, especially when accompanied by our silk goods.
Speaking of those upscale shindigs: why the bad rap? Too often, gentlemen to whom we’ve spoken complain. From the tux and stud set to the stiff conversation, it seems as if all fun is absent when made to gussy up. Ever want to jazz things up a bit? Stick it to the man? If so, Bird Dog Bay has you covered for your next formal event with our one of a kind cummerbund sets.
- General Rule of thumb with ties: Big with small, small with big and medium with medium. Let’s explain: If you have a very graphic tie with a large pattern/design, you need to pair that with a small-patterned shirt (or even a solid color). If you have a very graphic shirt, you need to pair that with a solid or subtly-patterned tie. And, if you have a medium-sized pattern for shirt and tie, they will match perfectly.
- Since the tie is the easiest way to show character and personality in dress, don’t be afraid of bold colors or graphic prints.
- Socks of dark colors should be preferably worn because whites look too stark.
- Pinstriped, dark-colored pants will make you look taller and thinner. To flaunt a broader upper body team them with a light colored shirt.
This is considered by most as the dressiest and most elegant fabric for ties. Because of the natural fibers of printed silk ties, the dyes absorb well into the fabric and create bold, graphic designs. Printed silk also shows detailing in designs much better due to the printing process.
For all connoisseurs reading this feel free to skip straight to the next page, these tips and tricks are for all the beginners that were never taught how to tie a tie or simply relied on mothers and significant others to do the dirty work. But then again, if you really were an expert at knotting ties then you probably wouldn’t be reading this. Don’t worry we here at Bird Dog Bay won’t tell a soul.
To start things off, we promise this won’t be your typical yawn-worthy history lesson. This one is worth reading, trust us. Plus, if it weren’t for some Croatian wearing silk, you may have been stuck wearing plaid kilts for evening wear.