Menswear Dog: Why This Dapper Dog is Best in Show
Watch out Tyra, America has found it's next top model, who can smize with his adorable puppy-dog eyes. The fetching fashion-forward dog goes by the name of Bodhi. Bodhi is a four-year-old Shiba Inu who lives in NYC, who lists his interests as "never washing his selvage denim, lurking around Soho for someone to notice his steez, and sniffing fine a$$ bitches". This dog has swagger, but how could he not, considering he can pull off menswear better than... well, most men.
How did this top dog come-to-be, you ask? His owners, David Fung, a graphic designer, and his wife, Yena Kim, a fashion designer, thought it would be funny to start an internet meme by dressing their pup in ridiculous menswear outfits (not that I think dressing dogs in clothes is ridiculous, in fact, just the opposite). Using their design backgrounds and killer fashion sense, they started a tumblr called Menswear Dog. After only a few posts, they got calls from GQ and Anderson Cooper's people. David and Yena quit their jobs to run Menswear Dog full-time.
The best part about Menswear Dog is that he doesn't just "sit pretty". Oh no - he's also great at dishing out fashion advice, with such articles as a Holiday Gift Guide, The Four Types of Hats Every Man Should Own and (my personal fav) Ryan Gosling's 6 Most Stylish Moments. Before Fashion Week, Menswear Dog shared his 10 Fetching Fashion Tips with Mashable. He says, "Do You. If you feel stupid, you're going to look stupid. Style is about wearing things with confidence. If it doesn't make you feel good, don't wear it." Bodhi's owner, David, even admitted, "I wear all of his hand-me-downs. It's kind of embarrassing."
As you're reading this, you're probably having a hard time taking this all seriously. I mean, it is a dog wearing a man's clothing (and expensive designer clothing), but the Menswear Dog team is as funny as they are fashionable. He has dressed to mimic Barking Bad (Breaking Bad), Bark to the Future (Back to the Future), Dog Punk (Daft Punk) and Mad Dog (Mad Men). This dog is quickly rising to the top with over 72,000 instagram followers and more than 21,000 facebook fans. He's landing top-model gigs and taking social media by storm. Find him on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Tumblr.
What's next for Menswear Dog? They are preparing a book "Menswear Dog: A Dog's Guide To Being A Man" as well as a canine fashion line. You can guarantee that when the book signing tour comes to town, I will be the first pup in line for a pawtograph!
All images from Menswear Dog's Tumblr