Menswear Dog

The Husband and Wife Duo Showing That a Hard Working Wardrobe is a Man’s Best Friend

Initially starting off as just a bit of fun, the blog Menswear Dog has exploded into a phenomenon of over 220k followers on Tumblr and 164k followers on Instagram. The star of the show, a four year old Shiba Inu called Bodhi, has been featured in fashion campaigns for the likes of Coach NY, and Salvatore Ferragamo.

The couple behind all this, husband and wife duo, David Fung and Yena Kim, are now releasing a book in the same vein. Menswear Dog: The New Classics, will feature serious fashion advice for modern men.

Chambray Shirt
Seersucker Suit
Denim Jacket
MenswearDog book
‘Just like plenty of weird dog owners with too much time on their hands, we dressed our dogs up for a photo’, the duo told us about the origins of the canine styling. They quickly discovered that Bodhi, who’s named after Patrick Swayze’s character in the classic movie Point Break, showed off the men’s outfit better than most guys could, and even started posing in front of the camera.

Bodhi seems to be totally aware of the camera: ‘He really does have a knack for striking the right pose for the outfit.’ We just couldn’t resist finding out more about this stylish pooch, and his owners.

The Plus: They say ‘never work with animals’…
David Fung and Yena Kim:
We’ve found quite the opposite is true! We’ve learned that people are way more excited to work with animals than they are with a group of other people. When we have a photo shoot with Menswear Dog, he lights up the room and puts everyone in a good mood. You can’t be stressed out when there’s a smiling dog running around in a bow tie.

TP: Where do you get the clothes you use?
DF & YK:
We initially styled him in clothes from Dave’s (David, ed.) own wardrobe but now we shop and style for different menswear brands. We’re also fans of quality vintage, so there’s a great mix.

TP: What does you upcoming book include?
DF & YK:
Menswear Dog Presents: The New Classics is a feel-good book that highlights the most essential items a man should have in his wardrobe to look dapper year-round. And it’s all modelled by Bodhi, of course!

TP: What else is coming up, regarding the blog and Bodhi?
DF & YK:
We’re ecstatic that we’re able to have this adventure with our dog. This whole experience feels like a family scrapbook of absurd moments. What’s next? We’re not sure yet, but we’re having a blast figuring it our.

Knit Beanie
Tank Top
Menswear Dog Presents: The New Classic by David Fung and Yena Kim is released in the UK on 1 May, you can order it here.

Extracted from Menswear Dog Presents: The New Classics by David Fung and Yena Kim (Artisan, £11.99). Copyright © 2015. Photographs by David Fung and Yena Kim.