Sundays 8pm to 11pm on Radio 2

New Episodes at CBC Music

New Episodes at CBC Music

Need more Strombo Show? Head over to our page on CBC Music for new episodes, playlists and video extras.

CBC Music Past Shows



Alt News
How A Cute, Sharped Dressed Dog Is Becoming Something Of A Fashion Star
January 30, 2013
submit to reddit


We generally don't cover fashion, but after seeing these photos, we thought we'd make an exception.

This is Bodhi, a shiba inu who lives in New York. And he is the face of a new fashion blog on Tumblr called 'Menswear Dog'.

Now, we're not suggesting everyone dress up their dogs like people. And we understand if you think this is unfair to the dog.

But what struck us about Bodhi is that he seems to know how to pose, and as Tyra Banks would say "Smize" (ie smile with your eyes).


Dave Fung, a fashion designer, and Yena Kim, a graphic designer, are his owners and stylists. And they don't seem to be taking this too seriously.

On their blog, Bodhi's bio reads...

"Menswear Dog is a 3 year old shiba inu living in NYC with a panache for all things style. His interests include never washing his selvage denim, lurking around Soho for someone to notice his steez, and sniffing fine a$$ bitches."

On a side note, he's named after Patrick Swayze's character in 'Point Break'.

Fung and Kim just launched their website the other day.

"Out of sheer boredom and idle hands, we decided to put Bodhi in one of my outfits," said Fung told The Daily Beast.

"We took one photo and posted in on Facebook as a joke, and even the caption was a joke, saying, 'Now introducing Menswear Dog... watch for his fashion blog soon.'"

Things took off from there.


Of course, not everyone approves. Here are a few comments from readers of The Guardian.

"He's a dog. Dressing him up won't change this. Given a choice I'm sure he'd be rather dismembering a dead squirrel he found in the park than 'working a look."

"Shibas are such a dignified breed. I feel sorry for him."

"People who want to treat their pets like dolls should never own an animal, look after it and enjoy its company by all means but dont disrespect it by forceing it to be more human, picture a world wear dogs were leaders."

Other readers got a good laugh out of it. Here are a few of those comments.

"He's got a lot more style than most men!"

"With or without the clothes, that is one sweet dog!"

"I dunno, he looks a lot like Richard Gere..."

"The dog in question seems to be having a whale of a time, if his body language and expressions are anything to go by- which of course for dogs is how they communicate."

Related stories

Lion Sighting In Virginia Turns Out To Be... A Dog

Man's Best Friend, Even After Death: Dog Spends Six Years By His Owner's Grave

This Blind Dog Had A Seeing Eye Dog


To encourage thoughtful and respectful conversations, first and last names will appear with each submission to CBC/Radio-Canada's online communities (except in children and youth-oriented communities). Pseudonyms will no longer be permitted.

By submitting a comment, you accept that CBC has the right to reproduce and publish that comment in whole or in part, in any manner CBC chooses. Please note that CBC does not endorse the opinions expressed in comments. Comments on this story are moderated according to our Submission Guidelines. Comments are welcome while open. We reserve the right to close comments at any time.

Submission Policy

Note: The CBC does not necessarily endorse any of the views posted. By submitting your comments, you acknowledge that CBC has the right to reproduce, broadcast and publicize those comments or any part thereof in any manner whatsoever. Please note that comments are moderated and published according to our submission guidelines.