My personal obsession for bow tie is apparent from the way I dress my dog. Guys are less fortunate than girls in the fashion department. We have a lot less than what girls get to play with when it comes to styles, silhouettes, materials, colors, cuts and garment types. Just look up Luisa Via Roma, one of the largest luxury fashion online retailer. There are 30 sub-categories listed under Clothing for women ranges from dresses to jumpsuits to skirts but they only have 22 for men. Does men fashion have to stop at plain old shirts and pants?
“…constrain means opportunity, as long as you are willing to be creative.”
I don’t think so. To me constrain means opportunity, as long as you are willing to be creative. A classic beige trench coat invented by Thomas Burberry is beautiful but also predictable: military shoulder straps and cuffs, big front buttons, a self belt with metal buckle and a storm shield. So how do you spice up the look?
The answer is simple. Make accessories your best friends. Whether it’s for boys, grown up men or a poodle, bow tie always does the job for me. I paired a navy polka dots bow tie and collar with a classic British beige trench coat from Runway Pooch, added a navy and brown leather leash, Noodle the Poodle is ready to vow the crowd of East Sydney. When we did the shoot, a wedding crown in gowns and tuxedos just broke out of the iconic sandstone St Mary’s Cathedral. Of course the ever charming Noodle looked like he fitted right in with the party crowd. Talking about dressing up for the occasion!
PHOTOGRAPHY AND DOG STYLING Jay Lee
LOCATION St Mary’s Cathedral, Sydney
Noodle’s wardrobe from Runway Pooch
Navy Polka Dot Collar, The Rover Boutique
Classic Beige Trench Coat, Urban Pup
Navy and Tan Leather Lead, Hamish McBeth