BIG DOG COUTURE

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Saturday was a gorgeous day, and we spent most of it shopping. We were looking for some big dog couture – doggie vests to be exact.  The Boys are dining out next month for a magazine article and I thought matching vests would be pawfect!

Strolling down King Street we popped our head in Woof Gang Bakery

BIG DOG COUTURE

Besides Doodle*licious treats and more, they have a retail section with the cutest apparel I’ve ever seen. But as Jaxson conferred with his friend, there’s limited big dog couture to pawchase…

Why is that? It’s the same on the internet . Not much to choose from, especially for male dogs.

BIG MALE DOGS WANT FASHION TOO –

I rarely dress the Boys in clothing.

Sure, there’s the occasional neck/bowtie for formal affairs…

BIG DOG COUTURE

And Jaxson has been known to model a hat or two in exchange for some string cheese…

BIG DOG COUTURE

But they’re Doodle Dad’s hats, and they don’t stay on long…

BIG DOG COUTURE

I’d love a cool apple jack cap for Jaxson, but one made for a big headed dog #hescertainlygotone

Most of the dog clothes I come across are frilly, lacy, pastel colored material with bows and rhinestones. If I do find something “neutral” colored the X-Large is still too snug. It’s as if it was meant for a full figured small dog!

FURRY, FIERCE AND FABULOUS –

Meet Jasmine a Gorgeous Goldendoodle who looks to be about Jaxson’s size…

Jasmine (sitting with her pet parent Lenny and “Pet Fashionista” Roberto Negrin) is wearing a cupcake dress…

BIG DOG COUTURE

And it fits!!!

KING OF DOGGIE COUTURE –

That’s the name given to Roberto Negrin –

He ambushes everyday dogs and creates runway-ready fashions inspired by their unique adoption stories. BRAVO

Neither Harley nor Jaxson were adopted but wouldn’t it be #toocoolfordoodleschool if he felt so inclined to “whip up” a couple of Doodle vests!

I KNOW WHAT YOU’RE THINKING –

Why can’t she just make a doggie vest?

Trust me, my sewing skills gene is so bad and SO strong it transferred to my daughter and neither one of us can sew on a button 🙁

My lack-of talent is similar to Denise Huxtables from The Cosby Show. In the first season – Denise tried to re-create a Gordon Gartrelle designer shirt for her brother Theo.

The episode was called “Huxtable Hotness”

BIG DOG COUTURE

That photo just about sums up my sewing machine talent.

Guess I’m gonna have to send Mr. Negrin an email, begging like Harley and see if he’s interested in “helping a sister out!”

But because that sounds like a super Doodle long shot – does anyone out there know where I can find nice apparel for a 70 lb Goldendoodle with a dinner date coming up soon?

Check out Jasmine’s story on Bravo

Every weekend should be a three-day weekend ❤️

16 Comments
  • The Island Cats
    February 20, 2017

    OMC! That bakery is pawsome! It’s doggy heaven! You two look good in those hats, too,

    • Cathy Bennett
      February 23, 2017

      That’s one store a pet parent could stay all day in. They’ve got super feline merchandise too!

  • Cheryl
    February 20, 2017

    How about a man’s tuxedo vest? That and a bow tie would have Jaxson and Harley looking very dapper!

    • Callie, Shadow, and Ducky's Mom
      February 21, 2017

      Or even a tuxedo vest for an older child.

      • Cathy Bennett
        February 23, 2017

        I’ve tried little boy clothes before but they’re not shaped right. I think I will look into Etsy.

    • Cathy Bennett
      February 23, 2017

      They’ve got “formal” wear already, I need something more – rustic…
      I’ve tried human clothing before but because I don’t sew, it looks like I’ve put a dog in human clothing. I appreciate your suggestion! I might have to revisit that concept again though.

  • JeanneP of bichonpawz
    February 20, 2017

    Hi Cathy,
    Have you thought of Etsy? I just did a really quick search for large dog clothing and it appears that you can request to have clothing made in the larger sizes. Here is an example of one: https://www.etsy.com/shop/MilaSmilasDogClothes?ref=l2-shopheader-name&show_panel=true

    I am not endorsing her work as I have not purchased anything from her, but she is willing to work in custom orders. Maybe shoot her a message and explain what you are looking for?

    Just an idea…

    • Cathy Bennett
      February 23, 2017

      I’ve never used Etsy before – but I’m hearing lot’s of good things about them, so I will check it out. Thanks for the link.

  • Emma
    February 21, 2017

    My mom would probably just make one, but if you can’t sew? There is a blog called Sew Doggy Style. She makes nice scarves and bandanas, maybe she could make vests?

    • Cathy Bennett
      February 23, 2017

      I’ll check it out Emma – thanks!

  • Two French Bulldogs
    February 21, 2017

    That place is fantastic
    Lily & Edward

    • Cathy Bennett
      February 23, 2017

      It’s certainly worth checking out when you come to town.

  • Jan K
    February 21, 2017

    Hahaha, I had to laugh about the sewing thing, because that’s me too! I tried to sew a pair of pants when I was in high school home-ec and they were a disaster. Plus I hated it!
    I hope someone can help you out. We limit our fashion to coats and bandanas for Luke, but he’s only about 60 lbs.

    • Cathy Bennett
      February 23, 2017

      Girlfriend, I failed home economics trying to sew an apron!!!!!

  • Monika & Sam
    February 22, 2017

    Love that bakery name! That said, considering you mentioned you have little sewing DNA, I’d check out Etsy. I swear you can find ANYTHING your heart desires on that site that someone creatively envisioned and executed flawlessly. Good luck!

    • Cathy Bennett
      February 23, 2017

      Thanks what many people have told me – so Etsy sounds like a place I need to visit during the weekend.

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