Posted on: 10/15/2014

Stylish dog achieves internet fame as menswear

Bodhi, a four year old Shiba Inu - also known as Menswear Dog - has become an internet sensation, with more than 146,000 followers on Instagram A pet dog has become an internet star after getting paid work as a menswear model for clothing lines such as Salvatore Ferragamo, ASOS and Coach. Bodhi, a four-yearold Shiba Inu - also known as Menswear Dog - has gained over 146,000 followers on his Instagram account, where he is featured wearing suits, ties and glasses. His owners Dave Fung, 29, and Yena Kim, 27 started dressing him up as a weekend hobby - but have since turned their pet"s good looks into a business. "We were bored one Saturday afternoon so we dressed Bodhi up in serious menswear," said Yena. "When we put the clothes on him he just lit up - he started posing for us and everything. "He looked amazing, like Fantastic Mr. Fox, so we posted it on Facebook as a joke. "After receiving such positive feedback, we created a blog for Menswear Dog, and people went crazy - it was even featured on GQ Magazine"s site the next day." Now brands send Bodhi clothes to model for them, and his owners shop around for new outfits for him to photograph in. Yena, a fashion designer for Ralph Lauren, and Dave, a graphic designer, are currently working on a clothing line for dogs and hope to raise money to sponsor rescue animals. Follow Menswear Dog on Instagram here.