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Menswear Dog is the nickname of a Shibu Inu dog owned by New York City residents David Fung and Yena Kim, that is known for being photographed while wearing men’s apparel.
On January 27th, 2013, the Menswear Dog Tumblr blog was launched, featuring photographs of Bodhi, a Shibu In dog wearing men’s clothes (shown below).
On January 27th, a Facebook page titled “Menswear Dog” was launched. The same day, a Menswear Dog Instagram feed was created. On January 28th, 2013, the @Mensweardog Twitter feed was launched. Within the first year, the Instagram page gained over 79,000 followers, Facebook received more than 26,000 likes and the Twitter feed accumulated upwards of 3,800 followers.
Staying Warm with Layering: http://t.co/zL8PHrns— Menswear Dog (@Mensweardog) January 29, 2013
Within the next week, several news sites published articles about Menswear Dog Tumblr blog, including GQ, The Daily Mail and Today. On February 9th, Redditor Manpreetdhot posted an Imgur gallery featuring photographs of Menswear Dog to the /r/pics subreddit, garnering upwards of 29,400 up votes and 730 comments. On March 1st, Menswear Dog appeared on the Internet-streaming talk show Huffpost Live.
On October 15th, 2013, the Blue Chalk Vimeo channel released a documentary short about Menswear Dog’s rise to fame on Tumblr (shown below) and his owners quit their jobs to manage the dog fulltime.
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