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Do you have too much money? Does your small dog still have some dignity? Solve both problems at once. And of course you'll want to match.
If the evening gowns are a bit much, there are more casual options.
posted by Partial Law (34 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

 
Hey, it's Astro!
posted by dilettante at 6:13 PM on February 2, 2007


Ok, ok. This is clearly a hoax. See, just look at the ordering info . . . er, um, well . . . please tell me this isn't real. Please.
posted by treepour at 6:31 PM on February 2, 2007


I actually know some rich people that love blowing money on all sorts of designer clothing for their stupid little shitheel dogs. I'm sure they've already heard of this but I'll pass it along to them anyway.

I only talk to them because I'm related to them.
posted by bob sarabia at 6:35 PM on February 2, 2007


Oh My Dog!
posted by pruner at 6:38 PM on February 2, 2007


if I were a dog, and I saw another dog dressed like that, I'd totally kick its ass.
posted by pruner at 6:39 PM on February 2, 2007 [1 favorite]


dogshitinsane
posted by pruner at 6:41 PM on February 2, 2007


Poopsi Blue.
posted by liam at 6:52 PM on February 2, 2007 [2 favorites]


Most days I love living in New York. Some days... god. Some days I can physically feel the stupidity in the air- like humidity, except dumber.
posted by louie at 7:03 PM on February 2, 2007


They do look extensively photoshopped, don't they? I mean, the dog is in the same position in each photo, and in some cases is re-sized into the clothing.

If it's not fake, it's fraud.
posted by Richard Daly at 7:03 PM on February 2, 2007


There are designer dog-clothing shops all over Japan. Everywhere.
posted by dreamsign at 7:16 PM on February 2, 2007



I wonder if they give dogs muscle relaxers when they pose them? Like they do when you put them on airplanes. I see no problem here. Small purebreeds are designer dogs anyway - living purses, if you will. They exist only as accessories. My mother's Pomeranian is so inbred that it's bat shit insane. It runs around in circles, counter-clockwise, apparently because the side of its brain that deals with turning right doesn't work - so if it wants to see what's to the right of it, it has to do a full turn leftward. Also, whenever anyone comes into the room it screams. If it was an old aunt of yours you'd put her down.
posted by bukharin at 7:25 PM on February 2, 2007 [4 favorites]



Or at least the Swiss would.
posted by bukharin at 7:28 PM on February 2, 2007


I once had a neighbor who had a fear of making left turns, so she'd make 3 right turns instead.
posted by pruner at 7:30 PM on February 2, 2007


Sadly, it's quite real. And Richard Daly, I assume that the opening animated GIF is photoshopped, as you say, but the rest of the images in the collection seem to be real photos.
posted by Partial Law at 7:34 PM on February 2, 2007


I was speechless after seeing the raincoats, then I clicked on the costumes link. People scare me.
posted by -t at 8:00 PM on February 2, 2007


At the risk of self-promotion (thanks to Partial Law for the original link to Pampered Puppy), there's even wilder stuff out there, folks: Official Marilyn Monroe gowns for dogs. ;)

And yes, maybe it seems silly to some. But in the whole scheme of things? Honestly, everyone, it's harmless. No one is getting hurt. No one is being beaten. No crimes are being committed (other than the offense to some people's sense of propriety).

Of course, I'm biased. This industry gave me freedom from cube-ville, taught me more about how to run a business, pays for my home and keeps my belly full, so perhaps I'm not the most objective judge!
posted by twiki at 8:16 PM on February 2, 2007


Ya, but dog as fashion accessory kind of gross.
Hopefully these people are not having babies.
posted by chococat at 8:21 PM on February 2, 2007


*is*
posted by chococat at 8:21 PM on February 2, 2007


This industry...

The dog-coat industry?
posted by Alex404 at 8:23 PM on February 2, 2007


dreamsign's right, I see some amazing get-ups here in Japan.

This stuff is big business, but it's not just up at the outrageous, got money-to-burn level of society. I have some (admittedly sadistic) friends who are planning to put glowstick butterfly wings on their chihuahua, Chibi, for the next rave they attend...and I have to admit I've actually seen the wee Chibi stop shivering when his masters put on his orange velour winter coat.

He only hangs out with people, anyway, so it's not like the other dogs have a chance to laugh at him.
posted by squasha at 8:32 PM on February 2, 2007


I once had a neighbor who had a fear of making left turns, so she'd make 3 right turns instead.

Maybe she's just trying to conserve fuel and save money.
posted by bob sarabia at 8:50 PM on February 2, 2007 [1 favorite]


Hopefully these people are not having babies.

Oh no, they're doing that as well.
posted by Kloryne at 9:24 PM on February 2, 2007


Don't forget the lingerie
posted by strawberryviagra at 9:36 PM on February 2, 2007


This industry...
The dog-coat industry?


Fraid so.
Cruella de Ville, Cruella de Ville, If she doesn't scare you, no evil thing will.
posted by Methylviolet at 10:17 PM on February 2, 2007


Cutting edge fashion. The image in which the model is simply nude = BRILLIANT!
posted by longsleeves at 10:20 PM on February 2, 2007


You'll be happy to know that they simply photoshopped those awful costumes onto the Italian grayhound. Or maybe it was taxidermied. We can only hope.
posted by pkingdesign at 10:48 PM on February 2, 2007


E&E Hallström Haute Couture: A Special Place Where Fashionistas and Furries Can Explore Thier Darkest Longings Together.
posted by maryh at 10:59 PM on February 2, 2007


That's hot.
posted by bkiddo at 11:24 PM on February 2, 2007


Yeah. The killer space aliens are watching, y'know? They just added this to the list titled "Reasons to wipe them from the planet like stupid bugs."

I hear we've only got a few more to go before they're done deciding, and after the Boston ATHF incident and the past couple of years those lists are getting just a bit unbalanced.

bang the rocks together faster, guys!
posted by loquacious at 3:09 AM on February 3, 2007


Alex04asked with incredulity: The dog coat industry?

The answer: sort of. :)

"The industry" is one made up of products and services that are more upscale for your pet. More upscale than, say, Wal-mart, or Petsmart. Sure, clothes, but also nicer beds that actually match your decor instead of looking like something you want to keep in the laundry room, and bowls that match your kitchen. Overnight boarding that doesn't make your pet sleep on a cement floor in a cage. That sort of thing.

Is it for everyone? Nope. But *most* pet owners I've met like at least a few things that are more upscale for their pet, particularly if they're into more upscale things for their own home.

I also like to look at it this way: sure, I may spend some $$ on my pet. But she's never going to need therapy the way these kids who wear the latest Burberry fashions and get fashion design parties for their birthday will.

As I said before - sure, maybe odd to some, but doesn't hurt anyone and gives great enjoyment to those who decide it's for them. So where's the harm?
posted by twiki at 5:49 AM on February 3, 2007


Oo-lah-lah! The costumes are so tres, tres, magnifique! I especially like The Oriental. Only three things prevent me from buying this:

1. Alas, Fanny (my bulldog) will not be attending the Venetian Carnival this year.

2. I have nothing to wear myself that would provide the necessary backdrop for this darling accessory.

3. I do not have a brain tumor.
posted by Secret Life of Gravy at 8:28 AM on February 3, 2007


You can rent a sweatshop at FAO Schwartz now? Cool. I wonder if you can write it off as an educational expense for your darling little fashion maven.
posted by kuujjuarapik at 8:36 AM on February 3, 2007


I knit a sweater for my friend's chihuahua. Some of those wee little practically-hairless dogs need clothing. Seriously. Especially when transported to a climate they're not bred for... that said, my dachshund would kick my ass if I put any of those outfits on her.
posted by bitter-girl.com at 9:07 AM on February 3, 2007


I didn't rent it shoes. I'm not buying it a fucking beer. He's not gonna take your fucking turn, Dude.
posted by breath at 10:36 AM on February 3, 2007


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