Menswear Dog Presents the New Classics: Fresh Looks for the Modern Man
“looking good is not only about the labels on your clothes but about how you present yourself to the outside world.”
Humor rarely if ever appears in any fashion tome unless it possibly deals with a specific personality. Menswear Dog Presents the New Classics not only breaks the mold but smashes that mold to smithereens.
David Fung and Yena Kim have supplied us with a great joy of a book filled with humor that also possesses a greater intention. It must be said now, that even though the real purpose of the book is to serve as a guide or primer for those of us who require the building blocks of a wardrobe, the real star of this book is Bodhi the Shiba Inu who takes the form of our debonair model.
Anyone who partakes of Facebook, Instagram, or YouTube will openly or sheepishly admit to watching some of the cutest pet videos and photos that can be found. But it is in print that Bodhi is front and center, showing us what it takes to be dressed in the look of the moment without being too trendy or too much of a label whore.
While we are on the subject of wardrobing, it must be said that Fung and Kim have compiled a fabulously informative and instructional guide for those who might be sartorially challenged, or just looking for some organizational assistance with regard to their closets and appearance.
What is most appealing about the book is that the selection or breadth of brands that they feature is not confined to the usual suspects but chosen from a gamut that ranges from bottom to top—and all of it plays out in the most harmonious way. Basically, what the authors are pushing here is a look and not a brand, which in this day and age that is more than commendable.
Within the confines of the covers, the reader is afforded all sorts of useful information that one might need for either attending an event, visiting a tailor, or perhaps even maintaining a wardrobe. The authors explain in very simple language what it takes to be properly and fashionably dressed for almost any occasion at any time of year without ever looking like a fashion victim.
If you are a pet lover, you will find this book endlessly amusing. If you are a bit iffy about how and what to wear, this book can solve that problem as well. Lastly, the book can serve as a great reminder that looking good is not only about the labels on your clothes but about how you present yourself to the outside world.