The first product I designed for my Ivy League Classics collection is the the Tailored Dog Jacket. It's a handmade jacket for smaller dogs made from reclaimed sport jackets, with a classic, preppy, intellectual character. The seed for the design was planted a few months after we adopted our sweet little mutt, Pipsqueak, from a… Continue reading Designing the Tailored Dog Jacket
For this small dog jacket, I used a heavy cotton herringbone fabric reclaimed from a men's sport jacket. I love the way the brown, black, and ivory herringbone pattern goes with the simple blue chambray -- it's polished yet casual. And the buttons are handstitched on so they don't fall off like those on cheap… Continue reading Herringbone collar detail
My favorite part of the Tailored Dog Jacket is the hand-stitched collar band because it's such a clean finish. It's not fast, but it's worth it. After the collar is sewn on one side by machine (this is what attaches it to the jacket body), I fold it over and stitch down the back by… Continue reading Handstitched, because I care
Prepped pieces ready to be assembled into a Tailored Jacket for an itty bitty dog, like a Chihuahua or a small Pomeranian.
The last few weeks have been a flurry of activity as I get my online shop, oxforddogma.com, up and running. It's the primary spot for selling my handmade accessories for dogs and the humans who love them. My first collection is the Ivy League Classics, inspired by classic collegiate menswear of the East Coast. It's smart, timeless, preppy,… Continue reading My new shop for handcrafted classic dog accessories is open