I'm super behind in my product review. The collar I am reviewing today was one of Weasley's presents for his first birthday, March 11! A London Bow Tie Collar from Rover Boutique on Etsy.
Rover dog is a Toronoto based company that specializes in shirts, jackets, dresses and collars from high quality materials. Their products have a preppy, vintage aesthetic that I really appreciate. In fact if I one the lottery one of my first acts would be to buy up the contents of their shop as everything is adorable.
The company was started when the designer found a lack of classic, attractive pet gear while shopping for her own dog. From their Etsy store bio: " The pet fashion market was saturated with frilly, glittery, and impractical garments that had little design value. Most pet clothing found in even high-end boutiques was poorly made with little attention paid to the quality of materials, durability and design. On the other end of the spectrum was the utilitarian clothing sold at outdoor and hunting stores that was certainly rugged, but far from fashionable. AnneMarie soon recognized the need for a happy medium: durable and well-designed clothing for dogs of all sizes and breeds."
I completely agree with AnneMarie I've never been much for the overly frilly dog dresses and glitter t-shirts, it doesn't match how I'd dress myself so I don't want to dress my dogs that way either. On the other hand I love clothing and want my dogs to have stylish accessories. For myself I gravitate towards vintage clothes or vintage reproductions and I love that Rover Dog has a very vintagey feel to its designs.
I also appreciate that unlike many dog clothing boutiques,they really cater to male dogs, note the plethora of bow ties, and to dogs of all sizes (collars are available from in length from 7" to 27" and widths fo 3/4" or 1 ". The shop will also custom make any other length or width you need. Sadly the London print I got for Weasley is no longer in the shop but they have tons of other gorgeous fabrics. Below are some more shots of Weasley in his collar.
If you are a children's book nut like me you might recognize the print on the fabric from Miroslav Sasek's classic This is London. It is one of my favorite picture books and I was so excited to recognize the art work in the fabric on the collar.
|Some of the pictures in the book.|
Rover dog has excellent communication skills and good shipping times. Their price for a bow tie collar is $40.00 I'd definitely give this product a four paw review and recommend it to any stylish, classic loving pooch (or pet parent).
I should also add that this is my second purchase from The Rover Boutique.
Weasley also has an adorable tweed jacket that we love:
(Don't forget to enter Pings' 10th birthday give away here, to win a Himalayan Dog Chew)