Justin Theroux was recently papped taking his dog Kuma for a walk and there’s a lot to unpack. What struck us before anything else, though, was how in-tune the duo looked. Theroux’s heavy wool coat anchors a muted color palette that runs via accessories and finishes with Kuma’s jacket while the two are literally linked by the black rope leash that runs through Theroux’s belt loops.
Theroux has got dog walking style to a tee: it’s functional, warm, and not too polished. Rugged boots and distressed denim characterize the laid-back style that seasoned dog walkers are familiar with; your box-fresh Nike Dunks are a no-go for dog walking, look to technical and outdoor styles for a guaranteed win. So, that’s your fit sorted, but taking the doggy-drip game seriously means perfecting both sides of the equation. That is, making sure that your canine partner is looking as good as you are.
The world of clothing for dogs is booming right now, with labels like Snow Peak and UGG staking a claim in the world of outfitting pups in cool stuff. While going out to meet pals might not be on the cards for the foreseeable, taking your dog for a walk might be the only chance you have to get a fit off. Seize it.
It’s damn cold out there, and the chances are that your dog has a lot of pent-up energy right now. A warm headpiece makes all the difference when you’re out on the walk and this padded hood from Carhartt WIP is as cozy as they come.
The North Face Steep Tech, although designed for mountaineering, feels as though it’s made for dog-walking. This lightweight fleece packs a lot of heat, both temperature and style-wise.
Dog walking is a messy business, so when it comes to the bottom half you want something that can take a beating. This pair of Big Ol’ Jeans from Stüssy should do the trick.
Gloves are a necessity. Not only will you be gripping a leash attached to a tugging creature for most of the walk, you’ll most likely be picking up muddy tennis balls and the like, too. We’re opting for Hestra, the family-owned Swedish label that’s been doing its warm, durable thing since 1936.
When we saw that New Balance was teaming up with not only Tokyo Design Studio, but also Snow Peak, we knew the outcome would hit new heights of technical appeal. The New Balance MSNB1SA2 is three shoes in one thanks to a series of zips and slide-in layers.
You thought you were going for walkies without a dedicated treats bag? Think again.
Never mind copping Snow Peak for your dog, we’re verging on copping a dog for this Snow Peak. It’s insanely cute and also a serious canine flex.
Dog Couture is happening whether you like it or not. Get in on the action with this Moncler Genius collar complete with the signature tricolor motif.
One of 2020’s breakthrough names, Marine Serre is certainly worthy of the main role in the dog-walking act. This leather leash features the label’s go-to crescent moon motif in the form of metal studs.
If you own a very important pup, show it how important it is with these VIP x UGG booties. Your pup could be strutting like an early ’00s it girl in no time at all.
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