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BETTER-DRESSED DOGS SHOP AT HINDQUARTERS
A dog is not an accessory. But it requires accessories. And just as you wouldn’t sell yourself short with shoddy trinkets and flimsy gewgaws for your own person, so you shouldn’t stint on products for your pooch. Which is why when Esquire goes shopping for the mutts in our lives, we go to Hindquarters, south Londonbased merchants of, as they put it, “lovely dog things that meet the exacting needs of both canine and human”. Popcorn, left, is wearing a Hindquarters collar in fetching (geddit?) tangerine. (Also available: red, purple, green, stripes etc.) Handmade in the UK using 100 per cent cotton webbing and marine-grade steel metalwork, these are soft but strong, and the slot-and-lock buckle is adjustable for a perfect fit. (Also: machine washable, for when your best friend rolls in fox shit, you know how they do.) Popcorn might also enjoy a smart and sturdy Hindquarters pewter dog bowl (from £100), spun in Sheffield in the old fashioned way, and crafted in a classic volcano shape. They also do outrageously luxurious dog beds, in corduroy, no less, which is about as early 2018 as you, or your best friend, could possibly get.