When Oliver was just 3 he was diagnosed with the early onset of Syringomyelia, we were advised by specialists that removing his collar may help to ease the episodes (which it very much has). His very slight body type at only 5KG and his delicate disposition made finding an alternative quite difficult.
After a couple of years of hunting around and spending a substantial amount of money on harnesses we couldn't find anything that fit and was comfy enough for Oliver to wear most of the time, as i have always felt it is important that your dog wears tags, even before it was law....... so I got my pencil and my sewing machine and started working.
With a background in saddlery as well design, I decided to start designing a harness from scratch using Carriage driving harnesses and working heavy horse harnesses as an influence, looking at the way dogs move and where pressure is applied. After around 2 years of development a final design was reached.
Because every single dog is individual and has a unique shape, our harnesses can be made to exact sizes to get the perfect fit. Our three piece construction with extensive size options creates a fit that will compliment any dog.
Each harness made by Oliver's Wardrobe is individually constructed to ensure that the highest of standards are consistent through out the whole of the product.
The unique design of our harnesses ensures that each component moves individually to reduce friction from rubbing. To make doubly sure that the harness is as comfortable as possible all of the contact points are padded with a 4 layer pad.
The start point to the Oliver's Wardrobe brand the hand made harness. Available "off the peg" or "made to measure", buying an Olive's Wardrobe harness can be as simple as clicking a button or as bespoke as a Savile row suit.
Very quickly the brand has started to grow, with a range of coats made to compliment the Oliver's Wardrobe harness in both cut and fabric. As with the harnesses, the coats are available in the "Off the peg" shop or "Made to measure" to order.
As with any brand, the range evolves with demand. We have found that people request a great many accessories from leads and collars, to Canicross belts. Although Oliver's Wardrobe is still a new company we aim to keep expanding our range to provide a complete, quality experience for dog and owner.
New products are coming soon!
If you are not sure that our harnesses will suit your dog and yourself, why not come and meet us and try one out? We live next to the park and miles of rural foot paths so come and borrow a trial harness and we can all go for a walk.
Visit by appointment only.
17 Blackberry Way, Wilsford, Lincolnshire, England NG32 3FG, United Kingdom
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