Why are we saying the jacket doesn't look good? I like it.
I remember hearing as a kid that elephant skin is thicker than a piece of bread. How can it even be worn? Not full grain, right? Like just the top-most layer?
I keep wanting to try on some Dsquared2 because they're literally the only Canadian-ish fashion house I know of. Most of their stuff is too wild but if I had to push my comfort zone a little I'd check this jacket out. Not for $4,000, of course, but, you know, theoretically.
The stuff looks like good quality.
Falcon Garments would be almost doubling his budget.
With the dollar so bad Canadian options become way more appealing, assuming there are cool options available. I don't know M0851. Slightly higher end Danier?
Anyway, my advice is with the dollar down you have to rely or better sales when buying with US$. Which at least gives you a bunch of time to research some stuff, figure out what you love.
The Canada Goose patch comes off with a stitch ripper if it's the branding that's bothering you. Though, I gotta believe there's cheaper parkas out there of similar quality.
Switching to a parka is the best decision I've made in terms of winter wear. It's great not having to wear layers/toque and knowing you can walk anywhere without freezing.
I'm considering dropping down from a 600cc bike this spring since I never go fast anyway. Crazy that you can get an entry level 300cc bike for the same price as a high end suit or leather jacket. I'm all for the argument of paying for aesthetics, but this bike ALSO has a ton of thought and talent put into aesthetics.
No point to this, just a random fashion thought.
Got 'em in time for Christmas. They are the coolest boots I've ever worn. Leather quality is only okay. Can't imagine paying the $1100 retail. Man, I just looked up the Alexander McQueen wiki today; the guy killed himself in 2010!? That's wild.