Originally Posted by oneeightyseven
Personally I hate the brand and their image. It's all douchey, i.e what Ed Hardy kids wear over their graphic tees when it's too cold out. The only CG I'd wear is the Manitoba, after ripping off the patch on the arm.
So in other words, you've never owned a Canada Goose coat.
Sorry but your comments are needlessly harsh and unfounded.
Some questions for you, and a statement afterwards:
- What 'image' are you talking about?
- What specifically, do you hate about the brand?
- By your reasoning should others feel free to hate your clothing chioces too?
- When you see your peer group 'posing' (as you would have it), did it occur to you that they may have to travel outdoors for extended periods of time?
- When was the last time you relied on Mississauga, Vaughan, Thornhill, Whitby, Brampton,etc. transit...or even TTC on a bad storm or -35 windchill waiting for a bus that never comes?
- Did it occur to you that the people you resent have the sense to recognize a superior quality product (for once); a product made in Canada; and are willing to pay for that quality?
CG owners are enjoying a high quality product and supporting Canadian jobs.
Surely you can appreciate this?
Canada Goose products were designed to serve a legitamite function.
They are serious work gear, not pretty fashionwear.
And so what if a person wears with some pride of ownership?
Would you not do the very same thing with a nice pair of those John Lobbs you've drooled for?
Only recently has Canada Goose enjoyed some high profiling, and it is richly deserved.
Quite honestly I don't understand your hatred and I'm certain neither do you.
I've worn various Canada Goose parkas for a long, long time and they perform flawlessly.
They are certainly not for mild winter. They are best for -15 Celsius or lower.
I've worn my CG parka in temperatures of -35 Celsuis where I have had to work outdoors for extended periods of time (all day long) and it is those extreme temperatures they were originally designed for.
I have worn CG parkas in Banff Alberta, Edmonton, Kingston (at the lake), Thunder Bay,
North Bay, Parry Sound, and a lot of other places, including metro Toronto.
I use my CG's when we have severe windchill and I know I'll be outdoors for hours or all day.
For those of us who choose to (or have to) take public transit, the CG Parka is our car.
I have every respect for anyone willing to buy a product made in my country (yours too) .
If you are not attracted to this brand you can at least respect the likes and preferences of others who do. There isn't much left 'Made In Canada' but I will gladly support what I can; especially for a product of pure excellence.