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post #16 of 30
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Welcome to Styleforum swan. I would also recommend waiting until you arrive. This particular hat (Canada Goose) is of very good quality but is intended for prolonged exposure to extreme cold. Once you arrive in Toronto, you will notice (especially downtown) every other person wearing Canada Goose product. They'll even wear their CG parkas when the temperatures are too warm for it. It is half fasion trend and 100% Canadian pride to wear one, mostly because there is not much else left made in Canada anymore. Hoping you have a safe and pleasant journey to Toronto. Once you get settled in, we can certainly assist you further as there are many Torontonian members on SF.

thanks for that piece of advice, im starting to get that picture that CG is what some Americans wear the north face as well even though not always necessary. 

I have never been to a canadian winter so just unsure how cold it gets and i have never been in weather colder than 0 degrees so just nervous because some people have warned me it get bloody cold there. 

Looks like i will just wait till i get there and see what people wear where i am working

post #17 of 30

I live in Toronto and your fashion will depend on your lifestyle.

 

If you are living in the suburbs and drive a lot then you can wear anything you want because you'll be spending limited time exposed to the elements.

 

However if you don't have a car or live downtown and walk a lot, you need to wear that hat (I have one). It does get cold (constantly below zero degrees) in January and February that when I am exposed to the elements I feel my ears are about to fall off and lose sensation and this is great at keeping them warm if you are outdoors for more than 10 minutes.

post #18 of 30
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I live in Toronto and your fashion will depend on your lifestyle.

 

If you are living in the suburbs and drive a lot then you can wear anything you want because you'll be spending limited time exposed to the elements.

 

However if you don't have a car or live downtown and walk a lot, you need to wear that hat (I have one). It does get cold (constantly below zero degrees) in January and February that when I am exposed to the elements I feel my ears are about to fall off and lose sensation and this is great at keeping them warm if you are outdoors for more than 10 minutes.

thanks for that, when i get in i will be living in thornhill so not sure if that is considered the suburbs or not but i will be travelling by train to downtown so im assuming there will be some sort of walking involved. 

im sure there will be times when i will be walking outside more than 10 min so maybe it will be useful and im not used to such cold weather.

post #19 of 30
You can check out Roots when you are in Toronto or have a preview here: http://canada.roots.com/
post #20 of 30
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i will be living in Thornhill so not sure if that is considered the suburbs or not but i will be travelling by train to downtown so im assuming there will be some sort of walking involved. 
im sure there will be times when i will be walking outside more than 10 min so maybe it will be useful and im not used to such cold weather.

Thornhill? That changes everything! You'll need winter protection in Thornhill 100%. Thornhill is north of Toronto and its only public transit system is buses and GO Train Transit. Taking the train to downtown probably means you will be using GO Transit to Union Station. Union Station is close to Lake Ontario and it gets very windy down there as it does in Thornhill. If you don't have a car or even if you do, this hat, or a proper parka will be needed.
addedfuel speaks the truth about January and February, especially the windchill factors. It is very common to have temperatures of -15°C and with windchill it can fee like -25°C and that is a balmy warm winter day. Temperatures can go even lower to -28°C and windchill to -35°C.
Actually, for a Toronto - Thornhill winter, a nice Canada Goose Parka comes with its own hood and is more cost-efficient that buying the hat alone..
post #21 of 30
I worked with a guy who moved to W. Canada from Australia. It was cold that winter, -30 at least.
I remember him saying it was so cold that it made his chest hurt. He asked if I knew the feeling. I confessed I didn't.
The next week he was taken to the hospital. Turns out it was angina.
No wonder I didn't know what he was talking about.
post #22 of 30
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Thornhill? That changes everything! You'll need winter protection in Thornhill 100%. Thornhill is north of Toronto and its only public transit system is buses and GO Train Transit. Taking the train to downtown probably means you will be using GO Transit to Union Station. Union Station is close to Lake Ontario and it gets very windy down there as it does in Thornhill. If you don't have a car or even if you do, this hat, or a proper parka will be needed.
addedfuel speaks the truth about January and February, especially the windchill factors. It is very common to have temperatures of -15°C and with windchill it can fee like -25°C and that is a balmy warm winter day. Temperatures can go even lower to -28°C and windchill to -35°C.
Actually, for a Toronto - Thornhill winter, a nice Canada Goose Parka comes with its own hood and is more cost-efficient that buying the hat alone..

i have already bought this jacket http://www.farfetch.com/shopping/men/belstaft-aviator-cricket-jacket-item-10112197.aspx

got it for a very good price, do you think this will be good for the winter there?

post #23 of 30
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i have already bought this jacket http://www.farfetch.com/shopping/men/belstaft-aviator-cricket-jacket-item-10112197.aspx
got it for a very good price, do you think this will be good for the winter there?

Nice jacket. Is it down-filled? I can't see any specifics on the link site. If so, what is the fill number? It appears to be fine and will probably do the job, especially whilst wearing a sweater and scarf under it.
post #24 of 30
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thanks for that piece of advice, im starting to get that picture that CG is what some Americans wear the north face as well even though not always necessary. 

I have never been to a canadian winter so just unsure how cold it gets and i have never been in weather colder than 0 degrees so just nervous because some people have warned me it get bloody cold there. 

Looks like i will just wait till i get there and see what people wear where i am working

 

you have to remember, Toronto is very much considered the south in Canada, so it actually is not that bad in Toronto, even in January and February.  it still get a wee bit nippy, but you probably won't be experiencing too much =30 to -40 weather like i do up north.   you might get the odd -30 days in toronto.  anyways, just ignore canada goose's new rating system where the chilliwack bomber style, (600$) is only good for -5 degree weather.  this is how canada goose markets to toronto lol.   people don't really need canada goose in toronto, the expedition styled parka is good in antartica, a population (non-permanent) of 1 to 5 thousand.     .... and then toronto = 5.5 million people

 

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anyways, canada goose is very good quality, so i don't want to discourage you.  coyote fur, goose down, it's great.  be very careful about buying online though, there are a lot of canada goose fakes.   I'm gonna buy a chilliwack style bomber canada goose after xmas, as it does regularly get below -30 where i live, and there is usually some -40 periods as well every year.   one good thing about global warming is i haven't seen any -50 days in awhile.

 

 

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You can check out Roots when you are in Toronto or have a preview here: http://canada.roots.com/

 

ewwwwww.  roots is awful and all their stuff looks awful.

post #25 of 30
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Nice jacket. Is it down-filled? I can't see any specifics on the link site. If so, what is the fill number? It appears to be fine and will probably do the job, especially whilst wearing a sweater and scarf under it.

yeh it is goose filled, not sure the fill rating or where to check that. i hope it will be ok. 

thanks for the help and advice

post #26 of 30
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Nice jacket. Is it down-filled? I can't see any specifics on the link site. If so, what is the fill number? It appears to be fine and will probably do the job, especially whilst wearing a sweater and scarf under it.

yeh it is down filled with goose, not sure where to check the fill number

thanks for your help and advice

post #27 of 30
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you have to remember, Toronto is very much considered the south in Canada, so it actually is not that bad in Toronto, even in January and February.  it still get a wee bit nippy, but you probably won't be experiencing too much =30 to -40 weather like i do up north.   you might get the odd -30 days in toronto.  anyways, just ignore canada goose's new rating system where the chilliwack bomber style, (600$) is only good for -5 degree weather.  this is how canada goose markets to toronto lol.   people don't really need canada goose in toronto, the expedition styled parka is good in antartica, a population (non-permanent) of 1 to 5 thousand.     .... and then toronto = 5.5 million people

 

....

 

anyways, canada goose is very good quality, so i don't want to discourage you.  coyote fur, goose down, it's great.  be very careful about buying online though, there are a lot of canada goose fakes.   I'm gonna buy a chilliwack style bomber canada goose after xmas, as it does regularly get below -30 where i live, and there is usually some -40 periods as well every year.   one good thing about global warming is i haven't seen any -50 days in awhile.

 

 

 

ewwwwww.  roots is awful and all their stuff looks awful.

thanks for that, yeh i would only buy it from mr porter which i know i can trust, i arrive end of novmeber so i will assess the conditions when im there and i hopefully i wont lose feeling in my ears by then. 

any weather below 0 will be bloody cold for me our winters in australia only get down to like 5 degrees as a low so it will be a bit of a shock to the system.

thanks for your advice

post #28 of 30
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Wonder what percentage of the GTA Canada Goose flock is counterfeit (knowingly or unknowingly)?

A good question. I would wager most people will purchase their CG's from reputable sources rather than risking an expensive embarassment but you are right that there are many counterfeits out there. There should be a dedicated thread to Canada Goose if there isn't one already.

I am sure many people buy from reputable sources but the number of online sites with "sale priced" CG is crazy. There are also tutorials on YouTube showing fakes. With the relative explosion of CG in T.O. And other cities I can't imagine everyone is paying retail.

Should check if there is a CG thread on SWD.
post #29 of 30

swan, that's a nice Belstaff jacket but there's no hurry for the Canada Goose hat as there will be plenty of sales in December when you can acquire it at a discount. It only gets real cold after X'mas. If you are commuting from Thornhill and are expected to walk outdoors a lot, I suggest that hat plus long johns.

post #30 of 30
there is a Canada Goose thread on SWD:

http://www.styleforum.net/t/131691/canada-goose
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