I currently live in Boston and am searching for a high quality, stylish and functional parka with a fur trim and mid thigh length (No bombers or short jackets). I have tried on Canada Goose and it looks very high quality and functional, however I feel like everyone in Boston has one. I was wondering if this forum had any other suggestions of brands I should look at? Thanks!
Alternatives to Canada Goose
Nobis is pretty good from a looks perspective, and I haven't heard anything negative about their performance. Pajar is pretty nice (and I believe a couple hundred dollars cheaper), and Moose Knuckle is an ok option if you want something flashier (but they're very heavy).
You could try checking out the Canada Goose Branta line (black label) - it's the same quality-wise, but the models are a little cleaner, and the logo is completely blacked, making it a bit more low-key.
Nobis is great quality, as is Pajar. For a real deal you can check out Alpha Industries, who create very good replicas of military parkas(great if you also want that yeezy style without the price). LL Bean and Land's End also have pretty good entry level jackets that are more function than form but still look very good. Finally, Woolrich has some great stuff(I mean REALLY great)
I plus 1 this 200%. I work by a workwear store in Manhattan and often get smaller things from there (wool beanies, leather gloves, flannels, boot oil etc.) but they stock Alpha Industries as well as Schott. Schott's wool as well as winter jackets are so understated you might not expect them to feel as good on your body as they do. I'm tempted to pick one of their pea coats up but I already went beyond this year and bought a filson mackinaw cruiser and a massive parka from a swedish company that's name evades me at the moment.
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.
mackage and moncler are way too expensive in my opinion, Woolrich has great quality stuff. If I had the money I'd take woolrich over canada goose. Their sizing is slightly strange though, make sure you read reviews or try them on before picking one up