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Canada Goose

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by Jbreen1, Aug 3, 2009.

  1. canstyleace

    canstyleace Senior member

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    ^ yeap, so true, I sold my constable parka here early Jan as temps dropped and everybody started wearing a black chillliwack on the streets......

    I since got a really nice lightweight jacket from them instead with the blacked out patch, this jacket is soo light and non-bulky, yet its still pretty warm, this is just a simple slim cut waist length jacket and the blacked out patch is great, no loud red/white/blue patch anymore and this model looks nothing like any of the other in the CG line, love it.
     
  2. GoldenTribe

    GoldenTribe Senior member

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    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. [​IMG]

    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.

    Owned. But:

    In Kingston these days Canada Goose parkas are most often paired with Uggs or True Religion jeans. That's probably the image he's complaining about.

    I have no hate for them, and support Canadian made products (especially W+H and N&F!) but the backlash against the product is somewhat understandable based on some of their current clientel. These kids are just buying them because of the price tag, not the craftsmanship. It's unfortunate, but it is true that many people just don't want to be lumped in with these types and are forced to buy other products.

    Have to agree with this. I like the feel of CG jackets and they're obviously warm enough, but through no fault of their own they've been to some degree appropriated as a status symbol by the people who like to wear things with "D&G"/"LV"/etc. on them (including my trendwhore roommate, who bought a CG jacket the same month he paid $350 retail for a LV iPhone case). As much as I have nothing against the brand's quality, pedigree, or history, I do feel that I can no longer buy one of their jackets because I want to avoid the newer associations.

    ^ yeap, so true, I sold my constable parka here early Jan as temps dropped and everybody started wearing a black chillliwack on the streets......

    I since got a really nice lightweight jacket from them instead with the blacked out patch, this jacket is soo light and non-bulky, yet its actually warmer than the constable was (has 750 huterite down fill instead of the 625 white duck down fill on the constable), this is just a simple slim cut waist length jacket and the black out patch is great, no loud red/white/blue patch anymore and this model looks nothing like any of the other CG line, love it.

    What's the model/name/whatever? Pics?
     
  3. canstyleace

    canstyleace Senior member

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    ^ I custom ordered it from CG, it's basically a mens lodge model but in size XS, as they only make it down to Small which fits a bit boxy on me, I also asked for no chest pocket which I dont ever use and only takes away from the clean and simple design of the jacket, I also asked for a color matched linning around the collar and chest area instead of the default white linning all around and I asked for the patch to be blacked out, not a grey japan line patch but an actual blacked out patch as I've seen them before once when my boss took us to the CG building and they gave us a tour, its done mostly on other special orders for some tactical police forces, etc, seems its the same NA patch but its like overdyed in black.


    The Company I work for also runs a RE Mgt Co that rents the main building to CG here in Toronto, so my boss has contacs on the inside and I asked him to ask them if I could custom order the and couldnt be happier with the results.
     
  4. Suicmez

    Suicmez Senior member

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    It was 5 degrees C today (41 F) and I saw a lot of people still wearing their CG jacket. One girl was wearing hers with the sleeves pulled up to her elbows, with knee high boots. One of the countless Canada Goose fails I've witnessed this winter. The whole function debate is stupid, most kids bought into it because of the trend, and haven't got a clue on the proper use of a down jacket. GQ ran a feature on Canada Goose a year or so ago. Look what happened.
     
  5. wannabeagiant

    wannabeagiant Senior member

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    It was 5 degrees C today (41 F) and I saw a lot of people still wearing their CG jacket. One girl was wearing hers with the sleeves pulled up to her elbows, with knee high boots. One of the countless Canada Goose fails I've witnessed this winter. The whole function debate is stupid, most kids bought into it because of the trend, and haven't got a clue on the proper use of a down jacket. GQ ran a feature on Canada Goose a year or so ago. Look what happened.

    I was going to buy one of these a few years ago but when I tried it on, I realised that if it wasn't lower than -10 C, it would be way too warm. They're really meant for much colder, northern places. I've seen a lot of them here around Toronto and Hamilton this winter. They must have been featured in every Canadian fashion magazine or something because it seems like every other girl has one. A couple of months ago, I saw 4 girls walking together wearing the exact same black Canada goose jacket.
     
  6. breakfasteatre

    breakfasteatre Senior member

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    back in 300 bc i rocked a canada goose
     
  7. ento59

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    ma1 Senior member

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    In Kingston these days Canada Goose parkas are most often paired with Uggs or True Religion jeans. That's probably the image he's complaining about. I have no hate for them, and support Canadian made products (especially W+H and N&F!) but the backlash against the product is somewhat understandable based on some of their current clientel. These kids are just buying them because of the price tag, not the craftsmanship. It's unfortunate, but it is true that many people just don't want to be lumped in with these types and are forced to buy other products.
    Yeah, and I'll stay away from this for the time being. It's the same reason I'm not going to buy abercrombie & fitch. And if I'm paying that much for a coat, frankly I want some exclusivity. Last time I was at a leaf's game I saw probably a hundred canada goose coats, all worn by assholes. I'm sure it's not such a problem in the united states and it's still got some cache.
     
  9. bawlin

    bawlin Senior member

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    In Kingston these days Canada Goose parkas are most often paired with Uggs or True Religion jeans. That's probably the image he's complaining about.

    I have no hate for them, and support Canadian made products (especially W+H and N&F!) but the backlash against the product is somewhat understandable based on some of their current clientel. These kids are just buying them because of the price tag, not the craftsmanship. It's unfortunate, but it is true that many people just don't want to be lumped in with these types and are forced to buy other products.


    Who gives a fuck about Kingston? You guys have a university and a prison. No one gives a shit about your city or what people wear there.
     
  10. clarksdb

    clarksdb Senior member

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    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. [​IMG]

    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.


    Well said though I dont have a Canada Goose.

    Mississauga representttttttttttttttttttttttttt [​IMG]
     
  11. entrero

    entrero Senior member

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    It's a really a shame. Their logo seemed douche-deterrent.
     
  12. BlackTie

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    Ento59: I would stay away from this listing seeing that the price is too good to be true, there are no close-up pictures of the tags / badge, and this particular model is commonly faked. Be cautious about buying CG jackets on ebay.
     
  13. PaulYAY

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    That Ebay jacket looks legit. I've never heard of fakers advertising their goods as 'factory seconds' but maybe it's a new thing.

    Please disregard if this has been covered already, but those patches should be easy to remove, correct? I've done similar removals but was just wondering if anyone's tried it on these jackets in particular.
     
  14. Suicmez

    Suicmez Senior member

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    Jacket is fake.
    Dead giveaway is the fur on the hood, which is looking like faux fur to me..
    Canada Goose jackets all have coyote fur rimmed hoods, and the fur is really puffy and thick. Google a picture of a real expedition parka, and you'll see. Tags and shit are easy to fake, but fur isn't.
     
  15. cb_32

    cb_32 Senior member

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    i like the constable parka
     
  16. canstyleace

    canstyleace Senior member

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    ^ I had that one a few seasons back and successfully removed the patch, I've since sold it and now I have a much slimmer yet still super warm cg jacket with the blacked out patch, love it and works great in harsh winter weather.

    A sure tell for fakes with fur is if the fur is mostly the same tone/color or if its too white/light grey, the coyote fur that cg uses is not only puffy/thick but its also real and therefore has a multi-tone to it, all the way from brownish, greyish-black to almost white and should feel silky smooth to the touch.
     
  17. CityConnection

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    ^ I had that one a couple few seasons back and successfully removed the patch, I've since sold it a now I have a much slimmer yet still super warm cg jacket with the blacked out patch, love it and works great in harsh winter weather.

    A sure tell for fakes with fur is if the fur is mostly the same tone/color or if its too white/light grey, the coyote fur that cg uses is not only puffy/thick but its also real and therefore has a multi-tone to it, all the way from brownish, greyish-black to almost white and should feels silky smooth to the touch.


    Yes, you can easily take the patch off. Mine is falling off and because I have a wool exterior you can't really see any of the stitching holes.
     
  18. brad-t

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    One of the reasons I like the Calgary is the tonal-black patch, which actually looks pretty cool.
     
  19. 7_rocket

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    One of the reasons I like the Calgary is the tonal-black patch, which actually looks pretty cool.

    But is it as warm as the chiliwack?
     
  20. brad-t

    brad-t Senior member

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    But is it as warm as the chiliwack?

    I dunno, but I'm gonna guess probably not. We'll see this winter when I actually get to wear it.
     

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