Kanuk

Kanuk

485, rue Rachel E., 514-284-4494

01 | The Brand
At its headquarters on Rue Rachel in Montreal’s Plateau neighbourhood, Kanuk makes a coat for every notch on the thermometer, down to -40°C.

02 | The Backstory
Kanuk was born in a garage in Outremont in 1974 when designer Louis Grenier couldn’t find a coat light, attractive and warm enough for Quebec winters. His secret? Top-quality synthetic insulation that isn’t pierced by a single stitch.

03 | The Coat
Ultra-light despite its proficiency at -20°C, this season’s Bonaventure coat has a fleece-lined wraparound collar, adjustable cuffs and a soft microfibre shell that makes it 100-percent windproof. With minimal puffiness and muted colours (like the men’s charcoal, pictured), it creates a sleek, urban silhouette. $699.

04 | The Adventure
Zip up for a skating party at Parc Lafontaine, just blocks from the store, and then stroll over to Rue Saint-Denis for dinner at the classic French bistro L’Express (3927 Rue Saint-Denis, 514-845-5333). The hanger steak with shallot butter is a local favourite.

05 | The Client List
Céline Dion, playright Michel Tremblay, sculptor Armand Vaillancourt and Radio-Canada TV personalities Elyse Marquis and Joël Legendre.

Canada Goose

Canada Goose

01 | The Brand
Canada Goose products, made entirely in Canada and sold in more than 44 countries worldwide, have made extreme-weather wear synonymous with high style.

02 | The Backstory
Founded by Sam Tick in 1957, Canada Goose started in a small warehouse on Spadina Avenue. Tick’s grandson, Dani Reiss, took the company’s helm in 2001, and continues to manufacture goose-down coats for use in some of the coldest places on Earth.

03 | The Coat
Part of the Branta Collection, the Como parka has you covered up to -25°C but keeps you chic with its Italian-wool outer shell, treated so it’s completely waterproof, wind-resistant and breathable. This model for men comes in four hues (including black, pictured), insulated with signature goose down. $1,850.

04 | The Adventure
The Como may hold its own on the Aspen scene, but it’s also the ideal jacket for a tobogganing session at Christie Pits Park, kicked off with a quick espresso to go from the Sam James Coffee Pocket in the Annex (688A Bloor St. W.). Geronimo!

05 | The Client List
Drake, Matt Damon, Scarlett Johansson and Emma Stone.

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