Beyond Canada Goose

Jeanne Beker wraps up in the season’s cool new crop of stylish yet functional parkas



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WINNER: Cool canuck
MOOSE KNUCKLES FROM OUT ON A LIMB, $790
“I just love this brand, because it’s so all-Canadian, created by a great local designer. This is becoming one of the great, iconic Canadian parkas. It’s a beautiful down-filled parka with a luxurious furry hood, and the pompoms are, of course, the pièce de résistance. It’s a nice slim fit, but will still be warm.”

 

Blue crush
MACKAGE FROM MENDOCINO, $640
“This is one of my favourite outerwear labels, created by two Canadians. The deep blue-teal colour is fantastic, and the leather detailing on the pockets and down the front is beautiful. It’s nipped in slightly at the waist and features a big furry collar and hood, giving it a high-fashion look.”

 

Ski bunny chic
C STUDIO FROM THE SIGN OF THE SKIER $1,235
“This is a very chic parka, with a kind of high-tech feel to it. The brushed gold hardware makes it look very elegant. The sheared shearling collar can be buttoned in or out, and the entire hood snaps off as well. There’s some wonderful detail in this jacket.”

 

Caribbean cool
CMFR FROM DUE WEST, $775
“I love the detailing on this coat, like these great patches on the elbows. And what a fantastic colour for a parka! It reminds me of the Caribbean, the colour of the ocean. It’s warm as toast, with a great lining. And the hood is detachable, which makes it very practical.”
 

 

Snow white
LOLE FROM HIGHER GROUND, $380
“These white jackets may be a little tough to keep clean, but they’re ultimately chic. And this one has faux fur, which is great for those who don’t want to wear the real thing. There’s a great sporty-chic look to this one, and it’s nice and lightweight, too.”

 

Luxe look
MONCLER FROM SPORTING LIFE, $2,245
“This furry collar can wrap right around you, so not only does this look chic, but it’s going to be very warm. This parka is beautifully designed, with a nice A-line, which is great for those who want a roomier coat. The big chunky plastic zippers give it a bit of an industrial edge, and the beautiful grosgrain piping down the front is very fashion forward.”

 

 

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