Winter Coats for all occasions and styles

Canadians know coats. This statement could not be more true given our harsh winters (that igloo rumour went around way too long) our knack for the outdoors, and our reputation as the True White North.

By Lauren Walker-Lee Photo Kyrsten Galang

Since we do spend quite a bit of time in subzero temperatures, it is only fitting that we’ve produced some of the best coat brands worldwide. A few exports like Canada Goose, Mackage, and Moose Knuckles have put Canada on the map as a premier outerwear brand incubator. We literally test our wares everyday in our morning commutes, weekend strolls, and general outdoor pursuits. Since we do find ourselves covered up, it is no wonder we want to make a statement (whatever that may be) with the garment that resides on top of our clothing. Winter coats should be built to last, even passed down with time. They get put away for more than half a year, only to be pulled out again and expected to look good, feel good, and do its job to keep you warm and stylish. Here we have rounded up a selection or premier coats to help create a winter uniform that takes you where you need to go.


Make a Statement - HiSO

New and not so new to the scene, HiSO is making great toppers in various materials and on-trend oversized silhouettes. From their beginning in 1975 as an outwear manufacturer, Hide Society, the brand has been committed to luxury quality while maintaining an ecologically conscious approach. Ticking all the right boxes, teddy coats, wraps styles and even a cape will take you help your winter wear make a statement.

The Sleeping Bag - Parajumpers

Sometimes you just need a full length down filled jacket reminiscent of a camping trip. Enter The Sleeping Bag, a new style from Parajumpers that took a tongue in cheek idea and turned it into a great new coat.

Sleeping Bag Coat $1311

The Investment Buy - Therma Kōta

The brainchild of sisters Mosha and Sophie Lundstrom-Halbert along with their mother, the acclaimed outerwear designer Linda Lundstrom, Therma Kōta is making coats for fashion fans who want something a bit different. Their offering includes a custom made to measure option on all their shearling coat styles for the perfect fit and at no additional cost. Silja Shearling Jacket $2390

For the Commuter - Canada Goose

We joke that a Canada Goos jacket is a Canadian’s uniform, but you do see so many in any given day. The outwear behemoth has something for everyone, from classic styles to seasonal collaborations. Parkas, bombers, vests, and layering pieces with varying degrees of warmth make it an ideal option for your personal winter needs.

Aldridge Parka $1395

Night Out - Mackage

Dare to be bold but never cold is Mackage’s catchy slogan. But the sleek and chic brand has a worldwide imprint that started with humble beginnings in Montreal. Their famous 3/4 length tailored wool coats are a go-to for those who don’t long for a parka but prefer a fashion led yet functional choice.

Mai Double Face wool waterfall coat $790

For Versatility - Moose Knuckles

Top a daytime or night time look with a mid length down filled jacket by Moose Knuckles. Available in both sophisticated black and chic winter white.

Moose Knuckles 3Q Down Jacket $995 at Holt Renfrew


Written on: November 7, 2019