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Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by fate0311, Oct 23, 2018.
just a status symbol?
Status is living where one doesn’t need to wear it.
And wealth is being able to take one's private jet between where one needs to wear it and where one doesn't.
Status is for the birds. Or the loons. Or the magpies.
I love loons!
Or maybe the Canadian Goose.
Only if it's wearing a jacket.
Real Canada Goose coats are the real deal for Canadian winters. Least they were when we bought ours a few years ago. Get used in the Arctic regularly, and in deep winter conditions in the South.
The fabric is cotton and won’t last 2 years of regular wear. Try Kanuk if you’re in the market for a premium Canadian jacket.
I have multiple jackets from both companies. Kanuk wins hands down.
I pictured a feather jacket until I looked it up and they must just have down in them.
I heard they don’t ethically remove the feathers from geese. Not sure if it’s true..
good value for money.
however, down quality (feathers to down ratio) in Canada Goose jackets i have found out (at factory level) to be incorrect on some products. most likely a factory "mistake". but the brand Canada Goose has had poor quality problems.
1,000 dollars for a winter coat? Yeah, I'd say its a status symbol.
I assume that "Canada Goose" is a brand name?
It is. I have a $400 down j crew coat that is just as warm if not warmer. More than half the cost.. from someone who lives in the cold I promise you, Canada Goose is not twice as good. It’s just twice the price. And I’d argue mine is more usable. It has more pockets and isn’t bulky.
what makes it pricey is the fur that surrounds the hood. i promise you it does not help you get warmer.
Interesting logic. At what magical price is a winter coat not a status symbol?
In all fairness a 25$ jacket at Walmart will not keep you warm in cold Canadian winters. A decent coat that will keep you warm for an hour or more outside at -40C will run you at least 300$.
Love my Canada Goose parka, seems each year they get more expensive. I bought mine for $775 CAN (prices before tax), now the exact same parka is $950 two years later. Glad I bought when I did. It also still looks brand new.
Didn't say it would. That answered this question:
Funny but have had mine for close to 25 years. Still in great condition. Not gently used either.
Yeah, you do need to pay for something that will have very good insulating properties, but imo, Canada Goose seems to have crossed over and is now a status symbol. I'm not saying their coats won't keep you warm, but you can save yourself 700 (or so) dollars, it just won't have that fancy patch that people strive for.
I live in a mountainous area and recreate a great deal in sub zero temps. There is definitely a diminishing returns thing going on. Quality is important when you break down the value of the jacket. If you only wear it from the car to the office why spend more than $40-$50?
If you walk outdoors to work or wait in a bus stop a bit more insulation is up your alley and for quality $200-$300.
My heaviest jacket for wildlife photography is from LL Bean the kind with fur hood it was right around $500. (Trust me that one doesn't win any fashion awards).
Soooo at the end of the day I personally wouldn't think someone with a $1k jacket was anything other than foolish with their money, particularly if they were living in a southern latitude. Status symbol to me would be a private jet. Most can cobble together $1k, few can afford a jet. (I cannot)
Coming to your beautiful cities for Christmas, yes, we have serious jackets/clothing