10 Made-in-Canada Wear-to-Work Coats Worth The Splurge
We believe in supporting Canadian products, not for the sake of it, but because our nation boasts some of the finest brands and designers in the world. Here, writer Truc Nguyen highlights 10 coats to bring your work wardrobe into the new year.
Written by Truc Nguyen
We are about to head into peak winter; however, wearing your Arctic-ready, over-sized parka to the office can feel too bulky and casual, especially when there’s barely a sprinkling of snow on the ground and your office has a more formal dress code.
Perhaps — if you don’t have one already — it’s time to invest in a chic, made-in-Canada winter topper that’s a bit more tailored, and a lot more fashionable, to round out your coat wardrobe.
Here are 10 stylish, locally-made options for your consideration.
Made in Canada using the brand’s trademarked Northern Lightswear Wool — which magically changes colour when photographed with flash — this Therma Kōta coat features both a dramatic hemline and a very practical hood.
Therma Kōta Harpa Hooded High-Low Coat, $829 (featured image)
Toronto-based tailor Philip Sparks is a fashion-set favourite; his bespoke suiting, and custom shirts and workwear can be as traditional or modern as you’d like, and be made in any material of your choice. The process takes 8-10 weeks, but is worth the wait.
Philip Sparks Custom Overcoat, from $2,000 plus materials
Designers José St-Jacques and Simon Bélanger, the award winning duo behind Unttld, specialize in timelessly chic clothes you will have in your closet forever. This cape-effect, wool-cashmere swing coat is no exception.
Unttld Tira Coat, $1,500
Make every day feel luxurious when you don this black ostrich feather-trimmed coat with a faux-fur collar from Pink Tartan. Both are removable, too, if you’d rather save those details for evenings out and not meetings at the office.
Designed and made in Montreal, Judith & Charles outerwear exemplifies the idea of understated luxury. This style is made from an Italian wool-cashmere fabric and includes a removable fox fur collar and quilted, Primaloft-fill lining.
Judith & Charles Estonia Coat, $1,050
Award-winning young designer Xiaoyi Li’s brushed cashmere coat features oversized patch pockets and an interesting, boxy shape. Winter white never looked so good.
Xiaoyi Li Cashmere Coat, $895
Designer Andrew Coimbra’s unisex outerwear is handmade in Toronto and features straight-off-the-runway proportions and plenty of streetwear cache. The oversized plaid pattern and extra-long length of this coat makes it a standout.
Available in grey and maroon, Outclass’ wool parka has a unique, asymmetric fishtail hem alongside more practical features such as a shearling-lined hood and two-way YKK zipper closure.
Montreal label m0851’s fitted take on the classic parka is sleek and tailored enough to wear with everyday suiting, which is why it made our edit. It’s made with a water-repellent, resin-coated fabric and features a removable hood, too.
Quartz Co. is a St-Hyacinthe, Québec, based outerwear label that’s proudly made-in-Canada. This minimalist coat features an eco-friendly, plant-based filling made out of milkweed and a detachable hood.
Quartz Co. Champlain, $825