I really like the Hudson’s Bay stuff — I have two blanket jackets and a former coat of mine now lives at the HBC Archive. And I really, really like the clothes they created for the Canadian Olympic Team. It has a nice, non-ironic vintage vibe. The lumberjack prints and pants-tucked-into-boots look is very Commonwealth Utilities. Clichéd Canadiana to be sure, but I’d still totally wear it.
At $100, the sweater pictured above is one of the more expensive items (the parka retails for $150 and there’s a Team Canada Hockey Jersey that’ll go for $200 when it becomes available). But I will have this sweater, mark my words.
Jessica Gregg and Mike Janyk of Canadian National Alpine Ski Team model Olympic Team Apparel. Photo courtesy HBC.