O Canada, there are even more logger-hip looks this fall
If you’re feeling extremely patriotic this fall, there are some rock-’em, sock-’em ways to get your maple-leaf freak on. For example, North Star, the cool Canadiana athletic-wear label that peaked in the ’80s, is making a retro-inspired comeback, and they’re not messing around. The centrepiece from its fall-winter collection is the Great White North Sweater ($395 at www.northstarsportswear.ca/ ).
You can tap into your inner hoser with this hand-knit Cowichan-style collector’s item, which features big, beautiful portraits of Bob and Doug McKenzie on the front and stitched stubby beer bottles on the sleeves—only one brew per arm, so pretty tasteful stuff, eh? With this nation-loving zip-up, you needn’t deck your backpack with maple-leaf badges the next time you go abroad—just rock it with a tuque to let people know you’re Canadian.
For a somewhat more subtle statement, Pook Toque’s thigh-high grey and red woolly socks ($10 at www.pook.ca/ ) will do the trick. They are lumberjack-chic at its most unapologetic—supercute with mini skirts or over jeggings.
Of course, you can always count on Roots (various locations) for some flag-waving fashion. The iconic black-and-white Beaver Canoe Stringer baseball tee ($29.99) is a simple back-to-basics (not to mention innuendo-laden) conversation starter that goes great with jeans and/or slob-wear sweatpants.
As for footwear, Cougar Boots has updated its classically Canadian ’70s Pillow style with a wedge heel ($295 at www.cougarboots.com/ ). Naturally, these Canuck-chic camel-leather lace-ups are lined with red fleece, the all-season fabric of our nation.