With the colder weather starting to appear in Canada, citizens across the country are looking for a coat that will last them through the upcoming Canadian winter. Perhaps the biggest name in winter wear across the country is Canada Goose, a provider of high end, real fur trimmed down jackets.

Canada Goose jackets, which were originally intended for northerners dealing with super subzero temperatures, quickly gained mainstream popularity over the years.

But avid fans of the brand have been under attack in recent years by a Tumblr account entitled Canada Douche, which was formed a few years ago to expose the “douchiest” of individuals sporting the jackets.

The account was even featured on MTV’s “Tumblr of the Week” once, which praised it for its fight against “public displays of douchery”:

“Now, we’re not saying that there’s anything wrong with buying/owning/wearing a Canada Goose jacket. They’re warm and Drake has one and they’re proudly Canadian and stuff Point is: we mean no offense to you Goose owners but some public displays of douchery make for funny internet things,” reads the MTV article.

What MTV said is true there’s absolutely nothing wrong with owning a Canada Goose jacket. We’d like to think that Canada Douche is just a parody account in the name of good fun, but some of the entries do seem to hit a little to deep. It even named the University of Toronto as “Canada’s Douchiest School” for its plethora of Canada Goose wearers.

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No problem there. Black has been the male fashion colour of choice in Moscow since 1987. Ideally you need black jeans, black shoes, and a black shirt to go with it.

Have you looked in Metropolis shopping centre at Voikovskaya, or Evropeisky at Kievskaya? All the main European fashion brands from budget to upscale are here in Moscow now, and mostly at the same prices as in Germany, Britain, Sweden etc (you can tell from the Euro price labels, which aren’t removed from the stock when sold in Russia)

Lands end I think an american company sell really good parka type jackets for men which are both practical and smart, I think I paid about 130. In black if you want. I bought one which is about 3/4 length and wore it in Russia last January during a cold snap (where I was it was down to minus 25 centigrade) and I was perfectly warm in it. Not too much on underneath either a shirt and sweatshirt. I found the problem to be feet and legs. I wore long johns which kept me warm but I didn’t like the restrictive movement. And I wore two pairs of specialist socks (inner and outer) and boots with good thick soles. But my feet got cold. Not absolutely certain but I think I bought “Men’s Regular Insulated Squall Parka”. For some silly reason the forum will not allow me to post the link ??? Apparently I need 5 posts. Why?

I know what it is and what it is expensive. The one you highlighted was marked down from 9000rur and was bright green, not exactly to everyone’s taste. From my experience snowboarding jackets are not very useful as everyday winter jackets, as you’ll have to be burning a lot of calories to keep warmer.

If you’re waiting for buses and going in and out of the metro, a well insulated, breathable jacket might be best.

I didn’t mention SportMaster. I shop there but I’m not too thrilled with it. I prefer Decathlon for big chain stores. Globus has many outdoor activity specialty shops. There are a lot of good brands in Moscow. Affordability is the X factor.

Sorry, Canada Goose, but there no way to source coyote fur or down feathers for your jackets without causing animals terrible suffering and painful deaths.

Animals trapped for their fur can suffer for days and face blood loss, frostbite, gangrene, and attacks by predators. If they aren dead when the trapper returns, they may be shot, strangled, stomped on, or bludgeoned to death.

Coyotes who are trapped especially mothers who are desperate to return to their starving pups may even attempt to chew off their own limbs to escape. Trappers tear animal families apart and beat immobile coyotes to death they are enemies of wildlife.

The law allows animals to be trapped with torture devices.

Canada Goose claims of trappers and mean nothing for animals. Traps that are certified under international treaties include steel leg clamps, head crushing traps, body gripping traps, and neck snares, which all cause animals a tremendous amount of suffering. When coyotes are killed or removed through trapping, the survivors can replenish their population by breeding at an earlier age and having more pups, as well as increasing pups survival rate. Even if 70 percentof a coyote population is killed off, those who remain can quickly rebound.

Canada Goose also uses down from ducks and geese who are killed violently.

Birds whose feathers are stuffed into Canada Goose jackets may have been improperly stunned, which means that they’re still conscious when their throats are cut and they’re dumped into scalding hot water to be defeathered.

What You Can DoAlways shop compassionately, and let your friends and family know that you won be supporting Canada Goose as long as it continues to use animals for clothing.

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In a wildlife metaphor for Can Am relations, or perhaps just another instance of nature being awesome, a bald eagle let a Canada goose know it could murder it any time it wants, but merely chooses not to.

These photographs, the full sequence of which can be seen on the Vancouver Island Images Facebook page, show a scuffle between large birds that went down last weekend. The photographer, Lisa Bell, told CTV News the eagle came out of nowhere and pinned the goose to the ground.

“There was a whole bunch of noise to begin with,” she recalled. “The eagle was sitting on the goose. I scooted to get my camera, and when I came back down he was still there. The goose basically was playing dead.”

Bell said the goose scuffled free, probably only because the eagle allowed it to live, then flew for the safety(?) of a nearby pond with the eagle in hot, majestic pursuit.