Stuff We Love: Canada's Official Sochi 2014 Opening Ceremonies Outfit
HUDSON'S BAY COMPANY
For the better part of Friday, we sat glued to our television sets watching the opening ceremonies of the Sochi 2014 winter games. While the spectacle of the whole thing was fun, we have to admit, many a country walked into the stadium wearing lacklustre ensembles (what is up America!?).
But not Canada. (Thank goodness!)
Our home and native land represented (and totally brought smart sartorial style to Russia) by wearing an all-red jacket crafted by the Hudson's Bay. Accented with a black stripe around the hip and black toggles, the eye-catching coat was inspired by HBC's classic scarlet blanket. The look was accessorized with the official 2014 "Own The Podium" mittens and a red, white and black pom pom toque with CANADA emblazoned across the front.
“When our athletes walk in the Parade of Nations as the Canadian Olympic Team, we want them each to feel proud and confident and to feel the tremendous support of an entire country,” Hilary Kelley, the Creative Director at Hudson’s Bay, told us. “The Opening Ceremony look was designed to reflect who we are as a nation; it is both classic and modern and reflects tradition, elegance and strength.”
But perhaps the best part? The Hudson's Bay has released a batch of replica duffle coats (a la the ones the athletes wore at the games) at a cost of only $275. (They're currently on sale for $199.) You can get 'em in store and online.
Go Canada Go!