Canada is known for it’s freezing cold temperatures during Winter, this year especially, so it should come as no surprise that this country makes the best outerwear to brave the season. At one time, The North Face dominated the outerwear market but in recent years Canada Goose and Moose Knuckles came on the scene with better designs and quality – but sometimes not always appropriate to wear when the occasion calls for something more dressy. However, CMFR, which stands for Cold Manufactured, understands that although the main goal for us Canadians between November and March is staying warm, we still want to look cute at the same time.
Founded by Toronto designer Mark Peros back in 2010, CMFR has created seven signature styles for both men and women using only the finest of materials featuring; leather patchwork details, Aussie sheepskin, Canadian coyote, fox fur and mink; 550+ fill power, in addition to heavy-duty waterproof and cold resistant zippers. With a car coat, 3/4 length parkas and bombers available in both classic and leather, there’s literally a jacket to fit every fashion and functional need. Although CMFR has plenty of down-filled options to ensure intense warmth, they also have a non-down version, like the one I’m wearing, with Canadian silver fox fur – which can also be worn in Spring and Fall. And just in case you need anymore convincing about the brand’s superior quality, in 2013 Porter Airlines chose CMFR as their outerwear provider and they are also the official coat of the Northwest Territories and TSN (The Sports Network).
Photography by www.tiffanysphoto.ca
What I’m Wearing: Rowanwood Ladies Car Coat in light grey (also comes in black) c/o CMFR // Beanie Hat c/o Cosure Clothing Company // Drover Open-Toe Shoes c/o Aldo Shoes // Cluth (old) c/o Forever 21 // Matte Black Sunnies by RayBan // Skirt (old)