Sunday, 16 November 2014

The owl of KANUK

Today, I am inspired about the changing seasons, as you can feel winter coming and autumn almost already gone. So I am shamelessly plugging a Quebec product, or rather its label.I have mentioned before, a couple of times, my KANUK coats. I have two: one for winter in Québec, a black one, the Coyote, and one lighter one, but which is perfect for mid-seasons and most of winter here in the UK, called the... Well, I have no idea: my father gave it to me as it didn't suit him.

What I love about Kanuk, apart from being quality clothes, is the label: the golden owl you can see on the picture. Kanuk has a bit of a bad reputation sometimes, partially because of its owl, which is very noticeable. So it has been accused to be a snobbish brand, too Montreal-centrist, too fashionable, too everything. But it keeps warm and it looks good, so I don't care. And I love the owl. Which is maybe a snowy owl. It looks like one anyway. In any case, it reminds me of home every time I wear it and makes me feel less homesick.


jaz@octoberfarm said...

i never heard of this brand but i am about to check it out!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

That is one fierce looking owl. Phonetically, "Kanuk" sounds like "Canuck," the nickname for Canadians. But its spelling looks like a native term -- could it be some native word for owl?

Anonymous said...

well I think its lovely, I love the name as well and agree with Debra, mmm, I wonder if it is a native word, or just a play on words,

Guillaume said...

@Jaz-It is worth checking. And wearing.
@Debra-I think this is partially why they chose the name. Although it is pronounced ka-neuk.
@Laurie-I will need to check.

Anonymous said...

And it brings back memories wearing it, no?