Denim Downer: Canada Objects to the “Canadian Tuxedo”

Our friends in Canada have given us many things to be grateful for. Convenient travel to cities like Vancouver, Montreal, and Halifax. The longest-running television show in the history of mankind (CBC’s Hockey Night in Canada). Michael Bublé. Justin Bieber. And, the unique fashion phenomenon sometimes known as the “Canadian Tuxedo” – pairing denim with denim.

DENIM DOWNER: Canada Objects to the 'Canadian Tuxedo'

Well, now at least one Canadian is taking a stand against the denim-on-denim trend being distinctly Canadian, according to New York Magazine:

Blogger and tuxedo enthusiast Peter Marshall just discovered the phrase “Canadian Tuxedo” after stumbling upon the denim-on-denim tribute site, Canadiantux.com. And, man, is he miffed (for a mild-mannered Canadian, that’s like a Hulk-level of rage), reports the Wall Street Journal. Marshall… couldn’t believe that Americans would assign such an unsophisticated look to his countrymen.

Unsophisticated? We’re not so sure, Marshall – dark denim paired with chambray is pretty much our jam over here. #ruetuxedo

Read the source article at New York Magazine.

By Mike DiLorenzo, VP of Audience Development 

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November 5, 2013

We’re Packing Our Bags For Tofino, Canada

Wickaninnish Inn

Preparing for a locale that’s characterized by the tagline “rustic elegance” is no easy feat. So we teamed up with the concierge at the Wickaninnish Inn to compile our own packing list by occasion.

Dinner at The Pointe Restaurant or browsing an art gallery: Gentlemen, in the name of West Coast ‘lax lifestyle, eschew the jacket and tie in favor of a pair of dark-washed jeans and a sport shirt. Women, put your trust in a laid-back dress and a pair of ballet flats to do all the legwork.

Rainy days: Seasonal showers need not put a damper on Tofino. There’s no need to worry, as the Inn outfits all guests with the proper raingear and boots, although we suggest you pack a chic umbrella.
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August 25, 2011