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[:en]Teen nostalgia with Canada Goose and a splash of Boss Bottled Tonic[:sv]Tonårsnostalgi med gåsen och en fräsch doft från Hugo[:]

[:en]Teen nostalgia with Canada Goose and a splash of Boss Bottled Tonic[:sv]Tonårsnostalgi med gåsen och en fräsch doft från Hugo[:]

Beauty & grooming, Fashion

[:en]Back in my younger days, which was like last century (well, almost), all the brats in Stockholm were wearing Canada Goose jackets as a status symbol, no matter if you liked the design or not. Let’s face it, they make great jackets for REALLY cold weather, but despite Stockholm being up in northern Europe doesn’t mean it’s arctic so it was mainly a showoff to tell people “look, I can afford a jacket this expensive” more than for practical reasons. And yes, I plead guilty to being one of those brats who owned a huge Canada Goose jacket and wore it until late April.

They still do make those jackets and if I’m to go up north to see the Northern Lights one day I most certainly will invest in one of their arctic expedition jackets, but as for now I got the chance to try their incredibly light weight weatherproof jackets which on top of that keep you warm when it gets a bit chilly in the summer nights. We’re talking about a brand that I’ve honestly tried to suppress the memories of for the past decade or so as I’m still ashamed I fell for peer pressure when it comes to buying that expensive jacket back then (dad, if you’re reading this, it only cost around 100€ or so, promise…), but getting to know the brand better opened my eyes for cool, yet quality stuff they have in their collections such as the Canada Goose Sandpoint Jacket I’m wearing. 

Having matured a bit since my first purchase I don’t stare myself blind on labels anymore, but more on their functionality. This jacket is ultra light but still stands the test of light rain and hard winds and the branding is subtle, which is to my tasting. It might not be the jacket you want to wear on top of a blazer, but it most certainly is your to go jacket when you’re for example going sailing, hiking or just for a power walk around town.

What you need to go with a jacket suited for an active lifestyle is a great scent to go with it. Boss Bottled Tonic is refreshing and not too intense and is the ideal scent for work and for everyday occasions. It contains notes of grapefruit, bitter orange, lemon and apple that provide zestiness at the top, with the spicy heart of ginger and cinnamon. The signature woody base of the fragrance line features a vetiver accord, described as dry, earthy and elegant. That all sounds fancy, but it all comes down to the fact that it actually smells really good.

Cap: New Era
Tee: Cubus
Jacket: Canada Goose Sandpoint Jacket
J
eans: H&M 

Sneakers: Jim Rickey – Cloud
Fragrance: Hugo Boss Bottled Tonic

Photographer: Emil Eriksson [:sv]När jag var lite yngre, typ förra seklet (nästan), så gick det nog ingen förbi att en gåsjacka, eller rättare sagt Canada Goose, var the shit. Det började med att Östermalmsbratsen hade den och jag erkänner mig skyldig till att ha ägt en någonstans kring millennieskiftet och sedan spred det sig med åren ner till övriga landet, men vid den tidpunkten var jackan redan ratad som lantlig i Stockholm. Associationerna till Canada Goose är således lite udda och jag är rätt säker på att ingen i Sverige verkligen köpte den enorma parkasjackan för att den var “bra mot kylan” för SÅ jäkla kallt är det inte i Sverige, åtminstone i de södra delarna. Det var en statussymbol helt enkelt och jag föll för grupptrycket.

De varma jackorna tillverkas fortfarande och jag är rätt säker på att jag skulle investera i en om jag skulle åka upp mot polcirkeln för att beskåda norrsken, vilket jag har drömt om länge, men nu fick jag tillfälle att testa och omvärdera min syn på varumärket i sin helhet. Den här supertunna Sandpoint jackan från Canada Goose är varumärket troget i form av sin höga funktionalitet, men ändå med snygg design. Ok, så man kanske inte skulle ha den ovanpå kavajen, men den är perfekt för de lite kyligare sommarkvällarna som vi ju alla känner till.

Jag har mognat en hel del sedan mitt första köp x antal år sedan och stirrar mig inte blind på varumärken längre, men mer på form och funktion. Denna jackan är ultratunn, men står emot både vind och lätt regn och loggan syns knappt, vilket är ett stort plus. Perfekt för en seglats i skärgården, på vandringsleden eller varför inte bara en power walk runt Djurgården.

Vad du behöver för en jacka anpassad för en aktiv livsstil är en doft anpassad för en sådan. Boss Bottled Tonic är en nyhet som är fräsch, maskulin, men inte för intensiv och funkar perfekt för jobbet eller vardagssituationer. Den har energigivande noter av frisk grapefrukt, bitter apelsin och citron blandat med äpple. Subtil elegans med bittra inslag, det låter med andra ord som jag rakt av… Allt det där låter väldigt flådigt, men det handlar i grund och botten om en sak: Den doftar faktiskt förträffligt gott.

Keps: New Era
Tisha: Cubus
Jacka: Canada Goose Sandpoint Jacket
J
eans: H&M 

Sneakers: Jim Rickey – Cloud
Doft: Hugo Boss Bottled Tonic

Fotograf: Emil Eriksson [:]

48 Comments

  1. Mariann yip
    May 21, 2017 at 12:15 pm
    Reply

    I always find it difficult to describe scents but I feel like you did a great job in expressing the notes of the Boss Bottled Tonic. It’s also such pretty packaging and I love exploring new fragrances!

  2. Gabriela Vera
    May 21, 2017 at 1:52 pm
    Reply

    This jacket looks awesome on you Thomas. You will definitely needed it wherever you go especially to see the Northern lights.

    Xo,
    Gabriela Vera
    http://www.gverastyle.blogspot.com

  3. LAFOTKA
    May 21, 2017 at 3:55 pm
    Reply

    I adore mens BOSS fragrance, always have! 🙂 You look incredible and love the jacket!

    Tatyana x
    LAFOTKA

  4. Samantha Mariko
    May 21, 2017 at 3:57 pm
    Reply

    Thomas, you are so hilarious! I can’t imagine you even being close to a brat haha! I think some of the “brats” where I grew up would wear certain brands to show off their status so I guess it happens anywhere. But a lighter, waterproof jacket is so useful for days that aren’t too cold, and this one is so stylish! I’m really curious about this scent though – cinnamon and ginger has got to smell delicious!

  5. Claudia Salinas
    May 21, 2017 at 4:47 pm
    Reply

    Thanks for the tip on the Boss fragance, sounds like my cup of tea as I myself love wearing men’s colognes esp. with those earthy dry tones. Love me a good light jacket that keeps you dry and warm. Great style, as usual… xx C.

  6. Stephanie
    May 21, 2017 at 6:54 pm
    Reply

    I think everyone had that ONE piece that they completely HAD to have in their grade school days, yet are totally ashamed of obsessing over as an adult. For me, that was all the Hollister and Abercrombie & Fitch clothing – dare I say I only ever owned one piece from either and it was totally not “on brand” as their typical pieces haha! I love that you matured your style enough to include this “formidable” brand without it coming across bratty. I actually really like the style of that jacket, and would even suggest it to my boyfriend!

    Stephanie // SheSawStyle.com

  7. Jennifer Quattrucci
    May 21, 2017 at 7:54 pm
    Reply

    I must say , my darling Tommy , you have sold me on both the jacket and the scent because of the qualities, practicalities and pure good taste involved in both. It’s true how sometimes we may covet a certain brand or name but as we mature we need more and that’s why I love coming to your blog . You only share the best of the best, regardless of name or brand. However these brands are to be remembered!

  8. Lady Goldapple
    May 21, 2017 at 7:54 pm
    Reply

    I love how you call yourself ‘one of those brats who owned a huge Canada Goose jacket’. hahah.
    A lighter, waterproof jacket is so useful for warm summer jet rainy days. In Holland we have a lot of those.
    X Charissa

  9. Anthony @oh_anthonio
    May 21, 2017 at 8:29 pm
    Reply

    Canada Goose is such a great brand! The price point might be high but their products have the quality to back it up!

  10. Gracie
    May 22, 2017 at 2:18 am
    Reply

    Thomas, you are so funny. Your Canada Goose jacket is a favorite of mine. It looks great on you too. They are a little expensive but worth it.

    Xxgracie

    snappedbygracie.com

  11. Samjah
    May 22, 2017 at 3:10 am
    Reply

    Your posts are always so interesting and funny lol. I didn’t know the Canada Goose jacket was that popular in Europe. I should have guessed though being that Europe is keen on fashion. The jacket that you’re wearing is what I like. It’s not too big or too thin. It’s just right and fits you well. Oh and that scent you described made me want fruit lol. I know it has to smell good!

  12. Taylor Mobley
    May 22, 2017 at 3:16 am
    Reply

    I can definitely relate to purchases that fully happened because of a large and ostentatious logo on it…. LOL. I think this jacket is perfectly understated — classic without being over the top. My husband definitely needs one! I’m also thinking he needs that cologne…it sounds like just the kind of scent I’d enjoy him wearing!

  13. frank lin
    May 22, 2017 at 7:47 am
    Reply

    I love the Canada Goose Jacket!! And the color of the scent looks crazy tho!
    I’m curious about that!

    xx
    Frank

  14. Sheree
    May 22, 2017 at 9:40 am
    Reply

    Love this updated Canada Goose jacket. Though now lighter in weight it still provides protection against rain and weather proof. The color is beautiful and I love the way you styled it with simple skinny jeans and kicks. I love it when men wear cologne that is not over powering as if they just bathed in it. Hugo Boss tonic def sounds like those light scent that is light but sophisticated and you smell it only up-close but lingers long after you have walked away.

    xo Sheree
    PoshClassyMom.com

  15. Helen Chik
    May 22, 2017 at 12:57 pm
    Reply

    Wait – that jacket keeps you warm?!? It looks so light weight! I totally need to check this out because it sounds like the perfect thing to have in your travel kit! You’re totally rocking that colour too Thomas!

    Boss always have the best scents and I recently received one that I plan on giving to my man as a surprise gift hehe

    Helen xx
    http://helenchik.com

  16. Ria
    May 22, 2017 at 2:47 pm
    Reply

    Love that Hugo Boss scent so much, yeah I had one of those jackets when I was younger and living in the north. Now down in Florida don’t need that too much lol.

  17. Jo
    May 22, 2017 at 3:58 pm
    Reply

    I love this lighter version of Canada Goose jacket especially on you! It seems more practical for most of us with this new design of theirs. Waterproof feature is a total plus. I’ve always lived in warmer climate so never owned those thick jackets but I am sure you were rocking their jackets then when you were a brat (according to you haha). From the lovely way you described this new Hugo Boss scent, I almost want to try and wear it myself even though it might be for men :).

    Love,
    Jo

  18. Courtney Andrews
    May 22, 2017 at 4:22 pm
    Reply

    This looks like a great jacket! Here in Alabama we don’t get anywhere near “arctic” temps but I think it gets cold enough to justify having a stylish winter rain coat 🙂

  19. Emily Lunstroth
    May 22, 2017 at 5:08 pm
    Reply

    Such a good rule of thumb, function over brand! Canada G makes the most beautiful and funcational jackets so they are a win win!

  20. Aimara
    May 22, 2017 at 6:14 pm
    Reply

    OMG who hasn’t done this? I think we are all guilty of splurging on unnecessary items when we are teenagers!
    I have no idea about this brand until I move to Chicago, bc we don’t need Canada Goose in Venezuela lol. And even though I can’t afford it I tried on my friends and they do keep you so warm!!!
    Love this one you are wearing! It would be very functional during Spring in here! I truly love this brand!
    Also, I’ve been wanting to shop for a new scent for my BF! Def need to give this one a try!
    Thanks for sharing and have an awesome week friend!
    XO
    Aimara
    http://www.waysofstyle.com

  21. Open Kloset
    May 22, 2017 at 8:13 pm
    Reply

    Hey Darling Thomas,
    Hows you?
    This Canada Goose Jacket is sooo Cool:)
    Love the Style and Looks sooo Comfortable:)
    Hugo Boss Is my Fav , I bought all collection to my BF, This one is sooo Good and the Red Bottle one too:)
    You have very Good Taste, for sure:) Not just about Fashion:)
    Love Open Kloset By Karina
    Happy Tuesday

  22. Kirsten Wendlandt
    May 22, 2017 at 10:11 pm
    Reply

    LOL! Thomas I truly enjoyed reading your post, especially your humorous first paragraph about the brats in Stockholm. To be honest Canada Goose is very much a status symbol here in Canada (go figure) and everyone and their dog has one, but we have reason to as it does get very cold here! I was glad to read about their more light outerwear as to be honest I had no idea they had anything past parkas! Thanks for sharing <3

  23. Christine Kong
    May 22, 2017 at 11:37 pm
    Reply

    I’ve actually always looked at Canadian Goose jackets and wanted one but living in Southern CA, the need isn’t really there. I love that they make a lightweight jacket that is way more practical for my purposes. The color is gorgeous and looks great with those skinny jeans. That Boss scent looks incredible too and I need to go smell it possibly for my hubbie as a Father’s Day gift? =) xoxo, Christine
    http://dailykongfidence.com/

  24. Sharon Wu
    May 23, 2017 at 2:36 am
    Reply

    I’ve always wanted a jacket like that! Ugh but living in Palm Springs and having 110 degree weather isn’t going to allow me to wear one anytime soon lol. I can always count on you for some good laughter and a good blog read, Thomas. You look great as usual <3 xo, sharon

    http://www.stylelullaby.com/fashion/william-rast-justin-timberlake-cool-factor-clothing-line/
    @stylelullaby

  25. Jessie
    May 23, 2017 at 2:39 am
    Reply

    Canada goose is definitely my first choice when it comes to stylish and functional clothing! I recently visited Iceland and I need a warm and stylish coat. Canada goose was the first brand that popped up in my mind! There were days I had to walk in the snow and rain when I was there, and Canada Goose kept me warm and completely dry the whole time!!! On a separate note, I love your choice of fragrance, such a classic one from Hugo Boss!

    xx, Jessie
    https://www.4evajessie.com

  26. Barb Brooks
    May 23, 2017 at 2:42 am
    Reply

    Amazing jacket and you can’t go wrong with Hugo Boss! You have a fabulous writing style ~ so enjoyed reading the post!!

  27. Dom
    May 23, 2017 at 4:58 am
    Reply

    Dear Tommy, when I saw that jacket on your instagram I automatically loved it. The look of it is so cool and looks so warm and cozy. If it was cold here right now, I would invest in one…. but its hot af here so I’ll hold off for a bit. I love how you styled this with the jeans you are sure gonna go up to the northern lights looking so fly, one day. Also, your gonna be smelling amazing cause I’ve heard nothing but good things about this sent, and now you got me wanting to purchase it and try it out for myself.
    Great post as always my friend. Thank you for always putting so much thought into what you say.
    Love, Dom

  28. Iliana
    May 23, 2017 at 5:31 am
    Reply

    Hahaha it’s okay! All have that one piece worth a little embarrassed of but we love, you’re not alone! Besides it looks great I love it on you 🙂
    Now as far as that Boss cologne, thank you for the tip. I actually have been wanting to get my boyfriend one and I may just give him this one!

    Xx
    Iliana | http://www.sophisticatedfashionista.com

  29. CJ
    May 23, 2017 at 6:36 am
    Reply

    I thought you were a teenager! You look so cute in this outfit. No matter what you wear, you always look put together. This jacket might be a little pricey but I agree with you, quality makes up for it. It’s versatile and can be paired with almost everything.

  30. Aleksandra Ladygin
    May 23, 2017 at 3:44 pm
    Reply

    Canada Goose is really great brand. I think it is as Wellenstein, also great jacket for the cold weather!
    And the Boss … parfum for real men 😉

  31. Lana
    May 23, 2017 at 7:13 pm
    Reply

    I totally love that jacket. And it looks great on you. Also the color is one of my favourite and I love how you matched with jeans and white tee and shoes

  32. Luke
    May 23, 2017 at 8:26 pm
    Reply

    I really like this look Thomas, it is so practical and honest. I like to think it isn’t about the cost but about what that item means to you. So if you like it you should have it!

  33. Jenelle
    May 24, 2017 at 3:54 pm
    Reply

    I hadn’t heard of these jackets before. It’s so funny how something just becomes a major status symbol thing. People end up kind of wanting things despite not really even loving them so much. I guess it is in part because we see them again and again, but I also think it’s because clothing is such a language. We definitely communicate with what we wear. Sometimes I guess we want to feel a part of something.
    xx Jenelle
    http://www.inspiringwit.com

  34. Jo
    May 24, 2017 at 5:09 pm
    Reply

    Honestly I didn’t know Canada Goose made lighter versions of their heavy-duty parkas. I’d love to get one of these for my dad. It looks like such a great all-around jacket that I’m sure he’ll love to wear all the time.

    xo, Jo
    http://www.cutandchic.com

  35. samira
    May 25, 2017 at 4:10 am
    Reply

    You look great Thomas! I’ve only known of Canada Goose’s heavy jackets, I didn’t know they made lighter ones! Thanks for sharing!!

    Best,
    samira
    http://www.leathertolunch.com

  36. Bernice
    May 25, 2017 at 4:56 am
    Reply

    It’s funny how we revisit brands that we used to love in a new light! I love how functional this jacket is for the weather, and how stylish it is xx

    https://www.bunnybernice.com/single-post/2017/05/25/Warm-Makeup-Look-with-Colourpop-Cosmetics

  37. marcy
    May 25, 2017 at 7:16 am
    Reply

    I really love investing in lightweight jackets that still keep you warm. Heavy jackets are just wrong for you back and shoulders no matter how cute it is hahaha. Such a great idea for my dad now that Fathers day is coming 🙂

    xoxo
    Marcy

  38. Coco
    May 25, 2017 at 7:14 pm
    Reply

    As teenagers we all want what our peers are wearing! It’s interesting how you have now re-discovered this brand and their lightweight jackets. I love Hugo Boss fragrances, I bet this one matches the sporty vibes of your outfit. Love, Valeria

  39. Candace
    May 26, 2017 at 1:33 am
    Reply

    I think we all shopped blindly on labels, especially me buying all those designer bags in grade school with my jobs. Boy, I wish I had known what I know now about fashion. Anyway, that jacket does seem like a nice one for an extra layer when there’s a breeze of cool air. I’m sure your dad could appreciate why you splurged a little 🙂

    http://www.thebeautybeau.com

  40. Morgan Ryan
    May 26, 2017 at 1:53 am
    Reply

    The strange thing is I totally thought how you seem like a Hugo Boss wearing haha! So great 🙂 Love the fit!

    • Morgan Ryan
      May 26, 2017 at 1:54 am

      The strange thing is I totally thought you seemed like a Hugo Boss wearer 🙂 So great – love the fit

  41. Jenn Hanft
    May 26, 2017 at 6:00 am
    Reply

    I’ve actually managed to stay away from giving in to the Canada Goose bandwagon! But I do get envious when braving the cold winters in NYC when I see people in their warm fluffy jackets not shivering like I am. Honestly, I didn’t even know Canada Goose had a different line like this lightweight jacket so it’s definitely refreshing to see! PS that HUGO scent though! I need to pick this up for my dad. SOLD.

    With love, Jenn
    https://www.jubilantdose.com/

  42. Jen
    May 27, 2017 at 5:58 am
    Reply

    I’m all about functionality too! Gone are the days when I need to purchase something expensive because it’s trendy. That Canada Goose jacket looks super soft, light and warm. It’s kind of like the Northface equivalent here in the states. Now I want a Canada Goose jacket because I’m always super cold. Even in the summer here in Socal.

  43. Eva
    May 28, 2017 at 6:19 pm
    Reply

    This kind of jacket we have all in the family. It’s ideal for all seasons, after the gym, on the bike. It occupies little space in the suitcase and I always carry them with me. As you say in summer, too.
    ?
    Eva
    http://www.themermaidfashion.com

  44. Kate Tik
    May 30, 2017 at 10:05 pm
    Reply

    Of course your style is on point as always Thomas! I also love that you called yourself a brat. Hehe. Thank you sharing different pieces that make a fabulous wardrobe.

    katetik.com

  45. Deddeh Howard
    May 31, 2017 at 6:06 am
    Reply

    Boss has some great scents for you, my brother have a bottle from them. You look amazing in that jacket Thomas.

  46. michenn
    May 31, 2017 at 5:47 pm
    Reply

    I’ve always wanted a Canada Goose jacket; they’re so popular in NYC! I love the lightweight one you’re wearing, I wasn’t aware that was available! That’s perfect and looks like it would layer well with a sweater or pullover….actually, my boyfriend might love that haha.

    michenn

  47. Alyssa Moore
    June 7, 2017 at 3:27 am
    Reply

    I can totally relate to buying that one piece that we all “needed” aka wanted! Looks like an amazing jacket. I may have to get the fragrance for the BF as his birthday is around the corner! Thank you!

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