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Teen nostalgia with Canada Goose and a splash of Boss Bottled Tonic

Teen nostalgia with Canada Goose and a splash of Boss Bottled Tonic

Beauty & grooming, Fashion

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
eans: H&M 

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

Photographer: Emil Eriksson 


  1. Mariann yip
    Sunday May 21st, 2017 at 12:15 PM

    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
    Sunday May 21st, 2017 at 01:52 PM

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

    Gabriela Vera

    Sunday May 21st, 2017 at 03:55 PM

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

    Tatyana x

  4. Samantha Mariko
    Sunday May 21st, 2017 at 03:57 PM

    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
    Sunday May 21st, 2017 at 04:47 PM

    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
    Sunday May 21st, 2017 at 06:54 PM

    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 //

  7. Jennifer Quattrucci
    Sunday May 21st, 2017 at 07:54 PM

    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
    Sunday May 21st, 2017 at 07:54 PM

    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
    Sunday May 21st, 2017 at 08:29 PM

    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
    Monday May 22nd, 2017 at 02:18 AM

    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.


  11. Samjah
    Monday May 22nd, 2017 at 03:10 AM

    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
    Monday May 22nd, 2017 at 03:16 AM

    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
    Monday May 22nd, 2017 at 07:47 AM

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


  14. Sheree
    Monday May 22nd, 2017 at 09:40 AM

    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

  15. Helen Chik
    Monday May 22nd, 2017 at 12:57 PM

    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

  16. Ria
    Monday May 22nd, 2017 at 02:47 PM

    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
    Monday May 22nd, 2017 at 03:58 PM

    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 :).


  18. Courtney Andrews
    Monday May 22nd, 2017 at 04:22 PM

    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
    Monday May 22nd, 2017 at 05:08 PM

    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
    Monday May 22nd, 2017 at 06:14 PM

    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!

  21. Open Kloset
    Monday May 22nd, 2017 at 08:13 PM

    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
    Monday May 22nd, 2017 at 10:11 PM

    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
    Monday May 22nd, 2017 at 11:37 PM

    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

  24. Sharon Wu
    Tuesday May 23rd, 2017 at 02:36 AM

    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

  25. Jessie
    Tuesday May 23rd, 2017 at 02:39 AM

    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

  26. Barb Brooks
    Tuesday May 23rd, 2017 at 02:42 AM

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

  27. Dom
    Tuesday May 23rd, 2017 at 04:58 AM

    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
    Tuesday May 23rd, 2017 at 05:31 AM

    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!

    Iliana |

  29. CJ
    Tuesday May 23rd, 2017 at 06:36 AM

    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
    Tuesday May 23rd, 2017 at 03:44 PM

    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
    Tuesday May 23rd, 2017 at 07:13 PM

    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
    Tuesday May 23rd, 2017 at 08:26 PM

    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
    Wednesday May 24th, 2017 at 03:54 PM

    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

  34. Jo
    Wednesday May 24th, 2017 at 05:09 PM

    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

  35. samira
    Thursday May 25th, 2017 at 04:10 AM

    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!!


  36. Bernice
    Thursday May 25th, 2017 at 04:56 AM

    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

  37. marcy
    Thursday May 25th, 2017 at 07:16 AM

    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 🙂


  38. Coco
    Thursday May 25th, 2017 at 07:14 PM

    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
    Friday May 26th, 2017 at 01:33 AM

    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 🙂

  40. Morgan Ryan
    Friday May 26th, 2017 at 01:53 AM

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

    • Morgan Ryan
      Friday May 26th, 2017 at 01:54 AM

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

  41. Jenn Hanft
    Friday May 26th, 2017 at 06:00 AM

    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

  42. Jen
    Saturday May 27th, 2017 at 05:58 AM

    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
    Sunday May 28th, 2017 at 06:19 PM

    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.

  44. Kate Tik
    Tuesday May 30th, 2017 at 10:05 PM

    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.

  45. Deddeh Howard
    Wednesday May 31st, 2017 at 06:06 AM

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

  46. michenn
    Wednesday May 31st, 2017 at 05:47 PM

    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.


  47. Alyssa Moore
    Wednesday June 7th, 2017 at 03:27 AM

    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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