When your parent company holds a Canadian heli-skiing operation, a Canadian avalanche survival company, and a Canadian winter lifestyle magazine, you’d better make damned sure that your outwear can handle the Canadian cold. Such is the case with Coldsmoke Apparel, the latest imprint of the quietly badass Coldsmoke Co. holding company.
Though based in Venice, California, Apparel founders Randall Breitenbach & Imani Lanier looked to the Great White North for inspiration when designing the label’s focused line of button-ups, fleeces, sweaters, and jackets.
Then, they looked to Japan’s mills, on which they relied to weave fine French terry, and to finish the Melton wool fabrics they used to sew quilted shirts. The result is a line built for the outdoors that won’t make you look stupid indoors.
Coldsmoke Apparel’s Fall 2013 line isn’t out yet, but when it hits, you’ll be able to cop it at the brand’s webstore. Pricing on the current gear runs $42-900 USD.