November is usually the turning point in the good old British climate when your transitional autumn wardrobe just can’t be stretched any further and there’s nothing else for it but hats, coats and scarves. What better time then for Moose Knuckles's UK launch – Canada’s luxury outerwear label that is already a favourite of Nick and Joe Jonas, Zac Efron, Tyler Posey and the whole Kardashian Klan.
The brand takes its name from the prints the native animal leaves in the snow (excuse you!) and the country’s obsession with ice hockey, but embraces its moniker’s other meaning in a typically tongue-in-cheek manner. The product speaks for itself, both aesthetically and practically – Canadians bloody know how to do winter – and two exclusive styles have launched with the collection at Harrods as well as the full collection online. The two black jackets take on this season’s must-have bomber shape, trimmed with a removable fur detail, gold heavy-duty hardware and the warmest of grey duck down filling. We tried it, it’s seriously good.
“Harrods is such an iconic and amazing store and we are so happy to be bringing Moose Knuckles to the UK and sharing it with you,” Moose Knuckles’s bad-ass creative director and NYC-dweller, Steph Hoff, said of the collaboration.
It is the Canadian sensibility mixed with its international aim that gives the brand its appeal, Moose Knuckles already celebrating success from the US to Europe and Korea. The detail and quality can be seen at every stage. Premium, luxurious fillings, trims and linings are developed by 90 skilled craftspeople that create functional, sartorially desirable styles perfect for anything from winter sports to Winter Wonderland. Going into technical detail is unnecessary when you know that these are built to withstand a Montreal January; they offer unparalleled protection in a light, comfortable and timelessly stylish way.
Moose Knuckles is available now, priced from £645 at Harrods and mooseknucklescanada.com