October’s Very Own x Canada Goose are giving you a first look at their chilliwack jacket. GQ released an exclusive article on this, so check out the details below.
What is October’s Very Own?
OVO is our creative collective. Formed by me, Noah “40? Shebib, and Drake Graham. The company acts as a hub for all of our endeavors—whether they be music, film, our blog or product collaborations like this one.
Oliver El-Khatib of October’s Very Own
How did the connection with Canada Goose come about? Did Drake wear Canada Goose before the collaboration? Did you?
We’ve all worn Canada Goose in the past. It’s really the warmest jacket available and that’s what matters living through Toronto winters. We admire CG’s dedication, standard of quality, patriotism, heritage, and their fifty years in the game. We’re very passionate about product and we take pride in recognizing the best. Between Drake and myself, our paths crossed with the people from CG many times. They recognized that we were young kids who were talented, passionate, and obsessive-compulsive, so it’s been really organic. We’d be wearing Canada Goose regardless, but now we’ve applied our sensibilities to a jacket and we’re wearing them across the world.
We were surprised to see that it’s more of a bomber than a parka. How did y’all arrive at that decision? When designing a jacket you have to think about what it will be worn with…. So how would you wear this jacket?
The Chilliwack was originally designed for Canadian post-war bush pilots. It’s waist-cut for mobility, so it’s practical for wearing in the city and while we’re on the road. (“Chilliwack” refers to Chilliwack, BC, Canada.) Our styling of the Chilliwack is an homage to the US N-3B Aircrew Heavy Zone jackets, so we used a heavy nylon twill satin exterior sourced in Canada, high pile polyester fleece lining, and the genuine coyote fur trim that gives it a luxurious look. Its really an everyday winter jacket made for heavy wear and tear. I’d like to see the jacket sported with raw denim, moccasins, a cashmere tee or a wool shirt, and a baseball cap.
How much is it, how many are there, and where will they be available?
$900 retail. Three hundred made in Canada and hand-numbered. One hundred are for our friends and fam and two hundred are for sale through shops such as Nomad, Toronto (online exclusive); Nom De Guerre, New York; Nepenthes, New York; Colette, Paris; and Opening Ceremony, Los Angeles.