Canada Day 2014: 10 Patriotic Pieces

Above: 10 patriotic pieces that celebrate Canada Day
Above: 10 patriotic pieces that celebrate Canada Day

Oh Canada! This coming July 1st marks our nation’s 147th birthday and we can’t think of no better time to sport our national colours and glorify in the awesomeness of the Great White North. From our publicly funded health care system to maple syrup and the new Canadian Beer fridge commercial you can’t ask to live in a cooler – pun intended – country.

On Canada Day make sure you’re well equipped to show off your national pride and style, and put on one these 10 patriotic pieces and shout “I am Canadian!”

Brika Cabin + Cub Beaver Cufflinks, $22

For anyone who thinks the beaver isn’t a noble and glorious animal they’ll soon change their minds when they see you wearing these über cool, laser-cut cufflinks created by Cabin + Cub.

Diesel Trojan Red, $120

You can never have too many watches and this silicone timepiece by Diesel is makes for a stylish and durable wear.

Hudson’s Bay Company Atwell Multi-stripe Travel Bag, $195

Hudson’s Bay Company products symbolize Canadian chic, so when you’re heading to the cottage for the Canada Day long weekend pack your gear in HBC’s Atewell travel bag. This duffle with leather panels features the iconic multi-stripes and makes the perfect weekender.

Fjällräven Kånken, $74.99

For backpack aficionados, Fjällräven’s Kånken is made from hardwearing vinylon fabric and makes a great grab-and-go option with its top handle and simple shoulder straps.

Urbanears Humlan Headphones, $60

If you think our Canada Day wear guide is all about shirts and shoes think again! These sick red and white headphones from Swedish company Urbanears can be yours without having to drop Dr. Dre money. For an affordable $60 you can listen and share your music with a friend thanks to its empty outlet on the ear cap.

Jabra Solemate™ Wireless Speaker, $157.97

However, if you’re hanging around the bonfire this long weekend you’ll need speakers play some good ol’ Canadian tunes. For its size, Jabra’s Solemate Wireless Speaker delivers big sound and is designed to go anywhere thanks to its compact size, dust-and splash-resistant composition.

Converse All Star Chuck Taylor ‘70, $75

In need of a new pair of red shoes? We have you covered. This red Converse Chuck Taylor All Star is a classic sneaker that can do no wrong; guaranteed you’ll be wearing it many times long after Canada Day.

Native Miller (Torch Red), $57

For a waterproof option, check out Native’s Miller shoe in torch red. Based in Vancouver, Native prides itself on creating lightweight, washable and odour resistant shoes designed to mold to your feet for a classic and casual look.

Joe Fresh Men’s Canada Hoodie, $29

For last minute and affordable Canada Day wear make a quick shopping trip to at your nearest Joe Fresh. Their men’s Canada hoodie is designed with several Canadian-themed patches on the front creating a rugged outdoor look.

Roots Canada Award Jacket, $468

Those of you who have been saving up your hard-earned money and want to a floss like Drake, swipe your credit card at the register and purchase Roots’ Canada Award Jacket made from leather and wool.

Kimberly Lyn

Kimberly Lyn is a freelance writer based in Toronto. Her worked has appeared on StyleList Canada, 29 Secrets and GlobalNews.ca. She is also founder of the highly successful fashion blog The Souls of My Shoes, where she provides insights and thoughts on this world with a concentration on footwear. Find her at www.thesoulsofmyshoes.com and on Twitter @kimberly_lyn.

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