Think twice before you buy the parkas, instead, try a few different jackets and coats on in - store, walk around, zip it up and really consider if it is suitable for you and the local weather. My boyfriend finds the gilet gives his as much warmth as a regular jacket and he felt the parka would be *too* warm for him.
Other big name outdoor brands such as North Face, Eddie Bauer, Patagonia, Columbia, Marmot, and Rab all offer parkas in the relatively less expensive 300 range. Considering these options, Canada Goose jackets decisively did not become popular solely due to function.
Banksy was here Maybe. Outdoor Canada Goose Coat art installations not only define a public space but also tend to pop up in inanimate side streets and highway underpasses we rarely venture through.
Winter ushers in one of my favorite times of year: Parka Season. Unfortunately, here in Chicago the temperatures have only briefly dipped below 35, which in my opinion does not make it cold enough to finally break out the parka.
Canada Goose is polarizing, primarily because of its ubiquity and price. There are many similar coats out there that are much more affordable, but are imperfect in their own ways.
We weren't particular about what was playing; like all teenagers, we just wanted to get out of our houses. We'd buy our tickets and then sneak into R rated movies, like American Psycho, Scream, or whatever would freak us out the most.
As far as the comparison to the Goose, I would definitely say its warmer, but it's not a huge or noticeable difference. I've never really been cold in my Goose (which is good), but I have since I'm paying close attention, noticed that the sleeves are warmer when I pull my hands in.