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Wordans Guide to Canadian Layering

Wordans: Layering in Canada

By: Fashionista B

 Wordans is working to put together fashion lines specifically for Canadians and Canadian weather! We Canadians, old and new, always struggle to get through the winter without looking like abominable snowpeople! Sometimes on cold days, we think the more layers the more warmth, however, there is a technique to beat Old Man Winter at his game with Canadian Layering.

I’ve been living in Canada for 30 years and after much trial and error, I have finally figured out the best technique for dressing in layers without sacrificing my comfort or style.

Layering is more difficult than it sounds. For instance, on a typical winter day you are walking through -20 weather and then jumping on the subway train that is +15. So how can you get to work without sweating like crazy but still being warm?

The most recent winter forecast from Global News suggests that a large portion of Canada is going to be covered in snow, so you are going to need clothing that keeps you warm, dry and mobile. Try Canadian Layering!

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So…without further ado.. here are my 3 steps to Canadian Layering…

The First Layer

Your first layer should be a cotton or silk blend. A material that will absorb any sweat and pull it away from your bare skin. This is the most important layer to your entire outfit and finding a shirt with great material and looks good can be a challenge.

Featured here are the women’s Gildan 5400L and our men’s Gildan 5400 cotton shirts. These are both available in a variety of colours and are almost 100% cotton. Our women’s shirt has a tapered waist and double stitching on the edges to give it a relaxed look. Our men’s shirt is a pre-shrunk jersey knit, that has a wonderful texture and sits well on any body type.

The Second Layer

Your second layer should consist of warmer materials. This layer should provide excellent coverage, as well as insulation. Hoodies, zip-up sweaters, or anything with fleece works great for this layer. I am featuring here the Gildan G186FL Ladies and the Gildan 18600 Mens sweaters. They are both zip up’s which tend to minimize layering bulk. It also makes it much easier to remove layers as needed when getting onto the metro, or riding in a hot car or bus.

The Final Layer…

The final layer, your jacket. One of the benefits of layering on top of a cotton or silk layer is that by the time you put on your coat you don’t feel or look bulky. You can switch your jacket layer from a heavy to a lightweight jacket depending on the temperature. Your jacket should not only have a warm liner but also a water-resistant shell. The shell is important because when it is snowing, the snow melts and can seep through your jacket and layers. The Ash City North End men’s 3 in 1 Jacket and the Devon & Jones ladies Jacket are both warm and waterproof.

Have a great winter!! Stay Warm!

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Fresh and hot off the press!

This just in!  Fresh and hot off the press!  New flat-billed wool snap-back caps that you can customize with what your heart desires.  Our embroidery process is top-notch and ensures the most durable designs.  What does that mean?  It means that the quality of your logo or image will last and last and last!!  Check out all the fresh colors you can choose from and look hot this summer!  Go check it out !

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New Mac Cosmetics Collection : The Simpsons

A couple of months ago, Mac Cosmetics announced a new special collection for the 25th anniversary of The Simpsons.  Their inspiration was based on the well-known character Marge Simpson.  The exclusive collection will include 10 different products; Two eyeshadows , two blushes, one pair of false eyelashes , four lip glosses and a nail patch kit.  The products will be launched in preview at San Diego’s Comic Con where all fans will have the chance to try and buy the highly anticipated collection.  The sale starts on August 28. Below is a little preview from Mac Cosmetic.
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Get a custom print to match with your make-up 

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From East To West Happy Canada Day !

Are you ready for one of the biggest annual patriotic event of our beautiful country ?
The 147th anniversary of Canada is tomorrow and Wordans took 2 minutes to find for you the best activities to do with your family.

Ottawa

Flag raising Ceremony (following by the Changing the Gard ceremony), 9:00 am, Parliament Hill

Canada Day noon show, noon to 1:30pm, Parliament Hill
(Brett Kissel,
British Columbia Boys Choir,
Marianas Trench,
Nadja,
Serena Ryder,
Terry Kelly
Véronic DiCaire.)

Canada Day evening show 7:30pm to 10:00 pm , Parliament Hill
Brett Kissel,
Daniel Lavoie,
DJ A-Rock and VJ VIDEO GIRL,
Marianas Trench
Nadja,
Serena Ryder,
Véronique DiCaire,
Whitehorse)

President’s Choice Canada fireworks 10:00 pm, Parliament Hill

Montréal

Ceremony and Military Band 11:00 am to 12:00 pm , Old Port Promenade

Inflate Village , 12:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Clock Tower Pier

Closing Show, 8h30 pm to 10h15 pm
(Michael MURPHYYunnamed-2
Luca “Lazylegz” PATUELLILuca
Élizabeth BLOUIN-BRATHWAITE
Josée ALLARD
Dawn TYLER-WATSON
et Paul DESLAURIER
Sunny DUVALSunny DUVAL
Pascale PICARD)

Fireworks, 10:15 pm, Clock Tower Pier

From East To West Happy Canada Day !

 

 

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Father’s Day Gift Guide

fathersdayENStill wondering what you’re gonna get your dad for this Fathers’ Day? Yeah, we thought so! Don’t lose your time buying him a book he won’t read, or another anti-wrinkles cream that will end up in a pile with all those other products he never uses. This year, offer him something he’ll really like! Be it a custom t-shirt, mug, apron, iPhone case, or iPad skin with a picture that commemorates your family, or simply a funny and cool design from our online shop, you can rest assured that he’ll love his gift this year!

Plus, we’re offering a 15% OFF coupon code with your father’s day gift purchase… What are you waiting for?

Here’s our 2013 Father’s Day Gift Guide… and you can also go on our Custom Products Application to create your own! Get 15% OFF by entering this code at checkout : Fathersday2013giftguide_fathersdaybeergiftguide_fathersdaymug giftguide_fathersdaysuperdadgiftguide_greatestdadgiftguide_grillinstructorgiftguide_newdad

 

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Contest Winner!

Hey Guys! We we’re thrilled to see all the videos that you guys posted on our facebook wall. Very heartwarming! We’re glad to announce that the winners are the girls from JMCC (John Molson’s competitive committee) with 310 likes! Here’s their video :

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Also thanks to Jolyanne for her great video, a close tie with 277 likes :

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And also the amazing song the girls from Safetynet.ca wrote :

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Spring chickens and bunnies and chocolate

Easter is the most harmless and innocent of holidays, isn’t it? People don’t bitch about Easter like they do about Valentine’s Day or Christmas, or even Halloween. I don’t know if it’s because of the sorrowful religious implications, or because it’s the first holiday since New Years and people are just itching cabin-feverishly for a long weekend, or because of the association to baby bunnies, chicks and chocolate, or is it because Easter heralds-in spring. Either way, everyone seems to feel good about Easter and that’s awesome!

Here are some cool things you could do for Easter – with kids, or without:


But don’t forget the t-shirts! Here are some starting points for the whole family. Leave them as-is or add names or places. Customize these designs as much as you want or as little as you want, or upload your own!
AND, until April 5th, 2010, get -15% by using the following coupon code:
easter2010 when you place your order

Chick
Chick

Easter Bunny
Easter Bunny
Cute chick
Cute chick
Egg hunt
Egg hunt
Chocolate bunny
Chocolate bunny
Cutie rabbit
Cutie rabbit
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I love spring

Have you noticed the migrating birds have returned from their winter vacays down south? That’s when I know old man winter has left. None of this Wiarton Willie stuff for me, thanks. Show me Canada geese, red-winged blackbirds and tree swallows the real harbingers of spring, then I’ll believe that spring has really sprung… And it has in my neck of the woods.. They’re all back! Woo-hoo!

In honour of spring and to inspire you and help you change your headspace from stuffy long sleeves and layers to fun spring and summer freshness and coolness, here are some t-shirt designs that fit the bill – for the whole family.

To create custom t-shirts for kids, simply choose either Gildan 200B Kids Ultra Cotton or Hanes 5450 Tagless T-Shirt models. Both come in great colours, perfect for the wee-folks in your life!

Classic I heart spring
Classic I heart spring

Funky Flowers
Funky Flowers

Little Penguin
Little Penguin
Botanical
Botanical
Scarab = Rebirth
Scarab = Rebirth
Kiwi Monkey
Kiwi Monkey
Board and birds
Board and birds
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Spotted: Gabriel Aubry and his super-cute family

How stylish and gorgeous is this Montrealer, eh? Gabriel Aubry always look amazing no matter where the papper catch him. Here he is looking fab in dark denim jeans, white Stan Smith-like sneaks, a weathered greenish leather coat and aviator sunglasses… and a plain dark grey t. I like fashion when it’s simple like this. Don’t you?

Gabriel Aubry and family

Image source: Just Jared

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