A friend and I were walking through our local mall one afternoon, and as we walked past the clothing department we stopped at a clothes counter.
It was a nice day, and I was wearing my favorite pair of jeans that had a label on them.
It read, “Made in Canada.”
I was just about to give up and leave, when I noticed that this was the only clothing department in the mall.
I was completely confused.
Why did they only have jeans made in Canada?
Was this a store I could not visit?
The fact that this company was located in the same mall made me feel very strange, as if I was visiting the very store that I would not want to go into again.
I looked up the name of the company and was told that they were actually in the United States.
I asked them, “Is this really happening?”
They said, “No, we are just in the process of sourcing all of our products.”
I didn’t know what to make of that.
What could I say?
We spent the next five minutes in the clothes store, which was so empty that I couldn’t even make out the name on the wall.
After about an hour, they finally told me that they had a new name, and that they wanted to put the word “Made In Canada” on the label.
I felt incredibly fortunate to have stumbled onto a new, new way to shop for clothing in Canada.
For those of you who are wondering what the hell I am talking about, the Canadian dollar is currently trading at around $1.10, and this new label on jeans is an extra $1 to get the jeans made here in Canada, which is a very reasonable price for a pair of new jeans.
So yeah, I was very happy.
But there were a few downsides to this new brand.
First, the jeans were very heavy, which I was worried about, as I had no clue that they would be the same size.
Second, the label seemed to be in English, but I couldnt read the words, so I was able to decipher only part of the name.
Finally, the name and size were a bit different.
The jeans I bought had a small, rounded heel.
When I tried them on, they were really flat and unruly.
I had to take them off for about two hours before I could wear them.
But this new name seemed to work just fine.
If you’re in a similar situation, you can buy a pair in the US for about the same price, but they will be a little bit heavier, so the extra money is definitely worth it.
I personally like these jeans a lot more than my old jeans, and they definitely do a better job of holding up in the rain than I did.