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The Sartorialist Goes Colonial

“What Burberry’s plaid is to London, the Hudson’s Bay blanket is to Canada in all its Far North glory.” — Hudson’s Bay Salesclerk, 2003 To this day the Hudson’s Bay Company’s ubiquitous stripes convey the historical keystone of Canada’s naissance: the fur trade. In a country where national identity is perpetually under question, the Hudson’s Bay blanket has secured itself ...

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