Canadian tuxedo: a thing of the past?

June 3, 2015



I was going to start posting warm spring outfits. You know, with skirts and dresses, but Mother Nature decided to turn the temperature back down to the +5 range overnight. My poor, poor veggie garden. But I digress! Spring can be a tricky season to dress for, especially if you are like me and like to rotate your clothing season by season. Right now, I have a few summery pieces mixed in with long-sleeved shirts and sweaters, what gives? This take on a Canadian tuxedo is an easy, casual outfit to wear out to a pub or running errands in a market. I’ve kept the matchy-matchy vibe with second-hand leather sandals from Value Village (only $5.00) and a leather bag I got in Italy a few years back. It does take a bit of daring to wear denim and denim but I think sporting a white shirt underneath breaks up the blue and makes it wearable out, thoughts?

Outfit pieces

White, button-up blouse – Everlane
Jean vest – Value Village
Leather purse – Bought in Italy
Jeans – Mango
Sandals – Value Village

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  • Barry A. Martin

    Growing up in Montreal, I’d always heard it referred to as a “Hull Tuxedo”.

  • carlyn greer

    HELLO! I just stumbled upon your blog and I’m so excited and happy. A fellow Canadian blogger with similar interests to me 🙂 Plus, I’ve really enjoyed what I’ve read so far. For some reason I find it difficult to find Canadian bloggers in this internet universe.

    I’ve been rocking the Canadian tuxedo quite a bit this spring. Mostly with high-waisted skinnies and tucked in stripe tank and an open chambray long sleeve.

    You hit the nail on the head about spring dressing. After wintertime spring is greatly anticipated but it arrives and it is so difficult to dress for! I am currently living in Waterloo Ontario, in the last week the temp has fluctuated from 25 to 5!

    • Malorie Bertrand

      Hello there, fellow Canadian blogger! You’re right, it isn’t easy finding our breed. We seem to be a rare one, especially with a focus on sustainable fashion and living. Very nice to virtually meet you. I’m hailing from Ottawa so I feel your weather pain. Love that you’re into natural beauty. You should check out my friend’s online eco-beauty boutique, Louche Lily. She specializes in carrying less-known brands, many from Europe. Thanks for the comment, will read more of your blog 🙂

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