Roots’ Customizable Varsity Jackets

Classic winter wear with a personal touch from a family-owned company

For over 40 years, family-owned Canadian apparel and accessories brand Roots has produced top quality, hand-crafted apparel and accessories with comfort in mind. Now, they’re letting customers voice their own aesthetic choices with a customizable varsity jacket, built upon the frame of their standard Award Jacket, much in the same way high school students direct their own jacket details upon receiving their first letter. This …

Roots XL Collection

Celebrating 40 years of classic sportswear with a heavyweight line made in Canada

Classic pieces, done exceptionally well, are hard to beat—especially when it comes to sweats. After consistently releasing some of the best sportswear in the world (including several runs of Winter Olympics uniforms for their home nation Canada, as well as the US and Jamaica) Toronto-based Roots celebrates their 40-year history with the XL Collection—a series of heavyweight basics made entirely in Canada. After a visit …

Roots

From summer camp to the Olympics, a look at the Canadian clothing company's spirited 40-year history

What do David Bowie and a sporty varsity jacket have in common? Roots. In 1987 America’s Libraries tapped the music icon and reputed reader to pose for a literacy campaign, and Bowie was shown reading in a signature Roots jacket. But a look through the archives at their Toronto headquarters reveals it’s not just the rock legend who’s become a fan over the years; co-founders …