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[Official] Nobis thread

Feel free to post your Nobis reviews, answer questions for fellow members etc.

FAQ:

Why is the poly wool version $100 more? Is there a quality difference?
Indeed there is. It achieves higher thermal resistance, improved water management capabilities, less water absorption and improved evaporation. Wool is more expensive than cotton, hence the slightly higher price tag. It also prevents any pilling that you see on the crosshatch version.

How do I wash my Nobis jacket?
They are machine washable, dry cleaning is not mandatory. However, DO NOT ADD fabric softener when washing. This removes the Durable Water Repellent coating (DWR) making it unable to repel water. Nobis recommends washing the jacket inside out on gentle cool/warm setting, and dryer on medium setting.

How do I revive my water repellency?
If for some reason your water repellency has been removed from due to fabric softener or whatever reason, Nobis recommends spraying your product with NikWax Softshell Proof.

Why is it so much harder to get a hold of a Nobis jacket than Canada Goose?
It's because Nobis does not mass produce, they make a specific amount per season.

If I want my jacket to be sent for warranty, where does it go?
It goes to the Nobis Head Office after being approved by the store you purchased from. (PO Box 3648 STN Industrial Park L3R 6G9 Markham, ON) Nobis requires you to provide them your receipt for your warranty to be valid so please keep this important document.

Why can't I find a Nobis jacket in moss green anymore?
This colour was discontinued as of 2011.

How come my Nobis jacket says it's in made in Canada but my friend says their jacket is made in China?
Nobis products were originally made in Canada, they started having their products made in China around F/W 2010/2011. It is still a great product nonetheless.

Where does the manufacturing process take place for Nobis jackets?
"Our jackets are made alongside other brands such as Burberry, Carhartt, and Zegna at a manufacturing plant in China. We had to go through a bunch of interviews to make sure we could go into the plant and and we interviewed them to make sure that they could provide us with consistent quality. So we brought all our own down-filling, machines etc. to the factory. We brought it all over there. People assume that ‘Made in China’ means cheap but really the reason that we are manufacturing overseas is that those factories are state of the art and the highest quality in the world, and really quite frankly we would not be able to see the same results here in Canada".

Source: https://boysco.com/blogs/itsaguything/5 ... -outerwear

Company Timeline
-In 2007 Nobis was founded by Robin Yates & Kevin Au-Yeung
-In 2008 production began for Nobis
-In 2012 Nobis was featured in the movie Resident Evil: Retribution
-In 2013 Nobis was featured in the movie Thor: The Dark World
-In 2014 the first flagship Nobis store opened in Paris, France
-In 2015 the first North American flagship Nobis store opened in Toronto (Queen & Spadina)
-In 2017 the second Nobis store opened in the Toronto Yorkville area

Trivia:
-Robin Yates was the Vice President of Canada Goose up until 2006
-The Nobis Yatesy, named after the one of the founders, is Nobis' #1 selling men's parka
-The Nobis Headquarters is based out of Markham, ON
-Authentic Couture at the China Town Center (222 Spadina Avenue #227) was the first store in Canada to carry Nobis
-Prior to the official flagship store opening, The ShowRoom (closed in 2015) carried the full line of Nobis in their store
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Why not post this FAQ in the Nobis thread?
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Irbe wrote:
Jan 8th, 2013 12:26 pm
Why not post this FAQ in the Nobis thread?
I don't consider a review of a jacket to be a Nobis thread.
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I still don't think they should have moved production to China. If they want to compete with CG they should have kept production in Canada. I don't believe that most factories in Canada are reserved for CG. CG has actually changed their factories a few times just in Toronto. There are factories that would be willing to make Nobis jackets. (I only know because my family is part of one of the ex factories of CG)
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Why is it so much harder to get a hold of a Nobis jacket than Canada Goose?

It's because Nobis does not mass produce, they make a specific amount for a season.
That's why it goes on sale amirite
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EnyCe wrote:
Jan 8th, 2013 12:11 pm
Been in the retail business for about a year with Nobis.

Ask away

FAQ:
Why did Nobis switch their production to China from Canada?

They couldn't keep up with the demand, it wasn't because of expenses. The majority of the factories here in Canada are reserved for Canada Goose.

Why is it so much harder to get a hold of a Nobis jacket than Canada Goose?

It's because Nobis does not mass produce, they make a specific amount for a season.


So wait, Nobis moved their production to China to keep up with DEMAND, but at the same time its not massed produced? I'm a little confused here :confused:
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anyone find the TAT zipper is much harder to zip up compare to the CG YKK zippers? or is it just me
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i just got my first Nobis this season. its dope as hell, and i love how low-key alot of these Winter apparel manufacturers are making their clothing now. (Nobis, CMFR, OSC) Blacked out logos, and just unique design to get people looking.
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EnyCe wrote:
Jan 8th, 2013 12:11 pm
Why can't I find a Nobis jacket in moss green anymore?

This color was discontinued as since 2011
Thanks for confirming. I am currently holding a moss green Audrina from this final season, 2011-2012. Will hype that fact like crazy to maximize resale revenue when it comes to listing my item. I'm evil, I know.
EnyCe wrote:
Jan 8th, 2013 12:11 pm
-The designers for Canada Goose are the same as Nobis
WERE the same. Staff from Canada Goose have gone out on their own. Prime example is Robin Yates, formerly with Canada Goose and then Nobis (hence the Nobis Yatesy model). Source: http://www.globalnews.ca/pages/story.aspx?id=6442514286
NOBIS: Beyond the Goose

A former principal of Canada Goose, Robin Yates launched Nobis in 2008. The brand, now shipped to 25 countries, improves on the Goose, according to Yates, who is based in Markham, Ont. People were getting wet when it rained, “aggressive Velcro” was ruining sweaters and the jackets are hot, he said.

Read it on Global News: Global News | Coats: Nothing but full coverage
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Irbe wrote:
Jan 8th, 2013 2:05 pm
So wait, Nobis moved their production to China to keep up with DEMAND, but at the same time its not massed produced? I'm a little confused here :confused:
Hahaha. . . Hit the Spot
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In terms of warranty, i think this is the area where CG hits them. There is a store here in in our area that sells Nobis. When I asked the sales person what if the warranty is needed she replied. . . "You will have to contact Nobis. We just order items from them to sell".
Now that is the problem with them.

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