4 QUESTIONS WITH A CANADIAN
In preparation for our launch up north, we’ve been asking some Canadian friends to parse the similarities and differences between our two countries. Here’s what Canadian filmmaker Jacob Tierney had to say.
FROM: Montreal, Canada
Everlane: You’ve lived in both the U.S. and Canada? How do you they compare?
Jacob: They’re both made up of drastically different regional pockets. It’s actually hard for me to even think of the United Sates as one swath of country; I’ve lived in Georgia, I’ve lived in California, and I’ve lived in Montana and they’re just completely different places. Canada is very similar that way, but otherwise they’re quite different.
E: Are they different style-wise?
JT: I don’t feel like I’m qualified to answer that. I’m very much a basics guy and don’t like thinking about my clothes too much, which is why I like Everlane.
E: You mentioned you travel often for work. Any good U.S/Canadian border stories?
JT: Honestly, it’s always a nightmare. The last time I drove across the border I had a bunch of gifts for a friend in my trunk, including some bottles of wine. By the time I got to the border I’d forgotten they were there and didn’t declare them. Of course, I got pulled aside for a lengthy and brutal interrogation. I kept saying, “I forgot about the wine, I’m genuinely sorry.” I don’t know what other terrible things they thought I’d done. Clearly I’m a criminal. This is the downfall of your country: three expensive bottles of red wine.
E: If we begin shipping to Canada, what is the first Everlane item you will order, and why?
JT: I love the T-shirts, so I’d definitely get more of those. I wear tees most days so it makes me happy when I find a fit and feel that I really like.
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