Canada does not have a traditional or national dress as such. In the northern regions, or frankly anywhere it gets cold, Canadians wear parkas, long john’s (an undergarment, basically long underwear), tuques (woolen caps), scarves, ear muffs, and various jackets that can be made with down lining or leather. Inuit and other Native Indians have their own highly developed traditional wear that is made of leather skins and furs. Some Canadians own moccasins for use as slippers or around the yard outdoor wear. In the summer most anything goes, Canadians just want to stay cool as it can get quite hot. Stereotypically, Canadians are associated with plaid jackets, or “lumberjack shirts” which are in fact used in the country and by hunters and in more remote regions whose inhabitants are more concerned with staying alive and warm than being fashionable.

Traditional clothing includes socks, leggings, ojibwa shirts, trousers, moccasins or boots, gloves, mittens, and parkas.