The Roots
Award Jacket

First created in 1979, our award jacket has become an emblem of style, Canadian craftsmanship and a proud part of our roots that continues to be made right here at home.

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A Piece of
Our Heritage

Almost 40 years ago, our co-founders Michael Budman and Don Green introduced our very first award jacket, inspired by the varsity jacket silhouettes awarded to athletes as members of a team. Designed and made in Canada by expert craftsmen and craftswomen at our Toronto leather factory, our award jackets feature premium materials like our exclusive leathers and high quality, woollen melton.

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Crafting
A Classic

Each award jacket is carefully crafted, passing through the hands of as many as 10 artisans before it reaches you. No detail is overlooked: every leather sleeve is cut by hand, our famous chenille crests are individually hand-trimmed and our classic Roots logo is embroidered on for a signature finish. Once our pockets are sewn, crests are applied, all the pieces are assembled and the snaps are put on, our award jacket is ready to be shipped across the globe.

Introducing the
Customization Workshop

Create your very own Roots award jacket at our new Roots Yorkdale location.

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Our Stories

Inspired by quality and craftsmanship since 1973.

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