Aminé has been showing Arc'teryx some serious love – from his music videos to candid shots, the star has been seen sporting past season insulation and shell jackets, as well as the newly introduced System_A line.
Although seen sporting the performance brand on stage and in the streets, the rapper calls Portland home – so it's safe to assume his collection may have joined him on a climb or two. While we can only speculate, we took a look at some of his recent style moments in which he was seen sporting the brand, and examined which pieces make up his impressive collection.
Atom LT – "Squidink"
Aminé latest music video "Charmander," is full of style moments. It's bright, playful, and packs a double dose of the bird. As he looks super cozy, the rapper sports the lightweight insulated Atom LT jacket. These are heralded for their warmth and weight, appearing here in the highly desirable "Squidink" purple coloring.
Rush Jacket – "Wildthang"
The Rush Jacket is the lightest weight GORE-TEX shell that Arc'teryx offers. Despite its lightweight, the jacket still provides rugged protection for snowsports. As you'd expect, it offers water and windproofing, as well as a nice big logo to let everyone know what you're repping.
Two-tone colorways like this are where the brand really hits it out of the park. "Wildthang" sums up Aminé pretty well, I'd say.
Alpha SV – "Wildchild"
One way to rile up an outdoor wear purist is to spraypaint a shell jacket. This crazy custom by Travis Spinks isn't the first time we've seen a custom sprayed Arc' jacket, with Shaun Crawford also taking the brand's jackets as canvases for their work.
Outdoor enthusiasts would probably argue the irony of customising a jacket built for Severe Conditions (SV) with artwork that would be stripped away if used for its intended purpose. Regardless, this one of one looks pretty slick and if Aminé loves it, why not?
System_A Paltz Jacket and Cargo Pants – "Terrarium"
The introduction of System_A earlier this year offered a new entry point to Arc'teryx, blending its high-performance, technical functionality with a distinctly streetwear aesthetic. As you'd expect, the debut collection was divisive, with some seeing it as a misstep from the brand's roots, while others would argue it was a breath of fresh air. Either way, the release was met with high demand, paving the way for larger, regular releases starting in Spring 2022.
On a technical level, the Paltz is a wind and water-resistant softshell with ergonomic hand and chest pockets. Paired with the matching pants, the set gives any tracksuit a run for its money.
Epsilon AR Jacket – "Red Vermillion"
It looks like "Vermillion" is the name of the (rap) game this year. Between the Yeezy Foam Runner and this past season piece, Red October certainly saw some love this year.
Described as the love child of a softshell jacket and a fleece, the Epsilon AR is a mid-warmth, breathable hard-faced fleece with a classic style. This colorway is yet another example of two-tone being masterfully executed. This is the type of clean, simple style that might make you switch out your vintage Nike windbreaker next time you hit the festival scene.
Gamma LT Jacket – "Cobalt Sun"
Inspired by climbing, this piece works just as well on rock and trail as it does during daily wear. It won't give the highest levels of protection, but it'll serve you well enough in light wind and rain.
Bird Head Torque Beanie – "Elytron/Glade"
Thanks to Frank Ocean, trying to secure a Grotto Torque beanie has become somewhat of a meme within Arc'teryx groups. These are the pinnacle entry-level products due to their low price and clean design. A great alternative is, of course, the Bird Head Torque, which pairs contrasting colors to bring the Arc' logo to life in a big way. These are significantly more in your face than alternative beanie options the brand offers, but they're pretty damn cool.
Cerium LT Hoody – "Utopia"
Arc'teryx's Arc'type concept was introduced to spotlight key products within the brand's arsenal in a linear fashion. Within these select retail spaces, you can move through the product line starting at newly introduced products that are more accessible to the casual wearer, before moving towards the core performance shells like the Alpha SV.
The Cerium is a popular piece that is held in high regard at Arc' due to its extremely lightweight and highly efficient down insulation. This past season colorway is a serious banger.
Beta SL Hybrid Jacket – "Nucleus"
You can't go wrong with a Beta SL. When it comes to Arc's shell jackets, this is pretty much the go-to, especially for entry-level buyers. I own a couple of these, and despite the more tailored fit compared to items you'll find in System_A, they fit great. They're easily packable which makes them perfect for those flash spells of rain that London loves to throw at you in the middle of a sunny day.
The Beta SL was discontinued this season, but you can still shop last season's styles in the outlet. When it comes to colorways, options are as good as any other shell the brand offers. If you're looking to make a statement or be easily seen up a mountain, this "Nucleus" yellow is a great choice.