New York-based outerwear brand The Arrivals just came out with Release 2.0 yesterday, citing the brand's fourth collection. This seasonal lineup focuses on technical aspects of garments more than ever, for "protection from the elements" -- but of course, without straying from looking good.
The concise collection includes mesh-lined coats and windproof jackets, many of which can be layered with removable liners that can also stand on their own. Release 2.0 is also The Arrivals' debut of a mac coat, which comes in a pretty slate blue. Other noteworthy pieces are a WWII-Reissue quilted Japanese twill zip-up and the brand's signature leather jacket which is waterproof.
Last but not least, Fall/Winter 2015 marks The Arrival's first time going into accessories, offering an extension of its outerwear in the form of blanket scarves, wool beanies, twill panel caps and reinforced deerskin leather gloves. These collectively make up Release 2.1, will deliver on October 1.
The Arrivals is a rare brand that holds randomly sampled focus groups to test its gear for comfort and warmth before they go to market. And, being a direct-to-consumer business, its outerwear -- which definitely feel premium in-hand -- are extremely affordable compared to others in the market.
You can shop Release 2.0 now here, with prices all under $900.