Much like his love life (and the lyrics that followed), Drake’s style can go from zero to 100 very quickly. Posing either in his Toronto mansion, in his custom Rolls-Royce Cullinan Chrome Hearts, or on courtside seats, the over-the-top rapper flaunted everything from a $1.9 million diamond necklace to the simplest of Nike collaborations. Oh, and let’s not forget the time he dropped the merchandise saying he “needed a freak.”
Drake’s final grail, however, is one that most can agree on. While a guest on set of Lil Baby during the Metro Metro Festival in Montreal, Champagne Papi showed off a one-of-a-kind Arc’teryx Beta AR jacket with luminescent lightning bolts. Outerwear courtesy of pro customization @breakingdad420, which specializes in hand-painting Arc’teryx jackets and The North Face down jackets in stormy patterns. Every custom outerwear is different – as they say, lighting never hits the same spot twice.
Go full gorp – Like the rapper himself, Arc’teryx hails from Canada but found most of its hype in the United States. The brand’s jackets, which can range from $100 to $1,000, have become a status symbol among explorers and hypebeasts alike, even inspiring TikTok memes poking fun at people’s obsession with the technical features of clothing. ‘outside. Endorsements from celebrities such as Frank Ocean, Bella Hadid, Virgil Abloh, Aminé and, of course, Drake have also increased the demand for Arc’teryx gear.
Champagne Papi has represented the brand before, stepping out in a rare camouflage jacket from Arc’teryx LEAF, the brand’s line dedicated to military and police personnel only. However, his custom Arc’teryx Beta AR jacket is a bit more accessible, as commissions are available through @breakingdad420 – expect to pay a high price. The Beta AR Jacket retails for $600 and could be worth hundreds more with customization.
Eclectic or electric? — Beneath its hand-painted blue lightning bolts, Drake’s jacket sports Arc’teryx features such as a waterproof GORE-TEX PRO shell, integrated RECCO® reflector and packable material. The outerwear is also designed for maximum durability in the rare event the rapper uses his jacket for more than a fashion statement.
Granted, Drake was turned into a meme the last time he wore anything remotely, so we’ll consider his Arc’teryx lightning bolt a win. It’s not every day that the rapper succeeds.