Hailing from Vancouver, Canada, Arc'Teryx Veilance, pronounced Arc-Tair-Icks Vay-Lens, presents its performance menswear collections with such a technical and construction focused finesse it fits right into your next Everest expedition, all packed in a subtle menswear staple. First established by two climbers David Lane and Jeremy Guard in 1989 under the name of ”Rock Solid Manufacturing” and two years later renamed to Arc'teryx, an homage to the world’s first modern bird, the Archaeopteryx lithographica. What started with top-notch mountaineering gear, specially developed foams and out-of-the-ordinary waterproof jackets became a brand that expanded its knowledge into a full-range modern-day apparel company covering winter and summer sportswear. With a new fashion-oriented line, Arc'teryx birthed Veilance in 2009, an urban-tech take on menswear. “Practically speaking, Veilance runs the risk of becoming the Hummer of clothes, producer of perfectly optimized garments that are nothing more than a look, functional in a world that has no need for its capabilities.” Conroy Nachtigall, Arc'teryx Veilance`s designer, via 032c from 2010.