LOS ANGELES (Aug 24, 2023) – 686, the independent snowboard, ski and technical apparel brand, introduces the Unwork collection, a progressive take on classic workwear, providing seamless transition between work environments and individual passions. The new collection introduces a jacket and pant designed and tested with movement, durability and breathability in mind.
“We wanted to create a collection that reimagines what ‘work’ means to the modern man,” said Founder and CEO, Michael Akira West. “Our brand is about blurring lines – there are no borders in terms of what we do. Our goal is to unwork the mentality that you need multiple products to do multiple activities. We believe it is possible for a single pant to seamlessly transition between work, life and play.”
The Unwork Pant provides just the right blend of durability and movement in a stretch fabric that is 33% more durable than 686’s famed Everywhere Pant fabric. Durable 500 denier nylon tear zones are added into the pockets, belt loops and the rear leg opening hem. With an 11-pocket design, the Unwork Pant is perfect for stowing everyday-carry essentials, and additionally offers a side hammer loop, a zippered mesh pocket and reinforced 500 denier pocket internals for abrasion resistance. A durable water repellent (DWR) finish offers water repellency, and all seams are sewn with Duracore™ thread for added durability. The Unwork pant is available in both slim and relaxed styles (MSRP $139.95). For more information regarding the Unwork Pant or 686, please visit https://www.686.com/collections/the-unwork-collection.
The Unwork Jacket is a traditional workwear silhouette with shank button closures, a corduroy collar, and reinforced 500 denier nylon finished tear zones including the external pockets. The jacket is finished with a DWR exterior coating and utilizes the same lightweight performance-based merino wool blend interior that 686 uses in their outerwear (MSRP $179.95).
To support the Unwork collection, 686 enlisted a team of athletes and creatives who spend as much time on the jobsite as they do on their boards, bikes, adventures and art. Professional skier Parker White, snowboarder Keegan Hosefros, photographer and adventurer Tyler Ravelle, ceramicist Daniel Dooreck of Danny D’s Mudshop, and freeride mountain biker Brady Tweedy have put the Unwork pant to the test during both work and play and will be seen prominently wearing Unwork starting today. To see the enlisted team in action, follow along through their individual social channels or 686 social channels.
Born in the city and raised in the mountains, 686 is a direct product of a thirst for innovation combined with an open mind constantly searching for a way to alter the outcome of the future. Everything we do is based around people, passion and purpose with the goal to build the best performance products for our active-minded community. 686 is an independent, minority owned and Climate Neutral Certified technical apparel brand with deep roots in Snowboarding and Skiing for over 30 years. Discover & follow — @686