A collection of technical golf apparel that is, “Never out of bounds.”
Golf doesn’t need to be a fair-weather endeavor or be contained by barriers. 686 cross-pollinates their 30+ years of technical outdoor design knowledge with Malbon’s creative approach to golf and lifestyle apparel. Taking classic golf styles and modernizing them with all-weather fabrications resulted in clubhouse ready garments that feature 10k waterproofing and breathability, cozy merino lining, and other sneaky details to keep golfers warm, dry, and swinging.
“Stephen and I go back about 20 years during the early days of Frank 151,” remembers 686 founder Michael Akira West. “He lives in this creative culture that blends music, street, art, media, and sport. When Stephen channeled his energy into reshaping golf, it clicked. Stephen – along with Erica Malbon – are true originals. I’m stoked that we get to work together and mash our all-weather mantra into the golf world.”
Inspired by a mix of each brands culture and expertise, together we created style-conscious garments that aren’t out of place on the links, a late-season block party, or fighting the elements after stepping out the front door.
“Collaborating with 686 was an easy decision”, says co founder Stephen Malbon. We both approach our respective industries with a fresh outlook and this collection is a testament to that shared vision. I’m thrilled about this partnership and excited to deliver a line that seamlessly blends fashion with functionality to the community.”
This collaboration is for golf loving humans ready to tackle the harshness of the outdoors without sacrificing their personal style. Stay out longer this season, with the ‘All Mountain Golf Club.’
ABOUT MALBON GOLF
The mission of Malbon Golf is simple: inspire today’s youth to participate in the greatest game on Earth. Founded in 2017 by culture and golf enthusiasts Stephen and Erica Malbon, the brand launched with a limited collection for men looking to find multi-functional golf apparel that’s made to be worn both on and off the green. Since then, the husband and wife duo have been pioneering the movement toward golf as a lifestyle by collaborating with some of the most well-known brands in the world and creating a community of like-minded thinkers who share the same collective vision for the future of the sport. Today, Malbon Golf has expanded to offer a complete line of limited edition apparel, footwear and accessories that are designed to reimagine the status quo and aspire across all ages with the ultimate goal of bringing a fresh perspective and an accessible, personal approach to the game. The brand is available throughout the US and Korea through both e-commerce and at top select retailers. To learn more, please visit malbongolf.com or follow on Instagram at @malbongolf. To explore the digital collectibles, Buckets Club, visit bucketsclub.com or @buckets.club.
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