686, the independent snowboard, ski and technical apparel brand, dropped its Unwork collection, introducing a jacket and pants with a take on classic workwear.
“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, made in a stretch fabric, is “33 percent more durable than 686’s famed Everywhere Pant fabric,” with 500 denier nylon tear zones added into the pockets, belt loops and rear leg opening hem. The Unwork Pant also offers an 11-pocket design, a side hammer loop, a zippered mesh pocket, and reinforced 500 denier pocket internals for abrasion resistance. A DWR finish provides water repellency, and all seams are sewn with Duracore thread for added durability. The Unwork pant is available in slim and relaxed fit.
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 uses the same lightweight performance-based merino wool blend interior that 686 uses in its outerwear.
To support the Unwork collection, 686 enlisted athletes and creatives, who spend as much time on the job site as they do on their boards, bikes, adventures, and art, to wear test the clothing, including pro skier Parker White, snowboarder Keegan Hosefros, photographer and adventurer Tyler Ravelle, ceramicist Daniel Dooreck, and freeride mountain biker Brady Tweedy.
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