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Since 686 founder, Michael Akira West, first stepped on a skateboard as a youth in the early eighties, he immediately had a new addiction and inspiration. The freedom that skateboarding provided birthed a lifelong quest for freedom of expression through all forms of mediums. Throughout the following years, Mike transitioned from skateboarding to snowsports, working and riding in Big Bear, CA and continually gathering and exploring new ideas including unique apparel based around the southern California snowsports scene.
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Our favorite pant we’ve ever designed with Forest Bailey. This no frills design focuses on fit and feel first. The waist fits according to your normal size while the legs are designed to be nearly a full grade bigger – providing an effortless relaxed look and fit with plenty of room for mobility. For an act…