686 “cross-pollinates” the company’s 30-plus 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 fabrics resulting in  “clubhouse-ready garments” that feature 10k waterproofing and breathability, merino lining, and other detailing to “keep golfers warm, dry and swinging.”

“Stephen and I go back about 20 years during the early days of Frank 151,” said 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. I’m stoked that we get to work together and mash our all-weather mantra into the golf world.”

“Collaborating with 686 was an easy decision,”  said 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.”

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Photo courtesy Malbon Golf x 686