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Echoing the steez found in the Californian sister cultures of skateboarding and surfing, Matix is a lifestyle brand that draws influence for its adventurous team that aims to create something that is both unique yet pragmatic. Advancing a spring collection that centered on America’s rich heritage, the Los Angeles brand links with time-honored workwear brand Dickies to deliver the collaborative Boardshorts Collection. Inspired by Dickies’ iconic Dickies 874 twill pant that is still very much a stable in the wardrobe of many skaters, surfers and all-around gnarly dudes, Matix ambassador and professional wave thrasher Chase Stopnik wanted to create a pair of shorts that resembled his favorite, several-months-old 874s. Complete with traditional Dickies branding, a drawstring waist, and a 100% sublimated polyester to work offshore as well as in the water, this pair of shorts takes distressing to another level by adding paint splatters, grime spots and some hand drawings. Grab a pair now in grey or khaki for $54 USD at select stockists around the globe and Matix’s web store.