Mike West

Positive Vibes in Compton Through Surfing: The Compton Surf Club
Sports

Positive Vibes in Compton Through Surfing: The Compton Surf Club

While Compton isn’t a place that springs to the mind with surfing, the city south of downtown Los

Essentials: Mike West of Westlife Distribution Inc.
Fashion

Essentials: Mike West of Westlife Distribution Inc.

Ever since he first set foot on a skateboard growing up in the early ’80s, Michael Akira West has

Mike West Introduces New Balance Numeric
Footwear 

Mike West Introduces New Balance Numeric

Using famed Chavez Ravine as the stage for a historic announcement, Mike West recently introduced

HYPEBEAST Trade: Michael Akira West of 686 Technical Apparel

HYPEBEAST Trade: Michael Akira West of 686 Technical Apparel

In November of 1992, apparel brand 686 was born with the goal of providing fashionable as well as

Numeric: 686 and Scion Snowboarding Concept Car Interview
Automotive

Numeric: 686 and Scion Snowboarding Concept Car Interview

Meshing the world of action sports with the automobile industry, 686 in conjunction with Scion has


Travel Essentials
Travel

Travel Essentials

When it comes to time to board that long trans-Pacific haul (sitting in economy nonetheless), you can’t help but think, traveling sucks. Crammed into tiny seats with increasingly ridiculous airline fees, terrible food, germ-infested re-circulated air; Airplane travel doesn’t have a lot going for it. Yet, it’s a necessary evil that one must endure. Setting foot in a new unfamiliar locale offers a certain bit of invigoration and instantly you can’t help but pay attention to your new surroundings. Suddenly that 13 hour flight and a case of stiff knees and neck pain doesn’t seem so bad after all. In the case of the process versus the final goal (or in this case, destination), few actually care for the process. So we’ve amassed a group of frequent flyers who can hopefully offer some insights into some of their tips and secrets for travel.

Mike West: The Visions of an Independent

Mike West: The Visions of an Independent

With a lifeline spanning almost two decades, 686 and founder Mike West have fiercely maintained

Karmaloop The Buyer Wire: Mike West of 686
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Karmaloop The Buyer Wire: Mike West of 686

HYPEBEAST fam Mike West of snowboarding brand 686 hooks up with Karmaloop TV to speak

 
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