Zach Hixson holding up a landscape painting of the Oregon Coast while wearing The Chore Shirt in Natural Herringbone.
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The Rocky Coast Collection

  • Artist — Zach Hixson
  • Photography — Truen Pence
  • Words — Joe Bitton

The untamed beauty of the Great Outdoors is a foundational element of our identity—the well from which we draw our inspiration—and its myriad landscapes have sculpted our ethos around Responsibility and enduring craftsmanship. When it comes to staggering panoramas, it’s hard to beat the Oregon Coast. From its dramatic, rocky shorelines to its dense forests of Spruce and Fir trees, the area is at once rugged and graceful.

As with any natural environment, a diverse ecosystem of wildlife, flora, and fauna call this Western wonderland home. Among them is a man we think is just as much a part of that ecological community as the crabs scuttling along the shingle shores. His name is Zach Hixson, a translator of sorts, taking the ineffable beauty of mother nature and transforming it into art for folks around the world to enjoy.

Zach leaning on his easel while wearing The Adirondack Sweater in Blue Melange.

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Zach wearing The Moor Sweater in Washed Indigo while sitting in his studio.

We recently traveled to meet with Zach, looking to rejuvenate our reserves of creative energy and revitalize our love for the wilds of the West. What we brought back with us (in addition to some gorgeous photographs) was a fresh sense of respect and wonderment, and we’ve done our best to distill that gift into our Oregon Coast Collection. As a result, the salty coastal views, rolling green hills, and other colors of the iconic Fog Belt have made their way into every piece in this Collection.

Zach standing amongst easels in his studio while wearing The Moor Sweater in Washed Indigo.

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Zach wearing The Ojai Jacket in Sawyer Wash and The Chore Pant in Tobacco Boss Duck while hiking along the Oregon Coast.

While we work in different mediums (he with oil paints and us with needle and thread), we know when it comes to artistic endeavors like minds can feed and sustain each other. Few folks match our appreciation for nature like Zach does. His open air style of painting places him at the center of the sprawling Oregon landscape which he renders in his work, and that immersion has engendered a deep sense of duty to protect the natural world. It’s a notion we understand well, as our promise to Protect Wild Forever has similar origins.

Seeing Zach don our beloved Ojai Jacket in Sawyer Wash or rugged Chore Pant in Tobacco Boss Duck before gathering his oil paints and heading to the hills reminded us why we do what we do here. It’s not just about creating menswear that protects you from the elements, nor is it just about doing so Responsibly; it’s about sharing our spirit of exploration and adventure, and making sure you’re well outfitted to get out there for yourself. Because if experience—and that of Mr. Hixson—has taught us anything, it’s that once you learn to love the land, you become compelled to protect it.

Zach hiking in the woods around the Oregon Coast wearing The Ojai Jacket in Sawyer Wash and The Chore Pant in Tobacco Boss Duck. Zach standing amongst easels in his studio while wearing The Moor Sweater in Washed Indigo. Zach adjusting his easel while wearing The Adirondack Sweater in Blue Melange. Zach's oil paint palette. Zach hiking in the woods wearing The Ojai Jacket in Sawyer Wash and The Chore Pant in Tobacco Boss Duck. Close up of the trees along the Oregon Coast.

The Rocky Coast Collection is a love letter to the landscape of its namesake and a continuation of our commitment to reduce our impact on the environment. With organic, recycled, and otherwise Responsible materials and an emphasis on sustainable practices from farm, to mill to In Stock, this collection is one more step along our path to redefine the industry and its relationship with the natural world. It’s a challenge, but doing things the easy way has never been our style.

  • The Ojai Jacket in Sawyer Wash Selvage - featured imageThe Ojai Jacket in Sawyer Wash Selvage - featured image
    The Ojai Jacketin Sawyer Wash Selvage$218XS - 36S - 38M - 40L - 42XL - 44XXL - 46
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    The Chore Shirtin Natural Herringbone $105 On Sale $13523% off!XS - 36S - 38M - 40L - 42XL - 44XXL - 46
  • The Adirondack Sweater in Blue Melange - featured imageThe Adirondack Sweater in Blue Melange - featured image
    The Adirondack Sweaterin Blue Melange$178XS - 36S - 38M - 40L - 42XL - 44XXL - 46
  • The Chore Pant in Tobacco Boss Duck - featured imageThe Chore Pant in Tobacco Boss Duck - featured image
    The Chore Pantin Tobacco Boss Duck$12828293031323334353638
  • The Moor Sweater in Washed Indigo - featured imageThe Moor Sweater in Washed Indigo - featured imageLast Call
    The Moor Sweaterin Washed Indigo $118 On Sale $16830% off!XS - 36S - 38M - 40L - 42XL - 44XXL - 46
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    The Brume Sweaterin Navy Birdseye $118 On Sale $16830% off!XS - 36S - 38M - 40L - 42XL - 44XXL - 46
  • The Workhorse Jacket in Marlowe Wash Denim - featured imageThe Workhorse Jacket in Marlowe Wash Denim - featured image
    The Workhorse Jacketin Marlowe Wash Denim$248XS - 36S - 38M - 40L - 42XL - 44XXL - 46
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    The Moor Sweaterin Dusty Rose $138 On Sale $16818% off!XS - 36S - 38M - 40L - 42XL - 44XXL - 46
  • The Long Haul Jacket in Sawyer Wash Organic Selvage - featured imageThe Long Haul Jacket in Sawyer Wash Organic Selvage - featured image
    The Long Haul Jacketin Sawyer Wash Organic Selvage$238XS - 36S - 38M - 40L - 42XL - 44XXL - 46
Zach Hixson holding up a landscape painting of the Oregon Coast.

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