Buck Mason was founded in Venice Beach, and it feels like home here. It’s where Sasha and I both landed after trekking out from the Midwest. We met first as neighbors, a stone’s throw from the Venice Pier, although we didn’t become close friends until later when we’d both moved Downtown. We cut our teeth in Venice, navigating a town we learned to love. From Jim Morrison to Billy Hoyle, there’s a real tradition of folks making it look easy here, but that wasn’t our experience. For Sasha and I, it was big dreams and bigger failures, but somehow we saved a scrap of the confidence that got us here. Even though our headquarters and manufacturing are in the heart of Downtown L.A., Venice will always be home and there’s no other place we could’ve opened our first outpost.