Perhaps contrary to what a denimhead has in mind when buying a pair of jeans – to wear them down in daily use to give their jeans a unique appearance, at Redcast we also want to offer an alternative for those who would like to have a pair of quality selvedge jeans in their wardrobe without having to use them for months to achieve that worn look.
These 12-oz CT-101x jeans are the perfect solution. They are soft and perfect for wearing during the summer months but also throughout the year, especially in places like Spain where the summer heat lasts beyond July and August.
Their Classsic Tapered cut provides a high rise, room in the top block and a taper from the knee down.
The CT-101x utilizes a lightweight indigo selvedge denim woven by Kuroki Mills. And in contrast to many other stonewashed jeans that have a highly artificial appearance, the blue colour achieved through washing these 3sixteen is simply astonishing.
Distressing on wear points that you see on jeans and jackets rarely match up with where a wearer's body moves and show a strange, unnatural high contrast without any depth. Thus, when 3sixteen set off to develop the wash treatment for these jeans, those techniques were all off the table - no sanding, no laser distressing, no harsh chemicals. Instead, the guys from 3sixteen wanted to ensure that the character of the fabric was not only preserved but brought to the forefront, that the beautiful vertical streaking that is characteristic of their denim as it ages would still show through prominently.
Finally, 3sixteen wanted to try and create an effect that quite honestly would not be achievable through natural wear. Unless the owner washes his jeans on a weekly basis (which, on top of being a lot of work, would be an extraordinary waste of water) there's really no way to achieve the color that is exhibited here. They worked closely with a wash house in Los Angeles to develop a multi-stage process that includes a pumice stone wash, light bleach, and softeners to yield the perfect shade of blue.
This is the first time we enlarge our collection with stonewashed jeans, and we’re sure it won’t be the last :)
These particular jeans run a little big, so please, to make sure that you choose the right size, we recommend checking the size chart before purchasing.
Founded in LA by Johan Lam and Andrew Chen over a decade ago, 3sixteen's philosophy is evident in pieces they've developed since 2008: shirts, jackets, basics and accessories all take cues in form and function from their jeans. Fabrics and trims are always chosen for their capacity to develop character with time. 3sixteen aim is that, with diligent wear, the customers are rewarded with something well-aged, never "old."
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