Perhaps contrary to what a denimhead has in mind when buying a denim jacket – to wear it down in daily use to give their jacket a unique appearance, at Redcast we also want to offer an alternative for those who would like to have a pair of quality denim jacket in their wardrobe without having to use it for years to achieve that worn look.
This 12-oz 101x jacket is the perfect solution. It's are soft and perfect for wearing throughout the year.
It utilizes a lightweight indigo selvedge denim woven by Kuroki Mills. And in contrast to many other stonewashed denim jackets that have a highly artificial appearance, the blue colour achieved through washing this 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 this jacket, 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 jacket 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.
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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