3sixteen Type 3s Denim Jacket Washed 222x
3sixteen offers an alternative to traditional denim jacket aging with this jacket, known for its softness and year-round wearability in a striking black-grey color achieved through a unique washing process. Crafted from double black selvedge denim by Kuroki Mills, this 3sixteen jacket preserves fabric character and vertical streaking, offering a distinct look that's challenging to achieve naturally.
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.
The 12oz 222x jacket provides the ideal solution. It's soft and suitable for year-round wear. Crafted from lightweight double black selvedge denim woven by Kuroki Mills, this 3sixteen jacket achieves a remarkable black-grey color through its washing process, avoiding the artificial appearance found in many other stonewashed denim jackets.
Typically, distressing on wear points seen on jeans and jackets doesn't align with a wearer's body movement, resulting in an unnatural high contrast without depth. Therefore, when 3sixteen set out to develop the wash treatment for this jacket, techniques like sanding, laser distressing, and harsh chemicals were ruled out. Instead, the 3sixteen team aimed to preserve and accentuate the fabric's character, emphasizing the beautiful vertical streaking characteristic of their aging denim.
Furthermore, 3sixteen sought to create an effect that, quite honestly, would be difficult to achieve through natural wear. Achieving the exhibited color would require the owner to wash their jacket weekly, which is both labor-intensive and environmentally wasteful. To overcome this, 3sixteen collaborated with a Los Angeles wash house to create a multi-stage process, including a pumice stone wash, light bleach, and softeners, resulting in the perfect shade of grey.
The cut offers a slight slim fit, adding a modern touch to its classic inspiration. Most people find it comfortable to go one size up in 3sixteen denim jackets compared to their 3sixteen shirts. For instance, if you typically wear a size M in 3sixteen shirts or other American brands, you'll likely find a suitable fit with this jacket in size L. However, individual body types can vary, so, as always, we recommend consulting our size chart for the perfect fit.
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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