As many of you have noticed, the raw denim world is very male heavy with brands offering mostly only denim for guys. Although we try to bring exposure to brands that are making jeans cut for women, it’s pretty limited in choices.
3sixteen has long offered a small selection of jeans for women under the moniker 3sixteen+, the collaboration brand that they have with Self Edge. This week they’re releasing their latest jean, the 3sixteen+ 577BSP as well a very limited custom dyed edition.
The 3sixteen+ 577BSP is a skinny cut jean made from natural 9.5oz Pima cotton denim from Cone Mills. The Cone Mills denim is a special stretch denim that uses a unique weave to allow the jean to stretch without the use of elastane. This allows the jean to be very form fitting without the discomfort that you’d experience if the denim did not have the stretch quality.
The jean’s white color is actually the natural color of the cotton which means that other than the sanforization process, the jean is raw and not treated with any bleach or acetates. As you’d expect from the brands, the jean also features a multitude of details such as custom rivets and buttons, Tanner Goods leather patch, and a YKK zipper fly.
As a special celebration of the new jean, Self Edge is also releasing a single size run of the jean custom dyed by Rain from Self Edge‘s repair shop, Darn It!. Rain hand dyed each jean using different Shibori dyeing techniques, which is a Japanese form of dyeing that utilizes binding, twisting, folding, and stitching.
She took 2 of each size and dyed every size using a different set of colors and binding process and the results are strikingly different and vividly colorful jeans. It’s the first time they’ve done something like this but given the results, it may not be the last time we see something like this from them.
- Name: 3sixteen+ 577BSP
- Weight: 9.5 Oz. Sanforized Natural Warp and Weft Pima Cotton Denim from Cone Mills.
- Fit: Skinny
- Other details:
- Gunmetal Custom Rivets
- Tanner Goods Leather Patch
- YKK Zipper
- Self Edge Limited Edition Collection Custom Dyed by Rain of Darn-It! Available only at Self Edge San Francisco.
- Available at: Self Edge for $230