3sixteen 12oz 101x – Just Released

As many of us start to feel the weather get warmer, we are putting aside our heavier denim and picking up lighter and softer denim. But unlike the more common mid weight 14+ oz denim, the options for higher quality raw denim under 13oz are more limited and harder to find.

It seems like companies have caught on to the need for lighter denim as we’ve been seeing that number grow with notable releases like Sugar Cane‘s 2013 11oz Summertime Jean and Momotaro‘s Model 1035-97 10oz Jean and now we can add 3sixteen to the list with their newest release, the 3sixteen 12oz 101x jean.

3sixteen 101x side

The 101x denim is a 12oz sanforized selvedge raw denim made by Kuroki Mills and features the same indigo warp as their flagship 100x denim but this time around, they’ve done a light rinse to soften the denim. The denim comes in both their SL slim straight fit and their ST slim tapered fit and features the same details as all their other jeans like a Tanner Goods leather patch, branded rivets and buttons, selvedge details on the coin pocket and fly, and continuous tucked waistband chain stitch. One thing to note is that due to the rinse, the jean fits a little smaller than their respective sizes in their other models but the denim stretches quickly with just a couple weeks of wear.

The 101x should be a welcomed jean for those looking for a lightweight denim that cane be worn not only during the summer months but year round as well. The jean is now available at both 3sixteen‘s website and their stockists.


    • Name: 3sixteen 12oz 101x
    • Weight: 12 Oz.
    • Denim: 100% cotton selvedge denim made by Kuroki Mills
    • Other Details:
      • Lightly rinsed with no detergent, distressing, enzymes
      • Custom rivets, buttons
      • Continuous tucked waistband chainstitch
      • Tanner Goods leather patch
      • Selvedge detail on coin pocket and fly
    • Available at: 3sixteen for $220.00 USD

3sixteen 101x patch

3sixteen 101x rivet

3sixteen 101x selvedge