Moving away from crunchy, starchy workwear fabrics, this season, 3s is channeling the spirit of their hard-wearing brand into newer, innovative fabrics that feel great and breathe better. Spring/Summer can often feel like a bit of a dead period for our favorite denim-based brands, but 3sixteen has worked hard to develop new fabrics and silhouettes to bring the high-quality, durable spirit of the brand to a breezier time of year.
Look no further than their new 5×5 denim, used in the brand-new, modernized Type 1 jacket. This fabric has all the depth and fade potential of a traditional raw denim, but starts out far less stiff and only gets better with time.
Linen shirting provides yet another way to stay comfortable with the eventual patina of a natural fiber and a new double gauze cotton that ages like heavy army surplus twills further exemplifies this clever fabric development.
New pieces, like a slimmed down Cargo Pant and the aforementioned double indigo Type 1 are joined by a number of older fan favorites like the brand’s fatigue overshirts and baseball shirts. I also have it on good authority that the CS jean (a criminally slept-on straight leg cut) is being revived.
With more emphasis than ever on comfort, you won’t have to hang up your favorite pieces this summer when things get hot, at least not if they’re 3sixteen. You can view the full lookbook at 3sixteen.