Year Founded: 2003
Notable Styles: SL-100x, ST-100x, ST-120x shadow selvedge
The founders of 3Sixteen, Johan Lam and Andrew Chen, knew what they wanted from their label: “a company they could believe in, whose practices exemplify both a pursuit of honesty and a commitment to excellence in their business.” The fabric is developed with help from Kuroki Mills in Okayama, Japan, exclusively for 3Sixteen. The pair also own and operate denimhead haven Self Edge, and use the shop to help promote not only their 3Sixteen brand, but plenty of their contemporaries both from the U.S. and abroad. Their primary styles are identified by the “SL” or “ST” acroynm, denoting “straight slim leg” and “slim tapered” respectively.