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Active Collection.

A speed blurred image of two men running.
Two men run down a ramp in workout clothing.
A man stands between blooming trees.

Photos: Dave Hashim
Models: JP Florez and Angelo Hay

Our new active collection is a natural progression out of an ongoing desire to create versatile clothing. We enjoy the fact that our flagship products - namely, jeans and tees - can be dressed up, worn casually or even labored in. When it came to activewear, our first priority for the collection was to ensure that it could also serve many purposes: it should be branded discreetly, feature the best materials we could find, and be able to be worn in many scenarios. Many of us internally run and hike and found that when we buy functional clothes, they’re only designed for a singular function. Everything in this inaugural release has been carefully considered and designed to be equally wearable in a casual wardrobe. We showcased this intent through our SS24 lookbook, and in this shoot we decided to present the garments on the other end of the spectrum.

Two men run quickly with blur lines.
A side profile of a man in a black fleece jacket.

The foundations for the activewear collection began in 2021 when we released our first version of the Trail Short. Taking inspiration from some of our favorite hiking shorts, we sought to update a tried and true design with added functionality; these shorts were so well received that we brought them back in SS22. Alongside them, we introduced our first version of the Trail Shirt - with its large USN-inspired chest pockets and popover design, we loved how well the piece both functioned on a hike and as a light windbreaker for chillier spring days. From there we took some time to think about how to further improve the garments, and what it might look like to further expand the collection. This season, the Trail Shirt utilizes a high performance nylon and a rubber-tipped locking YKK zip. We’ve always wanted to add a polartec Fleece Jacket to our collection and have finally designed one for this season that features nylon reinforcements on high wear areas - shoulders and elbows - alongside front pockets that reference the ones found on M65 field jackets. The jacket has internal storage and a mesh liner for comfort - perfect for daily wear, but also suitable for a run on a chilly day.

Two men pose by the unisphere in Flushing Meadows park.
Two men run down a ramp.

Next up on our list was a multipurpose short that could be used for running, lifting, and other active endeavors. The Running Short that we’re launching is so much more than what we’re billing it as; with four-way stretch nylon, zip closure front pockets, back phone/card pocket, and two gel compartments, it certainly is perfect for its namesake when worn over a pair of compression shorts. One of our friends took on the Berlin Marathon in them and came within a minute of Boston qualifying. But what we really love about these shorts is that they’re equally at home paired with an open collar shirt and some mules on a summer afternoon. If you're taking them on vacation, you can pack light and let them serve double duty.

Two more garments that are new to our lineup are the Pace Tee and Running Cap. We’ve always found workout tees to be all function, no form. This silhouette features a wider cropped body and longer sleeves, coupled with reflective flatlock stitch detailing that's a subtle nod to the leg twist on our jeans. On the function side, the fabric is crafted using Aerosilver yarns: a technology that treats fibers with a silver nanocoating for antimicrobial properties. The tee dries quickly, wicks moisture, and provides UV-A/B sun protection. The Running Hat is a lightweight cap with mesh side panels for superior ventilation and a soft brim for comfort. We wear tested it on our long runs last summer and have been impressed with how it functions.

A diptych of two portraits of runners.
Two men sit on the steps by the Unisphere in Flushing Meadows park.

A few notes about the shoot. The photos were taken by Dave Hashim, an incredible photographer who is active in the NYC running scene (both as a shooter and runner himself). We met him last year on a run and fell in love with his style of capture that brings so much energy and motion to his images. Our models JP Florez and Angelo Hay represent local NYC run crews - Worlds Fair Run Crew and Run Hustle Run, respectively - and have become good friends of the brand over the past year. We hosted several group runs out of our Nolita flagship last summer and had the pleasure of welcoming new people into our space but also discovering that many of our core customers are also avid runners. Providing a platform for community has always been central to what we do, and we look forward to hosting more events in the months and years ahead.

The 3sixteen active collection releases this Thursday, April 11th, at noon ET on You can also find it in store at our NY & LA flagships and at the retailers listed below. Please note that Pace Tees and Running Caps release in early May and will only be available via 3sixteen directly.

Berkeley Supply (Denver)
Feinfracht (Bern/Basel)
Fountainhead (Huntington)

Guevel (Kansas City)
Homme Essentials (Richmond)

Iron Shop Provisions (Lake Charles/New Orleans)
James Dant (Indianapolis)
The Stockist (Salt Lake City)
Park & Province (Toronto)
Providence Clothing (Perth)

Tendrel (Santa Barbara)
Withered Fig (Online)

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