CPO Shirt - Overdyed Arp Camo
CPO Shirt - Overdyed Arp Camo
CPO Shirt - Overdyed Arp Camo
CPO Shirt - Overdyed Arp Camo
CPO Shirt - Overdyed Arp Camo
CPO Shirt - Overdyed Arp Camo
CPO Shirt - Overdyed Arp Camo
CPO Shirt - Overdyed Arp Camo
CPO Shirt - Overdyed Arp Camo
3sixteen

CPO Shirt - Overdyed Arp Camo

From the late 1930s and through WWII, the CPO shirt was standard issue to Chief Petty Officers of the US Navy. This season, 3sixteen presents the CPO shirt in a block-printed overdyed camo. In keeping with 3sixteen's aim to appreciate and utilize traditional Indian handcraft, they wanted to create a standout handblocked print for the season. For the base fabric, they sourced a beautiful khadi cotton canvas with a tight, uniform weave that has a hint of the quintessential irregularity. Khadi is a hand loomed fabric central to India’s heritage. It uses stubby hand spun yarns that are then hand loomed into a beautifully irregular fabric. The fabric is then printed with a bold camouflage that they designed based on the artwork of Hans Jean Arp. Each shape in the camo is reminiscent of a piece of Arp’s work, whether it be a collage, sculpture, or painting. Individual wood blocks are hand carved for each colour and then carefully stamped, which gives the dynamic, slightly off-register print. Once the fabrics are printed, some yardage is black overdyed, creating a subtle fabric with a pattern that will reveal itself with wear. 3sixteen has updated the fit with their trademark detailing, including crossed back yoke detailing, replica BDU buttons and two acorn-style flap pockets. 

  • Handblock printed camouflage pattern
  • Acorn pockets
  • Crossed back yoke detail
  • Replica BDU Buttons
  • 100% Cotton
  • Made in India