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Announcement: HWDC Round 2 2013/15

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mega i was just wondering. if the pre order period is over. can we still make orders for the jeans? still having problems deciding which pair to get.

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Apologies, but the cut off has to be strict to fit in with manufacturing schedules for Iron Heart. They're already pushing in the jeans for us, and there is some significant cost which they are not passing on in the price (in fact they are reducing), so we have to produce in one batch in order to keep both the competition start date, and the fantastic price.

Honestly, if people knew just what Iron Heart were doing for us to get these jeans, for this price, with these details, made to order, and in the time frame we need, you would all want to go to Gosport and give Giles a big hug......although I doubt he'd appreciate it.

I'll say thanks for us all with a large bottle of something alcoholic the next time I visit.

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You guys are awesome. Seriously, the work and dedication involved in these contests just blows me away. I lurked throughout the first HWDC and am excited to be a part round two. I'll enter with something relatively 'light' (19oz) since I have no idea where I'll be next September. It's crazy to think where I'll be in two years (hopefully halfway done with my JD), and I relish the opportunity to take some killer jeans along for the ride.

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We are all fortunate that the majority of people who share our perversion (for high quality denim), are also really great people. Taking your jeans on your lifes journey for the next couple of years, and sharing with people doing the same, is exactly what this is about.

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really looking forward to this although I won't take part (would have a Samurai S5000VX24oz that would qualify though).

I'm more in the lightweight repro mode :D

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I'm with bf, looking forward to this as a non-participant. I'd have to wear 2 of my pairs at the same time to qualify!

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Hey Megatron, perhaps I'll give it a go this time.

Still deciding on a natural indigo pair. Torn between the PBJ AI-013 or the Momotaro NI0705SP. If I go for the latter, I won't qualify.

Any other slim Natural Indigo pairs you guys could suggest?

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I like the PBJ's personally, the fit is extremely flattering (from what I have seen), and their quality is top notch too.

I'm not too familiar with many AI models, as I've never owned any myself.

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I might not go for the PBJ AI's cos they have a similar texture to the Samurais I currently have. Oh wells, we'll see. Maybe next year there might be more heavy weight natural indigo options for me to choose from.

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IH 25oz contest jeans preordered. I am looking forward to taking part in this. it's going to be pretty awesome to see the same pair of jeans started at the same time break in difrently for each person. thanks to IH, R&H, Mega, and everyone participating for making this happen!

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Saw that before T. It ain't slim, not keen on sizing down to make it work. Oh and I'm quite annoyed with iron buttons.

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In my eyes the 5000cut in your size is pretty slim. not skinny nor tapered, that's true. and the buttons are plated with gold ;)

I don't think you will easily find a slim, heavy, ai denim jeans in the next couple of months

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The 5000 cut is Samurais best in my opinion, and yes they are fairly slim.

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@saintkeat, you should consider the pbjs. I own and am participating in the first round with a pair of ai-002. They are slim not skinny, so with the BiG measurements the 013 will be skinnier. I have worn mine for around 10 months and they are still going pretty strong except for some tears.

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I doubt it and the question is why? you already know all the details and there is nothing really new. just good stuff put together in a different and new combination :)

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@T and Megatron - I do prefer the Samurai AI fabric over the PBJ. But I do worry about those buttons. T you know how my 003JP-As are falling completely apart after only 11 months now. The buttons are silver plated to boot.

@Forbidden - Thanks for the input, will consider it, but would like something that looks to have a different character from my current sams. As it looks from the micro shots, it seems to be very similar.

Ah hell.. If I can't find anything I might just wind up as a spectator for yet another year. No biggie :rolleyes:

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No chance of a sample pair I'm afraid, these are strictly made to order. As b_F says, you can see all the details on different jeans already (with the exception of the patch, and black arcs and W).

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seems like a big ask from mr giles as we already got a huge down on price for the contest pair, but can we get a discount on a pair of ironheart if we want to get it for this contest?

i was thinking to join with a IH-666s since i prefer the cut, but the price kinda stop me and start to push for the IH-HWDC2 .

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^

wait till winter sale or something like that.

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How does "made to order" and " Once the jeans have been made, we will publish actual measurements and allow you to change size if necessary" work? If they are made to order how is it possible to change size once they have been made, surely if five people order size 34 then five pairs will be made, so if someone found they needed a different size because the measurements have come up different to the estimates then there wouldn't be a pair available? I don't get it.

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The discount thing won't happen in conjunction with this contest.

As Giles has stated, he will be selling 25oz Busters as standard. Ours will be made with that batch, and then our "special" details (patch, black arcs, flasher etc..) added after sizing is confirmed, and people have had opportunity to change, based on actual measurements.

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Thanks, that makes more sense now!

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Just to say that I will probably be out of Internet range for the next three days or so, so if anyone has any further questions I'll answer them shortly.

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I'm so in, especially with those contest pairs. Finally I have an excuse to get some super heavy IHs; a denim dream 4 years in the making.

Edited by brahgg

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Lots of big things going on behind the scenes for this contest, when we come round to posting the competition thread it is going to be a mind blower :D

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btw / majority of future and current contestants / football or baseball fans ?

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is there any teaser or design of HWDC2 tees?

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