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DenimProject - The Deviants 2013 Contest

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I wonder how many guys contacted Taichi now :D

If I join, I don't need nothing fancy as I hope that by going with a standard pair for standard price we will get more treu contestants and less guys who just buy because of a special prize and customization and once they received the jeans, they are gone

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You have a good point there. But then you will benefit from it! At least we can ask for a group discount right? =)

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They are so cheap, I'd rather pay full retail :P

edit: the be honest, been involved in different contests so far, the question for discounts was always the one that annyoed me the most

edit2: just saw you edited the first post...that prize is a killer!

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lol, not against any group discounts; been meaning to pick up a pair from them for awhile already so count me in!

ps: Drapygo, Aho is communicating with Devis as well for a group contest but perhaps you guys were organising together?

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Hey SLAB, ah I read that Aho was communicating with DEVIS, and I think Edie was too, but we are not organising together.

I thought that it'd be better if we started an official thread so we can bring all our thoughts together as well as gain some more interest this way.

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ah, perhaps best if you guys consolidate the seperate efforts then to avoid any misunderstandings ; I believe Aho already had a list of people (myself included) to start a group contest with Devis

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Oh! Was it a private list?

Well I hope Aho doesn't mind me jumping the gun and making the topic!

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I'm sure he won't mind. But I think it would be better if just one guy talks with Taichi...unnecessary work for Taichi dealing with 3 guys that want basically the same thing :)

How far are your plans with Taichi so far? I saw the prize, great. The price you posted is just an assumption, right?

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IIRC, aho had talk with Taichi and the chosen jeans were the '46 cut. So this one:

http://denimproject.net/d00xx

Not sure if that's a firm plan or anything but the denim looks nice on this one. I'd prefer Japanese made denim over Cone denim, to be honest.

Edit: I hope aho deosn't mind that I post his PM. But it's about what he had planned.

So it seems I made a lot of progress with Taichi-san on facebook all day bouncing ideas off him for a potential contest...He's down! If we do something, it'll be for his upcoming March release of a 1946 "green stamp" jean (tweaked D00XX; new fabric, rivets, etc etc) and we won't need to do pre-orders etc., just order from him as usual. He's apparently excited about the idea too as his staff would love to join as well (total of 5 people including them and me so far). Honestly I know there are a million contests going on right now and it's hard to justify another, but I really enjoy talking with Taichi-san and you can feel his passion for denim even online...I'd love to bring a small shop like his to a broader audience, even if its only a dedicated ten/fifteen or so contestants. In my eyes, guys like him and TCB are at the forefront of a new wave of denimhead (think the "next generation" of osaka 5 ;) ), and it'd be great to help them get the kickstart on sufu they need.

So a long winded message, but you can tell I'm excited! 46' is an odd year (WWII rivets, single sided red tab but transitioning to the infamous '47) which makes this pair even cooler in my eyes.

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^haha sorry for running so low key/discrete everyone...I wanted to make sure the OG's got their deserved spots in before opening it up! To make the best contest, I wanted the best/true denimhead's participating; those who would appreciate the jeans the most and geek out as a group, rather than those just trying to get low priced jeans as we've seen in every other contest without actually participating. Regardless, Taichi-san's jeans speak for themselves and I think if we stick to his vision without pushing too much "non-accurate" repro details we'll be good. I don't mind too much about the details for a prize, lower price, etc. to be honest...

btw, we should have about 16 solid participants so far (including Taichi-san's crew), all very reliable posters on sufu so thank you everyone for your interest and consideration! drapygo, lets do disssss!

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I'm down for this, been a long time since i've been this excited for a new pair of jeans, and with the current list of contenders it should be an interesting contest to say the least.

Some minor tweaks Aho mentioned via pm are very promising.

Let's go 'The Deviant ones' !

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exactly...the customization is something that just doesn't relly fit in here. Devi's tries to be one of the truest repro brands, "copying" nearly everything 100%...customization then would be totally off. All customization can be done by the owner of the jeans themselves later on IMO, just like you could alter your pair of Levi's you would had grabbed 66 years ago from the shelves.

who's on board so far aho?

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i've been wanting a pair of Devis for a loooooong time and knowing that there's this contest is just perfect!

i think february or march is perfect..

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Okay, I pretty much understand what's going on. So we'll forget about all the fancy stuff and go wabi sabi this!

The price and prize are all doable if it sparks your guys interest (seriously doable =)).

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Just read the OP and all I have to say is, wow. What a great prize and on top of that a potentially great price! Interested to know what the time frame is for this contest. I'm pretty sure other people are wondering also if this conflicts with the HWDC2.

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So it looks like I'll hand the reigns over to drapygo...for everyone I've already invited, he's the man behind that 3 year old pair I was passing around! the list I have so far is:

taichi-san+ 4

ed

slab

ranon

b_F (?)

snake

coleslawyum

brown metallic (pending funds)

drapygo

mich

peterparker

me (aho)

so a solid group so far, still waiting on some other OG's on their response (calling out tv shooter, salaami, DocBlue, klue, shangers,jacoblue where you all at?!). also a long shot, but asking Taichi-san if he can convince shingo of denimba.com fame to join in as well...

drapygo, let me know what else you need from me!

and happy holidays everyone!

BTW: we might want to cap it at 25 MAX (unless otherwise directed by Taichi-san); this should be a close knit group, closer to a "group buy" than a contest...I hate the idea of people only joining for a lower priced pair or a prize/customization, what really makes this special is the dedication everyone on my list shares to denim, and how we can all appreciate the roots Devi's came out of; Taichi-san is living our dream and it's only fair that we support him!

Edited by aho

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IMO, as long as the "dedicated" 'core denimheads stay on to see the project through, it does not really matter how many peeps partake initially.

i say, let peeps join in & order, so Devis can get the chance to reap some benefits & recognition from this, too. we want them to succeed [like the Ooe's, right?!

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and now, please welcome "ah_long" aka 'the destroyer' to the contest!

this is shaping up to be a real doozy; I'll agree with brownmetallic that despite my initial "low-key group buy" want, it'll be ok to have a few newer guys join in and support taichi-san. quite frankly, if you're interested in a no-frills, looser/full cut (no skinny jeans here) straight repro then more power to you; just be sure that you're gonna look bad if you don't hold your own because everyone on here has proven their worth in the past and will continue to do so on this contest! ;)

Sounds like the details should be pretty solid by the end of the week and Taichi-san is accelerating this for us (maybe February?). Let's look out for drapygo's updates and we should be set!

Thanks again everyone and happy holidays!

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...and a grand welcome to none other than tvshooter himself! this is going to be insane :P

Merry Christmas everyone!

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tvshooter also; this should be good :)

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