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9 hours ago, Broark said:

Just throwing another one out there: Bowery Blue Makers? 

$500+ is a bit rich for me...

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6 hours ago, Maynard Friedman said:

I quite like the idea of everyone who’s interested in some kind of contest just grabbing an unworn pair of jeans from their stash/pile/wardrobe/denim chest/etc and agreeing to wear them for a year. 
Most of us have a pair ready to go and this would encourage wearing what we already have rather than indulging in further unnecessary consumerism and the accompanying carbon footprint. The ‘green jean’ contest if you like. There could be no prize or each contestant could chip in a sum, eg £10/$10/€10. All contestants get a secret vote and winner takes the pot. C’mon everyone, Greta T would be proud!

I like that idea - not so much for the Greta aspect but it seems easy & quick to organize.

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10 hours ago, Josh'N'Roll said:

I read this as a sly sarcasm and laughed out loud.

Thanks. I thought it was obvious, but apparently it was too soon for this kind of jokes (for once that something is too soon about this guy).

If 40s cut, and pending on details, I am in. WH, Ooe, FW would be amazing. Dawson as well.

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+1 to Maynard's idea. 

Don't mind having WH contest planned but getting the chance to wear unworn pair from my stash is always welcome. 

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13 hours ago, julian-wolf said:

For what it's worth, seems like this coming Spring / Summer, while a bit away, is still probably sooner than any of the Japanese brands we've been discussing would be able to have anything up and running for us. @rodeo bill—current time constraints aside, is a special run for a "contest" something to which you might be amenable in the future?

With the definite caveat of timing I'd certainly be up for doing a special detail on existing cuts. I'd need to make about 12 pairs+ and if there were special details I'd need payment upfront with no refunds. Sorry to get down to brass tacks, just putting it out there to help people make decisions.

I do like Maynard's green denim chest idea too though!

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As I’m all for using pre-existing deadstock pairs; I do see an issue regarding interest with a multitude of fits and brands. Similar to the DWC, it seems a lack of continuity will prevail unless we all get excited about something new/special, and come to a consensus on what that might be. Could be wrong though. 

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Seems like there's three routes taking shape: Maynards anti-consumerism contest, a one jean contest and a jeans + jacket/shirt one. I like the sentiments Maynard mentioned but I also agree with NYCSurfer, it's very intriguing seeing how different lives effect the wear on a same pair of jeans.

If there's enough interest we can always have more than one contest taking place. After all, it will be hard to find a solution that fits everyone's taste.

Maybe we should make a poll and see what everyone is interested in?

@rodeo bill Great to hear you're up for the idea! I don't think there's anything weird paying up front and using an existing cut. We've done that plenty of times.

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I was thinking on similar lines though we could just make it one jeans contest where you pick your own route i.e. either a pair you have already (I like Maynards green angle) Or a single contest specific jean such as Tender, WH etc as I completely get the point about seeing how the same jeans evolve through different wearers.

That way we all start at the same time and post updates in the same thread.

As Bobbo says we'd need a poll to see if this is viable.

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19 hours ago, MJF9 said:

Here here to the shirt idea (with tuckable length)

@Iron Horse maybe something to think about... 40s detailing being the emerging theme.

I could do make a shirt such as the Atlas but in 5 oz Japanese selvedge chambray, but the minimum order from sewing is generally 100, so it wouldn’t be exclusive to sufu. Not sure how you’d feel about that. 

Alternately I am opening pre-orders on the Heracles 2 in that chambray fabric (3 colors: blue, red, and white) in the near future, perhaps the blue version could be the contest shirt? 

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If shirt, indigo please....

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@MJF9 is on the right track! Didn't think of that we perhaps could get a special pair made like Mega did with Iron Heart for DWC. This should combine the interest from all parties, wouldn't it?

Would be real happy if the potential shirt is from @Iron Horse Supporting our own!

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I like Maynard's idea quite a lot. I have a couple of pairs ready to go, especially as I need to get my CSF 37's repaired after 2 years of wear. 

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Another reason for my open contest suggestion was to take it away from getting a unique pair with bells and whistles etc (which some do and then don’t compete) and focussing on the contest element - simply participating and sharing updates. Additionally, a specific pair often doesn’t tick the right boxes for everyone - too slim/wide/heavy/slubby, etc - and therefore automatically excludes people.

How about leaving it open but narrowing down the scope somewhat, eg an Osaka 5 contest, just pick any pair from Denime, Evisu, Full Count, SDA, Warehouse and see how they compare?

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It would close it up again if your back stock isn't one of the Osaka 5 though...

 

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An Osaka 5 themed contest would be also nice. Would give me an excuse to buy the new Denime 66XX ;)

But then I rather want to wear Resolute.

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Osaka 5 would be neat, and would give me an excuse to buy some Denime or Evisu.

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^ That’s not really the idea Broark if you have 10 pairs of Warehouse lying around! :laugh2:

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Another idea could be a specific fabric producer with jeans made by whomever as long as it originated with the producer.

For example, Cone Mills, which is used by many companies and in many different cuts.

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8 hours ago, JDelage said:

$500+ is a bit rich for me...

Fair, and while I agree maybe it’s one of those things that can be negotiated if we’re ordering ~15 pairs. 

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@rodeo bill is it possible to make the same model of jeans but people can choose from all your different denims? eg, logwood dyed unborn vs. walnut molleton vs slub cross weave in 129 cut, now that's what i call a contest!

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@rodeo bill as for the special deets, i'd love to see/wear a pair of frankenstein tenders with all three of your different pocket permutations: one normal back pocket, one driver's pocket, and one passenger pocket. <3

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1 hour ago, Maynard Friedman said:

^ That’s not really the idea Broark if you have 10 pairs of Warehouse lying around! :laugh2:

What if we did a specific brand, I.e warehouse, and if one has a pair lying around then go that route, if not purchase one?

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I’d be down for a Century Denim contest. That would be really cool. 

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26 minutes ago, ecsong187 said:

I’d be down for a Century Denim contest. That would be really cool. 

A reason to buy a sumi century denim for me :P

2 hours ago, oomslokop said:

@rodeo bill is it possible to make the same model of jeans but people can choose from all your different denims? eg, logwood dyed unborn vs. walnut molleton vs slub cross weave in 129 cut, now that's what i call a contest!

Boy....that would be an amazing contest. B)

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This thread has mentioned Warehouse and 40s cuts too many times for me not to point out that Warehouse has a new denim that they have used on a pair of Duck Digger WWII jeans and jacket

I haven’t seen any faded examples of this new denim but a contest could be a great way to make that happen. 
 

 

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Are they sold out or just not released yet?

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I'm up for anything. Tender would be really really really sweet. Otherwise OOE, Warehouse, Resolute Freewheeler etc. Having the same pair/same denim fabric would be sweet to see the different evolution that's for sure. The green contest idea would also be nice but less interesting in my opinion. Count me in anyways

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