Jan 5th if I understand the date correctly. My guess is that the oni's will be the 5 or 417's and the samurais will be 710xx both with custom articulates and pocket bags. The samurais are missing from my collection
Wow, excited about this one. I like what I see from both brands but, have yet to pull the trigger on either brand, Because I cannot decided on any one pair of them. I hope this is not some one off "contest" pair of jeans with oni doing one leg and samurai doing the other leg. David, please keep posting information on this contest from Denimio as information becomes available.
I didn't think this was necessarily a collab between oni and samurai but rather 2 separate collabs with denimio and a contest at the same time.
I don't know. I think it would make more sense if it was 1 pair of jeans as opposed to 2. My hunch is that it's 1 pair with Oni & Samurai collaborating together and the drawing posted will be the leather back patch. Samurai put out a pair of jeans not too long ago with a back patch that looks similar, except it was 2 samurai facing each other
here's a link to the pre-sales sign up form with some of the details. i wish i was in the market for a pair of indigos...then again i also wish that samurai had more fits with much smaller cuff dimensions. 8" for a 32" waist is massive (to me) and will be even worse after lopping off 3" off of the 38" inseam
S710XX19oz (Tight Straight) and S510XX19oz (Regular Straight) Special contest edition leather patch Bronze "battle mode" top button Special tab on coin pocket Serial numbers on each pair
ONI Denim Contest editions:
517XX16.5oz (Tight Straight) , 512XX16.5oz (Relax Skinny), and 277XX16.5oz (Regular Straight) Special contest edition leather patch Red "battle mode" fly buttons Special tab on coin pocket Serial numbers on each pair
So I'm a bit confused....this is a fade contest between Momo and Oni, but the jeans being used are existing fabrics for each brand? So it's basically a fade contest where you can pick between several choices of each brand, correct?
I initially thought there was going to be a whole new design collab between oni and momo and that would the pair used in a fade contest..
ickes the only details about the make-up of each pair is listed above, but it appears that both makers (Oni and Samurai) will be making special lots specifically for this contest being facilitated by Denimio. I'm uncertain the details of the denims other than the weights listed above and that they are almost certainly indigo. My assumption would be that they are the same denim being used in each maker's current model listed, but the document linked does call out that the Oni will have a white weft and not a brown weft.
Each pair will have construction details that are specific to these contests pairs. Which are listed above based on the info available. Apparently there will be a variety of prizes, the grand prize being a trip to Japan and 3 finalists can design a collaboration model of which they'll get a pair. The 'collab' part isn't necessarily that the makers collaborated on a pair of jeans, rather they're both making a specific pair for this 'fade battle'.
ickes-it seems to be the usual fair where the denims are existing but they use a unique patch, buttons, arcs, and number each pair for the purposes of selling jeans. PBJ did a contest using an existing denim with a greenleaf as opposed to the usual color. I agree that this is nothing special but there seems to be a lot of people who enjoy these contests. The prize is pretty cool.