Originally Posted by mikecch
Union of ROYalist Communist Consumers.
The 30 contestant places have already been decided, sorry...
BTW, the contest jeans pricing is a one off special - kind of a 'howdy' from Roy and Cone - doubt it will be repeated on retail jeans.
We;re dropping the URCC. It was a dig at the materialism and consumer bias of SuperFuture that has surely run its course, and surely doesn't apply to this thread.
THe ROY contest jeans are in a totally new, one-off loomstate fabric, K87211, devised by, cough, me and Ralph Tharpe at Cone. We wanted something with a vintage look in a heavier weight, using their black seed cotton. THis will be a great way to test the best slow-fading Cone denim (and anyone who's worn vintage Levi's will know the real thing is even harder to fade than LVC) against Japanese denim, which is often designed to be fast fading - like, I guess, the Eternals in the rival contest thread. Being loomstate, the fabric's probabyl even trickier to design for than Roy's existing fabric. Although Ralph - a hugely respected denim guru - has done tests, we don't really know how this combination of yarns will look long-term, it's a denim journey into the unknown.
If you're not in already, it's too late. Mike got in early, has already posted great info on SuFu, and is in the right time zone. But if he doesn't post regularly we know where to find him!
Roy's washed test