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Official blake x RЯL officer chino contest

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by blklblk, Apr 4, 2011.

  1. blklblk

    blklblk Senior member

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    BLAKE X RЯL

    officer chino contest



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    (StanleyVanBuren)


    A faithful reproduction of a 1940s British military officer model.

    - Trim Fit, straight-leg
    - Busted-seam construction in which the seams lay
    flat against the body and can be easily altered
    - Hand-welted back pockets
    - On-seam front pockets with reinforcing stitch

    Japanese right hand military-grade twill developed exclusively for RRL.
    Authentic 12-stitch-per-inch topstitching. Genuine melamine buttons.
    Waistband lined with Zimbabwean cotton.
    Unique hand-applied raised belt loop construction.


    MEASUREMENTS
    (taken w/ BiG method)

    29
    15.5 - Waist
    10.25 - Front Rise
    13 - Back Rise
    11 - Thigh
    8.5 - Knee
    7.75 - Hem

    31
    16 - Waist
    10.75 - Front Rise
    14 - Back Rise
    11.5 - Thigh
    9 - Knee
    8.5 - Hem

    32
    16.5 - Waist
    11.25 - Front Rise
    13.75 - Back Rise
    11.5 - Thigh
    8.875 - Knee
    8.375 - Hem
    (yes, the hem is narrower than
    the size 31 I measured)

    33
    17.25 - Waist
    11.25 - Front Rise
    14.25 - Back Rise
    12 - Thigh
    9.5 - Knee
    8.75 - Hem

    34
    17.5 - Waist
    11.5 - Front Rise
    14.75 - Back Rise
    12.25 - Thigh
    9.5 - Knee
    9 - Hem

    36
    18.5 - Waist
    12 - Front Rise
    15 - Back Rise
    12.5 - Thigh
    9.75 - Knee
    9.25 - Hem




    AVAILABLE SIZES
    (8/19/11)



    36



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    Start Date: May 1st, 2011

    End Date: May 1st, 2012


    So here's the scoop for those who haven't been following our blake affiliate thread..
    The idea is to start fresh with a pair of the selvedge chinos and to wear them as much as possible for a full year.
    At the end of the year, blake, LAGuy, and a notable someone from RЯL will vote on who has the best aged pair..
    The winner will receive a "very special" prize courtesy of RЯL...

    Roll Call:

    stanleyvanburen
    NAMOR
    harveyrabbit
    S-Town
    stever
    randomkoreandude
    JasonV
    bdeuce22
    adadan
    Blog Marley



    So, as soon as the additional sizes arrive at the shop, we'll post and let you guys know. For any further questions, please go ahead and post in this thread or call or e-mail

    503 222 4848
    samuel@loveblake.com

    I am super excited.....!​
     
    Last edited: Aug 19, 2011
  2. randomkoreandude

    randomkoreandude Senior member

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  3. GraphicNovelty

    GraphicNovelty Senior member

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    I must be missing something...how does one judge the wear on chinos?
     
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    nycxandy Senior member

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    Inseams for the 30? I'm looking for a 30x30. Thanks!
     
  5. Dave_SFU

    Dave_SFU Senior member

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    Im looking to get in on this if i can pick up a pair of 28 or 29
     
  6. StanleyVanBuren

    StanleyVanBuren Senior member

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    I believe the inseams are all 34
     
  7. StanleyVanBuren

    StanleyVanBuren Senior member

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    Everyone is going to accuse me of cheating since I got my pair in February but in the interest of fair play I will pledge not to wear mine in April.

    Or, well, at least not more than twice in April.

    Certainly fewer than four times. That sounds fair, right?
     
  8. karmaguy

    karmaguy Senior member

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    how much do these run?
     
  9. lemmywinks

    lemmywinks Senior member

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    Sounds cool but my chinos just lose a bit of their sheen and get softer after 2 years of wash and wear...
     
  10. blake

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    these are 220.00.
    they did not have 30 inseams.
    I know we are getting a 28 or 29 but not sure how many yet.
    these will wear like raw jeans. They are selvedge and should fade in a similar manner but obviously more subtle because of the fabric.
    I am going to judge which pair wore best with LAguy and someone who is highly qualified to judge who works for RRL.
    hope that answers the questions I saw posted.....
     
  11. randomkoreandude

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    Everyone is going to accuse me of cheating since I got my pair in February but in the interest of fair play I will pledge not to wear mine in April.

    Or, well, at least not more than twice in April.

    Certainly fewer than four times. That sounds fair, right?


    haha i dont personally care unless others do. just blake save me a 28 ... thats all i care about right now!

    cant wait ... it will be diff and cool to see a contest based on something other than raw jeans
     
  12. harveyrabbit

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    This contest interests me, but I would need a pair of 32W. I don't want to take away from your custom, but is it possible to source the RRL selvege chino elsewhere and still participate?
     
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    Are they available in red?

    Also, how do they fit?
     
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    ahh, hell yeah. Thanks Blake! The reversed "R" [​IMG]
     
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    Are they available in red?

    Also, how do they fit?


    check out the RRL dedicated thread and you can see some fit pics of the selvedge chinos or just google it. lots of jap lookbooks. and the red ones are officer chinos but are not selvedge and are not part of this contest
     
  16. zissou

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    I'm sad the cut on these didn't work for me! The pair I had woud up being way too big in the waist and seat, but great everywhere else. A properly fitting pair would have been too slim in the thighs.

    These will most definitely fade like jeans, but not as noticeably. I have a pair of NdG khaki fine twill jeans that probably have ~4 months of wear, and they are fading pretty well.
     
  17. mike868y

    mike868y Senior member

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    I'm super excited to see the results of this competition. are you guys going to try and wash as little as possible?
     
  18. adadan

    adadan Well-Known Member

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    Longtime lurker, infrequent poster, but I'd be in this if a 28 is still available by the time you get down this far.

    Funny thing, I tried to get a pair of these through Context, thinking "those would be my go-to pants to wear all the time" but 28, 29, 30 were already gone...
     
  19. randomkoreandude

    randomkoreandude Senior member

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    I'm super excited to see the results of this competition. are you guys going to try and wash as little as possible?

    thats the plan ...

    and yeah the smaller sizes sold out instantly at context. im fairly certain they are sold out company wide or with only very little left now
     
  20. Dave_SFU

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    thats the plan ...

    and yeah the smaller sizes sold out instantly at context. im fairly certain they are sold out company wide or with only very little left now


    I was told 28-30 were sold out company wide by an SA at RRL in NY. I asked him to check the stock in all the stores
     

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