In an effort to spread the word and to celebrate their step to 100% organic denim, Nudie Jeans have launched a contest via Instagram where entrants have the chance to win a trip to Nudie’s organic denim production facilities in Italy. All you have to do is ‘Instagram’ a photo that includes the “100% organic” message (find it here or in the Nudie Jeans Post) and tag it with @nudiejeans and #nudiejeans100. Your image can be printed, shown on a phone or projected on a wall. It doesn’t matter as ling as you get the message through. Feel free and be creative, just remember the tags.
Today is the big day where one lucky jeans wearer is going to be duly rewarded the patience and hard work it takes to wear in a pair of dry denim jeans. And the winner is: René Hagemann for his “Decades of Dedication.” Revisit the highlights of his collection and see the winning pair of jeans below.
The Meadow competition has been on for one week now, and we’ve seen some very promising contestants so far. The other day I received an email from Darmawan Susanto who lives in Indonesia, and apparently the dry denim craze has reached that part of our world as well. In any case, he has been wearing these Nudie Tight Long John Dry Stretch for only 1 year and achieved an amazing result. They have been washed two times by hand, and have had extensive repairs. Somehow the jeans have been completely bleached from wear, and maybe also from the sun.
Today’s contestant in the Meadow competition is Christian Riis who has worn in this pair of Levi’s Vintage Clothing 501Z’s. Bought in June 2009 and used regularly since then. Christian soaked the jeans before he started wearing them, and all in all they’ve been washed six or seven times.
These has been a little confusion, but let us be completely clear; you can send in pictures until the 1st of March and still be in the competition. So get out there and shoot some pictures of your jeans! And remember to check out what you can win at Meadow’s webshop.
Denimhunter seems to be making a lot of new friends from the Netherlands at the moment, lately also Dave Edvards who decided to enter our competition with Meadow with this pair of original Levi’s jeans. Dave bought the jeans himself back in 1989 from a second hand store, and back then they already had fadings and wear marks. He wore them for four years straight and has done all the repairs himself. Dave dates the jeans to be from the late 70s, but based on the patch and especially the look of the “501xx,” I’d say they’re from the beginning of the 80s.
This pair of Acne Mod Raw have been worn almost daily since August 2011, and now they’re entering the Meadow competition. The wearer is Joachim Stig Christensen from Dronninglung in the northern part of Jutland and he was been experimenting a bit with the jeans. In October they spent three days lying in the owners garden, and in December he had them in his freezer for a couple of nights. All in all it’s a pretty decent result even though it is a bit hard to tell how much they’ve actually been worn in because of the low resolution of the pictures.
This is a two year old pair of Pace 006 Dry Selvage jeans. They have been worn just about every day for the first year and washed twice, the first time after 10 months. The wearer’s name is Alexander Estelle and he’s studying English at Stockholm University.
Our third contestant in the Meadow competition is Søren Ørskov who has worn this pair of Nudie Big Bengt jeans. They’re are pretty well worn, but early in the wearing process Søren had an accident and he had to take them to the tailor. They are just about 3 years old and have been washed 6-7 times. Søren liked the dark blue indigo colour they originally had, so he waited 5 months to wash them. Seems they have a nice wear both around the pockets and knees.