After many e-mails, DM’s, conversations and requests, there was only one way that we could do you guys justice during this SS19 drop 1. And that was to recreate the BENZAK contest jeans all over again, making them available to everyone later on this month.
We wouldn’t be who we are today without our loyal supporters. We strive to do what we feel is best and live by our ‘modern day cowboy’ motto, there is a large element of our community that resides in our thoughts when creating collections. So, this one’s for you guys!
From October 2017 to November 2018 we rolled out the BENZAK x CULTIZM x ROBIN DENIM fading contest. You can get the full scoop right here, including results from our 1st, 2nd and 3rd place contestants. But be warned, if you’re not accustomed to seeing high contrasting fades, epic indigo hues and pure passion all wrapped up into a pair of jeans, then we can only advise you to not click through, or even to scroll down any further.
Anyhow, if you’re in the mood to be inspired by what we can only describe as one of our most iconic BENZAK styles with an East meets West attitude. Then carry on reading down the page, you could be that one step closer to your very own pair of BENZAK contest jeans.
The B-01 SLIM 15.5 oz. Kojima selvedge is the official name for the BENZAK contest jeans that will be launching later on this month. The B-01 is a slim fit with a shaped top block, crafted with a curved waistband that is more suitable for a European body type. You know, us dudes with a little bit more width and a sturdy structure could do with a bit of assistance when keeping the jeans snug around the waist. This is opposed to a more vintage style that would be boxy and straight. We see the B-01 as the epitome of a modern-day versatile silhouette. It ticks all the boxes from both a style and comfort perspective. A fresh pair of kicks or a well-worn pair of boots accompanied by your favourite BENZAK tee should do the trick, there is not one dedicated style for this fit. It’s been said the B-01 contest jeans are up there with one of the best transitional jeans on the market. From the initial colour to the seasonal weight, the remastered BENZAK contest jeans can do no wrong in the eyes of our contestants.
Our B-01 contest jeans have an awesome fading potential. With a classic indigo hue, illusive slub yarns, and loose weave, the B-01 makes for a great everyday companion. The fabric is woven by the well sought-after Japanese denim mill Collect, in Kojima, Okayama, Japan. The jeans are cut and sewn in a small factory located in a little village near Porto, Portugal. The contest jeans are a combination of both our Japanese and European production houses, it’s the first of its kind in the BENZAK collection. We believe this adds somewhat of a unique feeling to the jeans from a design, production and wearers perspective. It’s safe to say, we’re pretty proud of the results. So, if you’re looking to have a taste of two cultures rich in denim history, then the B-01 contest jeans will hit the sweet spot for you.
Whilst the BENZAK Contest was in full swing, a large portion of the 50 gents kept us up to date with their fading journey via Instagram. The hashtag #benzakcontest was the go-to place to check out some serious fades. We thought we'd prepare an indigo fueled treat for you, check out our curated gallery to see some epic BENZAK contest Jeans at their finest.