As of the 1st of September 2021, 60+ denimheads are competing alongside each other to produce the best fades on their pair of BDDxSAM-01’s. These jeans have been designed by BENZAK from Amsterdam, produced by Osaka’s Samurai Jeans, and feature signature details from both denim brands, making this a true collaboration. This denim fading contest will run for a full year, ending on the 31st of August 2021. On this page you can find monthly updates, including each month’s top nine Instagram status updates by our contestants, carefully selected by us.
First, we would like to wish everyone all the best for 2022. Let this be a year full of amazing denim, even better fading, and possibly the start of new friendships along the way. We used our Christmas break to take a step back and spent time with our loved ones. Now we are reloaded once more to continue our journey together with you guys and gals. We have seen so many amazing fading updates this month, it’s incredible how fast some of you are proceeding. Lennaert has also been wearing his pair mostly since the start but isn’t near as far as most of the contestants. He might show an update of his pair soon, as he’s planning to give the jeans an early wash for a more vintage-looking fading effect along the way.
We’re already at one quarter of the contest and nearing the end of the year. It’s interesting to see that the photography is still showing a wide variety of weather types, meaning our contestants are well-spread over the globe. But what’s even greater to see is that most of the jeans are showing incredible fading already. This is really promising for the remainder of the contest! In this third update we have chosen for two great examples of flat-lay fade updates, alongside some simply cool updates.
The second month of the BENZAK x Samurai Jeans fading contest has flown by. We’re already over 60 days into the contest and it’s amazing to see the development of each pair. Usually, 2 months isn’t that long yet, but the 19 oz. Kiwami denim is already showing its fast-fading capabilities. In this second update we’ll showcasing a selection of fade updates and cool looks.
One down, eleven to go! The first month of the BENZAK x Samurai Jeans fading contest has just passed, and boy, we have already seen so many great updates and even the first signs of fading. It’s great to see everyone updating regularly and our community getting together. For our first update we have looked primarily at the creativity of the status updates and have narrowed it down to the following ‘best nine’ for September.