The DWC start date is fast approaching so for those denim enthusiasts still on the fence about participating perhaps the following 10 reasons can convince you to commit.
1) The best way to really enjoy your denim is to wear it, and what better motivation to wear your denim than a 24 month competition where your sole responsibility is to wear denim?
2) Shared experience. The part of a denim contest that most people seem to enjoy is sharing the experience with others, it’s great to see friendships and online relationships built through the contest, whilst being able to recognise who’s jeans you are looking at without seeing their name.
3) The prizes. Let’s face it, the contest has some pretty sweet prizes for the winner, free jeans, store credit, boots, belts…..quite a shopping spree really.
4) To be the best. For the first time every weight can compete, even indigo dyed duck can compete, if you’re the winner of this contest you are truly the undisputed champion of the world.
5) It’s a family event. The DWC is open to all, with the first itineration of the KDWC (Kids Denim World Chapionship).
6) The merchandise. We’ve always been fortunate to be supported by Double XX with some amazing tee’s in both of the HWDC contests, this time Double XX have stepped their game up to whole new level with easily the best shirts we’ve seen so far.
7) The challenges. For those who took part in the HWDC2 challenges I think you might agree that we had some fun, whether that was doing the challenge ourselves or enjoying what other people got up to.
8) It’s not just about jeans. The contest has been opened up to cover your entire body, you can enter a shirt or jacket into the DTWC (Denim Tux!), or you can work a leather and denim combo by entering the BWC (Boots World Championship). Enter what you want, you don’t even have to wear jeans.
9) Enter when you want, for as long as you want to. For the first time there is no deadline for entry, if you think you can win this thing in 18 or even 12 months then feel free, if you think your jeans are done after 12 or 18 months then retire them. Only your final submission will be judged, whenever it is entered before the close date.
10) Standardise your wardrobe. If, like me, you don’t invest too much thought into what you wear on a daily basis then entering these contests will be great for you. Think of all the extra brain power you can devote to all manner of important issues whilst not thinking about what to wear. Imagine the comforting thought of wearing the exact same jeans, shirt/ jacket and boots for the next 24 months and see them age before your very eyes.