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The time has come! The RGT Slub Faders Contest is coming to an end. If you are participating, here's what you need to know: END DATE: Saturday, October 10, 2015 at midnight PST HOW TO ENTER: Beginning Sunday, October 11, 2015 - submit your best final fade photos on Instagram by using the hashtag #RGTSLUBFADERS You will have until Monday, October 12, 2015 at Noon PST to submit your photos. You can submit multiple photos, but it's all about quality, not quantity! Please be sure you are a public profile or else your submission will not be seen and is invalid. JUDGING: The panel of judges will choose their Top 5 favorite photos and these will be posted on @rogueterritory Instagram account on Wednesday, October 14, 2015 at Noon PST. The photo with the most Likes by Friday, October 16, 2015 at Noon PST will be the 1st place winner! 2nd and 3rd place winners will be the photos with the 2nd and 3rd highest Likes, respectively. Winners will be announced shortly thereafter on the @rogueterritory Instagram account. JUDGES: Karl of @rogueterritory, Ben of @snakeoilprovisions and Dan of @ewingdrygoods will choose the Top 5 photos. You guys in IG-land will be the Final Judges based on your Likes, so double-tap wisely! JUDGING CRITERIA: The panel of judges are looking for uniqueness in the overall fade and wear patterns. PRIZES: 1st PLACE:$250 Gift Certificate from Rogue Territory, 2nd PLACE: $125 Gift Certificate from Ewing Dry Goods, 3rd PLACE: $75 Gift Certificate from Snake Oil Provisions. MOST IMPORTANTLY: This is a social media contest that is designed to be fun for our active Instagram community! With that said, any negative comments will be deleted. #DONTBEADICK. By hashtagging your images with #RGTSLUBFADERS you are consenting to us re-posting your image. This contest was conceived and started by our dedicated customers Joe Stancato and Shelby Denham. Thank you guys for your continued enthusiasm and support of the brand!
We were first introduced to artist William Godwin through some amazing illustrations he created for an exclusive release we did with Need Supply Co. called Wash Me Over back in the Spring of 2011. After meeting him in person and following his work through various outlets, we were convinced that we had to work with him again. For some time now we've wanted to incorporate our love for spaghetti westerns, the old west and gunslingers into original artwork that we could feature through several mediums. The concept fit perfectly with our Keep The Trade Alive artist series, and we knew William was the man to bring this concept to life. The "Old West" Concept in Detail // The artwork was specifically created for the pocket lining of our new tapered-leg fit, the Strider, that we'll be releasing this September in our signature 14.5oz indigo selvedge denim. It would tell the story of a outlaw gunslinger who is posted up in a town preparing to fight a gang of rogue bandits. William's artwork for the pocket bags blew us away, and we decided we had to showcase the graphics through a few special products, available on our site now. William has printed limited edition hand-signed and numbered 11" x 17" posters, and we're offering 2 new exclusive t-shirts that are printed on high-quality Velva Sheen t-shirts. We are huge fans of Velva Sheen tees and are excited to be able to work with them for this project. The best part of these Keep The Trade Alive projects is the creative process and the sharing of ideas in a truly collaborative nature. We asked William to document his creative process as he was working out his ideas, you can explore his process below. Enjoy! ------------- Working with RGT was a dream of mine for few years, so when Karl asked if I was interested in doing a project in the vein of the classic-spaghetti-western-cowboy-of-the-west, I was ecstatic. He really liked the drawings in my sketchbook, which was super refreshing and terrifying to hear. My sketchbook has no rules: its a “no pencils aloud”, no going back, Martial Law kind of place. The Wild West if you will. Stoked and terrified we set off. I started with some super scratchy sketches for the pocket bags; I didn’t want to work this stage too hard because I wanted to leave some fun for myself in the final. We decided to run with these ideas. This is where I knew it was going to be a stellar collaboration and knew he was going to trust me to just do my thing. Along with watching some good ‘ol Clint Eastwood movies and some other classics, I set up a drawing session / photo shoot with a friend of mine, who agreed to only pose for good beer and not my proposed $20 an hour. Luckily he had everything an authentic cowboy would have just hanging on the walls in his house “ which gun do you want me to hold?” There were about half a dozen to choose from.. This was the experimental stage. I thought maybe I could knock the entire drawing out from life, since 90% of my sketchbook is life drawings. I made 2 drawings from life, trying to add my own sort of feel and tone to the drawing and not just make a drawing of my friend. If anything, I was supplying myself with a vocabulary. I printed out some of my favorite poses and kept the life drawings along side me in hopes to keep some of the life from those drawings and just went at it in my Moleskine. The easiest thing to do is to overwork a drawing and lose what makes it special. I finished the drawing and made a much smaller drawing of some bandits / outlaws for the opposing pocket bag to tie in a little storyline. I immediately jumped into the hand drawn type with some Sumi and a brush. The texture that came through the type was totally accidental; oils from my hands causing the ink to pool and push away from the semi-porous paper. I loved it. From there it just grew organically into it's own thing and just experimenting with what canvas this artwork would lend itself best to. Easily the best collaborations I have been a part of. I was deeply grateful for a chance to work with RGT. Crossing my fingers for more. WORDS & IMAGES // William Godwin
Through collaborations and exclusive releases with friends and artists, we strive to bring an awareness to those who take pride in perfecting their trade. Keep The Trade Alive is our way of featuring talented craftsmen and women who inspire us through their passion and dedication to their creative fields. Our most recent project is a video we worked on with The Kindling Co. to showcase four Rogue Territory supporters who embody the Keep The Trade Alive spirit. https://vimeo.com/131610607 FEATURING // Chris Jenkins (Monsters Outside) - wearing Desert Wash Supply Jacket, 14.5oz Over-Dyed Indigo Stanton Dr. Woo (Shamrock Social Club) - wearing Indigo Selvedge Canvas Officer Trousers Robert Siegel (RS Handmade) - wearing 14.5oz Stanton James Melinat (Reigns Studio) - wearing 15oz Stealth SK, Ridgeline Supply Jacket