Back in Black!
I'm Pleased to Announce -
Based on your requests, I will be adding BLACK to the color lineup. It will be available to both new and existing backers as a color choice when I collect your order information at the end of the campaign.
Here it is:
Above is a picture of the swatch, compared to my current grey and other samples 1 & 2 which are both black apparel I own. You will see the new color is more of a dark grey. In fact, I may choose to call it Dark Dark Grey.
Here's a note from my weaver:
"If you want to have Jet Black (Darkest Black), the thick & thin effect will be disappear, and the hand feel will be stiffer due to the dye staff."
What he means is:
- The grain that achieves a fine appearance will be lost in the darkest black.
- The fabric will be stiffer to the touch. How much stiffer I don't know.
This is the nature of apparel, and an example of the type of challenges that pop-up all the time.
I have asked the weaver to prepare a sample of the jet black that I will review. But if it impacts the appearance or the feel, I'll go with the dark dark grey (which I happen to think looks great).
FYI, It's possible we may not know the final color before the kickstarter campaign closes. Send me a note if you are concerned about which one I choose.
** There is an additional reward level for ordering 4 pairs. And, Kevin Del Castillo gets his 4th pair free for the idea!
More Bluff Works Content Coming on Facebook!
I recently launched Bluff Works' facebook page at: http://www.facebook.com/BluffWorks. Please join me there, where I'd love to hear what you think about the black!
Other updates coming soon: button design, what the pockets are going to say, a couple of interviews, and at some point I should tell you what happened the night I launched...
In the meantime, I'd be grateful for any way you'd spread the word about Bluff Works!
Other Kickstarter Projects
The other Kickstarter projects I funded today are:
Food Cycle, a pedal-powered compost cooperative in Troy, NY. http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/collardcitygrowers/food-cycle-building-soil-with-pedal-power
Onion Toys of Illinois, who has a product to help kids with learning disabilities learn math and motor skills. http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/oniontoys/build-a-strong-math-foundation-at-an-early-age.
Bringing materials to the factory on W 39th st! Why not?!
pledged of $13,500 goal
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May 23, 2012 - Jun 27, 2012 (35 days)
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A VIDEO thank you card, plus a deep appreciation for funding me, even though you may not be in the market for a pair of pants.Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
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WATER BOTTLE - A 27 oz stainless Bluff Works creation by Klean Kanteen, plus the thank you card. (If you want to add the bottle to any other reward level, just add $20).Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
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ONE pair of Bluffs ($85 retail value) in any color. Includes shipping and an exchange to get the size right, as needed. Please add $10 for international shipping.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
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TWO pairs of Bluffs in any color shipped to a single address. Same shipping and exchange as above. Please add $10 for international shipping.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
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THREE pairs of Bluffs in any color shipped to a single address. Same shipping and exchange as above. Please add $15 for international shipping on three pairs.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
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FOUR pairs of Bluffs in any color shipped to a single address. Same shipping and exchange as above. Please add $15 for international shipping on four pairs.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
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BLUFF RESCUE BOX - Find someone in need, and I'll ship them six pairs of pants - consisting of two sizes in each of the three color - plus a prepaid return label. Your guy can keep any three pairs, and send the other three back. Includes a water bottle too. Not available internationally.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
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CALL MY BLUFF - Write a challenge or unique journey, and I'll make a short video of how I tackle it in my Bluffs. Will be released on our website with a credit to you. Includes three pairs of pants and a water bottle too.Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
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ANTE UP - Design a challenge or task, and I'll fly in for a weekend to participate in your "bluff" anywhere in the continental US. More reserved pursuits, like painting your house while we talk business ideas work too, but ideally it'd be something full of adventure. (Try not to get me too hurt, or too arrested). I'll bring you three pairs of pants and enough water bottles to keep us hydrated while we tackle whatever you come up with.Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
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CARTE BLUFF - Rights to order one of everything Bluff Works makes for the next FIVE years. Hopefully, this is lots of cool stuff! Includes shipping and exchanges, as needed. Of course, it starts with the water bottle and three pairs of pants.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012