Redline Rally Rules

#1 All brands and weights are welcome

Purchase your shirt or jacket wherever you like, but we are asking you to please support our competition partners and sponsors. You can also support the competition by using our buying guides.

Competitors can register one shirt and one jacket, but, at the end of the competition, they will only be allowed to submit one piece for judging.

#2 Must be Made to Fade

Shirts and jackets must have long sleeves and they must be made to fade. Eligible fabrics:

  • Raw denim
  • Canvas (waxed or unwaxed)
  • Kersey or Dobby
  • Chambray
  • Natural Leather

Natural leather shirts will be making their first appearance in the Rally this year. Iron Heart’s Pale Rider is the obvious choice in this category, but we’ll happily consider other pieces that are made to patina and start in that creamy natural tone. Reach out to us here if you have a piece that you’d like us to consider.

We won’t be accepting lined leather jackets into this year’s Rally. If we get a lot of interest in our leather shirt category, we may revisit this down the road.

#3 Must be Brand New on Start Date

The shirt or jacket should be in brand-new condition on day one of the competition. If your piece comes with tags, leave them on until after you have submitted raw proof.

Do not soak, wash, or alter your piece until after you have submitted raw proof.

Shirts/jackets with any signs of wear will not be eligible.

#4 Fades must be 100% Natural

No sanding, scrubbing, or pinching. Let the fades develop naturally.

Golden Rule: Do nothing that gives you an unfair edge over your competitors

#5 Support Each Other

We are a tight-knit community of denim enthusiasts united by our love of fades. We want to keep it that way. Be kind to your fellow competitors.

If you have any questions that aren’t answered in the rule book, reach out to us here.