Truly 2014 will be a tough year for Diamond. So many things happened in 2013 for this company. Yet there was still so many things that did not happen for Diamond.
The first VVS release being panned. That quality of prints going down, likewise the use of blanks made overseas is definitely making you guys look very bad. The customer service has improved, maybe slightly,. But it still has not been improved significantly. Dennis leaving Diamond Supply Co is also an issue.He would come on here trying to help dissatisfied customers with their problems, as well as help Diamond with their social media. His departure can already be felt, both the Diamond FB page and even on HB feels very empty and impartial. Then of course theres the absorbent amount of product that is being released, it dilutes the brand so much. Diamond doesn't always feel like its Diamond. I'll see kids here and there wearing the brand, I wouldn't mind. But the graphics are just becoming too generic. Many of the blue tag releases were passable. And theres a lot of things that were
As what they did right. They opened a new online shop. Their Fillmore and Simplicity VVS capsules were much better than the first drop. The After Midnight and Heaven and Hell releases were great. The new kicks were pretty koo. Diamond did some interesting exclusive drops, specifically the Huf varsity jacket. The Ben Baller collabs were great, the chains were of course the must have. The second set of tees were better than the first. You guys had some interesting cut and sews this year. Then there was also the cruisers, which seemed to be well received.
However Diamond didn't do many things:
Nick never resurfaced.
No new Diamond flagship stores.
No real improvements on customer service.
No type of customer appreciation.
Furthermore wheres the love for the OG HB family? Twitter and Insta get love, but what about us? I mean yea theres some assholes and greedy fucks on here, but theres no need to discriminate against us. Most of the people that are on here have known about Diamond for awhile or are always trying to defend this brand. We're not SupHeads. So don't treat us like we are.
Damn, I actually forgot about the cologne. They said they were gonna throw samples in orders months ago! But yes, if there's anything to add in the column of stuff that wasn't done: it's definitely the problem with shipping.
- I also agree with what you said about the brand being diluted, I'm sure one drop per season would easily suffice - and would give them more time to go to the drawing board with some designs.
Well, 2013 has been an interesting year fellas. Anyone think Nick will actually suddenly remember his password and create the 2014 thread? My bet's Tony, maybe even Corey, will start it up, which wouldn't be a surprise. Anyways, happy new year HB fam!