Starting a New Line/Brand Feedback Thread

July 18, 2012 @ 11:31:31 AM
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(glow in the dark print)


(sold out print. reprint coming soon)


(test stencil print)

R-1 AO 1 20
49° 15′N 123° 6W
FMC – 18201006
AD INFINITUM
SAMPLE. TEE. SPEC. AA.
SP-FX. DISTRESSED
ORGANIC COTTON
INK. WATERBASED
ONE OF A KIND. RARE1
http://WWW.RARE1.CA

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July 18, 2012 @ 13:48:27 PM
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i really like that batman flip
July 18, 2012 @ 14:32:14 PM
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Here is my brand.

Uptown Alliance is a clothing company founded in 2011 in Philadelphia. Its main goal is to bring dope designs that inspire the public to follow their passions and create their own destiny. Uptown Alliance started out as a senior project in High School and developed into a clothing line the summer after my senior year. The motto of the line is "Passion Takes You Higher", which comes from the idea that you can only give your all if you love what you do. So the motto stands for doing what you're passionate about and using that to reach your aspirations. Also another idea that the line stands for is take a step everyday towards what you want because you can build your dreams one day at a time.

Please check out the Fall 2011 photoshoot on the blog as well as the online store and the Facebook page.

Fall 2011 Photoshoot
Blog
Online Store
Facebook Page

Let me know what you think. Thanks.


good start, but the bigcartel page annoys me. it's set up sort of a like a tumblr, and it looks disorganized.
one other thing that sort of bugs me is the for the product shots, you used the lookbook. imo it looks better when all product shots are coherent to eachother, and the lookbook is showed seperately.
you might want to invest into building a more structured website. if i were to go on your website, i would think it's a blog, not a clothing brand. building a website with more tabs and content gives the consumer more of a reason to stay on your website and helps with seo.
otherwise, good start, and good luck.


try not to use clothing that isn't your's in your lookbooks it kind of defeats the purpose, especially if you're trying to sell a tee and the models are wearing their jackets over it, I know it may have been cold since I'm assuming you guys shot it in Philly but a couple minutes of toughing out the cold is worth it if the consumer gets a better view of the product.


Thanks for the advice. I'll definitely take that into consideration during my future photoshoots.
July 18, 2012 @ 16:30:02 PM
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Digging dat War is Over distressed style. I'd cop one of these. Throw in some brand logo in there tho

Lowballers can stay out.

July 18, 2012 @ 20:11:48 PM
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Question this is something I am sort of new to but starting a lookbook.
what sites are you guys using to host the for free?
I remember reading in here that a user to stole someones else format and added their own pictures but I have to go back a few pages to locate that.

Broken Bank Clothing *** www.BrokenBankClothing.com *** @brokenbankclo

July 18, 2012 @ 20:38:25 PM
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I was lucky enough to start a brand an run for like 2+ years..it was awesome and i learned a lot it definitely takes time and dedication to run a brand, its mostly business and knowing how to run your business, and as well having good design's and quality products, service etc...to many think its easy to hop in sell some tees and boom im popular and rich... doesn't work like that... I decided a while ago to stop my other brand and and start over working on something new and improved.
July 18, 2012 @ 20:54:00 PM
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Hey Does anyone have their brand on twitter?!

www.theargotiers.com

July 18, 2012 @ 21:34:12 PM
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rare1 please start selling your stuff
July 18, 2012 @ 21:35:37 PM
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Hey guy's here's a chance to win some free gear. We teamed up with Swag syndicate to do this giveaway.
The rules to win are simple. Contest will run through next Monday, July 23rd.

1. Like the Sworn Sailor page on Facebook
2. Like the SwagSyndicate page on Facebook
3. Like the contest photo on the SwagSyndicate page and let us know what’s your favorite Sworn Sailor product.

Swornsailor.com instagram @swornsailor

July 18, 2012 @ 21:54:19 PM
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smokeyface
July 18, 2012 @ 21:55:46 PM
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Need some advice on what types of shirts to get I need something light especially in a southern summer.

What are some good ones to use?

"I keep myself so lifted I'm accustom to new heights."

July 18, 2012 @ 22:47:47 PM
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Originally posted by Inactive User
Hey Does anyone have their brand on twitter?!


I do and hate twitter to be honest.

You have to put useless info always be on. Tweet like every 30 minutes and use countless #words in order to gain followers.

I have yet to figure out the formula to being successful on twitter lol.

Broken Bank Clothing *** www.BrokenBankClothing.com *** @brokenbankclo

July 18, 2012 @ 22:55:31 PM
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Originally posted by Inactive User
Hey Does anyone have their brand on twitter?!


I do and hate twitter to be honest.

You have to put useless info always be on. Tweet like every 30 minutes and use countless #words in order to gain followers.

I have yet to figure out the formula to being successful on twitter lol.


I dont really get twitter either but a bit about marketing etc,i think a bg part of it is having good quality followers rather than 100,000 followers who dont give a shit about your company/vision. I think also,be aware of over-tweeting,too much activity can make your content feel like white noise to your audience.

Waking up & Dreaming. www.facebook.com/DunceandDreamer @dunceanddreamer

July 18, 2012 @ 22:56:34 PM
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Originally posted by Inactive User
Hey Does anyone have their brand on twitter?!


I do and hate twitter to be honest.

You have to put useless info always be on. Tweet like every 30 minutes and use countless #words in order to gain followers.

I have yet to figure out the formula to being successful on twitter lol.


twitter is essential to a business. it's an easy way to connect with potential costumers and costumers. it's also a great way to network. you don't need to put useless information at all. tweet like a human being, talk about your brand, and your targets interests, nothing hard.

i have Twitter Marketing for dummies, and it's a great resource to market your way through twitter.
http://www.amazon.com/Twitter-Marketing-Dummies-Kyle-Lacy/dp/0470561726
July 18, 2012 @ 23:38:51 PM
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i really like that batman flip


Thanks for the support, really appreciate it ! We'll have some stickers giveaway soon. Please stay tuned
July 18, 2012 @ 23:50:19 PM
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Originally posted by Inactive User
Hey Does anyone have their brand on twitter?!

Yes Follow us! @blastoffline

And dont forget to check us out! www.blastoffline.com
We just released our "blast vision" sunglass's..
July 19, 2012 @ 00:00:27 AM
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rare1 please start selling your stuff


Thank you !! Be patient my friend, As a brand we are committed and take pride in having quality crafted products to repay those that support us.
July 19, 2012 @ 00:15:02 AM
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Location: Philadelphia Pa
Originally posted by Inactive User
Hey Does anyone have their brand on twitter?!


I do and hate twitter to be honest.

You have to put useless info always be on. Tweet like every 30 minutes and use countless #words in order to gain followers.

I have yet to figure out the formula to being successful on twitter lol.

No point in focusing on trying to be successful on twitter. Build your brand outside of the internet and you'll see a huge difference. Also no need to tweet every 30 minutes, just engage with your 'real' followers and offer updates on your brand. No matter how much you hate it, people will look for updates on your twitter/facebook before they even think about checking your site.
July 19, 2012 @ 00:20:16 AM
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Digging dat War is Over distressed style. I'd cop one of these. Throw in some brand logo in there tho


Thanks a lot man ! And yes the logo will be there. These tees will be hand printed personally to ensure uniqueness.We are still experimenting different washes and effects.We'll also have a regular version.Below are more samples



SAMPLE. TEE. SPEC. ROTHCO. TIGER CAMO
SP-FX. DISTRESSED
CLR- WHITE + OFF WHITE
INK. WATERBASED
ONE OF A KIND. RARE1

July 19, 2012 @ 00:52:48 AM
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Originally posted by Inactive User
Hey Does anyone have their brand on twitter?!


I do and hate twitter to be honest.

You have to put useless info always be on. Tweet like every 30 minutes and use countless #words in order to gain followers.

I have yet to figure out the formula to being successful on twitter lol.

<b>No point in focusing on trying to be successful on twitter.</b> Build your brand outside of the internet and you'll see a huge difference. Also no need to tweet every 30 minutes, just engage with your 'real' followers and offer updates on your brand. <b>No matter how much you hate it, people will look for updates on your twitter/facebook before they even think about checking your site.</b>
Originally posted by Inactive User
Hey Does anyone have their brand on twitter?!


I do and hate twitter to be honest.

You have to put useless info always be on. Tweet like every 30 minutes and use countless #words in order to gain followers.

I have yet to figure out the formula to being successful on twitter lol.

No point in focusing on trying to be successful on twitter. Build your brand outside of the internet and you'll see a huge difference. Also no need to tweet every 30 minutes, just engage with your 'real' followers and offer updates on your brand. No matter how much you hate it, people will look for updates on your twitter/facebook before they even think about checking your site.


you just contradicted yourself
July 19, 2012 @ 00:55:59 AM
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Join Date: Oct 2006
Originally posted by Inactive User
Hey Does anyone have their brand on twitter?!


I do and hate twitter to be honest.

You have to put useless info always be on. Tweet like every 30 minutes and use countless #words in order to gain followers.

I have yet to figure out the formula to being successful on twitter lol.

No point in focusing on trying to be successful on twitter. Build your brand outside of the internet and you'll see a huge difference. Also no need to tweet every 30 minutes, just engage with your 'real' followers and offer updates on your brand. No matter how much you hate it, people will look for updates on your twitter/facebook before they even think about checking your site.


you just contradicted yourself
July 19, 2012 @ 03:10:12 AM
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Sick camo on that "war is over" tee. I'd love to see duck camo/brown chip/desert camos as well. Keep em up buddy!

Lowballers can stay out.

July 19, 2012 @ 03:30:00 AM
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Location: Philadelphia Pa
Originally posted by Inactive User
I do and hate twitter to be honest.

You have to put useless info always be on. Tweet like every 30 minutes and use countless #words in order to gain followers.

I have yet to figure out the formula to being successful on twitter lol.

No point in focusing on trying to be successful on twitter. Build your brand outside of the internet and you'll see a huge difference. Also no need to tweet every 30 minutes, just engage with your 'real' followers and offer updates on your brand. No matter how much you hate it, people will look for updates on your twitter/facebook before they even think about checking your site.


you just contradicted yourself

No contradiction, you might be misreading it. My point was you can be on twitter/facebook, but dont try to be successful by focusing on just being on there all day...leaves less time for ACTUAL work. Focus more on your products so you have something to present to people online and offline. People are following you because they want to know about your brand and they want to engage with you, not see you tweet random nonsense every 30 minutes. Quality > Quantity.
July 19, 2012 @ 03:47:47 AM
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Originally posted by Inactive User
No point in focusing on trying to be successful on twitter. Build your brand outside of the internet and you'll see a huge difference. Also no need to tweet every 30 minutes, just engage with your 'real' followers and offer updates on your brand. No matter how much you hate it, people will look for updates on your twitter/facebook before they even think about checking your site.


you just contradicted yourself

No contradiction, you might be misreading it. My point was you can be on twitter/facebook, but dont try to be successful by focusing on just being on there all day...leaves less time for ACTUAL work. Focus more on your products so you have something to present to people online and offline. People are following you because they want to know about your brand and they want to engage with you, not see you tweet random nonsense every 30 minutes. Quality > Quantity.

i fully agree with that. i also believe social networking sites are a great marketing tool.
July 19, 2012 @ 04:02:01 AM
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@rare01 did you buy the army blank at wholesale? because i have the blank same exact brand but i payed 10 bucks for it at a store
July 19, 2012 @ 04:23:18 AM
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Originally posted by Inactive User
Originally posted by Inactive User
No point in focusing on trying to be successful on twitter. No matter how much you hate it, people will look for updates on your twitter/facebook before they even think about checking your site.

you just contradicted yourself

No contradiction, you might be misreading it. My point was you can be on twitter/facebook, but dont try to be successful by focusing on just being on there all day...leaves less time for ACTUAL work. Focus more on your products so you have something to present to people online and offline. People are following you because they want to know about your brand and they want to engage with you, not see you tweet random nonsense every 30 minutes. Quality > Quantity.


i fully agree with that. i also believe social networking sites are a great marketing tool.

Didn't even read of all this but I run our brands Twitter account and I hate it, I don't try to gain followers or anything just post some tweets that are actually relevant to what we are doing that day. Can't stand when people tweet every 30 seconds, pretty damn annoying.
July 19, 2012 @ 04:24:39 AM
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Looking for some feedback on this sticker, whatcha guys think?


edmflavor.com

July 19, 2012 @ 04:43:13 AM
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what up Hypebeast gang, i'll be dropping something on the 25th

go follow www.commonlyused.tumblr.com
cos yall are my friends!!

sneak peak


what's the name of the font used on the green one ?
July 19, 2012 @ 04:52:17 AM
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@rare01 yeah the "badass" design looks great
July 19, 2012 @ 04:56:24 AM
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Originally posted by Inactive User
Hey Does anyone have their brand on twitter?!


I do and hate twitter to be honest.

You have to put useless info always be on. Tweet like every 30 minutes and use countless #words in order to gain followers.

I have yet to figure out the formula to being successful on twitter lol.

No point in focusing on trying to be successful on twitter. Build your brand outside of the internet and you'll see a huge difference. Also no need to tweet every 30 minutes, just engage with your 'real' followers and offer updates on your brand. No matter how much you hate it, people will look for updates on your twitter/facebook before they even think about checking your site.


Yeah, a strong twitter is definitely necessary. we found a lot of our supporters on there, like anything else it takes a while to get the hang of it but once you do it can help your brand a lot. And @JonnyRabbit and is right about people check your twitter timeline before they check your site, people spend damn near all day just being on twitter so if you want them to see something post it on there.
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