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July 21, 2012 @ 06:37 AM
rare01

Post: 90

Join Date: Jul 2012



R-1 AO 1 20
49° 15′N 123° 6W
FMC – 18201006
AD INFINITUM
ONE OF A KIND. RARE1

http://WWW.RARE1.CA
Already in love with your brand. Any rough idea when will things start to drop?


@brainagogo Thanks for the support ! Anticipating our soft launch during holiday 2012. Stay tuned, we'll keep you posted



like that graphic


Thanks man ! we have more coming
July 21, 2012 @ 06:50 AM
Broken Bank Clo

Post: 506

Join Date: Apr 2009

Location: San Diego

Using Mickey's hand ain't a problem..I would refining the details a bit more if I were you though. The stack and hand looks really generic and weak. No offense @vega_box

In general, It's better to have good products vs good advertising. ADs are like smokescreens,it's what's underneath that counts

R-1 AO 1 20
49° 15′N 123° 6W
FMC – 18201006
AD INFINITUM
ONE OF A KIND. RARE1

http://WWW.RARE1.CA


None taking. I wanted to make the bills looks cartoonish. I thought about adding more detail to the money but I thought it wouldn't balance with the basic black and white glove.

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

July 21, 2012 @ 07:24 AM
rare01

Post: 90

Join Date: Jul 2012

"Not detailed" has nothing to do with graphic being "cartoonish" or not... But whatever works for you and your clients. Goodluck @vega_box
July 21, 2012 @ 07:47 AM
stillwild

Post: 521

Join Date: Jan 2012

Location: US

rare -

common misconception a great product is indeed a great thing to have, but good advertising is the best thing to have.
what good is a product if no one knows about it, buys it?

its funny you say that though, my adv. teacher was talking about a survey of us citizens, and marketers -- advertisers, specifically, are viewed as one of the least trusted professions.

so it's funny you say that.

good ads demonstrate the true brands value, nothing more.
a smokescreen isn't an ad, it's just a smokescreen for a bad product.

www.stillwild.co / online store that celebrates nature!

July 21, 2012 @ 07:53 AM
novusimperiumco

Post: 46

Join Date: May 2012

don't want to upload all the pics and spam the thread . but check it out yo. im open for suggestions. thanks


www.NovusImperiumClothing.bigcartel.com

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Novus-Imperium/226470867447923
July 21, 2012 @ 08:06 AM
Third Eye Jedi

Post: 1294

Join Date: Jul 2006

Location: N/A

I have a few questions...

1. Is it OK to print shirts without registering a clothing brand?
2.What do you need to register a clothing brand?
3. How much does it cost?

Thanks!!!
July 21, 2012 @ 08:18 AM
Broken Bank Clo

Post: 506

Join Date: Apr 2009

Location: San Diego

I have a few questions...

1. Is it OK to print shirts without registering a clothing brand?
2.What do you need to register a clothing brand?
3. How much does it cost?

Thanks!!!


1. Yes but don't
2. http://www.legalzoom.com/trademarks/trademarks-pricing.html
3. http://www.legalzoom.com/trademarks/trademarks-pricing.html

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

July 21, 2012 @ 08:47 AM
rare01

Post: 90

Join Date: Jul 2012

rare -

common misconception a great product is indeed a great thing to have, but good advertising is the best thing to have.
what good is a product if no one knows about it, buys it?

its funny you say that though, my adv. teacher was talking about a survey of us citizens, and marketers -- advertisers, specifically, are viewed as one of the least trusted professions.

so it's funny you say that.

good ads demonstrate the true brands value, nothing more.
a smokescreen isn't an ad, it's just a smokescreen for a bad product.



----what good is a product if no one knows about it, buys it?----

1) Believe it or not quality products can survive without ads, there are always gonna be people buying great product, product might not sell fast or there might not be a huge crowd after it but it still sells itself ( word of mouth, customer satisfaction etc )
(Most great streetwear companies survived in the long run not because of ads but cos of the product they had in the beginning. Bape.Neighborhood etc had no ads back in 93, how do you think they survived all those years without the internet? ) How often do you see ads from visvim ?

----good advertising is the best thing to have----

2) On the other hand, Having amazing ads doesn't necessary mean the product is great. It only means more exposure, interaction etc. At the end of the day no matter how much $ spent on ads or campaigns, people still look at the products after the initial attraction from the ads.

Don't get me wrong, Ad are definitely important (and might even be more important than the product itself in some industries) . But is it more important to have quality products or great ads? It's your call.Personally I would pick quality products any day
July 21, 2012 @ 08:49 AM
Frank_

Post: 1193

Join Date: Jan 2009

rare -

common misconception a great product is indeed a great thing to have, but good advertising is the best thing to have.
what good is a product if no one knows about it, buys it?

its funny you say that though, my adv. teacher was talking about a survey of us citizens, and marketers -- advertisers, specifically, are viewed as one of the least trusted professions.


so it's funny you say that.

good ads demonstrate the true brands value, nothing more.
a smokescreen isn't an ad, it's just a smokescreen for a bad product.




1) Quality products can survive without ads, there are always gonna be people buying great product, product might not sell fast or there might not be a huge crowd after it but it still sells itself ( word of mouth, customer satisfaction etc )
(Most great streetwear companies survived in the long run not because of ads but cos of the product they had in the beginning. Bape.Neighborhood etc had no ads back in 93, how do you think they survived all those years without the internet? ) How often do you see ads from visvim ?

2) On the other hand, Having amazing ads doesn't necessary mean the product is great. It only means more exposure, interaction etc. At the end of the day no matter how much $ spent on ads or campaigns, people still look at the products after the initial attraction from the ads.

Don't get me wrong, Ad are definitely important (and might even be more important than the product itself in some industries) . But is it more important to have quality products or great ads? It's your call.Personally I would pick quality products any day


yea a add should just be that an add...just pick and choose where they go...dont put adds on pornhub or something
July 21, 2012 @ 01:41 PM
royaledivine

Post: 7

Join Date: Jul 2012

^ keep it minimal, get rid of the text on the bottom left


gotta let folks know where to find them.



i agree with this


why?
it's a line sheet.
it's not gonna be seen anywhere that's not already branded, or by someone who isn't aware of what the brand is.


im still learning about this stuff but my line of thinking is if someone sees it reblogged on tumblr or posted by a random person on instagram/twitter and they like it then they'll know exactly where to go to find it. I'd probably remove the name of the shirts and make the .com font smaller.
July 21, 2012 @ 02:24 PM
karakter1

Post: 592

Join Date: Jun 2006

Our first 3 releases, and our first product shots, any tips for future shots?




looks good....i like the brand name and design name...dont really need the dot com. i would crop the image a lil more.....dont need all dat extra wall.
July 21, 2012 @ 03:47 PM
AAAAAAA

Post: 49

Join Date: May 2011

here is my summer 2012 lookbook, feedback would be great, thanks!
WEBSITE
TUMBLR






















July 21, 2012 @ 04:04 PM
livwealthy

Post: 60

Join Date: May 2011

Location: new york

don't want to upload all the pics and spam the thread . but check it out yo. im open for suggestions. thanks


www.NovusImperiumClothing.bigcartel.com

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Novus-Imperium/226470867447923


everything looks cool but i would change the layout and make the pictures bigger...

http://www.livwealthy.bigcartel.com

July 21, 2012 @ 04:56 PM
BEENDOINGIT

Post: 536

Join Date: Feb 2012

Location: Scotland.

here is my summer 2012 lookbook, feedback would be great, thanks!
WEBSITE
TUMBLR
























Complete opposite to what I normally go for, but I really like this stuff. Graphics are really detailed, bold, but also easy on the eye. Collection works well together overall.
July 21, 2012 @ 05:21 PM
yungsteveyfranchise

Post: 55

Join Date: Jun 2012

here is my summer 2012 lookbook, feedback would be great, thanks!
WEBSITE
TUMBLR



I really like the slugo tee
July 21, 2012 @ 05:30 PM
AAAAAAA

Post: 49

Join Date: May 2011


Complete opposite to what I normally go for, but I really like this stuff. Graphics are really detailed, bold, but also easy on the eye. Collection works well together overall.


Thank you!
July 21, 2012 @ 06:33 PM
erikdinosaur

Post: 47

Join Date: Nov 2011

Location: Canada

www.efesdamt.com
www.efesdamt.bigcartel.com
Not a big selection of shit but im working on getting it all up and progressing soon. have a shit load of designs about to get made.
July 21, 2012 @ 07:45 PM
Jake Ocean

Post: 749

Join Date: Jan 2012

Location: Los Angeles

Hey you guy's i was recently a guest writer on inspiration feed , and wrote 5 branding mistakes in the apparel industry. If you starting a clothing line i would recommend reading it , i see a lot of people making thees mistakes every day



Here is the link
http://inspirationfeed.com/articles/business/top-5-branding-mistakes-in-the-apparel-industry/


good read Corey.
If anyone is in the Los Angeles area I'll be setting up a booth in DTLA on Hope street (right across the street from FIDM). it's on july 26th with a ton of other brands, come check it out if your in the area.

http://www.distantlight.co

July 21, 2012 @ 07:47 PM
Jake Ocean

Post: 749

Join Date: Jan 2012

Location: Los Angeles

^ keep it minimal, get rid of the text on the bottom left


gotta let folks know where to find them.



i agree with this


why?
it's a line sheet.
it's not gonna be seen anywhere that's not already branded, or by someone who isn't aware of what the brand is.


Yes it will. Google images for one. He may post the picture somewhere on his blog and include some common search terms. If someone goes on Google images they'll see the image and the link. Easy hit to his website.

Don't forget how images are used all over the web on different sites. You never want to loose a chance to gain a hit your website.
It's good advertising.


i don't. yes it's seen on many platforms, which is why i'm particular about how it's seen.
benny gold is a great example of what I mean.


you better believe this photo of an unreleased benny gold backpack is gonna be rebloggedtweetmcfacebookposted but it's completely unbranded, it'll be mentioned as Benny Gold, cause who posts something anywhere and doesn't tag or at least describe it -- often anyway, and people will search more for information or they won't.

the people who search more, those are the people I want to target, the others, eh.

my business is niche, so yes while I'll be sacrificing


completely agree with grams.
if you really want to put your website and logo on it, put it small and subtle in the corner with a low opacity as a water mark. when you put your logo on it with website it just looks messy and desperate.

http://www.distantlight.co

July 21, 2012 @ 07:49 PM
Jake Ocean

Post: 749

Join Date: Jan 2012

Location: Los Angeles

rare -

common misconception a great product is indeed a great thing to have, but good advertising is the best thing to have.
what good is a product if no one knows about it, buys it?

its funny you say that though, my adv. teacher was talking about a survey of us citizens, and marketers -- advertisers, specifically, are viewed as one of the least trusted professions.

so it's funny you say that.

good ads demonstrate the true brands value, nothing more.
a smokescreen isn't an ad, it's just a smokescreen for a bad product.



----what good is a product if no one knows about it, buys it?----

1) Believe it or not quality products can survive without ads, there are always gonna be people buying great product, product might not sell fast or there might not be a huge crowd after it but it still sells itself ( word of mouth, customer satisfaction etc )
(Most great streetwear companies survived in the long run not because of ads but cos of the product they had in the beginning. Bape.Neighborhood etc had no ads back in 93, how do you think they survived all those years without the internet? ) How often do you see ads from visvim ?

----good advertising is the best thing to have----

2) On the other hand, Having amazing ads doesn't necessary mean the product is great. It only means more exposure, interaction etc. At the end of the day no matter how much $ spent on ads or campaigns, people still look at the products after the initial attraction from the ads.

Don't get me wrong, Ad are definitely important (and might even be more important than the product itself in some industries) . But is it more important to have quality products or great ads? It's your call.Personally I would pick quality products any day


yes, in 1993 they didn't use advertising, but were in 2012, where the industry is much more competitive and over saturated. if you invest no time in advertising, marketing, or promotion, you'll be sitting at your chair on launch day and wondering why no one is coming to order.

http://www.distantlight.co

July 21, 2012 @ 08:03 PM
HighlyHonored

Post: 544

Join Date: Dec 2006

Location: United States

Thanks guys, I just edited the colors of my pics and took off the text. Check them out in our brand thread

IG: HighlyHonored - Highlyhonored.com

July 21, 2012 @ 08:22 PM
chads

Post: 1479

Join Date: Dec 2011

Location: Vermont

here is my summer 2012 lookbook, feedback would be great, thanks!
WEBSITE
TUMBLR

Super cool lookbook and I do also like your products. My only recommendations would be:
1. Some of the pictures just look dark and its hard to see details. I don't know if you edited the pictures but I wouldve bumped up both the contrast and the brightness a little bit.
2. Sometimes in lookbooks, the pictures just seem really redundant to me. I feel you don't more than to pictures in a set to address one product. Like if you are showcasing a tee that only has a front graphic then one picture that features that tee is perfectly sufficient. Like I said, some of the pictures just feel redundant. It almost seems that you couldn't decide on the pictures so you just decided to feature all the ones that you liked.
Otherwise, great job!

chadacadabra.tumblr.com

July 21, 2012 @ 08:53 PM
cityofsavages

Post: 1254

Join Date: Jun 2012

Location: Old Fourth Ward

here is my summer 2012 lookbook, feedback would be great, thanks!
WEBSITE
TUMBLR

dope lookbook

City of Savages Clothing http://shop.thecityofsavages.com "Live Free or Die"

July 21, 2012 @ 09:00 PM
cityofsavages

Post: 1254

Join Date: Jun 2012

Location: Old Fourth Ward

@third-eye-jedi It's "ok" but if you're going to start a company you should have the a lot of the business aspects straightened out before you get rolling. You can make everything official by obtaining your LLC (ours costed about $700 in Georgia) you'll also need to get your resellers license some wholesalers won't sell to you without it.

City of Savages Clothing http://shop.thecityofsavages.com "Live Free or Die"

July 21, 2012 @ 09:42 PM
rare01

Post: 90

Join Date: Jul 2012

@jakelights Not entirely sure what you are trying to get at. Yes the market is much more competitive and over saturated where everyone can start a brand and use photoshop. So think about why a consumer would pick your product instead of others ( Because you have a better ad campaign and not because of the product ? ) If so, goodluck in the long run.

Again,(---- I am not saying ads are not important---- we all need ads !!) But as a consumer would you prefer the money you paid mostly used on ads or improving the product itself ?
July 21, 2012 @ 09:58 PM
cityofsavages

Post: 1254

Join Date: Jun 2012

Location: Old Fourth Ward

@jakelights Not entirely sure what you are trying to get at. Yes the market is much more competitive and over saturated where everyone can start a brand and use photoshop. So think about why a consumer would pick your product instead of others ( Because you have a better ad campaign and not because of the product ? ) If so, goodluck in the long run.

Again,(---- I am not saying ads are not important---- we all need ads !!) But as a consumer would you prefer the money you paid mostly used on ads or improving the product itself ?


@rare01 Kind of agree with both sides on this discussion. I feel like a brand's biggest responsibility to to try to play both sides of the fence and combine great marketing with a great product Like anything else there has to be balance.

City of Savages Clothing http://shop.thecityofsavages.com "Live Free or Die"

July 21, 2012 @ 10:06 PM
minsct

Post: 326

Join Date: Nov 2011

Location: Canada

Shameless hype. Launches Tuesday July 24th. Limited to 10 pieces.

Eat mushrooms and stare at your gut.


THE VISIONARY IS YOU - www.minsct.com

July 21, 2012 @ 11:31 PM
Jake Ocean

Post: 749

Join Date: Jan 2012

Location: Los Angeles

@jakelights Not entirely sure what you are trying to get at. Yes the market is much more competitive and over saturated where everyone can start a brand and use photoshop. So think about why a consumer would pick your product instead of others ( Because you have a better ad campaign and not because of the product ? ) If so, goodluck in the long run.

Again,(---- I am not saying ads are not important---- we all need ads !!) But as a consumer would you prefer the money you paid mostly used on ads or improving the product itself ?


i agree with you, i'm not saying go spend loads of money on advertising, thats not what i'm saying at all. i'm saying a company needs to invest time into both the marketing aspect and design aspect - not saying you should put more work in advertising over design.

i personally have not paid for any ads, but i have spent a ton of time working on social media, marketing, and promotions. in order to put your brand out there and to compete with other brands, you need to form some sort of marketing plan. consumers won't grade your marketing campaign, they'll see it as a new brand trying to get out there.

http://www.distantlight.co

July 21, 2012 @ 11:43 PM
stillwild

Post: 521

Join Date: Jan 2012

Location: US

^ keep it minimal, get rid of the text on the bottom left


gotta let folks know where to find them.



i agree with this


why?
it's a line sheet.
it's not gonna be seen anywhere that's not already branded, or by someone who isn't aware of what the brand is.


Yes it will. Google images for one. He may post the picture somewhere on his blog and include some common search terms. If someone goes on Google images they'll see the image and the link. Easy hit to his website.

Don't forget how images are used all over the web on different sites. You never want to loose a chance to gain a hit your website.
It's good advertising.


i don't. yes it's seen on many platforms, which is why i'm particular about how it's seen.
benny gold is a great example of what I mean.


you better believe this photo of an unreleased benny gold backpack is gonna be rebloggedtweetmcfacebookposted but it's completely unbranded, it'll be mentioned as Benny Gold, cause who posts something anywhere and doesn't tag or at least describe it -- often anyway, and people will search more for information or they won't.

the people who search more, those are the people I want to target, the others, eh.

my business is niche, so yes while I'll be sacrificing


completely agree with grams.
if you really want to put your website and logo on it, put it small and subtle in the corner with a low opacity as a water mark. when you put your logo on it with website it just looks messy and desperate.


Do brands in LA host a lot of impromptu events like this?

www.stillwild.co / online store that celebrates nature!

July 22, 2012 @ 04:03 AM
mrdaleog

Post: 191

Join Date: Apr 2012

Location: New Jersey

Thanks for the feedback on the baseball jerseys people!

URBN. by Live Love URBAN || Do what you love, love what you do || www.LiveLoveURBAN.com


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