Starting a New Line/Brand Feedback Thread

Aug 07, 2012 @ 20:14
Is that considered "selling" out...

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Aug 07, 2012 @ 20:24
Is that considered "selling" out...


I have a hard time considering anything as selling out. UNLESS you completely alter anything and everything that your brand is based of off and honestly don't think that happens often. Yes somethings change, but that comes with the territory. If you don't make changes than its likely you'll be left in the dust. I don't understand when people say clothing companies or musical artists sell out. Isn't that the point to making that your job, to sell? to get money? to recieve profit?
Aug 07, 2012 @ 20:37
Is that considered "selling" out...


selling out what?

the store that can care less about your stuff?....the consumer that doesn't know you exist?...yourself ?
( not talking bout you in particular...young brands in general)

this is business. you either do well, or you don't........and you know what it means for a business to do well. It can be a T-shirt biz, or a damn Pizza place....biz is biz and there is only ONE factor that will dictate the success of all businesses.
Aug 07, 2012 @ 20:41
Is that considered "selling" out...


I have a hard time considering anything as selling out. UNLESS you completely alter anything and everything that your brand is based of off and honestly don't think that happens often. Yes somethings change, but that comes with the territory. If you don't make changes than its likely you'll be left in the dust. I don't understand when people say clothing companies or musical artists sell out. Isn't that the point to making that your job, to sell? to get money? to recieve profit?


EXACTLY.

I just wanted someone else other then myself to point that out.

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Aug 07, 2012 @ 20:45
Is that considered "selling" out...


selling out what?

the store that can care less about your stuff?....the consumer that doesn't know you exist?...yourself ?
( not talking bout you in particular...young brands in general)

this is business. you either do well, or you don't........and you know what it means for a business to do well. It can be a T-shirt biz, or a damn Pizza place....biz is biz and there is only ONE factor that will dictate the success of all businesses.


LOL. I was typing the same thing but deleted it because I didn't want to hurt anyone feelings who may think this business is all roses and honey drops.
If you can't adapt then you won't survive. That's why people mimic, spoof, and replicate the heavy hitters. It may be lame but it's "smart" business sense to get noticed. It doesn't always work out, not saying it's right but that is just how it is...

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Aug 07, 2012 @ 20:49
people have a jaded false perspective about street-wear, perpetuated by the misconception that BRANDS CARE ABOUT YOU! sure they care about the paying customer as a whole.....but they don't care that YOU have been rocking supreme for 5 years and some other kid just bought his first tee yesterday.

they don't care that you researched the designer, and took the time to read the b.s. mission statement on the blog, and some other kid just walked in the store an bought a tee because it looks good.

they don't care that YOU only buy from the flagship store and other consumers buy it from karmaloop and Zumies.

there is no survey required in order to buy your fave brand. you don't have to know the history of the brand. you don't have to be part of the lifestyle. you don't have to know where the exclusive cool stores are...............

all you need is money.....other than that, the brands don't care.

If you are willing to digest that, and stop being a fan/customer, you can begin to see the truth and have a successful brand and biz.
Aug 07, 2012 @ 21:48
There is some really interesting stuff to think about here

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Aug 07, 2012 @ 22:41
What do you guys do for tags for hoodies/crewnecks? I was thinking woven or heat transfer.. I just noticed UVT uses some sort of heat or screen print.
Aug 07, 2012 @ 22:47
Never done them on my crewneck but I think the only option is laser print heat transfer or woven tags just because of the style material in the inside of a crew silk screen won't come out right.
Hanes uses a heat transfer as well as other.

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Aug 07, 2012 @ 23:08
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I appreciate the blog post, Stephen, it really brought some light to Agenda that I haven't ever heard about. I'm curious, what other brands were in the Primer section with you (slash brands worth noting)?
Aug 08, 2012 @ 00:21
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Aug 08, 2012 @ 01:04
I've had this for a while since it was supposed to be my first summer release, but I decided to fall back a bit and change some of it up and release for fall.

Thoughts on what's here so far? I got a couple stores willing to sell some in their shops, but I want to have it as crisp as possible before I send them some.


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Aug 08, 2012 @ 01:41
looks clean URBN.

if you have a few stores looking to pick it up, you should go for it.
Aug 08, 2012 @ 02:03
looks clean URBN.

if you have a few stores looking to pick it up, you should go for it.


Thanks man.
I definitely plan to, just want to put out my best yano?

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Aug 08, 2012 @ 02:42
Something simple we have for next drop, Thoughts?
Aug 08, 2012 @ 03:14
Feeling that jersey tee.

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Aug 08, 2012 @ 05:34
What do you guys do for tags for hoodies/crewnecks? I was thinking woven or heat transfer.. I just noticed UVT uses some sort of heat or screen print.


I think it depends on what you've used before. If you normally use wovens then go with that. Personally like those better than screen printed tags, that's just me. Wovens on crewnecks are easy but hoodies can be tricky. Unless you have some some flat tags that aren't folded or a big enough machine so the hood doesn't get in the way.

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Aug 08, 2012 @ 10:44
What do you guys do for tags for hoodies/crewnecks? I was thinking woven or heat transfer.. I just noticed UVT uses some sort of heat or screen print.


I get my woven tags(arm tags and bottom labels) done in China and then sew them on myself. Im a crafty one lol

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Aug 08, 2012 @ 15:02
Originally posted by Inactive User
Feeling that jersey tee.


yeah that one looks good, the rest are cool as well.

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Aug 08, 2012 @ 15:29
I haven't started yet. but I'm funded about 5k. Is that a good start?
What are the essentials for designs? such as the logos, shirt designs, etc.
I have my own website down.

also, what sounds better. 'addition' or 'American Native'
Aug 08, 2012 @ 15:37
I haven't started yet. but I'm funded about 5k. Is that a good start?
What are the essentials for designs? such as the logos, shirt designs, etc.
I have my own website down.

also, what sounds better. 'addition' or 'American Native'


American Native. 5k is good capital to have. I say, source A LOT of illustrators. find a good six. narrow it down. A good logo is important. But first, before all that, for the love of god, get a concept together.

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Aug 08, 2012 @ 15:48
@alhajisheriff as far as logos go, something simple but bold.

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Aug 08, 2012 @ 16:20

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Yooo! Good read man and that is allot of good information for other people who are seeking out to start a brand. But what you said is true. Its all about the money now and days and on top of that you are selling your designs. I read up on a few things about successful clothing business and they say its the design that people are drawn to your brand and not so much of what the brand stands for now days. But keep grinding tho!
Aug 08, 2012 @ 17:56
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Aug 08, 2012 @ 21:40
@alhajisheriff 5k is ALOT OF MONEY over a 3 month spam I hussled around 600 bucks to get everything started for me.. Shop.theundg.net ... That goes for stickers pins..shirts..printing...website urls...now I know I I ha 5k I would e able to make a lot happen.... So just spend it wisely ..:don't try to spend 5k I'm 1 season ...

Depending on when you start factors in how muh money you will spend... I say best time to start is summer... Because all you need is shirts... Winter is A bit more since hoodies and jackets....

Also this is for everybody dont depend on the basics and think realistically .... Don't think you unknown brand will be able to push 200 shirts of 1 design for 30bucks .... Diamond started selling ts for like 10-15 bucks back in the day
Aug 08, 2012 @ 21:43
@craftysince90 good but needs more color.... Since its about to be fall winter add those Coles not just black and grey... Add some hunter green maybe some navy blue and cardinal red
Aug 08, 2012 @ 21:45
@mrdaleog I would say save those ts for summer next year since the colors you picked .. And say the jersey for spring and save the 5 panal for sprig and then drop everything else in the fall/winter
Aug 08, 2012 @ 23:16
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Aug 08, 2012 @ 23:19
Originally posted by Inactive User
I've had this for a while since it was supposed to be my first summer release, but I decided to fall back a bit and change some of it up and release for fall.

Thoughts on what's here so far? I got a couple stores willing to sell some in their shops, but I want to have it as crisp as possible before I send them some.



Your branding is super solid but it's mad boring looking.
Aug 08, 2012 @ 23:22
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thnx

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