Starting a New Line/Brand Feedback Thread

Aug 20, 2012 @ 21:48
Originally posted by Inactive User
thankful for any thoughts on this
This is super dope. I suppose I'm not too big of a fan of the quote but it still looks sick. How is this made/printed/dyed?

chadacadabra.tumblr.com

Aug 20, 2012 @ 22:32
@chadacadabra
Thx, I knew the quote is polarizing, but you can think of anything else. I used Inkody (visit lumi.co for info) so its quite long-living

michelerler.com @MichelErler

Aug 20, 2012 @ 23:07
Undecided.
I like the top one because it hand drawn which gives it the original effect I like.
I also like the bottom one because it simple and clean.



Is there no way you could get broken and bank to be on the same line? I don't like the disconnect between the two.
Aug 20, 2012 @ 23:24
Originally posted by Inactive User
Would love to know:

Anyone have any real experience with retailers? Whether it be through consignment or actually having them buy your pieces.
For consignment, how much did they say they want?
For retail, how many did they on average buy from you?

Im talking to a few stores and both of those options are on the table.

Thanks.


when a store buys your stuff up front , its usually at the wholesale price that you set.most brands like to keep the wholesale price consistent to the market ( which is about $14-15). The store then sells your stuff for retail....which is usually double what they paid for it. ($28-30)

in regards to minimums, you never want to set minimums for stores that are willing to buy upfront!...whether they only want 20 tees (just to try out the brand) or 150 tees....if the store is paying up front (paypal, COD).... make the sale!

Consignment is ok....if you have inventory, its nothing wrong with having in a few shops for consignment. But i like to control the inventory....( i dont set limits upfront, but if a store places an order that i don't like, i negotiate) You don't want alot of inventory tied up in consignment, when you can be moving it in other places. the money split is usually 50-50 of the retail price.

Alot of stores like to do "Term payments"...this is a pain in the ass. its referred to as Net-30, or Net-60..or whatever.
this means that you ship the order, and the store pays you in 30, or 60 days...or whatever terms you agree to. You will find yourself chasing down a store for a payment wayyyyyy after the term is up.

you have to find the right balance of accounts...you need some that will pay up front so you can keep things moving, but you dont want to turn down a really good account just because they want to do consignment or net 30.

managing the accounts is whole other side of this biz that should not be overlooked! Keep in constant contact, be upfront about payment request, but don't be a jerk. (with some stores, you will get used to being paid late....but they always pay...and always keep ordering,so you gotta deal wit it.)
Aug 20, 2012 @ 23:24
Originally posted by Inactive User
thankful for any thoughts on this





I like it. Very good. Also thought about the Lumi printing option. Can you shed any light on the feel of the print, and difficulty of process?

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

Aug 20, 2012 @ 23:32
@michelerler very good.

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

Aug 20, 2012 @ 23:33
@mrdaleog love that colorway

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Aug 20, 2012 @ 23:49
@hellah-fresh very nice


Thanks bro!
Aug 21, 2012 @ 00:30
@bigsteeg If I were you I'd really play up the "JFK" thing as far as the former President is concerned.

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Aug 21, 2012 @ 00:30
@karakter1 lots of love directed your way no homo

WTB: Supreme Vagina Tee White XL

Aug 21, 2012 @ 00:53
Just made these for part of my summer line-up. what you guys think?


http://www.facebook.com/CrispyApparel
Aug 21, 2012 @ 01:12
Just made these for part of my summer line-up. what you guys think?


http://www.facebook.com/CrispyApparel


Not a terrible look but just one thing. Gildan are the worst fitting t's.

THE VISIONARY IS YOU - www.minsct.com

Aug 21, 2012 @ 01:30
They seem to fit pretty well. what shirts do you suggest?
Aug 21, 2012 @ 01:48
Just made these for part of my summer line-up. what you guys think?


http://www.facebook.com/CrispyApparel


Not a terrible look but just one thing. Gildan are the worst fitting t's.


subjective.

i think gildan tees fit great. I don't like the material, it's a bit light, but that's another thing.

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

Aug 21, 2012 @ 02:37
They seem to fit pretty well. what shirts do you suggest?


I suggest either alstyle/american apparel (taller/slimmer fitting)

Originally posted by Inactive User
subjective.

i think gildan tees fit great. I don't like the material, it's a bit light, but that's another thing.


Of course its subjective. Everything in fashion is subjective. Although I must add - the streetwear industry generally prefers slimmer/taller fitting clothing. Whereas Gildan I feel fits wider/shorter.

THE VISIONARY IS YOU - www.minsct.com

Aug 21, 2012 @ 03:41
Originally posted by Inactive User
@chadacadabra
Thx, I knew the quote is polarizing, but you can think of anything else. I used Inkody (visit lumi.co for info) so its quite long-living
Thank you. Will you be selling the shirts, whats your brand?

chadacadabra.tumblr.com

Aug 21, 2012 @ 04:41
@minsct

I've used Gildan blanks for hoodies and t-shirts, both fit me snugly despite being lanky.

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

Aug 21, 2012 @ 04:47


New beanie release on the store. Some good feedback so far so I thought I'd see what your guys opinion was.

www.simonaintperfect.com
Aug 21, 2012 @ 08:43


New beanie release on the store. Some good feedback so far so I thought I'd see what your guys opinion was.

www.simonaintperfect.com


impressive!

WTB: Supreme Vagina Tee White XL

Aug 21, 2012 @ 10:57
Originally posted by Inactive User
thankful for any thoughts on this





I like it. Very good. Also thought about the Lumi printing option. Can you shed any light on the feel of the print, and difficulty of process?


Thank you.
You nearly won't recognize the print, the cotton is still soft and smooth.

The process is kind of easy but you still have to work very precisely and spend some time experimenting with it. Especially if you interested in making a larger amount of tees, a mechanical process is much more profitable. I really have to figure out a system as I don't want to put Givenchy price tags on them.

I can recommend Lumi for experimenting or small editions. But if I am successful selling them I will switch to a proper mechanical process as it saves a lot of time.

michelerler.com @MichelErler

Aug 21, 2012 @ 11:41
Originally posted by Inactive User
@chadacadabra
Thx, I knew the quote is polarizing, but you can think of anything else. I used Inkody (visit lumi.co for info) so its quite long-living
Thank you. Will you be selling the shirts, whats your brand?


Yeah, of course, but I havent started yet and I'm not sure if can offer international shipping from the start as Germany is famous for its bureaucracy.

My brand is called Fosca. fosca.co.uk & Facebook
You won't find anything there now, but check it in a few weeks. Its gonna be dope.

michelerler.com @MichelErler

Aug 21, 2012 @ 17:58
Originally posted by Inactive User
Would love to know:

Anyone have any real experience with retailers? Whether it be through consignment or actually having them buy your pieces.
For consignment, how much did they say they want?
For retail, how many did they on average buy from you?

Im talking to a few stores and both of those options are on the table.

Thanks.


when a store buys your stuff up front , its usually at the wholesale price that you set.most brands like to keep the wholesale price consistent to the market ( which is about $14-15). The store then sells your stuff for retail....which is usually double what they paid for it. ($28-30)

in regards to minimums, you never want to set minimums for stores that are willing to buy upfront!...whether they only want 20 tees (just to try out the brand) or 150 tees....if the store is paying up front (paypal, COD).... make the sale!

Consignment is ok....if you have inventory, its nothing wrong with having in a few shops for consignment. But i like to control the inventory....( i dont set limits upfront, but if a store places an order that i don't like, i negotiate) You don't want alot of inventory tied up in consignment, when you can be moving it in other places. the money split is usually 50-50 of the retail price.

Alot of stores like to do "Term payments"...this is a pain in the ass. its referred to as Net-30, or Net-60..or whatever.
this means that you ship the order, and the store pays you in 30, or 60 days...or whatever terms you agree to. You will find yourself chasing down a store for a payment wayyyyyy after the term is up.

you have to find the right balance of accounts...you need some that will pay up front so you can keep things moving, but you dont want to turn down a really good account just because they want to do consignment or net 30.

managing the accounts is whole other side of this biz that should not be overlooked! Keep in constant contact, be upfront about payment request, but don't be a jerk. (with some stores, you will get used to being paid late....but they always pay...and always keep ordering,so you gotta deal wit it.)


Thanks. I appreciate that in depth answer man.

"Being happy is the goal, but greatness is my vision" Twitter/IG/Snap: @MrDaleOG

Aug 21, 2012 @ 18:12
Small Fall/Winter 2012 preview




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Aug 21, 2012 @ 18:19
I like this, I started my own recently and simple sells
Aug 21, 2012 @ 18:23
Originally posted by Inactive User
Originally posted by Inactive User
thankful for any thoughts on this





I like it. Very good. Also thought about the Lumi printing option. Can you shed any light on the feel of the print, and difficulty of process?


Thank you.
You nearly won't recognize the print, the cotton is still soft and smooth.

The process is kind of easy but you still have to work very precisely and spend some time experimenting with it. Especially if you interested in making a larger amount of tees, a mechanical process is much more profitable. I really have to figure out a system as I don't want to put Givenchy price tags on them.

I can recommend Lumi for experimenting or small editions. But if I am successful selling them I will switch to a proper mechanical process as it saves a lot of time.


thanks man.

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

Aug 21, 2012 @ 21:22
Not a terrible look but just one thing. Gildan are the worst fitting t's.


i used Gildan and a bunch a folks suggested i continue to use them. they liked the fit and material. the ones i used were lightweight.

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Pacifist-Fight- Wear/198022430260055

Aug 21, 2012 @ 21:46
Did you ask them before or after they washed them? @angry-chair

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

Aug 21, 2012 @ 22:26
Did you ask them before or after they washed them? .


i never asked them. some just offered up the feedback. i'm assuming they had time to wear em a couple times including washes. the tees said Pre-shrunk..

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Pacifist-Fight- Wear/198022430260055

Aug 21, 2012 @ 22:40
Originally posted by Inactive User
Small Fall/Winter 2012 preview





dope bro
Aug 21, 2012 @ 22:42
I finally put up my Sneaker Con Exclusive Tanks on the Bluu Dreams store. Let me know what you think.



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