Starting a New Line/Brand Feedback Thread

Sep 17, 2012 @ 18:22
I have a question for all the people who have successful brands when it comes to sales. When you release Tops in colors other than black, white , or grey do they sell as much? For an example releasing a burgandy hoodie along with a black hoodie with the same design at the same time. What colors for Tops other than black, white, and grey have you guys been successful selling a lot of quantities?


For Hoodies and Crews you can't go wrong with navy's and burgundy's alongside a black or heather.

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Sep 17, 2012 @ 18:27
Hypothetical situation here. Purely hypothetical!

If someone wants to start their own brand, lets use 5 panel caps as an example. Would it matter where it was made to you and why?

This hypothetical person is not a resident in the USA / Canada so the argument of "paying extra for the products to put food on the tables for hard working Americans who produce them" is off the table.

Lets say one hat design is manufactured in China costs roughly 2 euros for a custom design, the other option, made in USA costs 20 euros for the same custom design. They would both have the same DESIGN, EXACT same materials and the same QUALITY. Would it bother you that the hat is made in China? And how do you think it would affect the image of the brand. Sourcing for quality 5 panel manufacturers is a very underground subject with people willing to pay money just to get the information of a quality 5 panel manufacturer in the USA?

If you can find an honest quality manufacturer in China for your custom 5 panel caps would you agree that it could be a better option making the end price cheaper and then in turn giving the designer more money to create limited high quality designs for more and more people?

This is not a place to argue and yell at each other with the caps lock on looking for and argument. Simply wanting some input on how you think it affects the image of the brand simply by the origin of the cap.
Hypothetical situation here. Purely hypothetical!

If someone wants to start their own brand, lets use 5 panel caps as an example. Would it matter where it was made to you and why?

This hypothetical person is not a resident in the USA / Canada so the argument of "paying extra for the products to put food on the tables for hard working Americans who produce them" is off the table.

Lets say one hat design is manufactured in China costs roughly 2 euros for a custom design, the other option, made in USA costs 20 euros for the same custom design. They would both have the same DESIGN, EXACT same materials and the same QUALITY. Would it bother you that the hat is made in China? And how do you think it would affect the image of the brand. Sourcing for quality 5 panel manufacturers is a very underground subject with people willing to pay money just to get the information of a quality 5 panel manufacturer in the USA?

If you can find an honest quality manufacturer in China for your custom 5 panel caps would you agree that it could be a better option making the end price cheaper and then in turn giving the designer more money to create limited high quality designs for more and more people?

This is not a place to argue and yell at each other with the caps lock on looking for and argument. Simply wanting some input on how you think it affects the image of the brand simply by the origin of the cap.


If you can have a sample made of the hat from both manufacturer's and see that the quality is the exact same, then go with the cheaper one. Especially, if you are starting up and funds are limited. Yes, people who are highly in depth with this industry prefer made in USA goods but for starting out I don't see anything wrong with it. If you are skeptical on how it will sell/what people will think about it, then don't say "Made In China" and don't lie and say "Made In USA" if people ask you then you tell em it's from China, but the quality is tip top condition. (If it is of course) if the quality ends up sucking then oh well.

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Sep 17, 2012 @ 19:40
A few items from our fall collection



Second one looks a bit too busy in the back.

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Sep 17, 2012 @ 19:59
@ricosway @hkeys Thanks, I'll be doing some in the future.
Sep 17, 2012 @ 20:29
A few items from our fall collection



Second one looks a bit too busy in the back.


I agree, maybe just use the S and C and then put scratch underneath the S following the curve. Just a thought.
Sep 17, 2012 @ 21:05
Yo waddupp, what do you guys think of my clothing line? started in 2012 and still thinking if I should continue. Heres some of my design that I never made into shirts. My logo is located on the bottom left Trains & Rebels.




Only released one design. Im still thinking about changing name to something more simple or something different. I was thinking Season Co. or Tree Supply Co. Idk yet but I wanna know what you guys think about Trains and Rebels and the designs.
Sep 17, 2012 @ 21:19
@tvrkxblvzr start over the 1 shirt design you released looks straight obey copy and it doesnt help that you have the obey hat on and the gas mask is cool but its on to many designs and isnt that bird from 1 of the hundreds collabs?
Sep 17, 2012 @ 21:19
Yo waddupp, what do you guys think of my clothing line? started in 2012 and still thinking if I should continue. Heres some of my design that I never made into shirts. My logo is located on the bottom left Trains & Rebels.




Only released one design. Im still thinking about changing name to something more simple or something different. I was thinking Season Co. or Tree Supply Co. Idk yet but I wanna know what you guys think about Trains and Rebels and the designs.

im going to be honest
it is garbage, it looks too much like obey/supreme/other dead streetware
we need something fresh this seems like rehashes of other brands.
Sep 17, 2012 @ 21:23
im going to be honest
it is garbage, it looks too much like obey/supreme/other dead streetware
we need something fresh this seems like rehashes of other brands.


Yea im thinking your talking about that shirt, idk about the designs, doesn't remind me of anything out right now. What about the logo and name? YOu think it alright?
Sep 17, 2012 @ 21:24
dont let me make you think im singling you out i hate most of the designs and brands in this thread
Sep 17, 2012 @ 21:29
@tvrkxblvzr start over the 1 shirt design you released looks straight obey copy and it doesnt help that you have the obey hat on and the gas mask is cool but its on to many designs and isnt that bird from 1 of the hundreds collabs?
yea thats right hahaha didn't like it my self that much. Hmm I dont think so, gonna check and see.
Sep 17, 2012 @ 21:34
dont let me make you think im singling you out i hate most of the designs and brands in this thread
Hahaha no worry bro, I take feedback seriously, Too know what bad and what is not. Im not those people that get all butt hurt when someone says it suck haha but thanks for the feedback tho.
Sep 17, 2012 @ 21:59
A few items from our fall collection



shit looks dope!
Sep 17, 2012 @ 22:29
I'm at work and can't make a official "sample" profile but here is a quick look of what I have for my Fall/Winter drop

Let me know what you think. I'm using this drop as more of a promo kind of thing. This was the process I went through with the whole rebranding thing because of some of my previous releases weren't going in the direction I wanted really.
So I'm focusing more on the name and the logo like I SHOULD have done when I first started. I was so focused on making quick cash to fund my other shirts, things slept away from me.


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Sep 17, 2012 @ 22:33
^^Good stuff.

Also..what do you guys think of streetwear brands doing the simplest of designs and putting them on shirts? Is it genius or lazy?

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Sep 17, 2012 @ 23:14
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Sep 17, 2012 @ 23:36
I'm at work and can't make a official "sample" profile but here is a quick look of what I have for my Fall/Winter drop

Let me know what you think. I'm using this drop as more of a promo kind of thing. This was the process I went through with the whole rebranding thing because of some of my previous releases weren't going in the direction I wanted really.
So I'm focusing more on the name and the logo like I SHOULD have done when I first started. I was so focused on making quick cash to fund my other shirts, things slept away from me.



It shows. There's an obvious cohesion in this collection. You were always money with the theme, but I think you've got something cool here.

Are these drafts or more finished?

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Sep 18, 2012 @ 00:15
@jstorm some people like minimal designs i love a graphic t but sometimes i dont want a big graphic
Sep 18, 2012 @ 00:20
Hey guys, quick question. Do any of you guys have ideas about where I can get tees printed? All the screenprinters in my area are geared towards supplying businesses with tees rather than providing people who want to make a profit with tees. Any suggestions?
Sep 18, 2012 @ 00:51
I'm at work and can't make a official "sample" profile but here is a quick look of what I have for my Fall/Winter drop

Let me know what you think. I'm using this drop as more of a promo kind of thing. This was the process I went through with the whole rebranding thing because of some of my previous releases weren't going in the direction I wanted really.
So I'm focusing more on the name and the logo like I SHOULD have done when I first started. I was so focused on making quick cash to fund my other shirts, things slept away from me.



It shows. There's an obvious cohesion in this collection. You were always money with the theme, but I think you've got something cool here.

Are these drafts or more finished?


These are pretty much the finished mock ups.
Two shirts I am redoing. Banks & Robbers cause I didn't make enough the first go round (only 16) and those were gone quick. And the 2 colored logo coin and pig because I printed on gildan and hated those shirts but also different placement.

Pretty much all other designs I have that I didn't show have a core them around them. Either money, banks, Sledgehammers (for breaking banks)

Shoe shirts are cool and help bring in money but I felt pissed off when I looked back at it all. Should have made them more of an exclusive thing rather then main focus.

Close up of the Bet On Bank one


And this one I'll be getting ready for November...


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Sep 18, 2012 @ 02:04
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Sep 18, 2012 @ 02:18
@blsdfthla i had the idea for a oe snapback for sooo long but i never had the funds now its the thing to do now so that idea will never come
Sep 18, 2012 @ 02:37
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Sep 18, 2012 @ 02:56
i appreciate everyone's feedback
Sep 18, 2012 @ 03:06
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What's up everyone? I've never used these forums before, but I've been looking around and they seem like awesome places to get feedback!

I was hoping to get some feedback/opions from all of ya on this hoodie design. What do ya think? What would you change?

Also, it would be ahhmazing if people checked out the website and left feedback there! Cheers!
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Sep 18, 2012 @ 03:37
Just began the long journey of starting your own brand. I would love to get feedback on it. Thank you in advanced!
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Sep 18, 2012 @ 03:57
what do you guys think of streetwear brands doing the simplest of designs and putting them on shirts? Is it genius or lazy?


I believe simplicity can be a beautiful thing, but there is a crossroad between genius and lazy. One of the hardest things to do in design (in which I believe some of the best designers do well) is to make a design as simple as possible while still relaying a dynamic message. Some of the best logos in the world are unbelievably simple yet speak volumes.

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Sep 18, 2012 @ 04:02
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Sep 18, 2012 @ 05:05
what do you guys think of streetwear brands doing the simplest of designs and putting them on shirts? Is it genius or lazy?


I believe simplicity can be a beautiful thing, but there is a crossroad between genius and lazy. One of the hardest things to do in design (in which I believe some of the best designers do well) is to make a design as simple as possible while still relaying a dynamic message. Some of the best logos in the world are unbelievably simple yet speak volumes.


I agree with minsct. It's a very popular misconception. Creating 'simple' designs isn't simple at all, it takes a lot of skill to achieve simplicity.

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Sep 18, 2012 @ 05:18
Originally posted by Inactive User
what do you guys think of streetwear brands doing the simplest of designs and putting them on shirts? Is it genius or lazy?


I believe simplicity can be a beautiful thing, but there is a crossroad between genius and lazy. One of the hardest things to do in design (in which I believe some of the best designers do well) is to make a design as simple as possible while still relaying a dynamic message. Some of the best logos in the world are unbelievably simple yet speak volumes.


I agree with minsct. It's a very popular misconception. Creating 'simple' designs isn't simple at all, it takes a lot of skill to achieve simplicity.


I think it's damn near impossible to create simplicity straight away, but rather the best simplicity comes after that millionth sketch, when you've reduced and reduced, rather than started with a brilliant absence of content.

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