Starting a New Line/Brand Feedback Thread

Oct 20, 2012 @ 20:55
@kromaqee smokeyface Looks great man, I'm digging it. Gotta ask though. How many of these did you have produced and any one purchase one yet? It's a unique piece but solid.

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Oct 20, 2012 @ 20:59
@hkeys Appreciate the compliments! Yea if you check the site they are for sale. I released them locally at Boston retailers as well. Its a limited run of 40 that I did sizes S-XL. Won't have retail sales numbers for a few weeks.

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Oct 20, 2012 @ 23:11
Bad quality photos but i just wanted to throw a preview of the new snapbacks and beanies im dropping.
The snapbacks are available in black or dark navy
and the beanies are available in gold yellow, light grey or black
I am also dropping pullover hoodies and 2 shirts soon
just a sneak peak of what im doing

I will take better photos later



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Oct 21, 2012 @ 02:54


this looks dope, love that design for sure, if it comes on a good quality shirt i would buy it.

Thanks for the feedback. I'm thinking Bamboo Cotton, maybe some tall tees. What do you think?


Definitely not tall tee
Oct 21, 2012 @ 02:57
I understand making profit but why charge ASS RAPE money if you just started. Kids like me fall for it though thats why im on a mission

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Oct 21, 2012 @ 06:16
I understand making profit but why charge ASS RAPE money if you just started. Kids like me fall for it though thats why im on a mission


Not sure if you were referencing any previous comment but just saw your post and heres my 2 cents.

In my opinion if you pay for a $15-20 shirt that's exactly what you're getting. If I pay $28 I feel like I paying for a brand that has value. If the best streetwear brand started selling all their shirts for $15 then their shit wouldn't be considered tight anymore even if all the designs stayed the same.

And with that say I hella shop at Target though I ain't even gonna lie. Haha.

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Oct 21, 2012 @ 06:16
I understand making profit but why charge ASS RAPE money if you just started. Kids like me fall for it though thats why im on a mission


It can be justified if the quality matches the price. Having sewn in tags or some sort of hem tags, Alstyle blanks, etc. Anywhere from $20-30 is standard. The worst is when new brands charge in the $30-40 range and when someone buys it it's just a Gildan tee or some sort of knock off blank, no relabeling, or real branding, or quality that makes the price worth it. You'll find as you grow your prices will have to increase though.

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Oct 21, 2012 @ 06:21
I understand making profit but why charge ASS RAPE money if you just started. Kids like me fall for it though thats why im on a mission


It can be justified if the quality matches the price. Having sewn in tags or some sort of hem tags, Alstyle blanks, etc. Anywhere from $20-30 is standard. The worst is when new brands charge in the $30-40 range and when someone buys it it's just a Gildan tee or some sort of knock off blank, no relabeling, or real branding, or quality that makes the price worth it. You'll find as you grow your prices will have to increase though.
I understand making profit but why charge ASS RAPE money if you just started. Kids like me fall for it though thats why im on a mission


It can be justified if the quality matches the price. Having sewn in tags or some sort of hem tags, Alstyle blanks, etc. Anywhere from $20-30 is standard. The worst is when new brands charge in the $30-40 range and when someone buys it it's just a Gildan tee or some sort of knock off blank, no relabeling, or real branding, or quality that makes the price worth it. You'll find as you grow your prices will have to increase though.


You also don't want to start off selling shirts at $20 then eventually want to change it to $30. Not that it can't be done but I think it's a bad idea to set the wrong precedence.

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Oct 21, 2012 @ 06:33
I understand making profit but why charge ASS RAPE money if you just started. Kids like me fall for it though thats why im on a mission


It can be justified if the quality matches the price. Having sewn in tags or some sort of hem tags, Alstyle blanks, etc. Anywhere from $20-30 is standard. The worst is when new brands charge in the $30-40 range and when someone buys it it's just a Gildan tee or some sort of knock off blank, no relabeling, or real branding, or quality that makes the price worth it. You'll find as you grow your prices will have to increase though.


Very true
Price increase comes with the terrority. It's easy to see a situation where a label starts with a base price of $25 and starts charging upwards of $35 once they get enough recognition and their standards of quality becomes higher.
Oct 21, 2012 @ 10:12
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Oct 21, 2012 @ 12:29



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Oct 22, 2012 @ 00:40
Hey all,

We're currently in the middle of launching a new brand, and we're having a hard time finding a really high-end embroidery company here in the US. Does anybody have any recommendations for places that can handle high volume work at a very high quality?
Oct 22, 2012 @ 00:51
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Oct 22, 2012 @ 00:55
Oct 22, 2012 @ 01:12
hey everyone, I'm getting ready to start my own clothing brand.. I wanna have something simple, but different.. something where I can have a simple logo.. I just need a name.. I can do the designs.. finding a name has been the hardest part for me.. please help!
Oct 22, 2012 @ 01:34
hey everyone, I'm getting ready to start my own clothing brand.. I wanna have something simple, but different.. something where I can have a simple logo.. I just need a name.. I can do the designs.. finding a name has been the hardest part for me.. please help!


I'm sure someone can give you a good name and you can run with it but I suggest just brainstorming until you find something you like. I'd like a name to mean something to me personally and to cultivate a brand according to what that name means. Doesn't have to be that way but for me it's important.

So maybe you should do some brainstorming exercises.. Sounds stupid but I've done it before. Cloud boards, word Associations, etc

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Oct 22, 2012 @ 04:45
I understand making profit but why charge ASS RAPE money if you just started. Kids like me fall for it though thats why im on a mission


Not sure if you were referencing any previous comment but just saw your post and heres my 2 cents.

In my opinion if you pay for a $15-20 shirt that's exactly what you're getting. If I pay $28 I feel like I paying for a brand that has value. If the best streetwear brand started selling all their shirts for $15 then their shit wouldn't be considered tight anymore even if all the designs stayed the same.


And with that say I hella shop at Target though I ain't even gonna lie. Haha.


But what if you pay $28 for a tee and it turns out to be shit? Plenty of new brands do this and they may have a decent site and product images, but might not see the importance or not have the knowledge of using good quality blanks, fabrics, etc. For us, we started selling cheap but have been gradually increasing our prices as our releases increase and started using Alstyle blanks and sewing in our own tags. The best streetwear brands can't afford to charge $15 for shirts and won't, unless they are on sale or the last of what they have. Personally think $20-30 from a new brand is perfect, if everything is proper and standard. I mean shit if one can have a solid fan base who doesn't care about quality and only likes the design for $28 then to each his own.

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Oct 22, 2012 @ 04:49
Bad quality photos but i just wanted to throw a preview of the new snapbacks and beanies im dropping.
The snapbacks are available in black or dark navy
and the beanies are available in gold yellow, light grey or black
I am also dropping pullover hoodies and 2 shirts soon
just a sneak peak of what im doing

I will take better photos later


Bad quality photos but i just wanted to throw a preview of the new snapbacks and beanies im dropping.
The snapbacks are available in black or dark navy
and the beanies are available in gold yellow, light grey or black
I am also dropping pullover hoodies and 2 shirts soon
just a sneak peak of what im doing

I will take better photos later




Why don't you just post "better photos" the first time? No hate, just saying. Shouldn't be in a rush or anything to show off your products to people who critique the shit out of everything. The patches are a cool idea, I think they are kinda hard to read though. You sew them yourself?

http://thedividedminds.com/

Oct 22, 2012 @ 07:43
Hey all. I just finished some late fall cut and sew and wanted to show you what can be done by a small brand. Again, hit me with any questions you have about starting up some cut and sew projects. You can do it! I am not a designer and managed to get this project off the ground and completed. I urge you not to shy away and take a stab at it.

Totally agree with this, especially now that every man and his dog is making a clothing brand now, to make a success of it, i think something extra is needed to stand out!

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Oct 22, 2012 @ 07:52
I understand making profit but why charge ASS RAPE money if you just started. Kids like me fall for it though thats why im on a mission


But surely you would be more inclined to pay a higher price for a small, local brand where someone has poured their blood, sweat and tears into making this (likely limited edition) garment for you than you would a multinational bran who pay Indian or Bangladeshi kids 3 cents an hour to make soul-less tees 100,000 tees?

It actually costs us more as smaller brands to make something for you (everything i'm doing is made/printed/finished in the UK made in limited runs).

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Oct 22, 2012 @ 08:58
@kromaqee that jacket is illll. Cool if I reblog it on my site?
Oct 22, 2012 @ 12:19
Hey all. I just finished some late fall cut and sew and wanted to show you what can be done by a small brand. Again, hit me with any questions you have about starting up some cut and sew projects. You can do it! I am not a designer and managed to get this project off the ground and completed. I urge you not to shy away and take a stab at it.







And yes they are on sale now at: http://www.kromaqee.com


That's ill man, good for you. How'd you go about getting the process rolling with the cut and sew? I've wanted to do that for a while but don't even know where to begin. Dope you're from Beantown too I see those jackets as being dope for some fall/spring New England weather.
Oct 22, 2012 @ 16:00
@jxroguescholars Quick question for you, what's the recommended process for distress? (To apply the effect on the ai/ps file? Or do you guys have a certain method of applying one offs distress effect, if so how much control do you have over it? Appreciate any suggestions/advices






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If I were asked to print that I would definitely do it in the graphic program and burn it on to a screen (high mesh) as a distressed piece. If you burn that image as a solid print and try to distress the artwork after the fact you risk printing a piece that looks like a shitty print job rather than an intentional distressed art.

But with that said there are a large number of ways you can still affect the print during the actual printing process if you want a bit of difference across all shirts. You can lighten up the opacity of the ink a lot. Use a crackle additive if you want more of a cracked type distress. Use less pressure when printing - probably better technique if on a manual and not an auto. Another trick I have read is to wrinkle paper or pallet tape on all the platens so you print on an uneven surface. That should create a few different lines on each print for every platen.


Thanks !! Exactly the ideas I was looking for ! (less pressure/wrinkle paper/pallet tape for an uneven print) Any sites on explaining these techniques? Didn't have much luck googling it
I have a press for diy screen for any single color low mesh counts and send any mutiphoto / photo prints to the shop

Oct 22, 2012 @ 16:18


hahah it's supposed to be a play on words so the sexual connotation is there. cream snatcher having a double meaning where youth is brainwashed by media through consumerism thinking that material goods is the ONLY thing they should focus on. They train the young mind to believe that having all of the material goods will make them look rich or be a "baller" and in turn make them achieve their dreams and goals of impressing society, but in fact it is doing the exact opposite to their monetary gains. So the media is basically "fucking" people right in front of their face.


I like the name and the design. I'd rock that shit you made any yet?


Thanks homie. They are already in production but will be released in the spring
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Oct 22, 2012 @ 16:35
I'm not really starting a clothing line, but I'm opening a customization service. I'll be doing custom dyed wallabees. Or, if you wish you had a pair of desert boots (or weavers or any soft sand suede shoe) in a certain color that they dont' sell, I can do that too. I can do ghost face style split color wallees. I can do moderate stenciling (like if you want your name/logo on the heel). Basically, I can do damn near anything. Have an idea? Shoot me an email and I'll let you know if I can pull it off. I also have some cool ideas for exotic materials and what not.

Hit me at customwallees@gmail.com if you're interested. Or wait for the webshop to open Jan. 2013. I'm taking pre orders at a temporarily discounted price so I can build up some word of mouth and get more pics of the different styles I'm capable of.

Here's an example of what I can do (obviously not my pic)



and here's a solid color pair that I actually did myself.



I'm in the midst of setting up shop so I'll post more pics for you guys once I dye my sample wallees. I'm keeping prices relatively low compared to other custom services.


Refer 10 paying customers and I'll hook you up with a free pair of solid color wallees. (your choice of color).

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Oct 22, 2012 @ 16:53
@kromaqee that jacket is illll. Cool if I reblog it on my site?
@defiantheights of course! I appreciate you showing interest in the project

(KQ) http://blog.kromaqee.com

Oct 22, 2012 @ 17:14
Hey all. I just finished some late fall cut and sew and wanted to show you what can be done by a small brand. Again, hit me with any questions you have about starting up some cut and sew projects. You can do it! I am not a designer and managed to get this project off the ground and completed. I urge you not to shy away and take a stab at it.







And yes they are on sale now at: http://www.kromaqee.com


That's ill man, good for you. How'd you go about getting the process rolling with the cut and sew? I've wanted to do that for a while but don't even know where to begin. Dope you're from Beantown too I see those jackets as being dope for some fall/spring New England weather.


@casein_point Appreciate your input on the jacket!

As I have been telling a few people, the pattern is the main thing you need to begin really strategizing how to get your custom garment project rolling. If you aren't a designer don't fret. You can take a simple piece of clothing you like and modifiy/add to it to get an idea of what you want. A local tailor can help a lot with this. After that you can find a pattern maker to translate your garment into a pattern.

When this is done you can work on your sample. One thing a lot of people don't realize is that you need to source every single component of your garment. This includes zippers, buttons, tags, labels, cords, etc. The only thing my manufacturer provided was the thread! But don't worry. A quick google search will yield tons of really cool fabric suppliers. Amazon also has a wealth of clothing components at a decent price without huge minimums.

That's most of what you need to know to get your ideas off the ground at least. And don't fret about price too much. Just adjust the size of your run to accomodate your bank account and start with just one piece. It's a great way to prove to retailers that you can do more than just print/embroider onto blanks

(KQ) http://blog.kromaqee.com

Oct 22, 2012 @ 17:40
I'm not really starting a clothing line, but I'm opening a customization service. I'll be doing custom dyed wallabees. Or, if you wish you had a pair of desert boots (or weavers or any soft sand suede shoe) in a certain color that they dont' sell, I can do that too. I can do ghost face style split color wallees. I can do moderate stenciling (like if you want your name/logo on the heel). Basically, I can do damn near anything. Have an idea? Shoot me an email and I'll let you know if I can pull it off. I also have some cool ideas for exotic materials and what not.

Hit me at customwallees@gmail.com if you're interested. Or wait for the webshop to open Jan. 2013. I'm taking pre orders at a temporarily discounted price so I can build up some word of mouth and get more pics of the different styles I'm capable of.

Here's an example of what I can do (obviously not my pic)



and here's a solid color pair that I actually did myself.



I'm in the midst of setting up shop so I'll post more pics for you guys once I dye my sample wallees. I'm keeping prices relatively low compared to other custom services.


Refer 10 paying customers and I'll hook you up with a free pair of solid color wallees. (your choice of color).


can you get the wu logo burn into the gum sole?

those iron man wallabees from the album cover are dope. too bad a lot of people dont know the history behind wallabees. i'm sure whoever disliked this post is some "new" hypebeast who doesnt know much history.

anyways dude, email me some pictures of shit you've done. info@aldenteco.com

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Oct 22, 2012 @ 18:14
I'm not really starting a clothing line, but I'm opening a customization service. I'll be doing custom dyed wallabees. Or, if you wish you had a pair of desert boots (or weavers or any soft sand suede shoe) in a certain color that they dont' sell, I can do that too. I can do ghost face style split color wallees. I can do moderate stenciling (like if you want your name/logo on the heel). Basically, I can do damn near anything. Have an idea? Shoot me an email and I'll let you know if I can pull it off. I also have some cool ideas for exotic materials and what not.

Hit me at customwallees@gmail.com if you're interested. Or wait for the webshop to open Jan. 2013. I'm taking pre orders at a temporarily discounted price so I can build up some word of mouth and get more pics of the different styles I'm capable of.

Here's an example of what I can do (obviously not my pic)



and here's a solid color pair that I actually did myself.



I'm in the midst of setting up shop so I'll post more pics for you guys once I dye my sample wallees. I'm keeping prices relatively low compared to other custom services.


Refer 10 paying customers and I'll hook you up with a free pair of solid color wallees. (your choice of color).


dope... and different. nice work
Oct 22, 2012 @ 19:21
I'm not really starting a clothing line, but I'm opening a customization service. I'll be doing custom dyed wallabees. Or, if you wish you had a pair of desert boots (or weavers or any soft sand suede shoe) in a certain color that they dont' sell, I can do that too. I can do ghost face style split color wallees. I can do moderate stenciling (like if you want your name/logo on the heel). Basically, I can do damn near anything. Have an idea? Shoot me an email and I'll let you know if I can pull it off. I also have some cool ideas for exotic materials and what not.

Hit me at customwallees@gmail.com if you're interested. Or wait for the webshop to open Jan. 2013. I'm taking pre orders at a temporarily discounted price so I can build up some word of mouth and get more pics of the different styles I'm capable of.

Here's an example of what I can do (obviously not my pic)



and here's a solid color pair that I actually did myself.



I'm in the midst of setting up shop so I'll post more pics for you guys once I dye my sample wallees. I'm keeping prices relatively low compared to other custom services.


Refer 10 paying customers and I'll hook you up with a free pair of solid color wallees. (your choice of color).


Those are too tough man, I'd definitely be interested in a few pairs

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