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November 19, 2012 @ 08:04 PM
al dente co.

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i know this isnt a market place.... but i ended up with some extra beanies i don't need. really nice, 12 inch beanies in black. anyone want to take them off my hands? i have 16 let. @ $3 each.

al dente company // aldenteco.com

November 19, 2012 @ 08:29 PM
karakter1

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Wouldnt buy anything from 24/25 of these so called "brands"

lol at how flooded this market is, not to mention the established brands


most hypebeast are already trained and conditioned on what to like.

its almost like the established brands are becoming mainstream norm and the new brands are the true underground streetwear.

There is a huge market of consumers that dont want to wear the 20 "cool" brands anymore. And there is also a huge market of NEW consumers that havent been exposed to the scene at all.

Good luck to all the new brands.....for all the people that want to hate, why not direct it to the established brands?
November 19, 2012 @ 08:34 PM
cityofsavages

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I hate how people are so caught up on black scale being the only "dark" brand that's ever existed. It's probably one of the most successful but if you look back into goth and metal rock fashion in the past, demonic designs have been around for a long time. Just take a trip to Hot Topic.


hell yeah

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

November 19, 2012 @ 08:36 PM
al dente co.

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@karakter1 - half these kids don't know the history behind brands. they just see tyler the creator or other celebs rocking the shit and join the bandwagon.

I'm 27 and was wearing stussy when i was 12. They probably didn't even know that mossimo ( a brand sold in target) started back in the 90's when supreme and stussy started and was actually considered streetwear, till they became licensed and became main stream as hell.

stupid hype kids. the most ignorant of them all. they stay behind the computer dissing but won't do shit in person.

al dente company // aldenteco.com

November 19, 2012 @ 08:41 PM
al dente co.

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I hate how people are so caught up on black scale being the only "dark" brand that's ever existed. It's probably one of the most successful but if you look back into goth and metal rock fashion in the past, demonic designs have been around for a long time. Just take a trip to Hot Topic.


hell yeah


diabolical brands period kill me... there are a lot. That diabolical fashion has been hot since the 80's. punk rock kids started that movement. Then it became sort of high fashion and cool now.

but too each is own. it's just preference. and no BLACK SCALE isn't the only one doing it. Fuct has been doing shit with reapers and goats and pentagrams since the 90's.


i can't mess with anything that is devil related or looks it. i'm a christian and proud of it. I can't diss my God like that, not even for fashion.

I don't even like the fact that brands use godly images too. i feel like it's blasphemy. like en - nior and other brands.

al dente company // aldenteco.com

November 19, 2012 @ 08:42 PM
al dente co.

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although i do love skulls though. but that doesnt represent devils or dark images IMO. i can even handle a grim reaper. B/c i like horror movies and old biker gang shit. But repping the devil..... no chance.

al dente company // aldenteco.com

November 19, 2012 @ 09:13 PM
Laurence of Arabia

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although i do love skulls though. but that doesnt represent devils or dark images IMO. i can even handle a grim reaper. B/c i like horror movies and old biker gang shit. But repping the devil..... no chance.
respect man !
November 19, 2012 @ 09:34 PM
twincolumn

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It's great seeing comments like these after the response I got from my first posts.

Like @aldenteco said, FUCT has been doin this style for years, and one of the few original American Streetwear brands that is still respected in Japan - where this dark aesthetic is very popular and more widely accepted. (as said by Complex Magazine).

And just as a side note, none of my stuff represents the devil (not that anyone has said that it does).

The name is based on me, a Gemini- the sign being Two Columns or Twins. Gemini's ruling planet is Mercury- God of Travel, Patron of Commerce, and King of Thieves. I take a lot of inspiration from Astrology and the Mercury (the god) and from my general interests like Egypt and other myth. Other designs just pop in my head.

I based the name, Twin Column, after the designer (me) because I have seen too many brands trapped by their name. Like Diamond Supply. ALL their designs have Diamonds in them- it pretty much has to. But brands like Alexander Wang (named based on designer) can release whatever they want because the designs are based on the man behind the brand, not the brand's name. This allows me to have a whole future open to whatever I have interest in. After all, I'm only 19 and I design for myself and for what I want to wear.

Just a little something for other new brands on here to think about.

TwinColumn.com @TwinColumnCult Facebook.com/TwinColumn

November 19, 2012 @ 09:54 PM
twincolumn

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Continuing on with the little info, since I might as well, I have a few re-occurring themes in my work.

I have a Monogram Series where garments have the Twin Column Monogram.

I am about to restock these Sweatshirts in Black.


Also about to release Monogram Beanies and Monogram shirts, I have mockups for those if anyone wants to see.

I also have a Cult of Mercury thing going, since I take a lot of inspiration from the God of Mercury as I have said before.

CULT Sleeve Shirt w/ Mercury symbol


CVLT Snapback w/ Mercury Symbol


And of course, Twin Column gear like this TWIN Sleeve Shirt


And lastly, the Cross motif. These are my last Cross themed items however.

Cross Neck - Givenchy play


Ebbets Field Flannel Wool 5panel- Crosses are T's. Stands for Trade, Travel, Thievery. (Twin Column's Creed based off Mercury)


Cross Sleeve- to go with the Ebbets Wool 5panel


I also have a fourth theme, Raider Klan, which is an on-going collaboration with them.

As you can see, every item is coherent with each other and everything has a meaning.

TwinColumn.com @TwinColumnCult Facebook.com/TwinColumn

November 19, 2012 @ 10:17 PM
lowlives

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@twincolumn I'm really digging what you have come up with dude, and you give positive support to everyone else unlike most people I have seen on these forums..
Keep it up

www.lowlivesclothing.com IG: lowlivesclothing

November 19, 2012 @ 10:29 PM
mojosodope

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@twincolumn tight man, I prolly will cop a tee

I disgust myself but I am not unhappy about that.

November 19, 2012 @ 10:33 PM
mojosodope

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@twincolumn tight man! prolly will cop a tee@
keep up the work

EDIT : sorry for double post !

I disgust myself but I am not unhappy about that.

November 19, 2012 @ 11:04 PM
Broken Bank Clo

Post: 516

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Location: San Diego

It's great seeing comments like these after the response I got from my first posts.

Like @aldenteco said, FUCT has been doin this style for years, and one of the few original American Streetwear brands that is still respected in Japan - where this dark aesthetic is very popular and more widely accepted. (as said by Complex Magazine).

And just as a side note, none of my stuff represents the devil (not that anyone has said that it does).

The name is based on me, a Gemini- the sign being Two Columns or Twins. Gemini's ruling planet is Mercury- God of Travel, Patron of Commerce, and King of Thieves. I take a lot of inspiration from Astrology and the Mercury (the god) and from my general interests like Egypt and other myth. Other designs just pop in my head.

I based the name, Twin Column, after the designer (me) because I have seen too many brands trapped by their name. Like Diamond Supply. ALL their designs have Diamonds in them- it pretty much has to. But brands like Alexander Wang (named based on designer) can release whatever they want because the designs are based on the man behind the brand, not the brand's name. This allows me to have a whole future open to whatever I have interest in. After all, I'm only 19 and I design for myself and for what I want to wear.

Just a little something for other new brands on here to think about.


Respect that you are doing a brand and all but saying that none of your stuff doesn't repersent the devil is a bit off. Upside down crosses surely don't repersent God or Christ in the slightest and if you ain't with God your against him. I may get some thumb downs for this comment but I'm a Christian myself so I felt I need to speak on that both of us being designers and all.
I'm not for the dark brands either but do you and make your money.
But carry on. smile

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

November 19, 2012 @ 11:19 PM
twincolumn

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@vega_box Thank you for keeping everything respectful. I am personally not religious so I don't really have much religious knowledge but I think you will find this interesting because I actually try to stay away from the "devil-worshiper" and "illuminati" image. The upside down crosses are actually the St. Petrine Cross.

You might already know what that is because you are Christian, but for those that don't know, the St. Petrine Cross or The Cross of St. Peter is the inverted latin cross. The latin cross is the same cross used by Christianity, correct? So, with this, many Christians have come to consider The Cross of St. Peter to be a symbol of ant-religion or associated with Satanism. However, this is not meant to be the case. In Catholicism, the St. Petrine cross is not seen as Satanic. Pope John Paul II sat on a chair with the Petrine Cross inscribed on the back when he visited Israel.

I know this doesn't change much since it's still not "with God" but I just wanted to point out how the design is more neutral than anything else

And I also provide normal latin crosses in White smile just the black version is inverted

TwinColumn.com @TwinColumnCult Facebook.com/TwinColumn

November 19, 2012 @ 11:46 PM
lowlives

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Hey everyone so I'm new to the scene, looking to get some advice on first drop..
I am getting printed to start with, 5 t's 5 crew's and 5 longsleeve t's, I have also getting manufactored blank camo 5 panel caps, and pompom beanies. I have organised tags, and embroidery. I have also organised a film and photography specialist to create a video lookbook and product photography.
What are your thoughts on this? A bit too much for first line of drop? or is it good to be this organised? much respect to any response

www.lowlivesclothing.com IG: lowlivesclothing

November 19, 2012 @ 11:59 PM
outthewoods

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Hey everyone so I'm new to the scene, looking to get some advice on first drop..
I am getting printed to start with, 5 t's 5 crew's and 5 longsleeve t's, I have also getting manufactored blank camo 5 panel caps, and pompom beanies. I have organised tags, and embroidery. I have also organised a film and photography specialist to create a video lookbook and product photography.
What are your thoughts on this? A bit too much for first line of drop? or is it good to be this organised? much respect to any response
It's the best way to do it. Nail the branding and aim high from the start. good luck
November 20, 2012 @ 12:03 AM
lowlives

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Hey everyone so I'm new to the scene, looking to get some advice on first drop..
I am getting printed to start with, 5 t's 5 crew's and 5 longsleeve t's, I have also getting manufactored blank camo 5 panel caps, and pompom beanies. I have organised tags, and embroidery. I have also organised a film and photography specialist to create a video lookbook and product photography.
What are your thoughts on this? A bit too much for first line of drop? or is it good to be this organised? much respect to any response
It's the best way to do it. Nail the branding and aim high from the start. good luck


Thanks for the response, I noticed I got a lot of dislikes on current logo but I am getting a new one done up. The one I have now was created simply for the purpose to have a logo for the time being.
When it comes to logos, do people tend to use typographical?

www.lowlivesclothing.com IG: lowlivesclothing

November 20, 2012 @ 12:26 AM
outthewoods

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I think theres a mix of logos out there, but personally i think its stronger to have a name of sorts incorporated so that people can put a name to the brand. When people buy, they're basically buying into your brand image and identity, so you should make it as strong as you can from the off.
November 20, 2012 @ 12:46 AM
timk125

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So I've been lurking on this thread for like 2 months trying to learn stuff about launching my brand. So far I have a name and a logo. Just looking for some thoughts/critiques/opinions on the photo below. I'm not sure if I'm going to use it for the logo or if it's just a design.


SocialAnxietyClubHB

Edit: Click through for a bigger one, I need a better photo host...
November 20, 2012 @ 03:25 AM
DannyHH

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November 20, 2012 @ 03:26 AM
Benchwarmer

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@timk125
The type looks good but I'm not sure it would work the best as a logo. With the thumbnail you posted, it's a bit hard to read the script at the bottom and you need your logo to scale well. It looks great when it's bigger though, so I feel it would look good as a design rather than a logo.

@twincolumn
Your product is looking really good man, I love that hoodie with the pocket print.
November 20, 2012 @ 03:28 AM
timk125

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@benchwarmer Totally see your point. I'm not happy with how it scales and you make a good point. Logo 101 really I don't know what I was thinking.
November 20, 2012 @ 03:46 AM
Angry Chair

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my dude Clinton's new walkout shirt. he's fighting for the Gladiator Challenge featherweight belt on Saturday at Thunder Valley Casino.


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

November 20, 2012 @ 03:52 AM
al dente co.

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are those westside hats your??? they look like the dom kennedy ones... either way, looks dope. and i like the shirt. not the hoodie... (i don't smoke)

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November 20, 2012 @ 03:57 AM
al dente co.

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which one looks better....

let me know asap and why.... i'm working on something.

al dente company // aldenteco.com

November 20, 2012 @ 03:59 AM
Benchwarmer

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@timk125
Don't worry too much about it man, you should expect to do a lot of revisions before getting it just right. Just keep working at it and keep asking people's opinions.
November 20, 2012 @ 03:59 AM
DannyHH

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are those westside hats your??? they look like the dom kennedy ones... either way, looks dope. and i like the shirt. not the hoodie... (i don't smoke)


no not our hats, made a mistake. Photoshoot fell apart so took some random pics, and our hats didnt come in time. Oh well. Lol.
November 20, 2012 @ 04:02 AM
al dente co.

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So I've been lurking on this thread for like 2 months trying to learn stuff about launching my brand. So far I have a name and a logo. Just looking for some thoughts/critiques/opinions on the photo below. I'm not sure if I'm going to use it for the logo or if it's just a design.


SocialAnxietyClubHB

Edit: Click through for a bigger one, I need a better photo host...


it's better as a design. it's alright. could use some work... i'd mess with the fonts a big.
reminds me of this http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_l8gw91XIvi1qa98opo1_500.jpg

al dente company // aldenteco.com

November 20, 2012 @ 04:03 AM
al dente co.

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are those westside hats your??? they look like the dom kennedy ones... either way, looks dope. and i like the shirt. not the hoodie... (i don't smoke)


no not our hats, made a mistake. Photoshoot fell apart so took some random pics, and our hats didnt come in time. Oh well. Lol.


lol.... stay away from posting a look book with someone else's shit. i don't think that looks good.

either way, sorry to hear about the hats. that shirt is tight... i might have to buy one.

al dente company // aldenteco.com

November 20, 2012 @ 04:04 AM
DannyHH

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Location: United States

are those westside hats your??? they look like the dom kennedy ones... either way, looks dope. and i like the shirt. not the hoodie... (i don't smoke)


no not our hats, made a mistake. Photoshoot fell apart so took some random pics, and our hats didnt come in time. Oh well. Lol.


lol.... stay away from posting a look book with someone else's shit. i don't think that looks good.

either way, sorry to hear about the hats. that shirt is tight... i might have to buy one.


Yeah.. Wasnt really a look book, did what we could with what we had to get some pics on IG and the website. Wasnt paying attention to the hat lol. Thank you though highlyhonored.com

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