Starting a New Line/Brand Feedback Thread

Dec 22, 2012 @ 19:27
Originally posted by Inactive User


http://www.nobodyspecialco.com/

Me and homie decided to finally put our brand on Hypebeast and see what some random people had to say about what we're doing. We've soft launched our 1st season of shirts and sweatshirts online. 

As with everyone doing clothing start up business's now a days it is hard to differentiate yourself from other brands. But we feel as though the designs we've put out and the designs we've still have lined up that we're going to bring back some of what has been missing in the streetwear game. Our designs are inspired by our life, but also from classic ideas and just things that strike your eye and memory. 

Our motto is "Our Way The Only Way" and that's just how we plan to do things. The feedback we're hoping to recieve back is just how do you as a random people look at the clothing from not knowing it from a can of paint. We're all in here looking for constructive criticism so thank you all for looking.  

I didn't want to flood the page with product photos but just take a second to look at the site. 

http://www.nobodyspecialco.com/
Looks like ya'll are off to a solid start.
i see the direction your trying to go with it, but off the bat when i look at the t sweatshirts with the "old english" writing, you cant see what is says very well, i wouldnt want to buy a sweater that nobody can read. ive also come to the conclusion that every clothing company starting out now a days is using red and black as their main colors....which is why i am trying to take it a different direction, just a thought for you, try to bring something different to the table in terms of colors. i do agree with the above statement saying i wouldnt want to wear something that says "nobody special" on myself either. 
Dec 22, 2012 @ 20:21
Originally posted by Inactive User
dope shoot
Thanks 
Dec 23, 2012 @ 06:44
cool shots but fucks up with that box, has no integrity as a design at all and isnt cohesive.
Dec 23, 2012 @ 09:32
i don't get why people in here give so much value to a brand's back story when they literally have no back story, which forces all these amateur designers to conjure some BS back story that presents an embarrassing, unprofessional, and at times laughable result.

honestly everybody's 'about' section should be rather empty.

there has been nothing done. so why should there be all this talk when there has been no walk.

it is given, rather, that if a man walks in the bar and announces "i am cool", it is almost absolute that no one will give that man any attention.

i think it is very evident that verbal/written communication is only part of what we perceive. a large part of it is attitude, product quality, and maybe characteristics of consumer demographic. so why do we care so much about what people have to say about nothing they did.

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Dec 23, 2012 @ 09:57
Looking for some constructive feedback on my newly launched brand; tee designs, website functionality, and anything else both good and bad. If you don't like something, explain why. Thanks in advance to all that comment.

http://calibased.com/
Dec 23, 2012 @ 15:42
There. Fixed the 'be'. Better Now?

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Dec 23, 2012 @ 16:09
Sold a couple of tees and hoodies of the same design, so might as well put this up too:

DIAMOND MOUTH BLIND GIANT - iPHONE CASE
Dec 23, 2012 @ 16:23
There. Fixed the 'be'. Better Now?

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I still had to squint, then i gave up and had to put my head closer to the screen...? Maybe this is just me and it'll be better when printed ? 
Dec 23, 2012 @ 18:36
Looking for some constructive feedback on my newly launched brand; tee designs, website functionality, and anything else both good and bad. If you don't like something, explain why. Thanks in advance to all that comment.

http://calibased.com/
The site looks clean and is easy to navigate but your brand doesn't have any identity.

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

Dec 23, 2012 @ 21:03
i don't get why people in here give so much value to a brand's back story when they literally have no back story, which forces all these amateur designers to conjure some BS back story that presents an embarrassing, unprofessional, and at times laughable result.

honestly everybody's 'about' section should be rather empty.

there has been nothing done. so why should there be all this talk when there has been no walk.

it is given, rather, that if a man walks in the bar and announces "i am cool", it is almost absolute that no one will give that man any attention.

i think it is very evident that verbal/written communication is only part of what we perceive. a large part of it is attitude, product quality, and maybe characteristics of consumer demographic. so why do we care so much about what people have to say about nothing they did.
This a million times over. Too many brands think people give two shits about their story and upcoming. Honestly most consumers don't care about any of that, they will only buy the product if they like it, not because you have some cool stuff written in your about section. 

edmflavor.com

Dec 23, 2012 @ 21:53

Instagram: set_store #stayset www.setstore.co.uk

Dec 23, 2012 @ 23:49
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Dec 24, 2012 @ 00:23
i don't get why people in here give so much value to a brand's back story when they literally have no back story, which forces all these amateur designers to conjure some BS back story that presents an embarrassing, unprofessional, and at times laughable result.

honestly everybody's 'about' section should be rather empty.

there has been nothing done. so why should there be all this talk when there has been no walk.

it is given, rather, that if a man walks in the bar and announces "i am cool", it is almost absolute that no one will give that man any attention.

i think it is very evident that verbal/written communication is only part of what we perceive. a large part of it is attitude, product quality, and maybe characteristics of consumer demographic. so why do we care so much about what people have to say about nothing they did.


I agree that a forced back story is laughable. But everyone has a reason why the started their brand, and if you cannot back it up then you should reconsider why you are running a brand in the first place. My about story is simple and short, yet clearly conveys the mission of my brand. It may not appeal to all consumers, but I pay hard attention-to-detail and a good about section really helps me connect to the brand I'm looking at.

http://www.distantlight.co

Dec 24, 2012 @ 00:43
Originally posted by Inactive User
Originally posted by Inactive User
Originally posted by Inactive User
i don't get why people in here give so much value to a brand's back story when they literally have no back story, which forces all these amateur designers to conjure some BS back story that presents an embarrassing, unprofessional, and at times laughable result.

honestly everybody's 'about' section should be rather empty.

there has been nothing done. so why should there be all this talk when there has been no walk.

it is given, rather, that if a man walks in the bar and announces "i am cool", it is almost absolute that no one will give that man any attention.

i think it is very evident that verbal/written communication is only part of what we perceive. a large part of it is attitude, product quality, and maybe characteristics of consumer demographic. so why do we care so much about what people have to say about nothing they did.


I agree that a forced back story is laughable. But everyone has a reason why the started their brand, and if you cannot back it up then you should reconsider why you are running a brand in the first place. My about story is simple and short, yet clearly conveys the mission of my brand. It may not appeal to all consumers, but I pay hard attention-to-detail and a good about section really helps me connect to the brand I'm looking at.
TRUTH!!! ITS EITHER A JOB OR A HOBBIE ... I WOULDNT BUY INTO A BRAND THAT TALKS ALOAD OF BS NO MATTER HOW GOOD THEY ARE. NO NEED TO PUT SOME MAD CONCEPT BEHIND IT!! 


I MAKE STUFF I LIKE IF PEOPLE BUY IT THAT AWESOME IF NOT THEN THATS YOUR CHOICE. 


LESS IS MORE - SET

Instagram: set_store #stayset www.setstore.co.uk

Dec 24, 2012 @ 01:07
There. Fixed the 'be'. Better Now?

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I think most people didn't like the whole concept of the design, but it looks better now.

hot water

Dec 24, 2012 @ 01:28
C'mon son, if you're going to use the phrase "Crooks Be Shook" why don't you just make your own "Crooks" font or use another one. The phrase could work, sure it's been done before but at least stray away from making it look like a complete Crooks rip. Not the best way to start a "brand". Best of luck.

http://thedividedminds.com/

Dec 24, 2012 @ 02:53
Looking for some constructive feedback on my newly launched brand; tee designs, website functionality, and anything else both good and bad. If you don't like something, explain why. Thanks in advance to all that comment.

http://calibased.com/
i feel like you're doing too much. you do a lot and that's good. but you should also think about simplicity.
and cutting out the extra fat that doesn't say as much.
i would suggest taking out that really bulky slideshow widget on your homepage, cuz like right now, i'm in the hotel and the wifi sucks and i'm shaking because it's taking so long to load.

actually, now that it's loaded i'm enjoying some hi-res pics of the bay, unquestionably. i like the cityscape pics, but all it really says is that you guys are from the bay - right?

note for everyone: why is everyone having a sale omg you guys better not be having sales anymore after the holidays

besides that it could be more uniform in theme. you have all these differing fonts. your title, links, product articles, text fonts are all different. it's kind of chaotic, in my opinion.

I like "Live That Based Lifestyle".

and.

I like "Get Hooked Up".

Overall, it feels very embryonic in its stage. I think in time, you'll realize how you want to present yourself, and find out what you want your site to do and look like, because for now, it doesn't really say a whole tonnnn

cool pics of sf though

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Dec 24, 2012 @ 02:55
C'mon son, if you're going to use the phrase "Crooks Be Shook" why don't you just make your own "Crooks" font or use another one. The phrase could work, sure it's been done before but at least stray away from making it look like a complete Crooks rip. Not the best way to start a "brand". Best of luck.
Pretty sure it's intended to be a rip, and it's not his brand, it's a single design.

hot water

Dec 24, 2012 @ 02:55
There. Fixed the 'be'. Better Now?

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BLACK ON WHITE
you're the guy who doesn't give a fuck, right?
hey gotta live that hustle.
aye that's easy money man - it's true. 
there are a ton of kids out there that are uneducated and will get what you heat up..
respect.

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Dec 24, 2012 @ 03:07
guys i think i hate the courier font

what do you guys think

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Dec 24, 2012 @ 03:32
guys i think i hate the courier font

what do you guys think
all depends on how you use it, tbh.

hot water

Dec 24, 2012 @ 08:05
Brands need a meaning. If they don't have one what separates them from a shirt at walmart? Meaning and depth are what creates the clothes....its what creates the lifestyle.
Dec 24, 2012 @ 08:16
Originally posted by Inactive User
Just got a question for all you guys out there. put plainly and simply....What makes you interested in a brand?
Originality and a bold colors/designs, the stuff can't look gimmicky either. It also helps if there's a cool backstory to why the company actually exist.
I agree. It has to have actual meaning too. Im sick of these brands that start to just purely make money i mean thats ultimately the goal. But let your clothes be your expressions. 
Dec 24, 2012 @ 08:27
I appreciate all the feedback fellas, will take everything into account and definitely reassess somethings. Thanks.
Dec 24, 2012 @ 08:37
Originally posted by Inactive User
guys i think i hate the courier font

what do you guys think
http://www.prepressure.com/fonts/interesting/most_hated
yo this is a good read thanks

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Dec 24, 2012 @ 12:59
i don't get why people in here give so much value to a brand's back story when they literally have no back story, which forces all these amateur designers to conjure some BS back story that presents an embarrassing, unprofessional, and at times laughable result.

honestly everybody's 'about' section should be rather empty.

there has been nothing done. so why should there be all this talk when there has been no walk.

it is given, rather, that if a man walks in the bar and announces "i am cool", it is almost absolute that no one will give that man any attention.

i think it is very evident that verbal/written communication is only part of what we perceive. a large part of it is attitude, product quality, and maybe characteristics of consumer demographic. so why do we care so much about what people have to say about nothing they did.
This a million times over. Too many brands think people give two shits about their story and upcoming. Honestly most consumers don't care about any of that, they will only buy the product if they like it, not because you have some cool stuff written in your about section. 
SSUR "about" page is a picture of a pussy right now lol http://store.ssurempirestate.com/about but yeah I don't think it hurts to put effort into one because some customers care. The ones who do will click and read it and feel like the product they're about to buy means a little more and care the ones who don't won't ever even notice the section exists but as a company it's your responsibility to have all your bases covered.

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

Dec 24, 2012 @ 14:26
There. Fixed the 'be'. Better Now?

WHITE ON BLACK


BLACK ON WHITE
you're the guy who doesn't give a fuck, right?
hey gotta live that hustle.
aye that's easy money man - it's true. 
there are a ton of kids out there that are uneducated and will get what you heat up..
respect.
Call me a shepherd, I feed sheep.
Dec 24, 2012 @ 14:55
Originally posted by Inactive User
There. Fixed the 'be'. Better Now?

WHITE ON BLACK


BLACK ON WHITE
you're the guy who doesn't give a fuck, right?
hey gotta live that hustle.
aye that's easy money man - it's true. 
there are a ton of kids out there that are uneducated and will get what you heat up..
respect.
im not sure what education has to do with anything....people buy what looks good to them...you dont need to know the history of brands, streetwear or anything else in order to buy a shirt that you like. 
Dec 24, 2012 @ 15:24
Originally posted by Inactive User
TRUTH!!! ITS EITHER A JOB OR A HOBBIE ... I WOULDNT BUY INTO A BRAND THAT TALKS ALOAD OF BS NO MATTER HOW GOOD THEY ARE. NO NEED TO PUT SOME MAD CONCEPT BEHIND IT!! 


I MAKE STUFF I LIKE IF PEOPLE BUY IT THAT AWESOME IF NOT THEN THATS YOUR CHOICE. 


LESS IS MORE - SET
But if you like the stuff they are selling, why would their brand concept prevent you from purchasing ?

For me I think its important to have some type of concept, it could be really simple like " We make manga themed clothing because manga is a hobbie of ours" or really in depth "we strive to use sustainable methods in our production to encourage social responsibility, our goal is to make this a global trend".

You can see both have completely different types of goals but simply because they have them it ensures they have some kind of direction and every things within some sort of context.

For me, I just try and tell a story through my line, so I take extra time thinking up designs and how its going to relate as well as progress from the last releases I put out. If I cant achieve that then I spend extra time designing until I am happy. Maybe I am wrong but thats just me
Dec 24, 2012 @ 19:38


Tell me what you think about this new company I am interning for. Here is the link to our online store: http://americaniconbrand.bigcartel.com/ and our facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/American-Icon-Brand/428150203882818
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