Starting a New Line/Brand Feedback Thread

Dec 27, 2012 @ 00:26
Originally posted by Inactive User
http://theluxelifecollection.com/paypal widget makes your site seem untrustworthy and cheap.
shameless rips off c&c and ssur renders you a clueless designer forever unworthy of merit
it took no skill to do that smh
collegiate font used just like rsvp gallery and pyrex smhh
basically if i can tell where you copied from and if i felt that it was too easy - i will hate.
these kind of comments are the worst....you knock the collegiate font when this brand does it, but its alright that Pyrex used it even though countless other brands have done it before them?

this is a typical hype baby remark.
I'm not going to lie, this type of thing is tricky and can get frustrating to understand.
but the way i see it is that Virgil is seeking something beyond copyright fiddle faddle
through his use of black and white, huge block text, negative effect on the stussy x been trill visual treatment, and how he's trying to contribute to ASAP's all black movement - you can see he's striving for something that hasn't exactly been done before.
i may be borderline obsessed with Virgil, but its unmistakable that Virgil's motive and uniform approach to his idea of a dope aesthetic is on a-whole-nother level from Luxe Life, which to me, honestly looks like the work of an amateur that is swept by the waves of popular rap with money being his shallow ulterior motive HOWEVER IRONIC IT MAY SEEM.

Luxe isn't even using the font on a t shirt. its' just his homepage. his product is the chanel split logo continuing off to say "cocaine & caviar" a definitely confused reference to C&C's "cocaine & caviar" and SSUR's "caviar cartel" which is supposed to be a play on Cartier, not Chanel. C&C is a play on Versace. Luxe has two hoodies one with a leopard print pocket the other is plain. Luxe also has one raglan with a leopard print left chest pocket. 

but beyond the design and the product a large part is how the product line is presented. Virgil did a feature length motion picture for his collection of tshirts hoodies beanies and pants that say the exact same thing. he made them all wear them a certain way, he played a weird ass track being outrageously elusive to his consumer niche, he clearly wants to express something esoteric. or at least it's weird af and challenging our perspective on the streetwear biosphere.

Luxe Life just does a simple "hey check us out we're new".
twitter link
instagram link - which features endless posts of the hats on his 3 friends and luxury automobiles..

hope that helps

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Dec 27, 2012 @ 00:40
check out the new brand LUXE
http://theluxelifecollection.com/
instagram@luxelifecollection 
twitter@_luxelife

First impression are key whether you are going on a first date, or starting a clothing brand. Within 5-10 second consumers decide whether they like the brand/site. The landing page is ok, but similar to every other bigcartel brand. Next, you click the shop button. You are immediately turned away by outdated paypal buttons that look similar to something a chinese scam website has. The pricing is listed in small random font that is unreadable. Next, I go to click on the image, and nothing happens. I can not see the image larger, and just have to look at that small image to decide whether I want to purchase the item of not. The gallery isn't too bad, but the page where people spend their money is hideous. I haven't even gotten started about the clothes themselves.

Let me start off by saying the pricing is great, but I can't get any specs as far as cotton/polyester ratio or how many OZ the garment is. I ALWAYS check this before purchasing something because I immediately know if the item is high quality or some cheap Glidan 6oz 50/50 blend Hoodie from Walmart. That Chanel logo is copyright infringement, and is punishable up to 20 years in prison depending on what state. This will deter a lot of celebrity clients. The Cocaine and Caviar is just a rip off, at least make it Crack and Candy like SSUR did a rip off of Comme Des Garcon. You had zero creative effort. The Leopard is beyond played out, but since your pricing is so low are you guys trying to provide cheaper pricing for comparable quality.  

I think you guys need to reevaluate your brand as a whole, and definatly improve that site. It will drive away more business than it brings in.

Thanks
Taylor
@luxelife

I Agree with all this but don't worry about the law unless it's a blatant rip off. Everyone has a right to fair use. Just do a better take on the logo (make it yours, if that's the direction you want to go in).

www.shillingfordco.com

Dec 27, 2012 @ 00:47
doing a whole song and dance doesn't make it dope!

making up some deep meaning doesn't make it dope!

....then again, maybe you are just one of those consumer that will fall for anything.
Dec 27, 2012 @ 00:51
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nvr mind
Dec 27, 2012 @ 00:52
Hey everyone, just started using this forum. This is our brand called Standard Raiments, We're a Cali Lifestyle brand that emphasizes quality and I know you hear a lot of brands say they do, but we're trying to really get that out.  We're a bit older so our focus was on staple wardrobe items that were great in quality and meant to last you a long time in whatever stage of life you're in (highschool, college, career, kids, etc.)  Check us out  http://standardraiments.com/
Dec 27, 2012 @ 00:57
We're also doing a fundraiser for the Hurricane Sandy victims selling our New Era in the Yankee navy colorway to donate all proceeds to the American Red Cross, so help us help others out.
Dec 27, 2012 @ 01:04
sorry repost smh
Dec 27, 2012 @ 01:05
Whats good hypebeast. I've been running a clothing line for about a year now and am ready for some critiques.

The Shepherds Knowledge Supply

http://www.theshepherdsco.com/
^^^link to our website. 

"Since its inception, the Sheep to Shepherds Knowledge Supply has strived to challenge the status quo of street wear, to fuse style and fashion with a world awareness attitude and give back to the community. While some brands abuse their power by placing ignorance at the forefront of their products; we understand the influence on culture that streetwear is capable of, the liberation it offers to the individual, the statements that can be made with clothing, and the conversations that can be sparked from controversial designs. We look to incite social, political, and economic change in the world because we believe in questioning authority, analyzing the system and most importantly, flipping that system on its head. With everything we do, we believe in pushing the envelope of public opinion, social standards and streetwear."

^^an excerpt from our about section.  

Dec 27, 2012 @ 01:08
Whats good hypebeast. I've been running a clothing line for about a year now and am ready for some critiques.

The Shepherds Knowledge Supply

http://www.theshepherdsco.com/
^^^link to our website. 

"Since its inception, the Sheep to Shepherds Knowledge Supply has strived to challenge the status quo of street wear, to fuse style and fashion with a world awareness attitude and give back to the community. While some brands abuse their power by placing ignorance at the forefront of their products; we understand the influence on culture that streetwear is capable of, the liberation it offers to the individual, the statements that can be made with clothing, and the conversations that can be sparked from controversial designs. We look to incite social, political, and economic change in the world because we believe in questioning authority, analyzing the system and most importantly, flipping that system on its head. With everything we do, we believe in pushing the envelope of public opinion, social standards and streetwear."

^^an excerpt from our about section.  

Dec 27, 2012 @ 01:10
damn, i didnt mean to post 3 times...well, when in rome!
Dec 27, 2012 @ 01:11
Whats good hypebeast. I've been running a clothing line for about a year now and am ready for some critiques.

The Shepherds Knowledge Supply

http://www.theshepherdsco.com/
^^^link to our website. 

"Since its inception, the Sheep to Shepherds Knowledge Supply has strived to challenge the status quo of street wear, to fuse style and fashion with a world awareness attitude and give back to the community. While some brands abuse their power by placing ignorance at the forefront of their products; we understand the influence on culture that streetwear is capable of, the liberation it offers to the individual, the statements that can be made with clothing, and the conversations that can be sparked from controversial designs. We look to incite social, political, and economic change in the world because we believe in questioning authority, analyzing the system and most importantly, flipping that system on its head. With everything we do, we believe in pushing the envelope of public opinion, social standards and streetwear."

^^an excerpt from our about section.  

Just checked out your site and it looks dope.  Liking your Woodsman shirt.  Keep it up
Dec 27, 2012 @ 01:13
thanks bro! working on some new stuff for the last part of winter.
Dec 27, 2012 @ 01:39
Everyone is trashing on these brands cuz theyre not original, but how can you be original when there are thousands of brands that are most likely going to sound like the same name as yours. I believe that if the name sounds similar youre fine, just dont rip your designs from other brands. This day and age its VERY hard to find a name for your brand that doesnt sound like another. 
Dec 27, 2012 @ 01:50
Whats good hypebeast. I've been running a clothing line for about a year now and am ready for some critiques.

The Shepherds Knowledge Supply

http://www.theshepherdsco.com/
^^^link to our website. 

"Since its inception, the Sheep to Shepherds Knowledge Supply has strived to challenge the status quo of street wear, to fuse style and fashion with a world awareness attitude and give back to the community. While some brands abuse their power by placing ignorance at the forefront of their products; we understand the influence on culture that streetwear is capable of, the liberation it offers to the individual, the statements that can be made with clothing, and the conversations that can be sparked from controversial designs. We look to incite social, political, and economic change in the world because we believe in questioning authority, analyzing the system and most importantly, flipping that system on its head. With everything we do, we believe in pushing the envelope of public opinion, social standards and streetwear."

^^an excerpt from our about section.  

I like your shit, but it's pretty dark.

hot water

Dec 27, 2012 @ 01:57
Hey everyone, just started using this forum. This is our brand called Standard Raiments, We're a Cali Lifestyle brand that emphasizes quality and I know you hear a lot of brands say they do, but we're trying to really get that out.  We're a bit older so our focus was on staple wardrobe items that were great in quality and meant to last you a long time in whatever stage of life you're in (highschool, college, career, kids, etc.)  Check us out www.standardraiments.com
Disappointing..... Pricing is way too high. 
Yeah we thought that as well, but we use 100% combed ringspun cotton shirts from a local company to allow our prints to go on clean and last a long time.  That rung up our costs.  We compared the quality of shirts to Supreme, Huf, Stussy, etc, and found the quality of our shirts to be nicer in our opinion.  Not knocking on their stuff because I still buy their products.  What kind of pricing points did you have in mind?
Dec 27, 2012 @ 02:11
Originally posted by Inactive User
Whats good hypebeast. I've been running a clothing line for about a year now and am ready for some critiques.

The Shepherds Knowledge Supply

http://www.theshepherdsco.com/
^^^link to our website. 


I like your shit, but it's pretty dark.
Thank you bro. whats dark to you about our stuff..can you expand?
Dec 27, 2012 @ 02:30
Hey guys have a line called Magu Clothing, take a second and visit the site and some feedback is appreciated.
thanks
Dec 27, 2012 @ 03:13
Dec 27, 2012 @ 04:42
What does DSC stand for?
The first thing I thought of was Diamond Supply Co.

chadacadabra.tumblr.com

Dec 27, 2012 @ 04:52
Thinking of starting a brand 
any thoughts on it?
suggestions?(Invalid img)(Invalid img)
Dec 27, 2012 @ 04:53
Thinking of starting up a brand
Thoughts / suggestions on these designs?


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Dec 27, 2012 @ 04:57
Thinking of starting a new brand
Thoughts / suggestions on these?

Dec 27, 2012 @ 04:57
sorry for posting so many times it said it didnt post
Dec 27, 2012 @ 05:22
Originally posted by Inactive User
Thank you bro. whats dark to you about our stuff..can you expand?
Like the Life shirt, your whole brand comes off to me as very dark satire, which is cool.

hot water

Dec 27, 2012 @ 05:37


www.LuxVieDeLuxe.com

Nothing But Excellence. www.LuxVieDeLuxe.com

Dec 27, 2012 @ 16:12
Thinking of starting a brand 
any thoughts on it?
suggestions?(Invalid img)(Invalid img)
You don't have anything to show for any work. You have a tumblr and a logo...
But I think the name is stupid

chadacadabra.tumblr.com

Dec 27, 2012 @ 19:06
Can anyone tell me who they use to get their products manufactured? Willing to pay for your source.
Dec 27, 2012 @ 20:27
Hey guys have a line called Magu Clothing, take a second and visit the site and some feedback is appreciated.
thanks

I know that design was done by Friks84, but not sure if you bought it or ripped it. 

http://www.distantlight.co

Dec 27, 2012 @ 20:37
Can anyone tell me who they use to get their products manufactured? Willing to pay for your source.
honestly, do the research first. Then come ask. Hate to sound like a dick but honestly some of these "new brands" need to do their research. I have been working on my brand for the last almost 5 years and I am glad I did the research because it leaves you with alot more options. Its really not hard AT ALL to find manufacturers. Another thing is you new brands need to uderstand is that there is not 1 company that makes everything (shirts,jackets,hats,etc) for one brand. For the most part, you will be working with multiple manufacturers. 

Like I said, do your research first. You got to be more willing to do research for your brand than just go on a forum and expect answers. That right there shows disrespect and no dedication towards your brand. Also, why is it so easy for so many people to just start a brand? having a clothing brand is more than just a couple tees and hats. Alot of you make 2 or 3 seasons and then nobody ever hears of you again lmao... why? because you have 3 good ideas and then after that its downhill. This isnt for everyone so I think alot of you need to realize that having a brand is a long term move. You have got to work hard and sacrifice alot of time to have a succesful brand. No sacrifice, no victory.

Like I said, not trying to sound elitist but its so easy for some of you to "make a brand"... but good luck to all of you.

IG: @luii.xx

Dec 28, 2012 @ 03:19
www.standardraiments.comDisappointing..... Pricing is way too high. 
Yeah we thought that as well, but we use 100% combed ringspun cotton shirts from a local company to allow our prints to go on clean and last a long time.  That rung up our costs.  We compared the quality of shirts to Supreme, Huf, Stussy, etc, and found the quality of our shirts to be nicer in our opinion.  Not knocking on their stuff because I still buy their products.  What kind of pricing points did you have in mind?
Price based on your target market, competitors price and your costs. The rule of thumb is 4 X Cost = Retail Price. We don't follow this ourselves because we don't use overseas clothing or print huge numbers. But getting as close to that number is a start.

If I were you guys, I'd go very minimalistic on the "local company" tees and screen on a "cheaper" mass produced tee. Or work with the "local company" on bringing the price down by promising/ contracting to order a target number of tees over a set period of time. Anyway, without knowing your numbers, it's hard to help more but I hope you guys have room in your pricing to offer a decent markup to retailers. Good luck.

www.shillingfordco.com

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