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January 4, 2013 @ 03:52 PM
Bazzy

Post: 11

Join Date: Jan 2013

^ Whoa, multi-posted without warning.

Looking to nail down a style, trying a few different. Only doing 1 color for my first run.





January 4, 2013 @ 05:34 PM
Broken Bank Clo

Post: 515

Join Date: Apr 2009

Location: San Diego

Hey everyone..
So I got my first design printed, I decided to go with the zombie design, I got my website up and running, emails etc.. I have had quite positive feedback with the first design - although I have decided to start off with more basic designs. Putting such a detailed design on a garment with very little fanbase I am limiting myself to the amount of consumers I will capture.
any feedback is highly appreciated - whether it be bad or good! 
also, I know my product photography is quite terrible.. this is something I am working on - I am purchasing a new camera.. does anyone have any recommendations?

Check it out at www.lowlivesclothing.com

^as soon as you can, print up your logo at the top of your website in half black tees,half white tees...then thank me.That is going to look good and sell well if you get it out right away.Trust me. ...better yet,buy something off of me and spread the word in return if I'm right. -h_h-

I was about to say the same damn thing. As soon as I went to the site my eye went towards the top logo.
Save the current shirt for later and market your logo.
Market your logo
Market your logo
Market YOUR LOGO
Your friends are going to give you good feedback yes, but after they gave you that feedback did they purchase the shirt? Remember that when you deal with close friends.

Website looks really clean.
Product shots aren;t that bad looking. Just lighting issues. Maybe iron them before hand, but it at the least shows customers you put effort nd actually have the products in stock and ready made.


Market your LOGO

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

January 4, 2013 @ 06:06 PM
AndyRocksBluu

Post: 301

Join Date: Jun 2011

Location: Long Island, NY

Hey everyone..
So I got my first design printed, I decided to go with the zombie design, I got my website up and running, emails etc.. I have had quite positive feedback with the first design - although I have decided to start off with more basic designs. Putting such a detailed design on a garment with very little fanbase I am limiting myself to the amount of consumers I will capture.
any feedback is highly appreciated - whether it be bad or good! 
also, I know my product photography is quite terrible.. this is something I am working on - I am purchasing a new camera.. does anyone have any recommendations?

Check it out at www.lowlivesclothing.com

^as soon as you can, print up your logo at the top of your website in half black tees,half white tees...then thank me.That is going to look good and sell well if you get it out right away.Trust me. ...better yet,buy something off of me and spread the word in return if I'm right. -h_h-
is it just me or does the logo look like a penis. You might want to fix that. Just saying.

http://bluudreams.com/ #DiveIn

January 4, 2013 @ 06:12 PM
Bazzy

Post: 11

Join Date: Jan 2013

Hey everyone..
So I got my first design printed, I decided to go with the zombie design, I got my website up and running, emails etc.. I have had quite positive feedback with the first design - although I have decided to start off with more basic designs. Putting such a detailed design on a garment with very little fanbase I am limiting myself to the amount of consumers I will capture.
any feedback is highly appreciated - whether it be bad or good! 
also, I know my product photography is quite terrible.. this is something I am working on - I am purchasing a new camera.. does anyone have any recommendations?

Check it out at www.lowlivesclothing.com

^as soon as you can, print up your logo at the top of your website in half black tees,half white tees...then thank me.That is going to look good and sell well if you get it out right away.Trust me. ...better yet,buy something off of me and spread the word in return if I'm right. -h_h-
is it just me or does the logo look like a penis. You might want to fix that. Just saying.
I think the logo is kinda cool, the shape needs to be different. And are you tied down to a camo logo or is that just for your website?

The shirt is nice, I think the head could have been bigger to show the detail. I wouldn't pay $35 for it unless the material was a special blend or it came with another obvious incentive. $15-25 is the range I would pay
January 4, 2013 @ 06:37 PM
Jake Ocean

Post: 752

Join Date: Jan 2012

Location: Los Angeles

check out feasible.bigcartel.com to see a shirt I'm thinking about printing. Tell me what you think. Thanks guys
Nothing too special about this one.
I guess you're just being honest and there's nothing wrong with that.. The only thing is that I am assuming that your brand is 'city of savages'.. You claim my idea is "nothing too special" while all of your tshirts are basic with your brand name on it.. You do have hoodies and other items that are unique but as far as shirts go they are very basic. So with that being said, if you think my tee is "nothing too special", what do you think about your shirts? 
He and I are both being honest when we say that.
Is the design vector are put together or created from scratch? You created a webstore with a shirt that says coming soon but states 24 total created?
Building a company and exposing a brand. With your first shirt you have no brand exposure.
Thats the point of making shirts with your "brand" on it. If people don't know who you are, they won't know where to look. The is a significant key to start ups.
I'm not going to go H.A.M. on you and crush your dream or anything but you need a solid foundation.
In my opinion just looking at your first shirt it does not scream "I'm putting a lot of effort into this"
Trial and error though is the only way to learn, but you asked for opinions

Sorry if I can off sounding rude. It just annoyed me that he's bashing my creation when his aren't any better..
And yes the design is 100% from scratch. I sketched it many times ten vectorized it in adobe illustrator. I just turned 16 like I'm not a professional but to say its nothing special is an awful insult after all the work I put it. Everyone I asked in person liked it for the most part. And my logo is at the bottom saying my brand name. No one wants to wear a shirt with only the name of a brand no one has heard of. It's too basic and won't sell to anyone but your friends or family... 
Wow. Stop crying. If this is how your gonna behave, working or even trying to get anywhere in this industry is not for you. Of coarse your family and friends are gonna tell you they like it, they don't want to hurt your feelings. Your justifying yourself when no one gives a fuck. If you're really serious about starting a brand, take photoshop/illustrator lessons and get really good at it until you can put out quality work. if not, save up money for a designer. don't treat these comments as personal attacks, it's constructive feedback. use it as help.

http://www.distantlight.co

January 4, 2013 @ 08:34 PM
ryder

Post: 240

Join Date: Nov 2011

Location: Canada

Man this thread has gone down the gutter haha. Glad to see some of you guys still posting quality stuff you're working on and i hope everyone has been making some money.

I'm kinda in a pinch with losing a few contacts overseas and i need to get some leather accessories done up. Does anyone know of a place that does leather work? US or overseas doesnt matter as long as they are legit.

Shoot me an email and ill be sure to help you out with whatever you need. I do tons of consultation work for multiple people as well with marketing/branding/social media etc. I'll make it worth your wild if you can help me with this i've just been too busy to find a place and my deadline is quickly approaching. I have multiple factories overseas and in Canada for numerous things. Im not one to give out contacts but if you can help me, I can help you. 

brendan [at] edmflavor . com

edmflavor.com

January 4, 2013 @ 09:19 PM
karakter1

Post: 592

Join Date: Jun 2006

In agree with the kid.....you guys need to stop being hypocrites...

there are alot of brands that post on here with simple --"nothing special" designs....

what makes one brands-"nothing special" tee....better than the other?

and you guys have the nerve to ask if he hand drew his "nothing special" design....when the other brand in question clearly didnt hand draw his!
January 4, 2013 @ 09:31 PM
karakter1

Post: 592

Join Date: Jun 2006

Wow. Stop crying. If this is how your gonna behave, working or even trying to get anywhere in this industry is not for you. Of coarse your family and friends are gonna tell you they like it, they don't want to hurt your feelings. Your justifying yourself when no one gives a fuck. If you're really serious about starting a brand, take photoshop/illustrator lessons and get really good at it until you can put out quality work. if not, save up money for a designer. don't treat these comments as personal attacks, it's constructive feedback. use it as help.
the dude didnt come off as crying at all!...simply defending his design and comparing it to the other one.

WTF does that have to do with how far anyone can go in the industry?.....yall just pull some of the silly shit out of nowhere!
January 4, 2013 @ 09:48 PM
lowlives

Post: 48

Join Date: Nov 2012



Hey everyone..
So I got my first design printed, I decided to go with the zombie design, I got my website up and running, emails etc.. I have had quite positive feedback with the first design - although I have decided to start off with more basic designs. Putting such a detailed design on a garment with very little fanbase I am limiting myself to the amount of consumers I will capture.
any feedback is highly appreciated - whether it be bad or good! 
also, I know my product photography is quite terrible.. this is something I am working on - I am purchasing a new camera.. does anyone have any recommendations?

Check it out at www.lowlivesclothing.com

^as soon as you can, print up your logo at the top of your website in half black tees,half white tees...then thank me.That is going to look good and sell well if you get it out right away.Trust me. ...better yet,buy something off of me and spread the word in return if I'm right. -h_h-

I was about to say the same damn thing. As soon as I went to the site my eye went towards the top logo.
Save the current shirt for later and market your logo.
Market your logo
Market your logo
Market YOUR LOGO
Your friends are going to give you good feedback yes, but after they gave you that feedback did they purchase the shirt? Remember that when you deal with close friends.

Website looks really clean.
Product shots aren;t that bad looking. Just lighting issues. Maybe iron them before hand, but it at the least shows customers you put effort nd actually have the products in stock and ready made.


Market your LOGO
Hey man,
thanks for the response and the feedback!
The only reason why I went with the other design first off was because I was on a major budget, and wanted a one colour print, where as the camo has a few colours and would have cost me a little bit more - I am not tied with the camo print logo, I also have other basic versions - Black, Orange etc. I think my next step will be to print the camo logo, alongside the black and see how the sales go. I will put aside the Zombie Design tees for when I get more consumers.. So I appreciate that feedback.
In regards to the feedback I got for the zombie tee, I have sold a fair amount of tees to my friends, not sure whether or not it was sympathy buy just to give me a confidence boost, but they seem to have confidence in what I have going.

I went with a basic, sleek look with my website.. I feel that when I went onto overcrowded websites (Like Karmaloop) I get lost.. so the basic look is what should appeal to a lot of people and gain positive feedback. So thanks again.

The product shots I am working on, I'm not gonna use the "I only just started" excuse.. I am accepting all this critisism unline most of the 16 year old kids on this website..

PS : I can emphasise it more, but everyone on this website is trying to make it in the game.. this forum is for feedback purposes, not your bitchy schoolyard fights so keep it to yourselves via PM or something. Sick and tired of reading unwanted posts.. to all the people in here who are actually giving feedback like Vega etc - Thumbs up.

Thanks everyone, hope to collaberate with some of you in the near future.

www.lowlivesclothing.com IG: lowlivesclothing

January 4, 2013 @ 11:10 PM
Castle Master

Post: 162

Join Date: Sep 2011

Thoughts on our latest jacket?

Waterproof
Fully lined
Embroidered front logo
Hand screen printed back logo
Snap button front and wrist closure
Drawstrings at hem





www.secret-castle.com

http://secret-castle.com/

January 4, 2013 @ 11:52 PM
Bazzy

Post: 11

Join Date: Jan 2013

Thoughts on our latest jacket?

Waterproof
Fully lined
Embroidered front logo
Hand screen printed back logo
Snap button front and wrist closure
Drawstrings at hem
www.secret-castle.com

Are these already finished?
January 5, 2013 @ 12:06 AM
Castle Master

Post: 162

Join Date: Sep 2011

Thoughts on our latest jacket?

Waterproof
Fully lined
Embroidered front logo
Hand screen printed back logo
Snap button front and wrist closure
Drawstrings at hem
www.secret-castle.com

Are these already finished?
They haven't been released yet

http://secret-castle.com/

January 5, 2013 @ 12:08 AM
scratchclothing

Post: 26

Join Date: Jun 2012

My true opinion about new brands is that you gotta keep working dispute of what everyone else says on here or elsewhere. Most people dont support your brand until they hear from someone "cool" that they are wearing it. For example pink dolphin designs are not that complex or even unique but they are winning right now because celebs have embraced them, which in turn, will get the public to buy. There are a few brands i see with potential on here but like i said its all about getting it in the right peoples hands 
January 5, 2013 @ 12:22 AM
ryder

Post: 240

Join Date: Nov 2011

Location: Canada

My true opinion about new brands is that you gotta keep working dispute of what everyone else says on here or elsewhere. Most people dont support your brand until they hear from someone "cool" that they are wearing it. For example pink dolphin designs are not that complex or even unique but they are winning right now because celebs have embraced them, which in turn, will get the public to buy. There are a few brands i see with potential on here but like i said its all about getting it in the right peoples hands 
This. Also you guys had some dopee di-sub shirts you did last summer i seen in an agenda/magic(cant remember which one) video! Atleast they looked like sublimation from what i saw lol. Props on that

edmflavor.com

January 5, 2013 @ 01:23 AM
Jake Ocean

Post: 752

Join Date: Jan 2012

Location: Los Angeles

In agree with the kid.....you guys need to stop being hypocrites...

there are alot of brands that post on here with simple --"nothing special" designs....

what makes one brands-"nothing special" tee....better than the other?

and you guys have the nerve to ask if he hand drew his "nothing special" design....when the other brand in question clearly didnt hand draw his![/quote">what? he asked for feedback. what does the other guy have to do with anything. maybe he does have shitty designs, but the topic was his design; not the other guys. i dont know what you're agreeing with.. if you ask for feedback, dont get butthurt when it's negative. simple

http://www.distantlight.co

January 5, 2013 @ 02:02 AM
karakter1

Post: 592

Join Date: Jun 2006

^^^^^^^

yeh...you are right about that...he did ask for feedback.

i guess you just have to filter through what feedback is valid and what is bullshit.

Jake...would you personally ask someone who makes bad designs...for design advice?
January 5, 2013 @ 02:18 AM
fsg_tino

Post: 1

Join Date: Dec 2012

Yo HB what is the maximum amount you would be willing to pay for a snapback cap?
January 5, 2013 @ 02:42 AM
bedrockhoopz

Post: 34

Join Date: Jun 2012

^^^^^^^

yeh...you are right about that...he did ask for feedback.

i guess you just have to filter through what feedback is valid and what is bullshit.

Jake...would you personally ask someone who makes bad designs...for design advice?
Exactly my point. Thanks for defending me brother.
January 5, 2013 @ 03:49 AM
bausdom

Post: 0

Join Date: Jan 2013

What's up guys, definitely looking for some feedback from the Hypebeast fans:

BAUS --- where pop culture meets avant garde: 

Here's a couple pieces in the upcoming SS13 collection:


January 5, 2013 @ 04:00 AM
highchew

Post: 77

Join Date: Nov 2012


PEERLESS USA

January 5, 2013 @ 04:29 AM
chads

Post: 1538

Join Date: Dec 2011

Location: Vermont

Thoughts on our latest jacket?



www.secret-castle.com
It looks fairly childishly done; judging by the style, it looks like it was done intentionally but I don't think it works. If you were shooting for a messy/sloppy look especially with the font, I think you kinda missed the mark and made it look like a 7 year old wrote it in their writing classes.
Also, I'm not a fan of wholesale for anything other than tees and sweatshirts. You can tell me the good things about it but I know those jackets are of shitty quality.
Yo HB what is the maximum amount you would be willing to pay for a snapback cap?
I would pay up to $60 from a reputable brand but from you I'd probably go to $20

chadacadabra.tumblr.com

January 5, 2013 @ 04:36 AM
chads

Post: 1538

Join Date: Dec 2011

Location: Vermont

I hate how everyone is now trying to justify their shitty brand/designs with their age. If anyone hasn't noticed, every 16 year old is 'starting a brand' and having their mother donate the startup costs. Its like people post their designs hoping to get praised and then when all the 'mean' people on the internet tell them how bad it is, they bring out the old "I'm only 16 and I'm grinding for this brand and I drew designs instead of doing homework and I save my allowance money to make stickers" excuse. Nobody gives a shit; just because you are young doesn't mean you can't be educated or knowledgeable about your passions. NEWSFLASH: 16 is the new 26 and kids are printing t shirts to sell to their friends instead of trying to get laid by the cheerleader.

Sorry for the rant, continue on with your life.

chadacadabra.tumblr.com

January 5, 2013 @ 04:59 AM
secretsociety

Post: 826

Join Date: Sep 2012

Location: DC

as much as i wanted to come to this thread and find a cool new brand to cop a few things from after seeing the stuff in this thread it makes me want to just go buy some brands i already have because there is no hope for any of the brands in here
People like you are the reason the world is so mediocre. This is simply a feedback thread, not a diss thread. What good does it do any brand to just diss them with no reason or advice for improvement. People like you are the reason a lot of people hold back from really putting out their visions whether it's fashion or life in general. Do you think in Diamond or Crooks & Castles first year they were the shit? Be real, every brand has to start somewhere. Whether it's from the dirt or on the right foot, at least make a comment that's useful. I've seen Diamond's original designs and trust me, they were hideous, and Crooks & Castles wasn't originally Crooks & Castles, they started a brand before that didn't work out. I'm not a fashion God or anything but all I'm saying is stop killing people's visions just because it doesn't meet your standards. Instead give these people who are putting their time, effort, and money into their crafts something they can hear and run with. People like you who come in this thread real life disgust me.
this is late because i just saw this but this is hilarious. your brand is the definition of mediocre. i give you props for doing the varsity jacket it looks ok but id never buy it. all your other stuff is just basic shit anyone could come up with. and diamond supply and crooks and castles were never good hahahaha. i am leaving feedback when i say that there is nothing worth buying in this thread. i see that people do put some time into their designs and stuff but almost every single brand in here are just riding trends. im not trying to "kill peoples visions because they dont meet my standards" everyone is just doing what they think is safe because they see everyone else doing. everyone wants to be a "streetwear" brand and theyre coming out of nebraska and shit. no one is wearing your clothes in the streets. all i see in here are "street-where?" brands

سبحان

January 5, 2013 @ 05:04 AM
hkeys

Post: 535

Join Date: Apr 2012

Location: Tampa

Thoughts on our latest jacket?

Waterproof
Fully lined
Embroidered front logo
Hand screen printed back logo
Snap button front and wrist closure
Drawstrings at hem





www.secret-castle.com
Any sizes labels or hem tags? 

http://thedividedminds.com/

January 5, 2013 @ 05:21 AM
bausdom

Post: 0

Join Date: Jan 2013

What's up guys, definitely looking for some feedback from the Hypebeast fans:

BAUS --- where pop culture meets avant garde: 

Here's a couple pieces in the upcoming SS13 collection:


go more in-depth about each design the pics are small and hard to understand whats going on.
My pleasure. 

The first two are apart of The Model Collection -- that is, they both incorporate two of our BAUS models from the UK -- on the left (The Model Tee) and on the right (The Explicit Tee). 

The last three are apart of The Junkanoo Collection -- based on a popular festival in the Caribbean, which features images of Carnival-esque costumes with a kaleidoscope effect to add an avant garde kind of feel. 

The entire line is based on influences from pop culture and other high end fashion houses past and present. As of right now, BAUS will be starting with shirts and eventually branching out into different areas of apparel (pants, underwear, accessories, etc) in the near future. 

Here's a more close up image of the Junkanoo tee for detail:

January 5, 2013 @ 05:26 AM
Bazzy

Post: 11

Join Date: Jan 2013

What's up guys, definitely looking for some feedback from the Hypebeast fans:

BAUS --- where pop culture meets avant garde: 

Here's a couple pieces in the upcoming SS13 collection:


go more in-depth about each design the pics are small and hard to understand whats going on.
My pleasure. 

The first two are apart of The Model Collection -- that is, they both incorporate two of our BAUS models from the UK -- on the left (The Model Tee) and on the right (The Explicit Tee). 

The last three are apart of The Junkanoo Collection -- based on a popular festival in the Caribbean, which features images of Carnival-esque costumes with a kaleidoscope effect to add an avant garde kind of feel. 

The entire line is based on influences from pop culture and other high end fashion houses past and present. As of right now, BAUS will be starting with shirts and eventually branching out into different areas of apparel (pants, underwear, accessories, etc) in the near future. 

Here's a more close up image of the Junkanoo tee for detail:

Certainly interesting. Not my style, but I can't speak for everyone. Are you doing custom cut&sew with that print for the last shirt?
January 5, 2013 @ 05:31 AM
Bazzy

Post: 11

Join Date: Jan 2013

Thoughts on our latest jacket?

Waterproof
Fully lined
Embroidered front logo
Hand screen printed back logo
Snap button front and wrist closure
Drawstrings at hem





www.secret-castle.com
Any sizes labels or hem tags? 
So I think the drawing on the back could be adjusted here and there to make the piece correct. The fonts are also kind of.. kindercare. I think the concept just needs a little tweaking by someone with a little more refined eye

I'd maybe looking at bringing the logo letters closer together and using a more clear font. No offense but it kind of looks like a couple pieces of string on the front
January 5, 2013 @ 06:02 AM
encore818

Post: 613

Join Date: Apr 2012

Location: Cali

Good hoodie blanks?
January 5, 2013 @ 06:50 AM
Bazzy

Post: 11

Join Date: Jan 2013

Good hoodie blanks?
Glidan 5.2oz 1% Cotton 99% Polyester Hoodies, I picked them up from the 99cent store. Me and homies are going to make a sick brand using these hoodie blanks, and some injet iron on transfers from office depot. 

We are going to be the new diamond supply co, and all the kids at El Camino will be wearing them.
Got any examples, logo, name, etc?
January 5, 2013 @ 07:51 AM
Jake Ocean

Post: 752

Join Date: Jan 2012

Location: Los Angeles

I hate how everyone is now trying to justify their shitty brand/designs with their age. If anyone hasn't noticed, every 16 year old is 'starting a brand' and having their mother donate the startup costs. Its like people post their designs hoping to get praised and then when all the 'mean' people on the internet tell them how bad it is, they bring out the old "I'm only 16 and I'm grinding for this brand and I drew designs instead of doing homework and I save my allowance money to make stickers" excuse. Nobody gives a shit; just because you are young doesn't mean you can't be educated or knowledgeable about your passions. NEWSFLASH: 16 is the new 26 and kids are printing t shirts to sell to their friends instead of trying to get laid by the cheerleader.

Sorry for the rant, continue on with your life.
Every kid in The San Fernando Valley wants to start a clothing brand, most annoying thing. They print on blanks they buy at target, and do awful designs. Some 16 year olds actually can do it correctly and make a business out of it, but 99% of the 16 year old kids stop doing what they do after 3 months when they understand how hard it is. 
Haha, you live in the valley too?

http://www.distantlight.co


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