Starting a New Line/Brand Feedback Thread

January 04, 2013 @ 20:34:32
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 04, 2013 @ 21:19:28
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 04, 2013 @ 21:31:52
Originally posted by Inactive User
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 04, 2013 @ 21:48:54
Originally posted by Inactive User
Originally posted by Inactive User
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

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January 04, 2013 @ 23:10:54
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
January 04, 2013 @ 23:52:01
Originally posted by Inactive User
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 05, 2013 @ 00:06:10
Originally posted by Inactive User
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
January 05, 2013 @ 00:08:18
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 05, 2013 @ 00:22:05
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

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January 05, 2013 @ 01:23:18
Originally posted by Inactive User
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!
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
January 05, 2013 @ 02:02:46
^^^^^^^

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 05, 2013 @ 02:18:27
Yo HB what is the maximum amount you would be willing to pay for a snapback cap?
January 05, 2013 @ 02:42:19
^^^^^^^

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.

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January 05, 2013 @ 03:49:01
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 05, 2013 @ 04:00:58

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January 05, 2013 @ 04:29:24
Originally posted by Inactive User
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

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January 05, 2013 @ 04:36:48
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 05, 2013 @ 04:59:50
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 05, 2013 @ 05:04:54
Originally posted by Inactive User
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? 
January 05, 2013 @ 05:21:36
Originally posted by Inactive User
What's up guys, definitely looking for some feedback from the Hypebeast fans:
Originally posted by Inactive User
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 05, 2013 @ 05:26:46
Originally posted by Inactive User
Originally posted by Inactive User
What's up guys, definitely looking for some feedback from the Hypebeast fans:
Originally posted by Inactive User
Originally posted by Inactive User
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 05, 2013 @ 05:31:55
Originally posted by Inactive User
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 05, 2013 @ 06:02:08
Good hoodie blanks?

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January 05, 2013 @ 06:50:16
Originally posted by Inactive User
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?
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