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January 25, 2013 @ 03:38 AM
kromaqee

Post: 156

Join Date: Dec 2011

Location: Boston



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3 weights available: Lightweight (Zebra) / Midweight (Grey) / Heavyweight (Black)

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Beanies are too sick!

(KQ) http://blog.kromaqee.com

January 25, 2013 @ 03:44 AM
jaemznugyen

Post: 311

Join Date: Sep 2012

Thoughts?
First you guys came here with the olive branches, and everyone said no. Yet, you still do it anyways. Now you come to us with this shirt, and you're still getting the same reaction. Are you here to get people's opinion or are you here just to see people say what you want to hear?
January 25, 2013 @ 05:19 AM
AreteBrand

Post: 130

Join Date: Sep 2012

Thoughts?
First you guys came here with the olive branches, and everyone said no. Yet, you still do it anyways. Now you come to us with this shirt, and you're still getting the same reaction. Are you here to get people's opinion or are you here just to see people say what you want to hear?
Lol but we didn't do the branches. Those aren't leaves. You can say whatever you want, we just wanted feedback that wasn't someone trolling. We appreciated everyone's responses for the most part and do listen...

SHOP: http://www.apollolifestyle.bigcartel.com FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/apollolifestyle

January 25, 2013 @ 06:18 AM
toshaisgnarly

Post: 6

Join Date: Dec 2012

Location: Ohio

I've been meaning to ask this question for a while but it kept slipping my mind. It's actually two questions.

How much capital did you start out with for your first go round? And how much did you end up spending on samples and stuff for your first go round? 

Question goes for everybody who's willing to answer obviously. I don't feel it's a "secret" question to ask like manufacturers and stuff so I figured I'd ask it.
Well I originally looked into registering my brand and everything and the shit was ridiculous. In my state they wanted to pay $50 just to register the business, and then $500 for a sales tax certificate, so that I could collect sales taxes from the customers. The hell with that! Now I'm just going to do a small run of about 15 pieces. I'm going to buy 15 sweatshirts in 5 different sizes, then take em to local screenprinting and embroidery shops. Post em on my website and keep it moving. For tags you should look online for someone without a minimum order quantity. Poly-mailers are pretty cheap but you can't really buy those individually. All together I don't plan on spending anymore than about $400 remember this is for 15 shirts.
Thats a rip off. Talk to a better shop. With $400 I could get 20 alternative or american apparel and have my screenprinter order the shirts and print/embroider them. You could get double that if you used a generic brand like gildan. Way less work instead of getting them yourself. Starting out you think it'll be ok doing it all yourself but once things pick up and you realize all the other aspects of running a business you'll realize most of the time it's cheaper and time saving to have things outsourced. And not having a sales certificate will catch up with you.
January 25, 2013 @ 06:24 AM
notoriginal

Post: 89

Join Date: Jan 2013

Location: LA

Thoughts?
First you guys came here with the olive branches, and everyone said no. Yet, you still do it anyways. Now you come to us with this shirt, and you're still getting the same reaction. Are you here to get people's opinion or are you here just to see people say what you want to hear?
Lol but we didn't do the branches. Those aren't leaves. You can say whatever you want, we just wanted feedback that wasn't someone trolling. We appreciated everyone's responses for the most part and do listen...
It's a cool concept but the white triangles and the big eye just doesn't make sense. Not trying to hate. Take your time with your designs.
January 25, 2013 @ 06:48 AM
tuesdaygirlfriend

Post: 177

Join Date: Nov 2012

Location: SAN DIEGO, CA


probably gonna release this mid-spring or something. yeah.. idrk yet.

but you guys could get our current collection at davy jays and follow us on tumblr
January 25, 2013 @ 06:52 AM
tuesdaygirlfriend

Post: 177

Join Date: Nov 2012

Location: SAN DIEGO, CA

http://wampumny.com/
feelin' this dirty birds tee
January 25, 2013 @ 08:07 AM
valleyla

Post: 934

Join Date: Feb 2012

Location: Yass

I've been meaning to ask this question for a while but it kept slipping my mind. It's actually two questions.

How much capital did you start out with for your first go round? And how much did you end up spending on samples and stuff for your first go round? 

Question goes for everybody who's willing to answer obviously. I don't feel it's a "secret" question to ask like manufacturers and stuff so I figured I'd ask it.
Well I originally looked into registering my brand and everything and the shit was ridiculous. In my state they wanted to pay $50 just to register the business, and then $500 for a sales tax certificate, so that I could collect sales taxes from the customers. The hell with that! Now I'm just going to do a small run of about 15 pieces. I'm going to buy 15 sweatshirts in 5 different sizes, then take em to local screenprinting and embroidery shops. Post em on my website and keep it moving. For tags you should look online for someone without a minimum order quantity. Poly-mailers are pretty cheap but you can't really buy those individually. All together I don't plan on spending anymore than about $400 remember this is for 15 shirts.
Thats a rip off. Talk to a better shop. With $400 I could get 20 alternative or american apparel and have my screenprinter order the shirts and print/embroider them. You could get double that if you used a generic brand like gildan. Way less work instead of getting them yourself. Starting out you think it'll be ok doing it all yourself but once things pick up and you realize all the other aspects of running a business you'll realize most of the time it's cheaper and time saving to have things outsourced. And not having a sales certificate will catch up with you.
Sales tax certificate depends on where you live though.

I live in a state where there is no sales tax on clothes so why pay for it if it won't be used? Doesn't make sense financially to me.
January 25, 2013 @ 03:35 PM
rawtee

Post: 14

Join Date: Aug 2012

I just launch my new website, I'd like to know your thoughts.
I'm in love with minimalism and I wanted the website to be as simple as possible
Check it at http://brand.rawtee.com

http://rawtee.com

January 25, 2013 @ 03:55 PM
casein_point

Post: 182

Join Date: Jul 2012

@rawtee I think its too minimal man almost to the point that it doesn't look completed (or even close). You have your brand name in the same text you do for your lookbook and shop which i think looks weird. i think the brand name should at least appear a little different and maybe put it centered at the top and then have the look book, info and shop accross the bottom with your social media links underneath that. i also think centering the logo (if that is in fact your logo) on the site would make it more visually appealing. the blog is definately seems to be the most well put together out of everything on your site. I feel as though your minimalist approach is too minimal and almost seems "half-assed". no hate here i'm just giving you my opinion. keep grinding G.
January 25, 2013 @ 04:46 PM
washedaway

Post: 84

Join Date: Aug 2012

Location: LA | CA

We're releasing our brand new Tropical T-Shirt on Monday, 1/28. The shirt is our first of 2013 and turned out amazing. Check it out below, let us know what you think and stop by WASHEDAWAYLA.com on Monday to pick yours up!

January 25, 2013 @ 04:52 PM
FENDStreetwearCom

Post: 13

Join Date: Jan 2013

Location: Nashville

Hey everybody,
I'm new to the forum but not street wear. I am working day and night on launching my own brand FEND, and starting off with a line of snapback hats. They aren't 5 panel, but hoping to get some of those soon. Here's a sneak peek at 3 of them. What do yall think?


Website is in the works, everything is out of stock (obviously) right now. http://www.FENDStreetwear.com

I just want to be successful. Streetwear by FEND.

January 25, 2013 @ 05:40 PM
happenclothing

Post: 37

Join Date: Jun 2012

Anybody have input on at what point you should register your business and be legitimate?

scheming while you're sleeping. | http://www.happenclothing.com/

January 25, 2013 @ 05:46 PM
Broken Bank Clo

Post: 516

Join Date: Apr 2009

Location: San Diego

Anybody have input on at what point you should register your business and be legitimate?

If you are serious about doing fashion that should be the first step. I have seen to many people get their logos copied or yet alone stolen by another company.

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

January 25, 2013 @ 05:55 PM
FENDStreetwearCom

Post: 13

Join Date: Jan 2013

Location: Nashville

@happenclothing - I agree with @vega_box.. if you're serious, you need to go ahead and purchase all domains that can be used for that company name and also register it as a business. If you want to take a further step; get an LLC established, etc.  The last and biggest, long drawn out process is trademarking. It takes a legal team and some work and time to get that to process but once you do; then you OWN it for sure.

I just want to be successful. Streetwear by FEND.

January 25, 2013 @ 06:39 PM
happenclothing

Post: 37

Join Date: Jun 2012

Anybody have input on at what point you should register your business and be legitimate?

If you are serious about doing fashion that should be the first step. I have seen to many people get their logos copied or yet alone stolen by another company.
Word. I kind of wish I did when I first started, but I was under the impression that it's okay not to be registered or anything as long as your under the radar. Any more advice?

scheming while you're sleeping. | http://www.happenclothing.com/

January 25, 2013 @ 06:42 PM
happenclothing

Post: 37

Join Date: Jun 2012

@happenclothing - I agree with @vega_box.. if you're serious, you need to go ahead and purchase all domains that can be used for that company name and also register it as a business. If you want to take a further step; get an LLC established, etc.  The last and biggest, long drawn out process is trademarking. It takes a legal team and some work and time to get that to process but once you do; then you OWN it for sure.
I see. Yeah, I've been looking into getting the LLC, just seems more of a safer option rather than putting it all on the line with a sole proprietorship.

scheming while you're sleeping. | http://www.happenclothing.com/

January 25, 2013 @ 08:55 PM
commonlyused

Post: 196

Join Date: May 2012

these hoodies are available here
what do you guys think?
lookbook here


Away From Society | San Jose, CA | www.commonlyusedlife.com

January 25, 2013 @ 09:30 PM
bricktop

Post: 109

Join Date: Oct 2012

Hey everybody,
I'm new to the forum but not street wear. I am working day and night on launching my own brand FEND, and starting off with a line of snapback hats. They aren't 5 panel, but hoping to get some of those soon. Here's a sneak peek at 3 of them. What do yall think?


Website is in the works, everything is out of stock (obviously) right now. http://www.FENDStreetwear.com
Damn the recession is hitting the fashion world hard

In other news, loving the new lines from Gucc and Prad 

www.grubbymits.co.uk | Affordable vintage & streetwear

January 25, 2013 @ 09:38 PM
hkeys

Post: 541

Join Date: Apr 2012

Location: Tampa

@happenclothing - I agree with @vega_box.. if you're serious, you need to go ahead and purchase all domains that can be used for that company name and also register it as a business. If you want to take a further step; get an LLC established, etc.  The last and biggest, long drawn out process is trademarking. It takes a legal team and some work and time to get that to process but once you do; then you OWN it for sure.
I see. Yeah, I've been looking into getting the LLC, just seems more of a safer option rather than putting it all on the line with a sole proprietorship.
Getting the LLC is quite easy, and is a much safer route than a sole proprietorship. Just in case anything happens like your business get's sued or you get in a car accident while doing business things, only your business is at fault and they can't go after your own assets. The only down side is you have to file annual taxes and re do your LLC every year. Also, once you are a registered entity it's best to probably go ahead and get a sales tax certificate so you don't have to pay taxes on your shirt blanks, screen printing, etc. But, this also means you have to charge sales tax which can kinda of be a bummer to customers and have to file quarterly taxes (which can be a real bitch if you don't do it in a timely manner). For example, we got our sales tax certificate a few quarters after we got the LLC and they tried to hit us with a $4,000 back tax charge but since we didn't have the certificate yet it was all good. As long as you stay up on your records and keep things organized and plan ahead you should be able to handle it. If you're just starting though I wouldn't rush into all of this unless you're 100% sure this is what you want to venture in and have done the research and will make this worth the work. Hope that helps. 

http://thedividedminds.com/

January 25, 2013 @ 09:41 PM
hkeys

Post: 541

Join Date: Apr 2012

Location: Tampa

Also, the certificate and validity of having the LLC can help get accounts like Alstyle, Flexfit, and bigger wholesale companies. Having the Federal Identification that comes with the LLC also allows you open a business bank account and make things official. 

http://thedividedminds.com/

January 25, 2013 @ 10:39 PM
BEENHUSTLINGNINEFOUR

Post: 271

Join Date: Apr 2012

Location: Yass

I just launch my new website, I'd like to know your thoughts.
I'm in love with minimalism and I wanted the website to be as simple as possible
Check it at http://brand.rawtee.com
The way the anarchy A goes into the R<
As for the designs, I wouldn't wear them, but I can think of some people who would(read: people who ride trends and shout ILLUMINATITITITITIITITITITIITIOMG THEY'RE THE REASON I WORK AT WENDY'S).

Not saying you should stop, and congrats for even coming this far into it all. I'm just saying it's not my thing.

hot water

January 26, 2013 @ 12:24 AM
ctkim

Post: 63

Join Date: Jan 2013

Location: Downtown LA

the thing that sucks though about forming a LLC is that they cost money. in california, you start off with an 800 dollar fee once you register.

http://crispincooler.tumblr.com

January 26, 2013 @ 12:53 AM
DannyHH

Post: 550

Join Date: Dec 2006

Location: United States

I just got a IND crewneck. It fits pretty nice and snug, seems like you would size down 1 though like every IND product. It would be a nice light crewneck for spring
January 26, 2013 @ 01:52 AM
happenclothing

Post: 37

Join Date: Jun 2012

the thing that sucks though about forming a LLC is that they cost money. in california, you start off with an 800 dollar fee once you register.
yeah, i just saw that. it says something about paying it by april something. wouldn't it just make sense to do things officially right after then?

scheming while you're sleeping. | http://www.happenclothing.com/

January 26, 2013 @ 02:08 AM
BEENHUSTLINGNINEFOUR

Post: 271

Join Date: Apr 2012

Location: Yass


I wanted to do a R.I.P. OF shirt, too.

No real plans to sell it, although I may give out the design for freesies.

hot water

January 26, 2013 @ 02:33 AM
hkeys

Post: 541

Join Date: Apr 2012

Location: Tampa

the thing that sucks though about forming a LLC is that they cost money. in california, you start off with an 800 dollar fee once you register.
yeah, i just saw that. it says something about paying it by april something. wouldn't it just make sense to do things officially right after then?
Yeah? I'm from Florida and ours is only $125 annually. That sucks though from the sound of it. 

http://thedividedminds.com/

January 26, 2013 @ 09:40 AM
shillco

Post: 63

Join Date: Nov 2012

@happenclothing Do not spend any money on legal until you have something worth protecting (money wise) and also have the money to hire an attorney for a drawn out legal fight. Also, everything you design is automatically protected under IP (Intellectual Property Law).

Also, like others have said, you should set up the business correctly upfront (LLC, C Corp., S Corp.) because you might have to file all this back paperwork, taxes and filings for dates you've been in business. Whether you wait or not, keep good records.

Basically, I want to correct this statement from above...

"I have seen to many people get their logos copied or yet alone stolen by another company.
"

Either they had nothing to protect ("fair use") or they couldn't afford a lawyer.

Anywhere here's a decent link (I didn't real all of it..)
http://myows.com/blog/copyright-basics-for-graphic-designers-part-1/

www.shillingfordco.com

January 26, 2013 @ 11:48 AM
kitelifeco

Post: 48

Join Date: Jan 2013

Hey everyone this is one of the concepts for our spring/summer line-up what do you think pass or fail?
Feel free to check out more of this spring/summer candidates at http://www.kitelifeclothing.com/


KiteLifeCo. "It's Not Style, It's a LifeStyle!" Follow Us @kitelifeco www.kitelifeclothing.com

January 26, 2013 @ 11:51 AM
kitelifeco

Post: 48

Join Date: Jan 2013

This is one thats a little more cause driven and political inspired to say the least smile razz

Check out more @ http://www.kitelifeclothing.com/

KiteLifeCo. "It's Not Style, It's a LifeStyle!" Follow Us @kitelifeco www.kitelifeclothing.com


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