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February 9, 2013 @ 07:37 AM
northwestgear

Post: 4

Join Date: Feb 2013

Northwest Gear --

Regarding exposure and marketing, I will say start small and let the consumer push the product for you. By this I mean, sell your products locally and make each and every transaction a great one for your customer. By having them realize how good of a product/costumer service you have, this will make them promote the brand.


As far as looking into bmx/skateboard teams/promos- go to your local skate park and talk to people. Find out who the best guy on the skatepark is, there is always one and sponsor him/her. Give him some free gear/stickers and have 'em wear the stuff when the park is the busiest. Take pics and post them up and have him do the same.


Good luck!
Thanks for the tips man. I have started to realize that word of mouth is getting me all my business so far, haha. 

Thanks again and good looking out. 

I run a clothing company entitled Northwest Gear Clothing Co. http://www.northwest-gear.com

February 9, 2013 @ 07:40 AM
northwestgear

Post: 4

Join Date: Feb 2013



Does anyone have any ins on getting online exposure? As stated in my last post, I understand that my clothing isn't widely accepted as the demographic I have chosen is a direct representation of the Northwest, but I was hoping that someone would be able to maybe bounce some ideas off of me with some good marketing strategies. What would be a good way to reach people that wear streetwear/urban wear? I have contact a couple fashion blogs, but I'm sure getting a feature would be a long shot.


Also, does anyone have experience in starting up a skate/bmx/snow team?
Use of all your social networking at hand. Have a facebook, twitter, tumblr, instagram. Marketing is the hardest part of owning any business and getting your brand or company out to the public. It takes time and hard work. Unless you somehow have some crazy connections that you can use but very few brands have those and only get them after being around for a while. For me, I don't know how the hell to gain followers or real exposure on Twitter, but Instagram is very easy. You can easily target your market and get almost immediate interactions. It's been one of our most efficient ways of selling our clothes. Not to being able to connect with people overseas too. Take great photos and compose good lookbooks so you can have them featured on fashion blogs and websites. As far as building teams for skating/bmx or whatever. Pick one that you feel will represent your brand the best of the one that you are most familiar with. I've been skating for a long time now and know a lot of really really good skaters here in Tampa. Skate Park of Tampa breeds the illest. We don't have a "skate" team or anything only because we haven't ventured into it, but we do have the support from the skaters in the community which helps. You can't expect to blow up in a matter of months unless the quality and uniqueness is there. Hope this helps man. 


Awesome advice. Thank you to you as well. I see how easy it is to use Instagram because once you get your niche on the hashtages, exposure rolls in. It's just getting them from instagram, to the website is what has become one of my harder tasks. Thanks again for the help man, appreciate it. 

I run a clothing company entitled Northwest Gear Clothing Co. http://www.northwest-gear.com

February 9, 2013 @ 07:42 AM
kitelifeco

Post: 48

Join Date: Jan 2013

to kitelifeco, bro you can't be serious, I really hope you are not spending your hard earned money or maxing out your credit cards to launch your "company"

most of the brands on here seem recycled with the logos, about me "oh my brand is a lifestyle, blah blah blah so buy my expensive overpriced shirt" and the photography(model holding snapback bill with one hand while looking down type shit), the funny part is that almost all of you are trying to start like if you guys been established and in the game for years, trying to make make a living off this, selling tshirts for $25+, hoodies for $50+ for an unknown brand? lol. If I were you guys I would start it for fun, sell the t-shirts at the cost, fk it $5 dollar tees, you guys will have more success by doing that! 



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

February 9, 2013 @ 07:45 AM
kitelifeco

Post: 48

Join Date: Jan 2013

to kitelifeco, bro you can't be serious, I really hope you are not spending your hard earned money or maxing out your credit
cards to launch your "company"

most of the brands on here seem recycled with the logos, about me "oh my brand is a lifestyle, blah blah blah so buy my expensive overpriced shirt" and the photography(model holding snapback bill with one hand while looking down type shit), the funny part is that almost all of you are trying to start like if you guys been established and in the game for years, trying to make make a living off this, selling tshirts for $25+, hoodies for $50+ for an unknown brand? lol. If I were you guys I would start it for fun, sell the t-shirts at the cost, fk it $5 dollar tees, you guys will have more success by doing that! 


It's not a "company" just a brand... I don't think anyone could sell a $5 shirt it would be more of a gift cause the shirt itself is like $7-$10 but i dont see $20-$25 as bad considering anything under $20 is labeled "cheap" and who wants to feel undervalued. I'm in agreement and it's all in fun for me but i want to improve and work at it till is becomes paying fun. I only spend $$ on fabrics for my own shirts which are all cut & sew since  most of what's seen on here is ink on shirts and i realized that I want my brand to be more then that. I think those type of prices would be seen as suitable or more fair if its more then just cotton with ink on it; things like lamb skin, snake skin, silk, lycra/wool  etc.

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

February 9, 2013 @ 08:34 AM
ctkim

Post: 63

Join Date: Jan 2013

Location: Downtown LA

to kitelifeco, bro you can't be serious, I really hope you are not spending your hard earned money or maxing out your credit
cards to launch your "company"

most of the brands on here seem recycled with the logos, about me "oh my brand is a lifestyle, blah blah blah so buy my expensive overpriced shirt" and the photography(model holding snapback bill with one hand while looking down type shit), the funny part is that almost all of you are trying to start like if you guys been established and in the game for years, trying to make make a living off this, selling tshirts for $25+, hoodies for $50+ for an unknown brand? lol. If I were you guys I would start it for fun, sell the t-shirts at the cost, fk it $5 dollar tees, you guys will have more success by doing that! 


It's not a "company" just a brand... I don't think anyone could sell a $5 shirt it would be more of a gift cause the shirt itself is like $7-$10 but i dont see $20-$25 as bad considering anything under $20 is labeled "cheap" and who wants to feel undervalued. I'm in agreement and it's all in fun for me but i want to improve and work at it till is becomes paying fun. I only spend $$ on fabrics for my own shirts which are all cut & sew since  most of what's seen on here is ink on shirts and i realized that I want my brand to be more then that. I think those type of prices would be seen as suitable or more fair if its more then just cotton with ink on it; things like lamb skin, snake skin, silk, lycra/wool  etc.
u must have some tough skin to get bashed on your designs everyday and keep coming back for more. maybe you should try posting your designs on another forum like a weed forum and see what they have to say.

http://crispincooler.tumblr.com

February 9, 2013 @ 09:04 AM
hkeys

Post: 541

Join Date: Apr 2012

Location: Tampa



Does anyone have any ins on getting online exposure? As stated in my last post, I understand that my clothing isn't widely accepted as the demographic I have chosen is a direct representation of the Northwest, but I was hoping that someone would be able to maybe bounce some ideas off of me with some good marketing strategies. What would be a good way to reach people that wear streetwear/urban wear? I have contact a couple fashion blogs, but I'm sure getting a feature would be a long shot.


Also, does anyone have experience in starting up a skate/bmx/snow team?
Use of all your social networking at hand. Have a facebook, twitter, tumblr, instagram. Marketing is the hardest part of owning any business and getting your brand or company out to the public. It takes time and hard work. Unless you somehow have some crazy connections that you can use but very few brands have those and only get them after being around for a while. For me, I don't know how the hell to gain followers or real exposure on Twitter, but Instagram is very easy. You can easily target your market and get almost immediate interactions. It's been one of our most efficient ways of selling our clothes. Not to being able to connect with people overseas too. Take great photos and compose good lookbooks so you can have them featured on fashion blogs and websites. As far as building teams for skating/bmx or whatever. Pick one that you feel will represent your brand the best of the one that you are most familiar with. I've been skating for a long time now and know a lot of really really good skaters here in Tampa. Skate Park of Tampa breeds the illest. We don't have a "skate" team or anything only because we haven't ventured into it, but we do have the support from the skaters in the community which helps. You can't expect to blow up in a matter of months unless the quality and uniqueness is there. Hope this helps man. 


Awesome advice. Thank you to you as well. I see how easy it is to use Instagram because once you get your niche on the hashtages, exposure rolls in. It's just getting them from instagram, to the website is what has become one of my harder tasks. Thanks again for the help man, appreciate it. 
Can't really give you any advice on getting people to view your site, it's going to just come with more exposure, progression, and time. There are ways to track and see how people are getting to your site and even how many views you had for that day and views for your products. 

http://thedividedminds.com/

February 9, 2013 @ 10:00 AM
kitelifeco

Post: 48

Join Date: Jan 2013

to kitelifeco, bro you can't be serious, I really hope you are not spending your hard earned money or maxing out your credit
cards to launch your "company"

most of the brands on here seem recycled with the logos, about me "oh my brand is a lifestyle, blah blah blah so buy my expensive overpriced shirt" and the photography(model holding snapback bill with one hand while looking down type shit), the funny part is that almost all of you are trying to start like if you guys been established and in the game for years, trying to make make a living off this, selling tshirts for $25+, hoodies for $50+ for an unknown brand? lol. If I were you guys I would start it for fun, sell the t-shirts at the cost, fk it $5 dollar tees, you guys will have more success by doing that! 


It's not a "company" just a brand... I don't think anyone could sell a $5 shirt it would be more of a gift cause the shirt itself is like $7-$10 but i dont see $20-$25 as bad considering anything under $20 is labeled "cheap" and who wants to feel undervalued. I'm in agreement and it's all in fun for me but i want to improve and work at it till is becomes paying fun. I only spend $$ on fabrics for my own shirts which are all cut & sew since  most of what's seen on here is ink on shirts and i realized that I want my brand to be more then that. I think those type of prices would be seen as suitable or more fair if its more then just cotton with ink on it; things like lamb skin, snake skin, silk, lycra/wool  etc.
u must have some tough skin to get bashed on your designs everyday and keep coming back for more. maybe you should try posting your designs on another forum like a weed forum and see what they have to say.
yeah in my line of work (audio engineering) opinions and bashing is an everyday thing. cause it can always be better, in my opinion. I have done so but i haven't found as highly an active forum as this. I'm still searching for the right places to promote to reach my target market. none the less i'm going to keep post and working on it till i finally "get it right".

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

February 9, 2013 @ 11:39 AM
Frank_

Post: 1205

Join Date: Jan 2009

I have gone back a couple pages to see what this thread has become and a lot of you guys need some help...

1st presentation.... Stop posting mockups on those dingy look shirts...... And in your look book don't wear another brands clothing..

For instance some dude posted hats but had on a diamond shirt that made me forget about your hats and think diamond supply...

And some dude posted a lookbook... That just looked like a Pyrex ripoff.... Had the overly gothic font... And styling was horrible and fitting was off.. Dude looked like he was 35 year old teacher but I'm suppose to believe you wear tights with your timbs? And he had Pyrex shorts on also...

Then it's also not the best idea to post your clothing in this thread because of google... If you post enough and somebody googles your brand name this thread will pop up... Which to me If I'm a customer would take away from the brand since I can see you asking other people for help and what they think...

And somebody asked abou exposure.... At first I thought if its good everybody will just flock to it .... NO THAT IS A LIE..... Just because you have a cool shirt does not mean everybody will like it and come ready to spend money... People have to see the product a lot!!!

Take your self out of the normal 17-21 year old mind for a second.... When you were a kid you wanted Pokemon because why? It was everywhere...

But also with street ware people like to keep it limited so 1 way is to have it everywhere but have it so nobody can get it... May sound stupid but it has worked for mostly every rand you lookup to..

I read bale started out with 25 ts gave 20 away and sold 5.... People saw other people with it wanted it but it was always sold out and that created a demand...

The dude who made fubu started with like 3 shirts and would ask a rapper to take a picture in it then ask for the shirt back....

Rappers in Clothing kids eat it up which creates a demand....

It's about creating a demand for the product don't over do your goals ...

Think smart.....

What happen to Angelo? And does aldente(Eric) even post anymore? Hahah looks like all the good guys left before the storm
February 9, 2013 @ 01:44 PM
kevinzoolander

Post: 12

Join Date: Jun 2012

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February 9, 2013 @ 02:40 PM
HWYS - Joey

Post: 756

Join Date: Mar 2012

xDUNG hit the nail on the spot... Read his post and read it again. Then do as he says.

www.highwaysco.us -- for some fucking reason, you must use the www. idk why fml.

February 9, 2013 @ 02:41 PM
HWYS - Joey

Post: 756

Join Date: Mar 2012

Overthrow -- I hope you have permission to use that Point Break image...

www.highwaysco.us -- for some fucking reason, you must use the www. idk why fml.

February 9, 2013 @ 03:37 PM
newcitizen

Post: 30

Join Date: Feb 2013

Thanks for the feedback guys, but I need constructive criticism.

Travel Good. Live Most.

February 9, 2013 @ 04:35 PM
Iarumas

Post: 568

Join Date: Sep 2012

Location: Northpole

You don't need shit, just do what you think is best.
Whose brand is it, HBs or yours?
February 9, 2013 @ 05:25 PM

Inactive

Just looking for some feedback on this sample we've got of our 5 panel/camp caps. We're looking to expand our range with some 5 panels. Currently we stock Beanies,Tees and sweatshirts however zip up hoodies will be arriving soon and so will the 5 Panels. It'd be really helpful to get some feedback on this and our other items!
Please feel free to check out our online store:
 http://www.aliveclothing.co.uk/

February 9, 2013 @ 05:32 PM
HWYS - Joey

Post: 756

Join Date: Mar 2012

Alive -- really clean and simple look/font. I like it bro. One thing with the logo, I would make it a bit larger, other than that you are set.

www.highwaysco.us -- for some fucking reason, you must use the www. idk why fml.

February 9, 2013 @ 05:34 PM
HWYS - Joey

Post: 756

Join Date: Mar 2012

Alive -- just checked out your site and your other products come off as rips of other well known brands. I like the 5 panel but I wouldn't fuck with none of the other stuff.

www.highwaysco.us -- for some fucking reason, you must use the www. idk why fml.

February 9, 2013 @ 05:50 PM
jaemznugyen

Post: 311

Join Date: Sep 2012

Just looking for some feedback on this sample we've got of our 5 panel/camp caps. We're looking to expand our range with some 5 panels. Currently we stock Beanies,Tees and sweatshirts however zip up hoodies will be arriving soon and so will the 5 Panels. It'd be really helpful to get some feedback on this and our other items!
Please feel free to check out our online store:
 http://www.aliveclothing.co.uk/

February 9, 2013 @ 06:35 PM
aightyo

Post: 19

Join Date: Nov 2012

Just looking for some feedback on this sample we've got of our 5 panel/camp caps. We're looking to expand our range with some 5 panels. Currently we stock Beanies,Tees and sweatshirts however zip up hoodies will be arriving soon and so will the 5 Panels. It'd be really helpful to get some feedback on this and our other items!
Please feel free to check out our online store:
 http://www.aliveclothing.co.uk/

Looks like something from New Generation.... Am I right?  If not, please shoot me a PM and I'd like to possibly trade some sources with you (if you're interested in doing so...)

EDIT:  After looking at previous posts, your logo does seem very similar to "alife", but I think by switching your font a little bit, you should be alright.  It doesn't help when the two names are VERY similar, but something as little as changing your font could make all the difference.  Maybe even hand draw your logo and then work with it in Illustrator.

www.aightyo.com // insta: aightyo // twitter: aightyo

February 9, 2013 @ 06:39 PM

Inactive

Thanks for the responses so far, all designs are done entirely by us. The Patch is going to be a 5x3 patch in the final rather then the 4 x 2 in that picture! dropping in about 2-3 weeks time. Wasn't aware of this Brand "alife" logo is shaped a bit differently however that's not our only logo! we've got a handrawn script which we use for most things. It's jsut a simple block font so it may look a bit similair to other things of course!
Peace 
February 9, 2013 @ 06:45 PM

Inactive

Just looking for some feedback on this sample we've got of our 5 panel/camp caps. We're looking to expand our range with some 5 panels. Currently we stock Beanies,Tees and sweatshirts however zip up hoodies will be arriving soon and so will the 5 Panels. It'd be really helpful to get some feedback on this and our other items!
Please feel free to check out our online store:
 http://www.aliveclothing.co.uk/

Looks like something from New Generation.... Am I right?  If not, please shoot me a PM and I'd like to possibly trade some sources with you (if you're interested in doing so...)

EDIT:  After looking at previous posts, your logo does seem very similar to "alife", but I think by switching your font a little bit, you should be alright.  It doesn't help when the two names are VERY similar, but something as little as changing your font could make all the difference.  Maybe even hand draw your logo and then work with it in Illustrator.

Hi there,
It's not New generation I'm afraid! and we've got a handrawn script Logo as well! this Logo won't be used on everything it's purely just for the 5-panels :3  

February 9, 2013 @ 08:00 PM
HWYS - Joey

Post: 756

Join Date: Mar 2012

Your hand drawn logo looks as it was meant to read "Active" bu somebody forgot the C... just saying.

www.highwaysco.us -- for some fucking reason, you must use the www. idk why fml.

February 9, 2013 @ 08:08 PM
itsshawnc

Post: 43

Join Date: Feb 2013

Personality Its What fits you brand looking to hear soem feedback. Been reading everyones knowledge and has inspired me to create this thus far, This is my newest collection called Cerebrum.











Much love for feedback!
February 9, 2013 @ 09:28 PM
jackset

Post: 105

Join Date: Nov 2012

Location: United Kingdom

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February 9, 2013 @ 09:29 PM
jackset

Post: 105

Join Date: Nov 2012

Location: United Kingdom


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

February 10, 2013 @ 12:18 AM
ILUVE$UAP

Post: 14

Join Date: Feb 2013

Yo! Hope everyone is doing well. I'm 17 and I run a brand named "Memoir."  I'm inspired by elements  from  traditional workwear + the Asian aesthetic which are incorpated in the garments produced. At the moment our start run has only been a few months but the concept was long in hold internal in preparance to launch. I try to consider  many  aspects before an item is actually run through the factory.

 

All I hope is for you lovely people to take a look at our point of view. I'm so happy for all the rad young dudes getting in to the fashion business early! Congrats to everyone on the thread and never give up.





Keep pushing!
smile

 


-Donoh

 

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If you like our brand, please like our facebook page for the latest updates, drops, + events!

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February 10, 2013 @ 12:29 AM
ILUVE$UAP

Post: 14

Join Date: Feb 2013

Great stuff mate! I like the simplistic approach a lot.

- Donoh

☯ www.facebook.com/memoirofficial ☯

February 10, 2013 @ 12:58 AM
Broken Bank Clo

Post: 516

Join Date: Apr 2009

Location: San Diego


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

February 10, 2013 @ 02:34 AM
qrct1

Post: 1012

Join Date: May 2012

Aeterna SF is a street fashion experiment based in California, reflecting the intellectual pursuit of the urban aesthetic and attitude through quality product, defiant print, and mature design.

www.æterna.net/shop

February 10, 2013 @ 02:39 AM
brightfutures

Post: 89

Join Date: Dec 2008

Location: San Francisco, CA





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February 10, 2013 @ 03:35 AM
newcitizen

Post: 30

Join Date: Feb 2013

@farrque it's mine

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