Starting a New Line/Brand Feedback Thread

Mar 13, 2013 @ 07:55
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Mar 13, 2013 @ 07:56
Preview of some designs I have been working on recently. Feedback is much appreciated.

I've ordered blanks, now I'm trying to figure out what prints would work best.

Or click http://i1324.photobucket.com/albums/u605/Roscoe_Grand/preview_zps01bca7d5.jpg  for a bigger preview.

Mar 13, 2013 @ 11:26
Well i got back to work and finished up the logo for Pharaohs



Thoughts ?
Hey man if you've come up with all these "logos" in such a short amount of time you really can't be doing it right. Have you even figured out what shirts you want to print on? Tags or no tags? How you want to have a shop? How you're even going to run your business? Your target market? How you're going to market your brand? Have you found a screen printer? How many pieces you want to run? Designs? How you're going to spread word about your brand and what can you do to get it out there? There are so many more concerns right out of the gate then having a logo. As you can see...well scratch that never mind, but you should figure out that the good companies that start out do things a certain way that work. Having a solid business model and being able to answer these questions (just a few of the basic ones you should ask yourself) will help you figure out if you really want to do this. I get it, you want to start something and be involved in the industry, but please do your research and don't rely on what people say here. HB is a very small percentage of people who can give feedback/really like your stuff. You'll find that some brands excel on here while others just have a presence but they push and work harder on other networking sites. Oh and lastly stay the fuck away from whatever is trending and come up with something solid and nice that can have longevity and not fade away as the trends do. 
you guys are givin me some real knowledge, thanks i appreciate it

systemusa.co

Mar 13, 2013 @ 13:16

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Mar 13, 2013 @ 13:29
Hey guys SouthFame here this something i'm "still working" on tryin to keep it simple  but could do with some input  form you guys

The warp on this is a serious eye sore. The shape is just awkward, try some different variations to make it more legible. 

r e a c h 4 t h e s t a r s b u t d o n t g e t 2 c l o s e y o u m i g h t b u r n y o u r h a n d

Mar 13, 2013 @ 14:06
How's it going i own BlackRose Collective and am new to this forum but i figured why not start off by posting some things that i have on here so i could get some actual feedback. Comments Critiques?




Mar 13, 2013 @ 14:19
Preview of some designs I have been working on recently. Feedback is much appreciated.

I've ordered blanks, now I'm trying to figure out what prints would work best.

Or click http://i1324.photobucket.com/albums/u605/Roscoe_Grand/preview_zps01bca7d5.jpg  for a bigger preview.

1 and 4 are my favorites.

City of Savages Clothing http://shop.thecityofsavages.com "Live Free or Die"

Mar 13, 2013 @ 14:22
Well i got back to work and finished up the logo for Pharaohs



Thoughts ?
Hey man if you've come up with all these "logos" in such a short amount of time you really can't be doing it right. Have you even figured out what shirts you want to print on? Tags or no tags? How you want to have a shop? How you're even going to run your business? Your target market? How you're going to market your brand? Have you found a screen printer? How many pieces you want to run? Designs? How you're going to spread word about your brand and what can you do to get it out there? There are so many more concerns right out of the gate then having a logo. As you can see...well scratch that never mind, but you should figure out that the good companies that start out do things a certain way that work. Having a solid business model and being able to answer these questions (just a few of the basic ones you should ask yourself) will help you figure out if you really want to do this. I get it, you want to start something and be involved in the industry, but please do your research and don't rely on what people say here. HB is a very small percentage of people who can give feedback/really like your stuff. You'll find that some brands excel on here while others just have a presence but they push and work harder on other networking sites. Oh and lastly stay the fuck away from whatever is trending and come up with something solid and nice that can have longevity and not fade away as the trends do. 
you guys are givin me some real knowledge, thanks i appreciate it
I always tell every one who is just starting out to check out this book http://www.amazon.com/Streetwear-Insiders-Guide-Steven-Vogel/dp/B003A02RQW. It will give you background info on pretty much every brand that ever has mattered. Reading it will help guide your path.

City of Savages Clothing http://shop.thecityofsavages.com "Live Free or Die"

Mar 13, 2013 @ 16:53
Mar 13, 2013 @ 17:28
Preview of some designs I have been working on recently. Feedback is much appreciated.

I've ordered blanks, now I'm trying to figure out what prints would work best.

Or click http://i1324.photobucket.com/albums/u605/Roscoe_Grand/preview_zps01bca7d5.jpg  for a bigger preview.


LOGO FIRST

LOGO FIRST

LOGO FIRST

There is no real play book on how to start a successful brand but Logo first.
If you drop all those shirts at once without having a solid recongition for your brand and logo people won't know where those other designs came from.
You don't have anything in the design that points them were to go. My thought is save those and brand first. You don't want dead inventory when just starting off. Just my opinion

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

Mar 13, 2013 @ 18:07
Something I haven't seen many brands do other then UNDFTD and a couple bigger ones. Just got our packaging tape in for our headwear boxes. 


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Mar 13, 2013 @ 18:32
Heres some pictures from our new Spring Collection






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Mar 13, 2013 @ 19:00
Something I haven't seen many brands do other then UNDFTD and a couple bigger ones. Just got our packaging tape in for our headwear boxes. 

Good shit man. Small things like that makes a difference for a brand. It makes the package more exciting to open.
Mar 13, 2013 @ 22:50
Samples! Will post more detailed pictures soon. Salute to those who have been riding with us since the beginning.

OFFTHEMAP-SF
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https://twitter.com/OffTheMapSF


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Mar 14, 2013 @ 00:29
Samples! Will post more detailed pictures soon. Salute to those who have been riding with us since the beginning.

OFFTHEMAP-SF
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Off-The-Map-San-Francisco/124110531091458
http://instagram.com/offthemapsf
https://twitter.com/OffTheMapSF

these are on point, quality looks great too. huge ups to you for doin things

ILLANY! ~ @illanewyork ~ www.illanewyork.tumblr.com/

Mar 14, 2013 @ 01:07
Something I haven't seen many brands do other then UNDFTD and a couple bigger ones. Just got our packaging tape in for our headwear boxes. 

Good shit man. Small things like that makes a difference for a brand. It makes the package more exciting to open.
nice!

City of Savages Clothing http://shop.thecityofsavages.com "Live Free or Die"

Mar 14, 2013 @ 02:06


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Mar 14, 2013 @ 03:00
After thinking all day and tryin to come up with ideas, i think i finally came up with a brand name

"Tenz"

out of all the shit i wrote down, thats my favorite

systemusa.co

Mar 14, 2013 @ 03:05
After thinking all day and tryin to come up with ideas, i think i finally came up with a brand name

"Tenz"

out of all the shit i wrote down, thats my favorite
I dont know if people are going to get "Tenz" confused with "Tens," Its The hundreds girls line brand name.

Mar 14, 2013 @ 03:06
After thinking all day and tryin to come up with ideas, i think i finally came up with a brand name

"Tenz"

out of all the shit i wrote down, thats my favorite
I dont know if people are going to get "Tenz" confused with "Tens," Its The hundreds girls line brand name.

Holy Fuck can i ever win ? 

systemusa.co

Mar 14, 2013 @ 03:21
After thinking all day and tryin to come up with ideas, i think i finally came up with a brand name

"Tenz"

out of all the shit i wrote down, thats my favorite
I dont know if people are going to get "Tenz" confused with "Tens," Its The hundreds girls line brand name.

Holy Fuck can i ever win ?
You're just not meant for it b, I've refrained from commenting cuz I didn't want to be an ass but everything you've come up is all too rushed.

You don't just come up with a brand name after a day of thinking... It's a manifestation of the idea your brand is based around. It usually takes time and good ones just pop in your head.

You are forcing everything, that's why the designs are shit. It seems like you are just trying to make a brand in order to make money. That's not why you should start a clothing line, especially now.

I've seen other people say a few of the same things before but I don't think it really landed.

And for all you other new brands, this thread isn't meant to hold your hand and help you with 50% of making the brand and to help you with 50% of your design work. And you shouldn't really want people in this thread to help with that anyways since the majority here are new brands as well... it's just the blind leading the blind..

Come up with your own brand basis, designs, make your shit and then give a good presentation of what you have. You'll get better feedback that way anyway instead of posting shit designs over and over.

TwinColumn.com @TwinColumnCult Facebook.com/TwinColumn

Mar 14, 2013 @ 04:09
I dont know if people are going to get "Tenz" confused with "Tens," Its The hundreds girls line brand name.

Holy Fuck can i ever win ?
You're just not meant for it b, I've refrained from commenting cuz I didn't want to be an ass but everything you've come up is all too rushed.

You don't just come up with a brand name after a day of thinking... It's a manifestation of the idea your brand is based around. It usually takes time and good ones just pop in your head.

You are forcing everything, that's why the designs are shit. It seems like you are just trying to make a brand in order to make money. That's not why you should start a clothing line, especially now.

I've seen other people say a few of the same things before but I don't think it really landed.

And for all you other new brands, this thread isn't meant to hold your hand and help you with 50% of making the brand and to help you with 50% of your design work. And you shouldn't really want people in this thread to help with that anyways since the majority here are new brands as well... it's just the blind leading the blind..

Come up with your own brand basis, designs, make your shit and then give a good presentation of what you have. You'll get better feedback that way anyway instead of posting shit designs over and over.
yeah i know what you mean but im not done thinking of shit yet its only been a day , that was just a suggestion

systemusa.co

Mar 14, 2013 @ 04:53
Then take what I and others said and post back in a month+ with your new shit. Take time, don't rush.

TwinColumn.com @TwinColumnCult Facebook.com/TwinColumn

Mar 14, 2013 @ 12:26
Ad twin column said, take the time. If you're meant to have a brand I can guarantee you it will come. Like I posted before, I had 6 previous names and logos and I could had bet my middle nut that they were all gonna work, now looking back I know I made the right choice by waiting.

I'm in the final stages designing/approving the first order and its a really good/rewarding experience but I bet if I had rushed I would be all losses at myself for it. Stay calm and just let the ideas come to you.

I'll make sure to post a "new brand thread" once I get ny shit together. Hope I get some support from you guys.

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

Mar 14, 2013 @ 13:55
Ad twin column said, take the time. If you're meant to have a brand I can guarantee you it will come. Like I posted before, I had 6 previous names and logos and I could had bet my middle nut that they were all gonna work, now looking back I know I made the right choice by waiting.


I'm in the final stages designing/approving the first order and its a really good/rewarding experience but I bet if I had rushed I would be all losses at myself for it. Stay calm and just let the ideas come to you.


I'll make sure to post a "new brand thread" once I get ny shit together. Hope I get some support from you guys.
yeah im interested in seeing what your gonna put out

systemusa.co

Mar 14, 2013 @ 16:13
           
Do you guys actually like t-shirts like this?

al dente company // aldenteco.com

Mar 14, 2013 @ 17:27


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Mar 14, 2013 @ 17:40
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Mar 14, 2013 @ 18:08
@minsct that looks very promising. 

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Mar 14, 2013 @ 18:15
Originally posted by Inactive User
           
Do you guys actually like t-shirts like this?
Not so much anymore. They got played out very quickly.
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