Starting a New Line/Brand Feedback Thread

Mar 26, 2013 @ 20:23
Is anyone else sick of reading ridiculous brand mission statements in the 'about' sections of these startup tshirt lines?
I understand that most people believe that a mission statement is necessary for creating a brand identity, and that some insight should be given into what the brand represents and where it comes from, but most of these descriptions are meaningless and over-the-top ramblings about changing the world. For example:

"Art and Design built on eclectic fusion, 

First Twelve is a collaboration with the universe,

striving to re-define what is there, and unveil what isn't"

What the fuck does that even mean? A collaboration with the fucking universe?
Similarly, can brands stop please stop referring to themselves as 'movements'.
Not sure if anyone else cares, this is just a detail that has deterred me from many otherwise well-conceived brands which I would have supported.
Apparently every new brand is going to change the world... So much bullshit man. Is a fucking shirt. That's it. Stop making it seem like a shirt is gonna make people think or change their values, they fucking won't.
Not true. There are brands out there that actually do make differences. There's a difference between an about section that was poorly written by someone that doesn't really know what they are doing, and a company that actually has good motives and believes in what they stand for. For an example, the brand Sevenly - http://new.sevenly.org/ - they donate money from each sale to charities. In this sense, the brand Sevenly would be considered a movement more than just a t-shirt company.

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Mar 26, 2013 @ 20:33
Take Dead Era's about section for instance. http://deadera.com/our-story/
It communicates their mission, motives, and ideas all in a humorous and creative story, and even admit they are "not going to change the world, but to restore the culture that technology has been steadily usurping. The medium of this
restoration: ass-kicking apparel sure to reanimate
even the deadest souls. And, an infectious blog
beckoned to bring clarity to all of the pixilation." You can see this section adds a lot of character to their brand and website.

If you make up some bullshit with some buzzwords, yeah it looks stupid, but the about section is the best way to communicate what your brand is about, which is crucial to every brand identity.

http://www.distantlight.co

Mar 26, 2013 @ 22:40
Legit question - what are these called?



I cannot find the name for the life of me.

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Mar 26, 2013 @ 22:43
www.killador.com

Mar 26, 2013 @ 23:09
Legit question - what are these called?



I cannot find the name for the life of me.
You might have a new addition to the dictionary, there haha.

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Mar 26, 2013 @ 23:14
Is anyone else sick of reading ridiculous brand mission statements in the 'about' sections of these startup tshirt lines?
I understand that most people believe that a mission statement is necessary for creating a brand identity, and that some insight should be given into what the brand represents and where it comes from, but most of these descriptions are meaningless and over-the-top ramblings about changing the world. For example:

"Art and Design built on eclectic fusion, 

First Twelve is a collaboration with the universe,

striving to re-define what is there, and unveil what isn't"

What the fuck does that even mean? A collaboration with the fucking universe?
Similarly, can brands stop please stop referring to themselves as 'movements'.
Not sure if anyone else cares, this is just a detail that has deterred me from many otherwise well-conceived brands which I would have supported.
Totally agree with this. I actually made the decision to not have an 'about' page, on our website. Why? 

That means I'm going to tell you what we do -- ....because you couldn't figure it out alone? That's a red flag to me.

Bennygold.com's about page is a good example of something different. It's like BG's Table of Contents, so you know what you're gettin' from the rest of the book. 

http://www.bennygold.com/about.html -- Funny, the URL is 'about' but the button is 'story'. That says it all, no?

www.stillwild.co / online store that celebrates nature!

Mar 26, 2013 @ 23:52
Legit question - what are these called?



I cannot find the name for the life of me.

Pig Snout

http://southfame.com/

Mar 27, 2013 @ 00:04
^ Appreciate it my dude.

Second part of my question. Does anyone know where you can buy these pig snouts? Someone has to make them!

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Mar 27, 2013 @ 00:40


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Mar 27, 2013 @ 01:04
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Mar 27, 2013 @ 01:07
^ Appreciate it my dude.

Second part of my question. Does anyone know where you can buy these pig snouts? Someone has to make them!
I'm pretty sure its now actually called a pig snout and he's just fuckin with you. But anyway, I don't think anybody makes them per say, just get a leather accessories manufacturer to make them for you, you will have more quality control too.

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Mar 27, 2013 @ 01:20
Originally posted by Inactive User
creating a brandApparently every new brand is going to change the world... So much bullshit man. Is a fucking shirt. That's it. Stop making it seem like a shirt is gonna make people think or change their values, they fucking won't.
Not true. There are brands out there that actually do make differences. There's a difference between an about section that was poorly written by someone that doesn't really know what they are doing, and a company that actually has good motives and believes in what they stand for. For an example, the brand Sevenly - http://new.sevenly.org/ - they donate money from each sale to charities. In this sense, the brand Sevenly would be considered a movement more than just a t-shirt company.

Well in my opinion this example doesn't really go with the stuff we were saying. I see Sevenly as a "for-profit" charity where it's not really consider a regular business. This is super cool and I can see how this truly works. As far as new brands go, if you read some of these "about" pages, you would think these motherfkrs invented a cure for cancer. Ridiculous!

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

Mar 27, 2013 @ 01:57
^ Appreciate it my dude.

Second part of my question. Does anyone know where you can buy these pig snouts? Someone has to make them!
I'm pretty sure its now actually called a pig snout and he's just fuckin with you. But anyway, I don't think anybody makes them per say, just get a leather accessories manufacturer to make them for you, you will have more quality control too.
I actually think that they are called pig snouts. Most likely unofficially though. Just type in Pig Snout Backpacks in google and you'll get a good amount of those things.

Anyways, fuck it.

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Mar 27, 2013 @ 02:56
^ Appreciate it my dude.

Second part of my question. Does anyone know where you can buy these pig snouts? Someone has to make them!
Actually, I was very surprised they were actually called pig snouts when I first found out about them too, but in reality the word "snout" is something most manufactores wouldn't  name them after because (not stereotyping) they are most overseas people that wouldn't never used that word and probably don't even have it in their dictionary so instead I search "pig nose leather". I found an online wholesaler that makes them for like 2.00 a pop. This is the wholesaler. Cheezy Name yet looks good.

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Mar 27, 2013 @ 03:03
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Mar 27, 2013 @ 03:11


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Mar 27, 2013 @ 04:23


Preview shot from Coldsmoke's new collection featuring IISE bags, more to come soon!

Also free IISE giveaway will be posted soon stay up HB!
You guys are the only brand on HB right now that nobody can fuck with, you consistently make some of the coolest products out there. And I hope I win a bag :]

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Mar 27, 2013 @ 04:29
Legit question - what are these called?



I cannot find the name for the life of me.
Ha funny that's what they are actually called. But, if I were you I would just try to find the leather label and create your own shape/cut out in it versus doing that. I'm sure you already have a good plan though. 

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Mar 27, 2013 @ 04:55
Hey guys me and a buddy are starting a line called Old Skool Reasons here are some of our shirts Id love to hear some feed back http://http://i.imgur.com/p1fNbx0.jpghttps://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=493991887327548&set=a.493991857327551.1073741825.313207995405939&type=1&theater I know its lame we just have a facebook page we are in the middle of getting our website set up just wanted to get some feedback and I cant figure out how to get these god damn pictures to show up on here 
Mar 27, 2013 @ 05:04


Preview shot from Coldsmoke's new collection featuring IISE bags, more to come soon!

Also free IISE giveaway will be posted soon stay up HB!
You guys are the only brand on HB right now that nobody can fuck with, you consistently make some of the coolest products out there. And I hope I win a bag :]
Haha thanks but there's definitely a lot of talent on HB right now! Good luck with the giveaway and thanks for the support always!

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Mar 27, 2013 @ 05:35
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still working on this one

http://southfame.com/

Mar 27, 2013 @ 06:17
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still working on this one
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Mar 27, 2013 @ 08:56
Hey guys!

I just started up new streetwear and clubwear brand called Lizardio. More styles and models are coming.
Please check site http://www.lizardio.com/ and let me know
what you think about this, suggestions etc.

Thanks!
Mar 27, 2013 @ 09:35
Originally posted by Inactive User
Apparently every new brand is going to change the world... So much bullshit man. Is a fucking shirt. That's it. Stop making it seem like a shirt is gonna make people think or change their values, they fucking won't.
Not true. There are brands out there that actually do make differences. There's a difference between an about section that was poorly written by someone that doesn't really know what they are doing, and a company that actually has good motives and believes in what they stand for. For an example, the brand Sevenly - http://new.sevenly.org/ - they donate money from each sale to charities. In this sense, the brand Sevenly would be considered a movement more than just a t-shirt company.
Obviously a brand set up as a charity needs a strong mission statement, and Sevenly's is well written and makes sense. They've raised a lot of money, so of course they're brand is having an impact on the world.

I was more referring to small start-up lines where some kid sells graphic tees out of his parents house (a admirable thing to do, but not really a 'movement')
Mar 27, 2013 @ 12:54
Legit question - what are these called?



I cannot find the name for the life of me.
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Mar 27, 2013 @ 12:56


We wanted to thank everyone for all their support so far by doing a combined giveaway with our friends at Tepsic Mag. Tepsic sends custom disposable cameras to your favorite artists and they snap the shots themselves giving the most personal look into their lives. The cameras are then sent back to Tepsic and are printed on huge poster sized magazines. The latest issue features artists like ASAP Rocky, Danny Brown, Schoolboy Q, Theophilus London, Iggy Azalea, and more!


For this giveaway:


IISE Indigo Daypack, 1 TEPSIC Magazine
IISE Ash Black M2, 1 TEPSIC Magazine


HOW TO ENTER:


1. "Like" both IISE and TEPSIC pages on Facebook
2. "Like" the post
3. "Share" the post with your friends!


IISE ON FACEBOOK


TEPSIC ON FACEBOOK


HOW TO ENTER THROUGH TUMBLR:


1.)    Follow http://ii-se.tumblr.com/ and http://mdtepsic.tumblr.com/


2.)    "Like" the post


3.)    "Reblog" the post with your friends


The giveaway will end in a week and TWO random supporters will be chosen! Thanks a lot for the support and good luck to everyone!
Still like what y'all are doing, haven't seen a bad move yet. Good to see you guys getting some shine through different media outlets and it's a tell tale sign of good planning and better execution.
Mar 27, 2013 @ 17:11
Hey. Does anyone know where i could get a blank white 5 panel hat? I only need 1. Thanks so much
Mar 27, 2013 @ 17:38
Hey. Does anyone know where i could get a blank white 5 panel hat? I only need 1. Thanks so much
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Mar 27, 2013 @ 17:50

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Mar 27, 2013 @ 18:26

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