Starting a New Line/Brand Feedback Thread

April 04, 2013 @ 00:41:57 AM
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@chad
We would never consider ourselves a clothing line. We are a retailer who specializes in vintage resell.  Our passion is hunting and finding unique gems from the past and making them available for people to enjoy. We are posting on this thread in hopes to increase our exposure to people who might appreciate our products. 

- We very much appreciate you taking the time to checkout our site and your constructive criticism.


@karakter1
Thanks so much for the feedback.  We appreciate the support. 
April 04, 2013 @ 01:47:19 AM
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I got back to the drawing board on a new name for my line, the name "Duzit" is what i came up with, my nickname in highschool has always been "Duzi" anyway, so i thought about just using that but adding a "t" at the end, i've drawn up ALOT of designs since the last time i posted anything on here, I'm still deciding if i should make a logo for it or not.. just an update on my progress

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April 04, 2013 @ 02:18:03 AM
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Hey just wondering, has anyone been able to pick up stockist or is there a method you guys have used to get one? Also has anyone here actually done anything other than shirts such as shoes perhaps? I was thinking about going into the shoe game, a lot of work i know, but the outcome seems tremendous. If anyone wants to work with me PM Me. 

OWNER // AXCIE // AXCIEFACTORY.COM

April 04, 2013 @ 05:23:37 AM
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Phresh London, Not our first collection but our first drop.

We are working on our first collection which will be 'Summer 2013'. Kind of want feedback on these items.

Thanks .
Try something more original.
April 04, 2013 @ 06:28:17 AM
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[EVENT] FREE GIVEAWAY

Swefn is releasing Floral handmade pocket tees on Sunday April 7th. And to celebrate this drop, we decided to have a free giveaway event. And not like events before, we came up with a different idea that all of our fans and future fans can enjoy together. 

Visit our facebook page for a chance to win this dope handmade Floral Pocket Tshirt from swefn.
https://www.facebook.com/Swefn

swefn

April 04, 2013 @ 06:32:52 AM
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Originally posted by Inactive User
I never said I wanted to to be directly like LV, I just used the same acronym system sort of.

That's hwy i said a mix between high end and streetwear. When you see the pieces it may be more appealing. Ladies clothing can be a hit or miss but from the ones I have spoken with who have seen the samples they really liked them.

I'm not going directly for the LV market but those females who wear this without being a copy cat


Believe me a lot of thought went and research went into this.


But yeah the was on purpose with the dollar bar.
It's just really not my style or something I would wear.
But hey, if you've done your research and got customers that would really pay for this you go for it.

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April 04, 2013 @ 07:36:53 AM
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hey guys, would really appreciate some feedback good or bad it doesn't matter! We are skate/street based!



Go on our Instagram for more @whittyclothing 
Change name to Shitty.
Seriously though, that is the most boring pocket tee I've ever seen.
Hey man, The plan was just to go back to basics. It may not be your style but every other company is doing bright prints (florals, camos, etc) we just wanted to create a minimalist style but we will definitely be getting into some 'original' patterns later down the track, thanks for the feedback,  peace man. 
April 04, 2013 @ 09:50:12 AM
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Preview & snapshots of some upcoming summer 2013 products droping in May.
We are a new brand from Sweden, Lucidbrand.
Follow us on Instagram for updates: @lucidbrand
Feedback please, good/bad we want to hear it.
//Erik

www.lucidbrand.se

April 04, 2013 @ 10:44:09 AM
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Preview & snapshots of some upcoming summer 2013 products droping in May.
We are a new brand from Sweden, Lucidbrand.
Follow us on Instagram for updates: @lucidbrand
Feedback please, good/bad we want to hear it.
//Erik
Hey man, tried to go to the website and was mislead into thinking you guys discontinued as the site hasn't been updated since 2011. Really like the pocket tee and shirt as well as the 5 panel but im not really a fan of the white sides. apart from that, pretty good blushing
April 04, 2013 @ 12:19:17 PM
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@Chad

you are right..it takes some effort to start a brand..shitty or not.

but the whole idea of starting ANOTHER tee brand, is what is unoriginal. just take a look in this thread alone. Its is currently "the new thing to do"....got a drawing?...start a tee brand. Came up with a logo design?..start a tee brand. got an idea to flip some Lux logos? start a tee brand.

the whole concept of making a brand based on a few idea...is unoriginal. 
April 04, 2013 @ 13:27:30 PM
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Location: Malolos City, Philippines
Started my clothing line called Modern Dark last year. We're based in the Philippines and it's the first time I'm introducing my works internationally.

You can visit our page here: http://facebook.com/moderndark
Or visit our instagram account: http://instagram.com/moderndark

We're gonna be setting up a store soon and gonna be fixing a bigcartel site for international orders.

Feedbacks are pretty much appreciated.
April 04, 2013 @ 15:11:56 PM
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Another Black Scale meets Another Enemy meets Twin Column meets blah blah blah...

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

April 04, 2013 @ 16:02:23 PM
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Another Black Scale meets Another Enemy meets Twin Column meets blah blah blah...
Wow. Our first international hater. Cheers.
April 04, 2013 @ 16:28:23 PM
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Hey guys, don't know if you would have any info on this topic but... If you were a brand wholesaling to international stores ie: outside of North America.... How would you go about fulfilling orders? I know it's easier to do one off shipments but once you get into bulk orders you have to worry about customs, exportation, taxes, shipping, logistics, etc.

Just wondering if anyone had any experience with that. Thanks!
Had the opportunity to do it but it fell through on the buyers side. Depends on how much they want and the amount you're charging for wholesale. Also, if you can negotiate how you want to handle the shipping cost. Some people are down to pay the shipping if you throw in a couple extra shirts or you can charge them the shipping fee. There are tons of ways of going about this process. Just need to talk to them and see how they handle business and base it off what you are able to do. It's better to get paid upfront for the order that way if your shit doesn't move it's not on you. 
thanks @hkeys for your input. I am going about it a bit different of a route. If you go look at places like Asos.com and see Herschel Supply bags, they're like double to price we see in North America. They are obviously writing big orders, but the reason those costs are higher must be in part to shipping, but more so to inflation costs. I guess I am wondering why such an increase in price, and can it be avoided when dealing with international stores / chains?
I think the reason might be customs fees.

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April 04, 2013 @ 17:19:07 PM
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@ModernDark -- if you thought your brand was any different than the ones I posted you could had provided that info. Instead you decided to sarcastically make fun of the situation... Kinda childish coming from a new start-up which needs the most positive connection with its target market.

Good luck to you, I mean it, just don't get so mad when the connections/similarities are mentioned regarding, "yet another urban goth brand".

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

April 04, 2013 @ 19:54:06 PM
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Does anyone have a resale license? If so can you PM me
April 04, 2013 @ 19:58:29 PM
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Here to enlighten you:





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April 04, 2013 @ 21:24:13 PM
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Another Black Scale meets Another Enemy meets Twin Column meets blah blah blah...
Wow. Our first international hater. Cheers.
Well the guy's not lying. Instead of bitching against him, think about what he said. The word "Dark" in that overused font isn't really creative, you gotta admit that.
April 04, 2013 @ 23:33:36 PM
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@Chad

you are right..it takes some effort to start a brand..shitty or not.

but the whole idea of starting ANOTHER tee brand, is what is unoriginal. just take a look in this thread alone. Its is currently "the new thing to do"....got a drawing?...start a tee brand. Came up with a logo design?..start a tee brand. got an idea to flip some Lux logos? start a tee brand.

the whole concept of making a brand based on a few idea...is unoriginal. 
Agreed on this, the idea is unoriginal but even the most shoddy brands requires some effort.

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April 04, 2013 @ 23:48:55 PM
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What does it really take to make a great clothing brand these days?

Since we all know that nothing is 'truly' original anymore (every creation is derived from some previous inspiration) - then we can say right off the bat that it is not 'true' originality that makes a brand great. That being said, the question still remains.

In my opinion, a great brand is a combination of various faucets. To me, these faucets include (but are not limited to) branding, design, marketing, business and identity. In a sense, all of these faucets interlock with each other and create a massive intertwined system. In today's crazy world, it's not enough to just be 'good' in one or two faucets, you need to be exceptionally superb at every faucet. Unfortunately, achieved excellence in all of these faucets takes thousands of man hours and a high degree of talent - something not everyone has.

The issue with today's brands is that most people are jumping into the game with very little focus on certain aspects. In fact, a large majority of shitty brands on here seem to completely lack in certain areas. I see too many young arrogant teens throwing blackscale inspired images on shirts without any business, design or branding knowledge. These are the types of people that saturate this already saturated market. But you know what? Let them do it. More time to shine for the rest of us that are passionate about what we do.

Now I turn the question onto anyone who wants to share. What do you think makes a great brand?

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April 05, 2013 @ 00:35:02 AM
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^^^
well..lets take an example from a brand that you like...and lets break down why you think its a great brand.
April 05, 2013 @ 01:00:18 AM
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April 05, 2013 @ 01:08:11 AM
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Originally posted by Inactive User
Officially working on some womens garments.


Decided to come up with a "high end" looking logo for this line. It will be a mix of high end and streetwear.




also a side note to the guy paying $12+ for new era hats blanks, you are paying to much.
if we're posting B dollar signs, might as well include this:
http://billionaires.io/
Raver brand based out of NC, I believe.

The B dollar sign is so common it's pretty much public domain.

hot water

April 05, 2013 @ 01:13:12 AM
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A great brand to me is someone like A.P.C, Naked And Famous, Supreme, ONLY NY or Nike (different league). Why?

Well, to start things off, all of these brands portray excellent design communication. On that note, they also create exceptionally good quality product in a consistent manner - this is also intertwined with their design communication. Furthermore, these brands aren't afraid to make bold statements by introducing (or resurfacing) patterns, fabrics or collaborating with a diverse range of people, all while still staying true to their identiy.  Above that, from what I understand (which is not much), they have great business skills and strategies. As cliche as it may seem, Supreme appears to have their business model down to a science. They always appear to have demand slightly higher than supply (everyones goal). What is their secret to overall success? likely various factors (some which cannot be learned or controlled).

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April 05, 2013 @ 03:05:34 AM
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In my opinion, a great brand is a combination of various faucets. To me, these faucets include (but are not limited to) branding, design, marketing, business and identity. In a sense, all of these faucets interlock with each other and create a massive intertwined system. In today's crazy world, it's not enough to just be 'good' in one or two faucets, you need to be exceptionally superb at every faucet. Unfortunately, achieved excellence in all of these faucets takes thousands of man hours and a high degree of talent - something not everyone has.
I think a brand needs shiny faucets like this:
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vexbrand.com instagram.com/vexbrand facebook.com/vexbrand

April 05, 2013 @ 04:08:22 AM
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Does anyone have a resale license? If so can you PM me
Yeah, sending you one now.
April 05, 2013 @ 05:36:09 AM
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I'm sure this has been covered but what are the legalities behind putting celebrity images on clothing?

I know you're supposed to contact the photographer and/or person in the image but what do smaller brands do?

For example: 
April 05, 2013 @ 05:38:00 AM
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FRGD in Maui, HI.
Visit us today for our new collection & accessories.
http://www.foregroundclothing.com 
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