Starting a New Line/Brand Feedback Thread

Jun 10, 2013 @ 22:13
So since the recent topics of discussion has been about pricing of shirts, I need some opinions. A lot of the bigger brands like Crooks, Diamond, Black Scale, Hundreds, etc. price their shirts around $30-34 a tee. I'm sure when they first started off, they weren't always that much (I'm just assuming here). Then I notice other "smaller" brands like Us Versus Them price their shirts at around $24+. I understand the whole "we price high because we want to keep things exclusive/attract the market of consumers who want 'premium' goods/establish ourselves next to the bigger brands/ etc. etc." But realistically speaking, what price range do you feel is good for a newly established brand to start off with? I'm thinking $26-28 range, then increase as your brand grows and becomes more recognized instead of launching at $32 right off the bat. I know it's also a matter of personal opinion and how much you feel it's worth, but scratch that. I just wanna get some opinions lol
Jun 10, 2013 @ 22:18
So since the recent topics of discussion has been about pricing of shirts, I need some opinions. A lot of the bigger brands like Crooks, Diamond, Black Scale, Hundreds, etc. price their shirts around $30-34 a tee. I'm sure when they first started off, they weren't always that much (I'm just assuming here). Then I notice other "smaller" brands like Us Versus Them price their shirts at around $24+. I understand the whole "we price high because we want to keep things exclusive/attract the market of consumers who want 'premium' goods/establish ourselves next to the bigger brands/ etc. etc." But realistically speaking, what price range do you feel is good for a newly established brand to start off with? I'm thinking $26-28 range, then increase as your brand grows and becomes more recognized instead of launching at $32 right off the bat. I know it's also a matter of personal opinion and how much you feel it's worth, but scratch that. I just wanna get some opinions lol
I think, that if shirt is good and I would buy it for 26$ I would still buy it for 32$. Ar first it need to be good, that's the truth.
Jun 10, 2013 @ 22:24
So since the recent topics of discussion has been about pricing of shirts, I need some opinions. A lot of the bigger brands like Crooks, Diamond, Black Scale, Hundreds, etc. price their shirts around $30-34 a tee. I'm sure when they first started off, they weren't always that much (I'm just assuming here). Then I notice other "smaller" brands like Us Versus Them price their shirts at around $24+. I understand the whole "we price high because we want to keep things exclusive/attract the market of consumers who want 'premium' goods/establish ourselves next to the bigger brands/ etc. etc." But realistically speaking, what price range do you feel is good for a newly established brand to start off with? I'm thinking $26-28 range, then increase as your brand grows and becomes more recognized instead of launching at $32 right off the bat. I know it's also a matter of personal opinion and how much you feel it's worth, but scratch that. I just wanna get some opinions lol
there's been so much discussion on this topic in this thread and section of the forums, if you take a few minutes to do a search you'll come up with a lot of good results
Jun 11, 2013 @ 02:02
So since the recent topics of discussion has been about pricing of shirts, I need some opinions. A lot of the bigger brands like Crooks, Diamond, Black Scale, Hundreds, etc. price their shirts around $30-34 a tee. I'm sure when they first started off, they weren't always that much (I'm just assuming here). Then I notice other "smaller" brands like Us Versus Them price their shirts at around $24+. I understand the whole "we price high because we want to keep things exclusive/attract the market of consumers who want 'premium' goods/establish ourselves next to the bigger brands/ etc. etc." But realistically speaking, what price range do you feel is good for a newly established brand to start off with? I'm thinking $26-28 range, then increase as your brand grows and becomes more recognized instead of launching at $32 right off the bat. I know it's also a matter of personal opinion and how much you feel it's worth, but scratch that. I just wanna get some opinions lol
there's been so much discussion on this topic in this thread and section of the forums, if you take a few minutes to do a search you'll come up with a lot of good results
I actually do follow this thread consistently and read through all the posts. Cliquegarment's comment above is exactly the type of feedback I'm looking for. I'll search around the other threads to see if there's been any other discussions on this topic. Thanks!
Jun 11, 2013 @ 02:18
So since the recent topics of discussion has been about pricing of shirts, I need some opinions. A lot of the bigger brands like Crooks, Diamond, Black Scale, Hundreds, etc. price their shirts around $30-34 a tee. I'm sure when they first started off, they weren't always that much (I'm just assuming here). Then I notice other "smaller" brands like Us Versus Them price their shirts at around $24+. I understand the whole "we price high because we want to keep things exclusive/attract the market of consumers who want 'premium' goods/establish ourselves next to the bigger brands/ etc. etc." But realistically speaking, what price range do you feel is good for a newly established brand to start off with? I'm thinking $26-28 range, then increase as your brand grows and becomes more recognized instead of launching at $32 right off the bat. I know it's also a matter of personal opinion and how much you feel it's worth, but scratch that. I just wanna get some opinions lol
I think, that if shirt is good and I would buy it for 26$ I would still buy it for 32$. Ar first it need to be good, that's the truth.
I do agree with this. I think the quality of the design is the foremost important factor and I usually don't buy tees based upon the price. I have bought tees from small brands for $15 and didn't think twice about a 'cheap' factor purely because the graphic was goods. I also have no problem paying $32+ for tees on a regular basis, granted not everyone is like me and purely spends their disposable income on clothes but I think you get the point. But to answer your initial question, I personally thing $20-25 is a good area and leaves plenty of room for expansion and growth.

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Jun 11, 2013 @ 04:24
Here are some samples from the lookbook/preview of a line my friends and I are starting.  All photography/art featured on the pieces is original.  Any feedback is welcome. We're gonna be releasing some of the tshirts in very limited quantities this week. The full lookbook/preview is available on the website.

Website: http://boulderclothing.tumblr.com/
Webstore: http://boulder.bigcartel.com/






















really........http://www.mycosmatic.com/theone/store/ really similar,

idk just my opinion
Project Nibiru: I Hope you guys don't use that type of hat and also I hope that its just template. Aside from the rain logo tee, the tee designs and the photo-shoot doesn't look too thought out as they could be, but I dig your guys overall image, it's very nostalgic, reminds me of the 80's. My advice is to plan out things more. If you guys are trying to do landscape portraits as the main image for the tee's you should try to see which layout works best, which looks like what you guys were trying to to do.


the best of luck to you guys
@projectnibiru

http://projectnibiru.bigcartel.com Also Follow us on Instragram & Twitter @ projectnibiru

Jun 11, 2013 @ 04:50
Went to some crazy ran down warehouse earlier today with the team. Shot our Summer '13 look book. New collection releases Friday June 14th.

thats dope yall stumbled upon a place like that. been wanting to find something similar on my own. you and @aldente made it look good
Yeah, I saw Eric did that. This wasn't our main location but the weather started to turn on us and it was super hot. Actually started to shoot at the same place we shot our last one, except this time it was Sunday so that's when the market is open and a lot of interaction occurs. This place was just spur of the moment but the shots still came out pretty cool. Always feel like look books have more depth if you just keep it organic and just go do something versus just shooting behind a white screen or posing all awkwardly haha. 

http://thedividedminds.com/

Jun 11, 2013 @ 05:01
So since the recent topics of discussion has been about pricing of shirts, I need some opinions. A lot of the bigger brands like Crooks, Diamond, Black Scale, Hundreds, etc. price their shirts around $30-34 a tee. I'm sure when they first started off, they weren't always that much (I'm just assuming here). Then I notice other "smaller" brands like Us Versus Them price their shirts at around $24+. I understand the whole "we price high because we want to keep things exclusive/attract the market of consumers who want 'premium' goods/establish ourselves next to the bigger brands/ etc. etc." But realistically speaking, what price range do you feel is good for a newly established brand to start off with? I'm thinking $26-28 range, then increase as your brand grows and becomes more recognized instead of launching at $32 right off the bat. I know it's also a matter of personal opinion and how much you feel it's worth, but scratch that. I just wanna get some opinions lol
You're right it is based off of personal opinion. Quality wise, all you need are 1301 Alstyle blanks, good quality printing, and a woven label/hem tag on a shirt and you just constructed a Hundreds, Diamonds, etc type of shirt and could sell yours for that exact amount. Now, if you are new and you have lack luster designs than pricing that high may not be the best bet. I could price our shirts at $28 if I wanted but so far it's only been $20-25 range, (Hoodies, crews, and jackets have been around $40-50). Not because the quality isn't there b/c it surely is. Reason being is that we're still growing and feel that at the moment that's a good price to keep our shirts at, and don't have that crazy hype where we can price our shirts at anything and they will sell out instantly. We do well sales wise and pick up double the amount of sales each release. This new drop will be $22 a shirt. I mean, if you maybe have some type of custom packaging or hang tags, etc. then you could probably bump up the cost. 

http://thedividedminds.com/

Jun 11, 2013 @ 05:15
Hey everyone I started a line late last year called -ISH . My website just opened last week and I wanted to share my tees and snapbacks with you and get some feedback. this is my site http://ny-ish.com/ . Thanks in advance. 
Jun 11, 2013 @ 05:38
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www.welbaumline.com

Jun 11, 2013 @ 05:44
Check this brand out. It's organic but different. 

http://www.waywearlife.com/

www.welbaumline.com

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Jun 11, 2013 @ 05:45
thats dope yall stumbled upon a place like that. been wanting to find something similar on my own. you and @aldente made it look good
Yeah, I saw Eric did that. This wasn't our main location but the weather started to turn on us and it was super hot. Actually started to shoot at the same place we shot our last one, except this time it was Sunday so that's when the market is open and a lot of interaction occurs. This place was just spur of the moment but the shots still came out pretty cool. Always feel like look books have more depth if you just keep it organic and just go do something versus just shooting behind a white screen or posing all awkwardly haha. 
Yeah man, most definitely. I learned that once I got my own Camera, the organic feel does justice. What's yall Instagram I wanna keep on the look out for ya'll

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Jun 11, 2013 @ 05:47
For those of you that have been running your brand successfully for a year, what are some of the roles other than designing, that you've assigned to members? When I say successful , I mean you've seen some type of growth than when you first started.
Jun 11, 2013 @ 05:50

www.welbaumline.com

Jun 11, 2013 @ 05:55
For those of you that have been running your brand successfully for a year, what are some of the roles other than designing, that you've assigned to members? When I say successful , I mean you've seen some type of growth than when you first started.
accounting is very big. luckily i am majoring in accounting. a pweson designated to social media.

do not do business with friends.

www.welbaumline.com

Jun 11, 2013 @ 05:56
Hate it or love it guys it's all smiles.

Originally posted by Inactive User
Oh the irony...
Jun 11, 2013 @ 05:58
For real. Check out WAY. Inspired by those who watch planet earth when they are on their level. I cannot upload an image. But check the website. Let me know what you think.

http://www.waywearlife.com/

www.welbaumline.com

Jun 11, 2013 @ 06:09
For real. Check out WAY. Inspired by those who watch planet earth when they are on their level. I cannot upload an image. But check the website. Let me know what you think.

http://www.waywearlife.com/
Suede brim and the tank are the only things I'd get.

$mart $tunnaz, $avage Life. SS x SL

Jun 11, 2013 @ 06:14
Ya I feels. Did you peep the shop? They have some cool graphics. 

www.welbaumline.com

Jun 11, 2013 @ 06:16
Originally posted by Inactive User
For real. Check out WAY. Inspired by those who watch planet earth when they are on their level. I cannot upload an image. But check the website. Let me know what you think.

http://www.waywearlife.com/
Suede brim and the tank are the only things I'd get.
Ya I feels. Did you peep the shop? They have some dope graphics and some other different ish. Looks kinda fresh. 
http://www.waywearlife.org/#!shop/c1zy9

www.welbaumline.com

Jun 11, 2013 @ 08:56



NEPTUNE NYC, BAPE inspired brand founded back in 2011. I get a lot of positive feedback from my peers but every once in a while I get the "Looks too much like BAPE" criticism(Which personally, I take as a compliment). I do love BAPE and in all honestly, I actually did want the logo to resemble that of the popular Japanese brand. Let me know what you guys on hypebeast think about the brand so far. Be as brutally honest as possible.






Jun 11, 2013 @ 14:00

SET APOLLO BUCKET HAT http://setstore.co/

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

Jun 11, 2013 @ 14:14



NEPTUNE NYC, BAPE inspired brand founded back in 2011. I get a lot of positive feedback from my peers but every once in a while I get the "Looks too much like BAPE" criticism(Which personally, I take as a compliment). I do love BAPE and in all honestly, I actually did want the logo to resemble that of the popular Japanese brand. Let me know what you guys on hypebeast think about the brand so far. Be as brutally honest as possible.




Is that Mufasa? Lol, i kinda like that tee it would be better if both sleeves were checkered but thats just me

- System

Jun 11, 2013 @ 15:24
For those of you that have been running your brand successfully for a year, what are some of the roles other than designing, that you've assigned to members? When I say successful , I mean you've seen some type of growth than when you first started.
When i had my brand designing was like a small part of my roles, there was packaging, and most of all keeping track of how much money your spending..that in itself took up alot of my time, just because i hate math and numbers.
Jun 11, 2013 @ 16:13
Yeah, I saw Eric did that. This wasn't our main location but the weather started to turn on us and it was super hot. Actually started to shoot at the same place we shot our last one, except this time it was Sunday so that's when the market is open and a lot of interaction occurs. This place was just spur of the moment but the shots still came out pretty cool. Always feel like look books have more depth if you just keep it organic and just go do something versus just shooting behind a white screen or posing all awkwardly haha. 
Yeah man, most definitely. I learned that once I got my own Camera, the organic feel does justice. What's yall Instagram I wanna keep on the look out for ya'll
@dividedminds sir

http://thedividedminds.com/

Jun 11, 2013 @ 17:04
We just came out with our Spring/Summer 2013 Collection. Every thing is custom sewn as our t-shirts and tank-tops are all 100% cotton and weigh 5.30 oz and our crewnecks and zip-up hoodies are also 100% cotton and weigh 9.45 oz. You can view the whole lookbook at http://www.n1sclothingco.com/lookbook/ and the online store at http://www.n1sclothingco.com/products/






Jaefields | www.jaefields.com |

Jun 11, 2013 @ 19:07
Here comes wanted update of Clique website.

1. We have added easy way of ordering - based on filling the form:



2. You can now also check best size for you in size chart:







Where can you find us?
http://cliquegarments.com/ - website
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Clique/455360421219467 - facebook
http://cliquegarments.tumblr.com/ - tumblr
cliquegarments - instagram
contact@cliquegarments.com - e-mail contact

Waiting for your opinion.
Jun 11, 2013 @ 20:27
The guys at Knickerbocker Mfg. are trying to get their company off the ground but need some extra money to be able to do the whole manufacturing process in-house. They made a kickstarter campaign but are halted at about halfway to their goal right now. You guys can help them get there though. Their company will certainly be very helpful for those of you looking to manufacture your own hats.

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/247161767/knickerbocker-a-true-union

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Jun 11, 2013 @ 21:29


We are SWGNT (Style We Got, Never Trip), an LA-based fashion blog, as well as an online boutique. SWGNT is a platform for all the dopest gear out there, whether you're a big or small brand. Basically if you make tight gear, we fuck with you. For 2013 Summer, we are releasing our first collection of simple logo tees. All of the tees feature bright colors that’ll standout, and they are made from a 50/50 cotton/polyester blend, giving it a super soft feel. 

Check out our site and let me know what your thoughts are. Our Summer t-shirt collection drops this Thursday 6.13.13. If you have a brand and want to get on the site shoot us an email info@swgnt.com.

Peace,
SWGNT



Jun 11, 2013 @ 23:34
Personally not a huge fan of the tees but I must tell you that the lookbook is really well done.
I'll also tell you that whenever I see SWGNT, I think its one of those stupid names where people take the vowels out for SWAG NET

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