Starting a New Line/Brand Feedback Thread

Mar 23, 2012 @ 02:30
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We're a company based out in orlando.. looking for some feed back lemme know what u guys think.


welcome..post a pic or a link!
Mar 23, 2012 @ 02:35
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sorry..

"its business doing pleasure"

Mar 23, 2012 @ 02:43
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sorry..


One word. Unoriginal.

http://www.distantlight.co

Mar 23, 2012 @ 02:46
I think chadacadabra has a point and at the same time so do you karacter1...

From my understanding, chadacadabra is simply stating that La Poche rip'd off a design that has been done many times before and therefor shouldn't be consider a brand worth buying. On the other hand, karacter1 points out that many big brands(now) started off with somewhat shit designs and in that regards, you can't count La Poche out, since all they need is for a customer base to continue growing. Am I correct?

If so, I think you both have a point and by voicing your opinion you give La Poche an understanding of both sides of the coin. Now question is, karacter1 would you buy La Poche's product?

Joey


you are correct...that is exactly what i was saying....but in regards to your summary of chad, the phrase " shouldn't be considered a brand worth buying".....that is the mentality that is wrong. Our consideration is irrelevant! There is room for as many brands that want to have pocket animal prints..as the consumer decides!

if i walked into ...lets say Reed Space, and i saw that crew...and liked it...sure i would buy it.....ive seen it a few times, but cant really tell you the name of a particular brand that made these first.

but personally...its not my style
Mar 23, 2012 @ 02:52
On another note, my stickers came in today..


Not trying to be a dick but the "sides" of your D are off. Meaning the angles in which the letter reflects the 3d effect. From the pic I think you're trying to portray the D as if it was being seen the from a bottom angle. If so, then you need the "sides/shadow/yellowdot area" to angle out.. Kinda like the letter "O" in the pic but with a smaller/shorter 3d effect.


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

Mar 23, 2012 @ 03:00
I think chadacadabra has a point and at the same time so do you karacter1...

From my understanding, chadacadabra is simply stating that La Poche rip'd off a design that has been done many times before and therefor shouldn't be consider a brand worth buying. On the other hand, karacter1 points out that many big brands(now) started off with somewhat shit designs and in that regards, you can't count La Poche out, since all they need is for a customer base to continue growing. Am I correct?

If so, I think you both have a point and by voicing your opinion you give La Poche an understanding of both sides of the coin. Now question is, karacter1 would you buy La Poche's product?

Joey


...but in regards to your summary of chad, the phrase " shouldn't be considered a brand worth buying".....that is the mentality that is wrong. Our consideration is irrelevant!


Actually our considerations -- yours, chad's, mine and everyone else reading this -- are all relevant because we are the people they are targeting. We all 3 have said we wouldn't buy the product, so that should be a wake up call for them to maybe switch their strategy and come up with something else.

Joey

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

Mar 23, 2012 @ 03:49
joey I was going to say the same thing about Jake logo but after looking @ it I think he did it that way for a reason. I may or may not be wrong but I think he incorporated the L and the D together. That's why he made 2 different shadow affects. It is kind of confusing though and does make it look a little less "eye appealing" but I can see what he was trying to do.

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

Mar 23, 2012 @ 05:28
Thought I'd chime in again and update what's goin on for me. Made up this chop and will seal every order that ships out. I'm gonna enjoy this blushing



Great idea, people love it. I have been using the same technique for about a year now on one of my products and get a great reception. Are you hand dripping the wax for each order? Make sure you use authentic sealing wax, for the best quality.

I am trying to gauge interest to see if there is a market for blank Japanese Loopwheel Cotton sweatshirts and hoodies for the Fall/Winter 2012? I am currently designing my line and will have a few bolt of excess loopwheel and wanted to see if was worth it to produce blanks for the up and coming lines for better quality.


hey man! I am using the sealing wax, and yup, I'm hand dripping them for each order blushing I think I'll need to buy a few more sticks as back up they burn through quick haha blushing

Creative/Founder www.slvtlife.com / www.facebook.com/slvtlife

Mar 23, 2012 @ 06:06
Have been reading all the arguments here in this thread. We have to say that as long as you've found your Specific market, you product will sell. A good marketing will sell ANYTHING (ie: snuggie/multi-million dollar business of selling a blanket). Ppl buy snuggie just for a "laugh"..but who gets the last laugh? The Snuggie company. Anyone know whats the FIRST Thing ever sold on EBAY? A broken lazer pointer..and yes, someone bought it, for FOURTEEN BUCKS. You may think c'mon foreals?! Yes, its real. What consumers are looking for are very subjective and one cannot speak for all. If your stuff sells/not sells..it has its own reason. Your sales number is ur best indicator. When we first started out back in Dec11' we only had a 2 logo shirts, 1 typeface tee, and one simple graphic shirt, which drawn some criticism on this forum about the 'originality'/uncreative design issue that they felt about our shirts. However, as we rolled out more new designs (actual design,not typeface), we start getting more good feedback from offline sales at our vendor events (our target is mainly the dance scene/hiphop culture). Sales speaks for itself, and we sold a lot of our new releases. We had better luck selling our merchandise offline compare to online because we display the product in front of the eyes of our target audience. Consumer can Touch/Feel/See the product themselves, and thats one upper hand you get with offline sales over online (our 2cent if you haven't tried offline sale before, should definitely give it a shot.) Therefore, one cannot jump into conclusion and judge a new brand will never grow based on only a few shirts they just launched (I would assume most new brands launch with 1 or 2 logo tees to market itself with a limited start out budget). Every brand have room to improve as they progress/learn. We feel that ppl should wait to see a greater picture of what the brand has to offer after a few releases, then give its opinions about the products. There are also a lot of hate/negative tees out there and our brand is doing the opposite of that. Not saying our brand has the dopest stuff out there but we know our purpose/market and is working towards it. Just our input after reading all the endless arguments above; gg.

www.gg-apparel.com
:::What's Your Game?:::
Mar 23, 2012 @ 10:46
Hey Joey..

we have many types of consumers on here and its no way of telling who likes the style of clothes that a brand makes.

GG clothing is targeted more towards dance/hip hop culture crowd.....im sure they would get a better indication of how sales might go if they reached out to that audience...

a brand might have a strong emphasis on sports- if im not really into sports tess...then im not really the target audience for that brand...and my opinion is really irrelevant to you

a brand might have a strong emphasis on sneaker culture designs....i might HATE sneaker related tees...and leave negative feedback on every post about them...but im not really the proper audience that would give that brand the right feedback.... take the tee to Sneaker Con..and it may sell out, get you press on the sneaker head blogs and get you 5 stores.

so we are not necessarily the target market for every brand!
Mar 23, 2012 @ 11:27
Hey Joey..

we have many types of consumers on here and its no way of telling who likes the style of clothes that a brand makes.

GG clothing is targeted more towards dance/hip hop culture crowd.....im sure they would get a better indication of how sales might go if they reached out to that audience...

a brand might have a strong emphasis on sports- if im not really into sports tess...then im not really the target audience for that brand...and my opinion is really irrelevant to you

a brand might have a strong emphasis on sneaker culture designs....i might HATE sneaker related tees...and leave negative feedback on every post about them...but im not really the proper audience that would give that brand the right feedback.... take the tee to Sneaker Con..and it may sell out, get you press on the sneaker head blogs and get you 5 stores.

so we are not necessarily the target market for every brand!



You do got a point about the different types of HB forum members and at the end La Poche will know if they are targeting the right people by their numbers -- good luck to them.

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

Mar 23, 2012 @ 11:29
joey I was going to say the same thing about Jake logo but after looking @ it I think he did it that way for a reason. I may or may not be wrong but I think he incorporated the L and the D together. That's why he made 2 different shadow affects. It is kind of confusing though and does make it look a little less "eye appealing" but I can see what he was trying to do.


Dude I don't see an L anywhere in that logo... So if that was his idea he didn't make it work.

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

Mar 23, 2012 @ 14:04
The D works completely fine. We tried it the other way, but it just didn't look that good.
I dont understand how it's confusing though, maybe if you just looked at the design it wouldnt be..

http://www.distantlight.co

Mar 23, 2012 @ 15:25
the stickers do look nice but i only see what you were trying to do after you explained it...i thought the perspective looked off too

www.shoplgnds.com | LGNDS NEVER DIE!

Mar 23, 2012 @ 15:45
Got my loopwheel cotton swatches in from Japan this morning, thank you Fedex! Gonna be a long weekend choosing material.
Mar 23, 2012 @ 17:43
So there is no L in the D??

Now I am lost in the blocking/3D effect as well.

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

Mar 23, 2012 @ 18:28
The D works completely fine. We tried it the other way, but it just didn't look that good.
I dont understand how it's confusing though, maybe if you just looked at the design it wouldnt be..


Dude the 3d effect on the D is off/wrong. The lower-left corner should not be horizontal it should be at an angle. The other side(right lower) you could probably get away with it as it is right now, but if you wanted to make it correct, it would also need to be angled... Sorry but your geometry is off.

I still like the stuff you been promo'n so I'm not hating on the brand, just constructive criticism
Good luck amigo!

Joey

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

Mar 23, 2012 @ 19:43
Good game apparel - I see someone wearing your sweater at my school right now. and someone wearing a Mint shirt too. weird haha

http://www.distantlight.co

Mar 23, 2012 @ 23:23
Good game apparel - I see someone wearing your sweater at my school right now. and someone wearing a Mint shirt too. weird haha


Thats super dope to know!!blushing Totally made my day.haha
Will definitely let you know if we ever spot someone sporting your gear..;)
Mar 23, 2012 @ 23:31
Haha forsure. So weird seeing two brands on the forums here, standing right next to eachother. Product looked pretty cool in person too

http://www.distantlight.co

Mar 24, 2012 @ 02:26
^This is really cool! I dig your art and it is certainty very original. Props. My only suggestion is to get a different tumblr theme other than minimal. It is very recognizable and doesn't show the creativity of your work.
Otherwise, Props!

chadacadabra.tumblr.com

Mar 24, 2012 @ 04:58
<a href='http://hypebeast.com/members/andy/' rel='nofollow'>@andy</a> I can't remember what its called but the theme on thebackyardusa.tumblr.com and winwel.tumblr.com is really clean and fairly unrecognizable and has more customization options.

chadacadabra.tumblr.com

Mar 24, 2012 @ 16:27
Originally posted by Inactive User
I can't remember what its called but the theme on thebackyardusa.tumblr.com and winwel.tumblr.com is really clean and fairly unrecognizable and has more customization options.


thank you, just changed it

Yep! It looks a lot better now!

chadacadabra.tumblr.com

Mar 24, 2012 @ 19:30
http://wearesinkorswim.bigcartel.com/

Dropped our new line 12 hours ago. Everything is almost gone

Sink or Swim Brand / www.sinkorswimbrand.com / Holiday 15 out now

Mar 24, 2012 @ 21:57
http://wearesinkorswim.bigcartel.com/

Dropped our new line 12 hours ago. Everything is almost gone

Your product is really expensive considering you are a start up brand and don't even have your own tags but if you can sell it I guess it doesn't matter.

chadacadabra.tumblr.com

Mar 25, 2012 @ 00:58
http://wearesinkorswim.bigcartel.com/

Dropped our new line 12 hours ago. Everything is almost gone


nice start..PPNP shirt looks good.
Mar 25, 2012 @ 01:04
yeh....a good range for tees is anywhere from $22-32.....starting off, most brands don't usually go over $25...but if they moving at $28...then you good.
Mar 25, 2012 @ 01:13
yeh....a good range for tees is anywhere from $22-32.....starting off, most brands don't usually go over $25...but if they moving at $28...then you good.

I agree. I would pay $22 max for em but if theres enough demand for him to sell them at $28 go for it.

chadacadabra.tumblr.com

Mar 25, 2012 @ 01:36
Can someone link me to the thread with all the sites that print stickers? I looked but I must just be missing it...

Remain Royal. DieboltClothing + DieboltDesigns.

Mar 25, 2012 @ 01:43
^^ I would check www.jakprints.com/ they are legit.

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

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