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November 10, 2013 @ 03:33 PM
hghstndrds

Post: 67

Join Date: Sep 2013

Location: Pittsburgh, PA

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November 10, 2013 @ 03:59 PM
APACHE • USA

Post: 23

Join Date: Nov 2013

yo that apache shit is coming off as very like been trill pyrex shit tbh

its very tumblr 
Not a chance! I like Kanye and ASAP, but we are not headed towards pyrex and been trill haha.

apacheusa.tumblr.com

November 10, 2013 @ 05:09 PM
chads

Post: 1551

Join Date: Dec 2011

Location: Vermont

APACHE FW13 COLLECTION. 

+ WEBSITE
+ INSTAGRAM


"COVER"


"LEAN"


"APACHE WORLDWIDE"


"APACHE SPORT"


"END"



*This is our planned first collection, a lookbook is also planned to come out December or January.
I guess this is probably one of the better brands to come from HB in a lil while but I still see room for improvement so Ima drop some feedback on ya.
I think the first tee is incredibly lackluster especially for a first collection. As a start up line who is just trying to be known about, it is best to provide more options than you have now. I totally think this can be done with only three designs though but considering two out of the three say 'Apache' as the main focal point of the tee, I could see someone who's not too sold on the name not feeling like they have options and then forgetting the brand.
The second tee is dope while being very simple, depending on price I might actually cop black if this line ever comes to fruition.
For the hood, the Polo Sport logo has been ripped a lot recently and I knew you were gonna do that anyway because of your font choice for the logo. I think this design lacks much creativity. If this weren't a rip of a noteworthy logo, I don't think many people would find it very visually appealing. I guess people won't stop doing it though until one of you fools catches a C&D.
But good looks anyway, the line clearly has potential.
Honestly I understand what you mean. Yes some of the designs are somewhat bland, but at the end of the day I personally feel I don't design for people, I design for myself, if people like my stuff then, I appreciate it, if they don't it's totally cool too. I like minimal style, however I'm tired of the black and white trend, this is what I like and hope others may too. Now regarding the Polo Sport style, yes I did get a huge inspiration from Ralph Lauren, but that's why I created this brand, I'm younger than most people on here, so I missed out on the era of Polo Sport and Tommy Hilfiger sportswear clothes, I actually wanted to give others an opportunity to see that again and now. I'm glad to hear that we have potential, I'll keep working, and thanks for the feedback. I actually take feedback seriously, I think you had a lot of great points, and I'll definitely keep those in mind from now on. Thank you.
Word. And I appreciate that perspective and I don't think you should design for anybody other than yourself but on the other hand, I know you got good ideas and I just hope you don't end up sitting on piles of cotton because you weren't able to market the line properly/effectively. I definitely got that you're majorly influenced by RL and the Polo line and I'm glad you understand the history rather than are just jumping on the retro bandwagon. My design takes a lot of inspiration from retro aesthetics as well so I can certainly see that aspect of your design.

Out of curiosity, how old are you? I'm 17 so I missed out on much of the vintage stuff I rock now. I'm left to have to scour eBay and thrift stores for the Polo, Tommy, Nike, Champion etc.

chadacadabra.tumblr.com

November 10, 2013 @ 06:33 PM
Street Kitten

Post: 114

Join Date: Aug 2013

Location: Las Vegas, NV

Starting a Brand called Fictitious...


Just got a logo made. /Critique please.


didn't you join Jeff Staples skillshare class?

http://www.streetkitten.tumblr.com/ & http://www.threadstreet.tumblr.com/

November 10, 2013 @ 06:50 PM
Street Kitten

Post: 114

Join Date: Aug 2013

Location: Las Vegas, NV

-- ONLINE STORE UPDATED --

A wide variety of OTM pocket tees and beanies are now available in our online store. Get them while they're hot! Last drop sold out within two days.

Online Store: http://www.offthemapsf.bigcartel.com/

Use the promotional code "HB15" for 15% OFF your entire order, exclusive for Hypebeast.



Tropical Floral, Autumn Leaves and Black Japanese Garden Pocket Tees are GONE!

Very nice! Hats look good. GREAT prices. Love what you did with the tropical crew-neck sweater. Creative. I'm not a dude, so idk if that print is cool.
Only issue I have is your logo smack dap in the middle of the pocket. I understand you wanting to be slightly different w/the pocket tee, but I'd prefer you do a different pocket shape, and throw the logo on the hem, or sleeve or anything else. I'd be tempted to take a seam ripper to the logo just to see what's underneath and eventually sew it somewhere else. Also, it might be my computer b/c the picture box keeps shifting, but not all of the pictures are loading on the site.

http://www.streetkitten.tumblr.com/ & http://www.threadstreet.tumblr.com/

November 10, 2013 @ 07:00 PM
sbirahni

Post: 15

Join Date: Mar 2012

Location: Yass

Started a brand in 2011, Been working really hard for the past three years and trying to get some feed back on my work with both the execution of the visuals and the actual clothing.

SBi

http://iamsbi.com/

Thank you

SBiRAHNI

November 10, 2013 @ 07:18 PM
APACHE • USA

Post: 23

Join Date: Nov 2013

APACHE FW13 COLLECTION. 

+ WEBSITE
+ INSTAGRAM


"COVER"


"LEAN"


"APACHE WORLDWIDE"


"APACHE SPORT"


"END"



*This is our planned first collection, a lookbook is also planned to come out December or January.
I guess this is probably one of the better brands to come from HB in a lil while but I still see room for improvement so Ima drop some feedback on ya.
I think the first tee is incredibly lackluster especially for a first collection. As a start up line who is just trying to be known about, it is best to provide more options than you have now. I totally think this can be done with only three designs though but considering two out of the three say 'Apache' as the main focal point of the tee, I could see someone who's not too sold on the name not feeling like they have options and then forgetting the brand.
The second tee is dope while being very simple, depending on price I might actually cop black if this line ever comes to fruition.
For the hood, the Polo Sport logo has been ripped a lot recently and I knew you were gonna do that anyway because of your font choice for the logo. I think this design lacks much creativity. If this weren't a rip of a noteworthy logo, I don't think many people would find it very visually appealing. I guess people won't stop doing it though until one of you fools catches a C&D.
But good looks anyway, the line clearly has potential.
Honestly I understand what you mean. Yes some of the designs are somewhat bland, but at the end of the day I personally feel I don't design for people, I design for myself, if people like my stuff then, I appreciate it, if they don't it's totally cool too. I like minimal style, however I'm tired of the black and white trend, this is what I like and hope others may too. Now regarding the Polo Sport style, yes I did get a huge inspiration from Ralph Lauren, but that's why I created this brand, I'm younger than most people on here, so I missed out on the era of Polo Sport and Tommy Hilfiger sportswear clothes, I actually wanted to give others an opportunity to see that again and now. I'm glad to hear that we have potential, I'll keep working, and thanks for the feedback. I actually take feedback seriously, I think you had a lot of great points, and I'll definitely keep those in mind from now on. Thank you.
Word. And I appreciate that perspective and I don't think you should design for anybody other than yourself but on the other hand, I know you got good ideas and I just hope you don't end up sitting on piles of cotton because you weren't able to market the line properly/effectively. I definitely got that you're majorly influenced by RL and the Polo line and I'm glad you understand the history rather than are just jumping on the retro bandwagon. My design takes a lot of inspiration from retro aesthetics as well so I can certainly see that aspect of your design.

Out of curiosity, how old are you? I'm 17 so I missed out on much of the vintage stuff I rock now. I'm left to have to scour eBay and thrift stores for the Polo, Tommy, Nike, Champion etc.
I'm just 15, and yeah eBay and some online vintage shops are all that's left for us haha.

apacheusa.tumblr.com

November 10, 2013 @ 07:44 PM
OCTAVOSERGIO

Post: 11

Join Date: Oct 2013

Location: East Coast

The name, "Surrounded by Idiots" is a turn-off for me, however, the, "About" section really lightens things up. Also, your pictures are very nice and your products are staples in any wardrobe.

I agree with msc_StreetKitten regarding the pocket tee, that crewneck is very nice and so are the hats.

That Apache gear is a bit too plain for my liking, but well executed, I like the American flag under the name but it is very RL-esque.

That High Standards gear is sick.

The Wu-Tang gear can be a bit more creative, especially since you are using two registered logos.

That Connected look book is nice, website needs some tweaking.

Shout out to everyone putting in work making their dreams come true.

lovevillain.blogspot.com reigns supreme.

November 10, 2013 @ 10:58 PM
Street Kitten

Post: 114

Join Date: Aug 2013

Location: Las Vegas, NV

First possible design for Actavis Apparel. I know it needs a good amount of touching up, but this is just my rough draft. Would def appreciate some feedback, let me know what you guys think!

It's a tad morbid but a good start. I imagine mixed colors with this design. A bit psychedelic color-scheme. Something like neon-green/black. In terms of size and placement, I see this being a tad large on the t-shirt.

If you DO NOT have a graphic artist find someone who wants to partner with you. A partner is someone not looking to get paid for designing with you but willing to put in long hours and share the work load. At your current skill level you will need to put in a lot of practice and learn the quick ways to getting art made. Adobe has cool shortcuts to making line art. Rules to graphic design- the more original work you own when creating designs the better. Get a decent sub-par professional camera and take pictures of whatever you think pertains to your brand. Modifying your own pictures is faster than searching online. It's also about 99% copyright legal.

If you don't have someone doing it. Message me. I think I can at least create the line art(does not include color) for you for FREE in return for a future collaboration. My company is still under development, probably like yours, and not expecting to release anything until Winter 2014. So no rush.

http://www.streetkitten.tumblr.com/ & http://www.threadstreet.tumblr.com/

November 10, 2013 @ 11:17 PM
DannyHH

Post: 551

Join Date: Dec 2006

Location: United States

November 10, 2013 @ 11:28 PM
Street Kitten

Post: 114

Join Date: Aug 2013

Location: Las Vegas, NV



I don't normally go for anything negative, but I like the zippers. Thank you for doing something different, it's not a new concept, but it's different. The kanji is also an eye-catcher, but I do not like the size of it. It feels like an aggressive "stop. look at me!!" message. It feels desperate. In Japan, it could be ok, but USA English is gold. IMO design 2 typefaces.

http://www.streetkitten.tumblr.com/ & http://www.threadstreet.tumblr.com/

November 10, 2013 @ 11:55 PM
Blu Label

Post: 35

Join Date: Nov 2013

Location: England


What do you think of the Blu Label Charlie Chaplin T-Shirt | http://www.blulabel.co.uk
November 11, 2013 @ 12:01 AM
Street Kitten

Post: 114

Join Date: Aug 2013

Location: Las Vegas, NV

As I am trying to get the ball rolling on my shit many questions have came up revolving around money and production. I am not trying to knock any brand on here but in all honestly how many of you guys actually turn a profit? And with that profit you get what do you do with it? Invest it all back into brand?

I work part-time at a deli and go to school the other half so my money flow isn't very big and the cost of production for something so basic as a Tee can get up there if you don't have a large order. Plus I have a bunch more other shit I am spending my money on. I am really thinking about selling weed to get some more cash to spend. 

Really all I am asking is how do you guys go about spending your money to better your brand? 
I assume by profit, you mean the money you have AFTER all your company bills are paid from with money you earned from sales? If so you do 2 things with the profit- buy yourself stuff you NEED and put the other into savings.

Here's where my focus is right now and questions that might help you with your current situation:

1. Know your priorities- The little things in life can add up.
- do I need cable? internet? big name cell phone company? netflix? Do i need call of duty:ghosts? do i have to drive my car EVERYDAY? can I buy a bike and use it 3 times a week instead of the car? Do i really need $65 of meat or should i substitute for a hefty salad w/chicken a few nights? is my car insurance worth paying $96? should i refinance this loan? Do I really need $90 sneakers? I can keep going. I hope you see my point.

2. Change your money situation- alot of people are making money off their hobbies
What can you do or get into that will make money?
This is never an easy option. I live in Las Vegas and i cant find a job that I qualify for AND pays $12/hour. I hate my job but it fuels me to keep designing b/c I HATE it. Can you afford to have a 2nd part time job? Maybe pick classes next semester that will let you? What skills do you possess that will allow you to spend little money on supplies?

3. Get a partner- find someone who shares the same vision as you. This isn't easy either b/c I am still looking. And I've come across a lot of designers. A partner can split the work load and costs. If they have a skill they can cut down on paying a screen printer, web designer, etc.

4. Learn new skills- this process is usually slow but very rewarding. You are a college student so you have the chance to intern at companies. Some REQUIRE you to study in the industry your learning. Mom & Pop shops usually don't care. Your free help.

If your in school do not start a company full blown (i.e buy wholesale, pay a screen printer, etc). Instead, make samples of your designs using DIY methods and wear them around town. Go to the club (if your old enough). Find fashion events (if any). Instagram and tweet w/e product you can. www.lookbook.com is a great site for sharing outfits.
You DO NOT have to buy products wholesale to get a CHEAP price. 1/2 the time new companies are buying products from a distributor not a REAL wholesaler. Please look this info up so you know the difference.

Some info here will be beneficial. Read stories from these brands and look at how far they've taken their brand: http://www.skillshare.com/classes/fashion/A-Staple-of-Branding-How-to-Start-Your-Fashion-Company/915436837/projects/14973

http://www.streetkitten.tumblr.com/ & http://www.threadstreet.tumblr.com/

November 11, 2013 @ 01:26 AM
chrisbrandt96

Post: 6

Join Date: Nov 2013

http://www.absurdityclothes.com/
I have started a new brand, Absurdity Clothing. I have a website and Ive recently dropped t-shirts, long sleeve t-shirts, a 5-panel hat, and windbreakers. Any advice or feedback would be appreciated.
November 11, 2013 @ 01:29 AM
KENNY_POWERS

Post: 65

Join Date: Jun 2013


What do you think of the Blu Label Charlie Chaplin T-Shirt | http://www.blulabel.co.uk
That logo just instantly makes me think of ONLY.
November 11, 2013 @ 01:30 AM
November 11, 2013 @ 02:25 AM
tuesdaygirlfriend

Post: 177

Join Date: Nov 2012

Location: SAN DIEGO, CA


available tomorrow at 6pm PST!

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November 11, 2013 @ 03:05 AM
hghstndrds

Post: 67

Join Date: Sep 2013

Location: Pittsburgh, PA

http://hghstndrds.com/
Finished printing tees.
Launched these today.
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Launched these today.











You can get one now at http://hghstndrds.bigcartel.com/
$39 for a basic ass black and white tee from a brand with no history 
I actually did drop the price down to $29, but my cost to make these tees are high right now. These tees are a really nice heavyweight 7.3oz combed cotton tee. I didn't skimp on the quality of the shirts, I had to have it something I would actually want to wear myself. Also I am offering free shipping so my profit is minimal.

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November 11, 2013 @ 03:16 AM
hghstndrds

Post: 67

Join Date: Sep 2013

Location: Pittsburgh, PA

http://hghstndrds.com/
Finished printing tees.
Launched these today.
http://hghstndrds.bigcartel.com/



Launched these today.











You can get one now at http://hghstndrds.bigcartel.com/
Cool designs but you may want to check that kerning on the last image which I guess is the tag. Check the space difference between the S & T and the D & S in STNDRDS. shows up in other parts. I do like the first tee a lot, reminds a lot of a movie poster ish advertisement. 
The first tee is of an old movie poster, its based off of Sweet Sweetback's Baaddasssss Song from 1971 by Melvin Van Peebles. And then its blended with Camp Lo from Uptown Saturday Night album. Thanks for the feedback.

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November 11, 2013 @ 05:30 AM
Street Kitten

Post: 114

Join Date: Aug 2013

Location: Las Vegas, NV

Do The Fly Thing T Shirt! Give us FEEDBACK we need it! available at www.riseabovesxa.com 


You need to present this t-shirt in a whole another outfit. Please. Styling is about 80% of the reason consumers will consider a product. The design itself feels like a retro Las Vegas casino sign (I know Vegas b/c I live there). IDK if dudes would buy this. The phrase is good though IMO. I think the design is decent, but I wouldn't spend more than $20 on it as is.

http://www.streetkitten.tumblr.com/ & http://www.threadstreet.tumblr.com/

November 11, 2013 @ 05:57 AM
Street Kitten

Post: 114

Join Date: Aug 2013

Location: Las Vegas, NV

been working in illustratotr, havent gotten all the kinks out of this design yet... what do you guys think?

The bottom one is good and has potential from what I can see. What's the plus/intersection sign for? The top one, I have no way of knowing if it will be good yet. I assume it's the cosmos? Saturn?? That type of design you do not want as a vector. Look into photos and image manipulation.

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November 11, 2013 @ 06:13 AM
Street Kitten

Post: 114

Join Date: Aug 2013

Location: Las Vegas, NV

Do The Fly Thing T Shirt! Give us FEEDBACK we need it! available at www.riseabovesxa.com 


You need to present this t-shirt in a whole another outfit. Please. Styling is about 80% of the reason consumers will consider a product. The design itself feels like a retro Las Vegas casino sign (I know Vegas b/c I live there). IDK if dudes would buy this. The phrase is good though IMO. I think the design is decent, but I wouldn't spend more than $20 on it as is.
Thanks I appreciate the feedback and were just in the beginning phase of starting a brand so it's trial and error right now! And this tee is actually $15. So next time we do a shoot the outfit will be carefully picked out.!
I see. I forgot, sorry. It's good your getting early feedback. LOL, yeah I just checked the site. Also, your logo, not sure if your able to change it, but it's pretty girly. I'd remove the help (to me it represents death and innocence). The wings should have sharper angles(curves are feminine/angles are masculine) and needs more detail in the feather areas. That's just my opinion. Nice to see more brands coming this far into production.

For styling ideas check sites like Polyvore. Ladies, like myself, use it a lot, but the software the site uses allows you to put together outfits is pretty cool. You can save products from sites and add it into your future outfits. I use it to keep track of items I want to buy and mood boards for my company Street Kitten (WIP) www.polyvore.com/top_fashion_sets_for_nov/collection?id=3080700

http://www.streetkitten.tumblr.com/ & http://www.threadstreet.tumblr.com/

November 11, 2013 @ 06:21 AM
Street Kitten

Post: 114

Join Date: Aug 2013

Location: Las Vegas, NV

I have a basic ass hand drawn logo, what y'all think of this? its a bloodpool btw


Don't worry I'm nice. it would be helpful if it wasn't sideways. It looks like a greek writing. Was that your goal? Think the Disney cartoon Hercules or the Caesars Casino word mark. it's also very primal/caveman.
What's the reason behind the name?? It has an "i'm a bad ass and cool" type of image. Feels almost goth/punk-ish and would find it here: http://www.studsandspikes.com/punk-patches-annex.html If that's not your goal keep trying. I would consider a name change. More than likely, legally that name is already being used by several companies and/or musicians.
I'll probably recommend this class until the site shuts down, lol, but I learned a lot from Jeff Staples class. I created my company using his steps: http://www.skillshare.com/classes/fashion/A-Staple-of-Branding-How-to-Start-Your-Fashion-Company/915436837/

http://www.streetkitten.tumblr.com/ & http://www.threadstreet.tumblr.com/

November 11, 2013 @ 02:15 PM
casein_point

Post: 182

Join Date: Jul 2012

I guess this is probably one of the better brands to come from HB in a lil while but I still see room for improvement so Ima drop some feedback on ya.
I think the first tee is incredibly lackluster especially for a first collection. As a start up line who is just trying to be known about, it is best to provide more options than you have now. I totally think this can be done with only three designs though but considering two out of the three say 'Apache' as the main focal point of the tee, I could see someone who's not too sold on the name not feeling like they have options and then forgetting the brand.
The second tee is dope while being very simple, depending on price I might actually cop black if this line ever comes to fruition.
For the hood, the Polo Sport logo has been ripped a lot recently and I knew you were gonna do that anyway because of your font choice for the logo. I think this design lacks much creativity. If this weren't a rip of a noteworthy logo, I don't think many people would find it very visually appealing. I guess people won't stop doing it though until one of you fools catches a C&D.
But good looks anyway, the line clearly has potential.
Honestly I understand what you mean. Yes some of the designs are somewhat bland, but at the end of the day I personally feel I don't design for people, I design for myself, if people like my stuff then, I appreciate it, if they don't it's totally cool too. I like minimal style, however I'm tired of the black and white trend, this is what I like and hope others may too. Now regarding the Polo Sport style, yes I did get a huge inspiration from Ralph Lauren, but that's why I created this brand, I'm younger than most people on here, so I missed out on the era of Polo Sport and Tommy Hilfiger sportswear clothes, I actually wanted to give others an opportunity to see that again and now. I'm glad to hear that we have potential, I'll keep working, and thanks for the feedback. I actually take feedback seriously, I think you had a lot of great points, and I'll definitely keep those in mind from now on. Thank you.
Word. And I appreciate that perspective and I don't think you should design for anybody other than yourself but on the other hand, I know you got good ideas and I just hope you don't end up sitting on piles of cotton because you weren't able to market the line properly/effectively. I definitely got that you're majorly influenced by RL and the Polo line and I'm glad you understand the history rather than are just jumping on the retro bandwagon. My design takes a lot of inspiration from retro aesthetics as well so I can certainly see that aspect of your design.

Out of curiosity, how old are you? I'm 17 so I missed out on much of the vintage stuff I rock now. I'm left to have to scour eBay and thrift stores for the Polo, Tommy, Nike, Champion etc.
I'm just 15, and yeah eBay and some online vintage shops are all that's left for us haha.


I find it quite humorous that everyone is digging Apache so
much and half the other brands that are posting in the past few pages get a ton
of thumbs down. How does everyone hop on the Apache train so quick with
strictly mock ups? There hasn't been one legitimate product shot. Not only that
but are the designs really that intriguing to you guys? I’m not trying to hate
on Apache but honestly three designs, two of which only say Apache in different
fonts, and then another that has some random globe-esque graphic really doesn’t
impress me. Granted I’m going to give you the benefit of the doubt that you’re
15 and your grinding man I don’t want you to take this the wrong way and you
should keep it up. I just don’t understand how designs like these with no
actual real product presentation can be getting a bunch of thumbs up and
positive feedback when nothing of substance has been accomplished with the brand.
It kind of tells me a few things about the HB community: 1. They are easily influenced
2. You can only take so much from the feedback for your brand because Hypebeast,
contrary to popular belief, doesn’t know all 3. You could have a great brand
(see IISE or Divided Minds) and the little homies will find a way to hate it.

 


Just venting not trying to come at you Apache because you’ve
got a start but I just find it funny that everyone hopped on the train so
quick, classic Hypebeast.   
November 11, 2013 @ 02:35 PM
Cleanupcrewnyc

Post: 38

Join Date: Dec 2010

November 11, 2013 @ 02:45 PM
Blu Label

Post: 35

Join Date: Nov 2013

Location: England


What do you think of the Blu Label Charlie Chaplin T-Shirt | http://www.blulabel.co.uk
That logo just instantly makes me think of ONLY.
Thanks for your comment. This was one of the first designs I did for Blu Label not going to lie I bit the shit out of the ONLY bar logo for that part but apart from that this is an original design and all of the Blu Label designs are. The new drop features designs that are hand drawn or photographed by me. :-)
November 11, 2013 @ 02:47 PM
APACHE • USA

Post: 23

Join Date: Nov 2013

Honestly I understand what you mean. Yes some of the designs are somewhat bland, but at the end of the day I personally feel I don't design for people, I design for myself, if people like my stuff then, I appreciate it, if they don't it's totally cool too. I like minimal style, however I'm tired of the black and white trend, this is what I like and hope others may too. Now regarding the Polo Sport style, yes I did get a huge inspiration from Ralph Lauren, but that's why I created this brand, I'm younger than most people on here, so I missed out on the era of Polo Sport and Tommy Hilfiger sportswear clothes, I actually wanted to give others an opportunity to see that again and now. I'm glad to hear that we have potential, I'll keep working, and thanks for the feedback. I actually take feedback seriously, I think you had a lot of great points, and I'll definitely keep those in mind from now on. Thank you.
Word. And I appreciate that perspective and I don't think you should design for anybody other than yourself but on the other hand, I know you got good ideas and I just hope you don't end up sitting on piles of cotton because you weren't able to market the line properly/effectively. I definitely got that you're majorly influenced by RL and the Polo line and I'm glad you understand the history rather than are just jumping on the retro bandwagon. My design takes a lot of inspiration from retro aesthetics as well so I can certainly see that aspect of your design.

Out of curiosity, how old are you? I'm 17 so I missed out on much of the vintage stuff I rock now. I'm left to have to scour eBay and thrift stores for the Polo, Tommy, Nike, Champion etc.
I'm just 15, and yeah eBay and some online vintage shops are all that's left for us haha.



I find it quite humorous that everyone is digging Apache so

much and half the other brands that are posting in the past few pages get a ton

of thumbs down. How does everyone hop on the Apache train so quick with

strictly mock ups? There hasn't been one legitimate product shot. Not only that

but are the designs really that intriguing to you guys? I’m not trying to hate

on Apache but honestly three designs, two of which only say Apache in different

fonts, and then another that has some random globe-esque graphic really doesn’t

impress me. Granted I’m going to give you the benefit of the doubt that you’re

15 and your grinding man I don’t want you to take this the wrong way and you

should keep it up. I just don’t understand how designs like these with no

actual real product presentation can be getting a bunch of thumbs up and

positive feedback when nothing of substance has been accomplished with the brand.

It kind of tells me a few things about the HB community: 1. They are easily influenced

2. You can only take so much from the feedback for your brand because Hypebeast,

contrary to popular belief, doesn’t know all 3. You could have a great brand

(see IISE or Divided Minds) and the little homies will find a way to hate it.


 



Just venting not trying to come at you Apache because you’ve

got a start but I just find it funny that everyone hopped on the train so

quick, classic Hypebeast.   
I understand what you're saying, but did you ever for a second think some people in the world may actually like my stuff? Like I have said in the past, I design for myself, if my stuff somehow appeals to the community, then that's great. If you don't like my designs that's your opinion, and I respect that. I am 15, and I'm top of my class in Graphic Design, I wanted a professional styled brand or at least one that looks like it. The first collection is very simple and minimal, which I have said and agreed to in the past, I got some crazy designs coming! Regarding the 'real clothing' being made, I said I would have a lookbook coming December or January, like other small brands here, growth is slow and I'm not a point where I'm ready to have samples made yet. Thank you for your concern with our brand, and I understand you're not trying to come at us, but I just had to justify myself.

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November 11, 2013 @ 03:12 PM
KENNY_POWERS

Post: 65

Join Date: Jun 2013


What do you think of the Blu Label Charlie Chaplin T-Shirt | http://www.blulabel.co.uk
That logo just instantly makes me think of ONLY.
Thanks for your comment. This was one of the first designs I did for Blu Label not going to lie I bit the shit out of the ONLY bar logo for that part but apart from that this is an original design and all of the Blu Label designs are. The new drop features designs that are hand drawn or photographed by me. :-)
LOL, not a bad idea taking something from another brand but I might change the font up just a bit to distinguish yourself a bit more. I do like the charlie chaplin though its pretty sick the only thing on that one is I might go back and make your line strokes a tad bit thicker (like his eyebrows look like they just got done at the weave salon) otherwise keeep grinding man and good luck!
November 11, 2013 @ 03:17 PM
KENNY_POWERS

Post: 65

Join Date: Jun 2013

Honestly I understand what you mean. Yes some of the designs are somewhat bland, but at the end of the day I personally feel I don't design for people, I design for myself, if people like my stuff then, I appreciate it, if they don't it's totally cool too. I like minimal style, however I'm tired of the black and white trend, this is what I like and hope others may too. Now regarding the Polo Sport style, yes I did get a huge inspiration from Ralph Lauren, but that's why I created this brand, I'm younger than most people on here, so I missed out on the era of Polo Sport and Tommy Hilfiger sportswear clothes, I actually wanted to give others an opportunity to see that again and now. I'm glad to hear that we have potential, I'll keep working, and thanks for the feedback. I actually take feedback seriously, I think you had a lot of great points, and I'll definitely keep those in mind from now on. Thank you.
Word. And I appreciate that perspective and I don't think you should design for anybody other than yourself but on the other hand, I know you got good ideas and I just hope you don't end up sitting on piles of cotton because you weren't able to market the line properly/effectively. I definitely got that you're majorly influenced by RL and the Polo line and I'm glad you understand the history rather than are just jumping on the retro bandwagon. My design takes a lot of inspiration from retro aesthetics as well so I can certainly see that aspect of your design.

Out of curiosity, how old are you? I'm 17 so I missed out on much of the vintage stuff I rock now. I'm left to have to scour eBay and thrift stores for the Polo, Tommy, Nike, Champion etc.
I'm just 15, and yeah eBay and some online vintage shops are all that's left for us haha.



I find it quite humorous that everyone is digging Apache so

much and half the other brands that are posting in the past few pages get a ton

of thumbs down. How does everyone hop on the Apache train so quick with

strictly mock ups? There hasn't been one legitimate product shot. Not only that

but are the designs really that intriguing to you guys? I’m not trying to hate

on Apache but honestly three designs, two of which only say Apache in different

fonts, and then another that has some random globe-esque graphic really doesn’t

impress me. Granted I’m going to give you the benefit of the doubt that you’re

15 and your grinding man I don’t want you to take this the wrong way and you

should keep it up. I just don’t understand how designs like these with no

actual real product presentation can be getting a bunch of thumbs up and

positive feedback when nothing of substance has been accomplished with the brand.

It kind of tells me a few things about the HB community: 1. They are easily influenced

2. You can only take so much from the feedback for your brand because Hypebeast,

contrary to popular belief, doesn’t know all 3. You could have a great brand

(see IISE or Divided Minds) and the little homies will find a way to hate it.


 



Just venting not trying to come at you Apache because you’ve

got a start but I just find it funny that everyone hopped on the train so

quick, classic Hypebeast.   
His designs are not a revolutionary but what works with Apache is that he creating not only a clothing line but a brand. In a sense that he has tied everything together somehow with the nascar themes and typefaces make it more of a uniform and solid look. It looks shitty when someone releases 4 shirts and they all have nothing to with each other and have no unison. Apache is creating a unison and consistency in return it develops into a brand. 
November 11, 2013 @ 04:04 PM
casein_point

Post: 182

Join Date: Jul 2012

Word. And I appreciate that perspective and I don't think you should design for anybody other than yourself but on the other hand, I know you got good ideas and I just hope you don't end up sitting on piles of cotton because you weren't able to market the line properly/effectively. I definitely got that you're majorly influenced by RL and the Polo line and I'm glad you understand the history rather than are just jumping on the retro bandwagon. My design takes a lot of inspiration from retro aesthetics as well so I can certainly see that aspect of your design.

Out of curiosity, how old are you? I'm 17 so I missed out on much of the vintage stuff I rock now. I'm left to have to scour eBay and thrift stores for the Polo, Tommy, Nike, Champion etc.
I'm just 15, and yeah eBay and some online vintage shops are all that's left for us haha.




I find it quite humorous that everyone is digging Apache so


much and half the other brands that are posting in the past few pages get a ton


of thumbs down. How does everyone hop on the Apache train so quick with


strictly mock ups? There hasn't been one legitimate product shot. Not only that


but are the designs really that intriguing to you guys? I’m not trying to hate


on Apache but honestly three designs, two of which only say Apache in different


fonts, and then another that has some random globe-esque graphic really doesn’t


impress me. Granted I’m going to give you the benefit of the doubt that you’re


15 and your grinding man I don’t want you to take this the wrong way and you


should keep it up. I just don’t understand how designs like these with no


actual real product presentation can be getting a bunch of thumbs up and


positive feedback when nothing of substance has been accomplished with the brand.


It kind of tells me a few things about the HB community: 1. They are easily influenced


2. You can only take so much from the feedback for your brand because Hypebeast,


contrary to popular belief, doesn’t know all 3. You could have a great brand


(see IISE or Divided Minds) and the little homies will find a way to hate it.



 




Just venting not trying to come at you Apache because you’ve


got a start but I just find it funny that everyone hopped on the train so


quick, classic Hypebeast.   
His designs are not a revolutionary but what works with Apache is that he creating not only a clothing line but a brand. In a sense that he has tied everything together somehow with the nascar themes and typefaces make it more of a uniform and solid look. It looks shitty when someone releases 4 shirts and they all have nothing to with each other and have no unison. Apache is creating a unison and consistency in return it develops into a brand. 
Alright, so he has a racing line and then another F/W line that has basically only the name of his company, where is this cohesion that you are seeing? Apache is a helicopter or a group of Native Americans, where's the race team correlation between that? Also if he was building a brand he wouldn't have a picture of ASAP Rocky on his website because ASAP Rocky has nothing to do with Apache nor do any of the other pictures on the website.

My point is that he has a long way to go but everyone is falling in love with his mockups. There is nothing that he has done that says he is creating a brand. IMO as of right now he is creating a couple of different lines with the same brand name, not creating a brand. A brand creates and instills value in their product and I don't see how people on here can think that about Apache when they haven't produced anything.

Once again, I'm not trying to bash on Apache but just point out some things that I've noticed with people who give feedback on this thread.

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