Starting a New Line/Brand Feedback Thread

March 30, 2012 @ 04:02:04 AM
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Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Los Angeles
What's the best place to get tee's with printed custom tags done for cheap?


Rapid tags
March 30, 2012 @ 04:11:36 AM
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Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Houston, Texas
Hey guys, I was wondering if anyone knew any good places to get patches (tags) made (either woven or printed) ? Or if anyone has made there own what fabric did you use? I am looking for something like this ( ); not to texture-ish and thin so i can print over it with ease.
March 30, 2012 @ 04:19:32 AM
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Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Boston
TURNTUP *2012* http://turntup.us
Just started actually putting my stuff on cotton. Got some weak stuff on the site now but by summer I'll be printing some clean products.
Just a few mockups of some stuff I'm working on for the sumer
March 30, 2012 @ 05:30:06 AM
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Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Los Angeles
Hey guys, I was wondering if anyone knew any good places to get patches (tags) made (either woven or printed) ? Or if anyone has made there own what fabric did you use? I am looking for something like this ( ); not to texture-ish and thin so i can print over it with ease.


someone just asked that..
rapid tags
March 30, 2012 @ 05:37:13 AM
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Location: United States
You just buy them from rapid tags and iron them on? seems cheaper to do it this way..
March 30, 2012 @ 05:56:31 AM
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I like the idea of the first one, but perhaps it'd be cooler if all three photos were of one subject, and they were not so starkly contrasted against the orange colored shirt.

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March 30, 2012 @ 06:03:08 AM
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Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Los Angeles
You just buy them from rapid tags and iron them on? seems cheaper to do it this way..


why pay someone to do something you can do your self? from any place, you order the woven tags seperately, then you decide on how you want to sew them on to the products. you can go somewhere to get it done, but it's fun and easy to do it your self.
March 30, 2012 @ 13:34:57 PM
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Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Vermont
What's the best place to get tee's with printed custom tags done for cheap?

Theres no 'best' place. Just do your research.


no one helps each other here, be ready to hear "do your research" every Q you ask. But i found http://www.sun-apparel.com/

I could give him a couple of sites that I think are good. I'm just saying there truly is no 'best' place.

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March 30, 2012 @ 13:37:50 PM
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Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Vermont
Hey guys, I was wondering if anyone knew any good places to get patches (tags) made (either woven or printed) ? Or if anyone has made there own what fabric did you use? I am looking for something like this ( ); not to texture-ish and thin so i can print over it with ease.

One thing I've done a couple times is buy some nice oxford shirt from a thrift store. Then you take the tag design you want and multiply it many times and print it on the back of the shirt. Then you cut those little pieces and have little tags you made yourself. Its a pretty fun process and it helps save money. Hopefully that makes sense.

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March 30, 2012 @ 14:22:04 PM
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Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: North Carolina
I'm a 14 year old kid livin on the east coast, been working for like almost a year. and finally released my clothing brand on Saturday. Did every single thing by myself , from funds to website design. All done by me.

WWW.GRUMPCOMPANY.COM
March 30, 2012 @ 15:12:40 PM
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Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Chi
Anyone contact CYC yet? Need a brand ID/tax # to place a large order?

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March 30, 2012 @ 16:58:01 PM
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Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Arizona
I'm a 14 year old kid livin on the east coast, been working for like almost a year. and finally released my clothing brand on Saturday. Did every single thing by myself , from funds to website design. All done by me.

WWW.GRUMPCOMPANY.COM


nice, but why the use of the ninja turtles font?
http://www.fontshark.com/font/TMNT-63.html
March 30, 2012 @ 17:07:32 PM
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Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Compton, CA
Heavyset

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March 30, 2012 @ 17:18:19 PM
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Location: Philadelphia.
I'm a 14 year old kid livin on the east coast, been working for like almost a year. and finally released my clothing brand on Saturday. Did every single thing by myself , from funds to website design. All done by me.

WWW.GRUMPCOMPANY.COM


The website looks good, pretty creatively done, too. But the fact that you have auto-play audio is a deathwish. That shit is annoying as fuck.
March 30, 2012 @ 21:34:11 PM
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Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Los Angeles
Heavyset

Our Spring/Summer '12 collection releases today

Check the site & blog

View our Lookbook and feel free to share it around

Follow on FB: facebook.com/weareheavyset
Instagram & Twitter: @weareheavyset


not gonna lie, pretty impressed. designs are cool and branding is well done.

The only thing I don't really like are the big H black patches on the shirts. But other than that, shit looks good.
March 30, 2012 @ 21:38:25 PM
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Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Los Angeles
I'm a 14 year old kid livin on the east coast, been working for like almost a year. and finally released my clothing brand on Saturday. Did every single thing by myself , from funds to website design. All done by me.

WWW.GRUMPCOMPANY.COM


the website is cool. but honestly, the logo is gross. i would hire a designer to re work that and maybe do a few shirt designs too..
March 30, 2012 @ 21:43:44 PM
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Join Date: Mar 2012
Heavyset

Our Spring/Summer '12 collection releases today

Check the site & blog

View our Lookbook and feel free to share it around

Follow on FB: facebook.com/weareheavyset
Instagram & Twitter: @weareheavyset


Looks really good man!
One question for you, do you think pricing your items on the lower end of the spectrum will "cheapen" the brand?
I'm not trying to be stupid, this is a fair question to anyone out there... In my honest opinion, it seems like people would rather pay more for something they consider "exclusive" as opposed to have the items be priced out in the same range as everything else.

Good luck with it. You can see a lot a time and effort went into it!

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

March 30, 2012 @ 21:45:19 PM
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Join Date: Mar 2012
TURNTUP *2012* http://turntup.us
Just started actually putting my stuff on cotton. Got some weak stuff on the site now but by summer I'll be printing some clean products.
Just a few mockups of some stuff I'm working on for the sumer


I hate the first shirt.. Looks like amateurish crap.
I do like the rat pic but not the back side of it - that also looks amateurish.
Good luck tho.

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

March 30, 2012 @ 21:55:01 PM
Post: 729
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Los Angeles
TURNTUP *2012* http://turntup.us
Just started actually putting my stuff on cotton. Got some weak stuff on the site now but by summer I'll be printing some clean products.
Just a few mockups of some stuff I'm working on for the sumer


they look like they were all designed for different niches. they don't look like they would be apart of the same brand.
i don't really understand it
March 30, 2012 @ 22:00:42 PM
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Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Los Angeles
TURNTUP *2012* http://turntup.us
Just started actually putting my stuff on cotton. Got some weak stuff on the site now but by summer I'll be printing some clean products.
Just a few mockups of some stuff I'm working on for the sumer


they look like they were all designed for different niches. they don't look like they would be apart of the same brand.
i don't really understand it


Agreed. None of the products are cohesive and are lacking in substance. not to mention you don't have the rights to use those gandhi/lennon/ozzy photos.

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March 30, 2012 @ 23:40:08 PM
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Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: United States
Theres no 'best' place. Just do your research.


no one helps each other here, be ready to hear "do your research" every Q you ask. But i found http://www.sun-apparel.com/

I could give him a couple of sites that I think are good. I'm just saying there truly is no 'best' place.


I didnt mean to point fingers at you but im just saying we should all work to help eachother as HB brands.

What do yall think the best starting price is to sell Crews? 30 or 40?
March 30, 2012 @ 23:51:55 PM
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Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Vermont
What do yall think the best starting price is to sell Crews? 30 or 40?

$40 depending on the quality

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March 30, 2012 @ 23:56:52 PM
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I'd buy that "Turntup" bucket hat. PM me when you drop it.

Anyways, how much is it costing you guys to start this up? Big Cartel payments, Shirt Samples and Orders, Tags, Stickers, etc.?

I know this is a dumb question, but do y'alls shirt graphics have that sort of shiny feel (Think a Nike Shirt), where you know it was placed on or do they have the graphics where it was sewn in, like say, those graphic tees at walmart where there is no difference in texture between the shirt and graphic, I think the difference between these two is called Silkscreen and Cut and Sew, but I could be wrong.

Where do you guys usually wholesale from, which has the best combo of quality and affordability, right now I'm looking at buying some tees, raglans/henleys, and hoodies from American Apparel.

Where do you guys get tags?

And lastly, how do you guys go about transferring your graphics to the computer. Right now I'm using a scanner and GIMP, but it's hard to kind of get it to where you can't tell it was initially a pencil drawing. Like I'm trying to make a shape with one letter inside (custom font so I can't get it off the internet) and make it so I can make the shape different colors with the actual letters the same color everytime . . . for all intents and purposes, the same colorblocking as Supreme (no it's not a box logo)?

Could someone help me out, would be greatly appreciated. Have a notebook full of designs, plenty of clever ideas for tees, and a marketing plan to generate hype, I just need someone to help me out as far as pricing and method.
March 31, 2012 @ 00:10:41 AM
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Join Date: Mar 2012
For crews I would for $36-$39. I wouldn't recommend going over that cuz then it will cut into your hoodies sale. For hoodies I will say anywhere $42 and up.

But at the end of the day, you really wanna push for whatever makes you the most profit. So if you are selling a one color tee for $24 and making $16 off of it, as opposed to a hoodie where your profit is only $10, then try to push the tee before the hoodie 3 to 1 all day.

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

March 31, 2012 @ 01:33:38 AM
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Join Date: Jun 2006
I'd buy that "Turntup" bucket hat. PM me when you drop it.

Anyways, how much is it costing you guys to start this up? Big Cartel payments, Shirt Samples and Orders, Tags, Stickers, etc.?

I know this is a dumb question, but do y'alls shirt graphics have that sort of shiny feel (Think a Nike Shirt), where you know it was placed on or do they have the graphics where it was sewn in, like say, those graphic tees at walmart where there is no difference in texture between the shirt and graphic, I think the difference between these two is called Silkscreen and Cut and Sew, but I could be wrong.

Where do you guys usually wholesale from, which has the best combo of quality and affordability, right now I'm looking at buying some tees, raglans/henleys, and hoodies from American Apparel.

Where do you guys get tags?

And lastly, how do you guys go about transferring your graphics to the computer. Right now I'm using a scanner and GIMP, but it's hard to kind of get it to where you can't tell it was initially a pencil drawing. Like I'm trying to make a shape with one letter inside (custom font so I can't get it off the internet) and make it so I can make the shape different colors with the actual letters the same color everytime . . . for all intents and purposes, the same colorblocking as Supreme (no it's not a box logo)?

Could someone help me out, would be greatly appreciated. Have a notebook full of designs, plenty of clever ideas for tees, and a marketing plan to generate hype, I just need someone to help me out as far as pricing and method.


damn ape....u really need a ton of help, first you should work on getting the designs from your book to the computer....draw it, scan it, finish it!

shinny plastic like print feeling is usually heat press.

Cut and sew is simply creating your garment from scratch ...as apposed to using a blank ( which was also made from scratch....so its not really a big deal for simple things like tees). It give you more control over the specifications of your garment.....but requires some insight on manufacturing,...can be less expensive per piece, but with MUCH higher minimum order requirements.
March 31, 2012 @ 01:37:17 AM
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Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Los Angeles
For crews I would for $36-$39. I wouldn't recommend going over that cuz then it will cut into your hoodies sale. For hoodies I will say anywhere $42 and up.

But at the end of the day, you really wanna push for whatever makes you the most profit. So if you are selling a one color tee for $24 and making $16 off of it, as opposed to a hoodie where your profit is only $10, then try to push the tee before the hoodie 3 to 1 all day.


you could honestly not be more wrong. you base the prices on how you want it to reflect off of on your brand. a high end brand prints a hoodie for a price everyone else gets, there not gonna charge $42. they price it however they want to price it. same with tees and crew necks.

there was so much wrong in that sentence god.
March 31, 2012 @ 01:42:36 AM
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Join Date: Jun 2006
my advise for pricing is to try to stay close to market value....check a few webstores and see what tees and crews are going for.
March 31, 2012 @ 01:46:35 AM
Post: 18
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: North Carolina
I'm a 14 year old kid livin on the east coast, been working for like almost a year. and finally released my clothing brand on Saturday. Did every single thing by myself , from funds to website design. All done by me.

WWW.GRUMPCOMPANY.COM


nice, but why the use of the ninja turtles font?
http://www.fontshark.com/font/TMNT-63.html


I just Like the way it looks . Thanks tho
March 31, 2012 @ 01:51:26 AM
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Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: San Diego
I mess with Hanes.
FOTL has some wierd fitment with sleeves and torsal
Gildan 50/50 is pretty decent as well.


Can I give you an advice for the better of your business?

I just checked your site and you have a lot of grammar errors. I would suggest getting someone you know who is well versed and have him/her proofread your stuff before making it public. You can easily turn off a number of people by that alone.

I'll be glad to help with the grammar if you need, I do have a creative writing degree. We can work something out for that "back to the beach" piece - that bitch is nice. Just trying to help my man.


lol

Yeah I know. You mean the blog in general right? I wanted it to have the "raw" feeling. Like straight from the heart. I did figure someone might see some concerns with it, but didn't think it would affect sales.
I wouldn't mind an exchange of service for a shirt. Happy you like that one.
To be honest I have been spending a lot of time trying to get a spring/summer drop together and haven't been to focused on the site like I should. It doesn't look anything like I want it. :/

@brokenbank -

your site needs some seriooooooooous re-working, lol. do you plan on doing that sometime soon?


I'm eventually going to have it professionally done. I remember you posting someone info who would help out. I'll probably be heading that route in the near future once I get some stuff together.

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March 31, 2012 @ 01:55:37 AM
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Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: North Carolina
I'm a 14 year old kid livin on the east coast, been working for like almost a year. and finally released my clothing brand on Saturday. Did every single thing by myself , from funds to website design. All done by me.

WWW.GRUMPCOMPANY.COM


The website looks good, pretty creatively done, too. But the fact that you have auto-play audio is a deathwish. That shit is annoying as fuck.


Thanks dude , I probably wont take the audio off though.
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