Starting a New Line/Brand Feedback Thread

Aug 04, 2014 @ 06:17
These are some of my designs, what do you guys think. I am not in the production stages of my brand, but soon will be. I will offer different colored shirts, this is just temporary. Constructive criticism is welcome. 

Which designs from these sheet would you purchase, if you were to? -Thanks
Far right on the bottom shows the most potential, really nice use of color from what I can see. Far right on the top looks interesting, but those outline rectangles beneath the design make the overall composition too busy. Taking the text out of the top rectangle and making it smaller would look nice, I think. I'd say work off those two, the others play off pretty played out themes ("Live Free," lion imagery, etc.)
Aug 04, 2014 @ 08:24
Is there any other major streetwear / action sport type trade shows besides Agenda, Bright, Knowshow and Venue?
Look up ISS (Imprinted Sportswear Show)
Aug 04, 2014 @ 08:35
im a dead broke kid still in highschool. i know that if i had any money to create a brand it would look exponentially better than a gingerbread man on a tank top.
Thank you for providing the context of who you are and mental state. 1) Understand art is perceptive, and your tastes are of that alone, yours. Thats where it stops. Now being since you, the dead broke kid in high school, doesn't voice the opinion of every individual on this forum, I'm now going to move my attention away from you and address others, this was fun.

2) Our brand URBN Cookies, LLC seeds from the philosophy of Ralph Waldo Emerson with our motto being "Go where there's no path then leave a trail". It's about walking down a road that's never existed, and leaving a trail of crumbs behind provoking/ inspiring the youth to do the same. Our products come in cookie boxes and are sprayed with a cookie scent. Snapback, Tank, Shirt, name it, arrives smelling like fresh vanilla baked goods. We're looking to expand later from streetwear into hardware by collaborating with skateboard brands like Chocolate to create skate decks & Animal bmx for Cookie Dough Camo bike frames. Here's a visual of our last streetwear trade show we attended in Orlando, FL & our Red Velvet Snapback. 






You can post as many pictures and write as much text. I haven't even reached the bottom of this page yet. Remember this: in business, its nothing personal; ITS JUST BUSINESS. When you come here to post about your brand, you're basically asking to get crapped on rather than praise because we come here for CRITIQUES. Not sugar coated compliments. We want cold hard details to make us better and bolder brands. When you take things personally and if you can't separate yourself from passion and business, that's when you go wrong. You don't fall in love with your brand, you fall in love with the market. And if its the other way around, you have A LOT of rethinking to do. And the whole cookie thing isn't "cool" anymore since a lot of people are doing it. Some are doing it better. I'd rather buy from a company that ships in pizza boxes (http://www.teezeria.com/) than cookies. Because its fresh (pun intended). If you take every single critique personally, then you might as well get out of business altogether. All advice I give is a take it or leave it thing. I do not read defensive/justification responses nor reply to them because I am involving myself in this community to help others grow. We all come and start from the same place. Might as well help another person get closer to where you want to see yourself. Some last pieces of advice: nobody likes "behind the scenes" pictures if they're uninteresting (like those above). If you had your "behind the scenes" in a bakery, having your "hot" shirts coming out of an oven, and have everyone dirty with flour and stuff, yknow be creative with your photography, then that'd be way more interesting than seeing hats on cookies. Why dont we see your hats coming out of a hot oven on a cookie tray? Food for thought. (more puns yay)
Aug 04, 2014 @ 08:37
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please... stop... i cant.
Aug 04, 2014 @ 08:43
These are some of my designs, what do you guys think. I am not in the production stages of my brand, but soon will be. I will offer different colored shirts, this is just temporary. Constructive criticism is welcome. 

Which designs from these sheet would you purchase, if you were to? -Thanks

Absolutely fell in love with the blue rose, i'd totally buy it if the design were to lose the text and focus more on the rose. Thats the only one that I like. Rest are overdone/too plain/meh.
Aug 04, 2014 @ 16:22
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Aug 04, 2014 @ 17:24
But you'd rock pink dolphin right? Oh. Listen kid I'm done trolling you. You don't even have a valid point to the conversation anymore. An emotional person is a distracted person and you're all over the place. I've already made sales in the interim of this conversation and exposure. I've got cookies to bake and money to count. 
I wish you a trajectory of mind. PCE
Dude, you are not getting the spirit of this feedback thread. You are getting too emotional about critics that are not destructive or anything close to what some brands have seen here in the past. It looks like you read a lot and sure have been to lectures and trades, but you don't seem to be listening to other people's opinions and that may be one of the reasons why you are under fire here. I will share my thoughts on your products and overall presentation, if you don't mind.

1 - Name: I can tell you are not aware of the other startup brands of the feedback thread. Have you clicked 3 or 4 pages back and you would find a post from this brand http://liveloveurban.com/shop/ who stick to the "URBN" thing just like you. Guess what? Some people said he could improve on the pictures and designs, and he took the criticism a lot better than you. So, if you are planning to do some network or marketing (disguised as "i want honest feedback"), you should have done your homework better to get people's attention and respect. No one will buy your name as something thoughtful and original because we have seen it before...

2 - Cookies: Personally, i think it screams Johnny Cupcakes cute-food-trend. Even the way you relate to your activities is similar: "ill bake some products" and stuff like this. The only problem is that JC is millionaire and can hire great designers to keep presenting good artwork based on a food concept, and you don't.

3 - Photos: Not sure if it is a case of blame it on the pictures, but your products look cheap. The colors look bland on your models and there are no pictures that can tell the amount of attention to detail. Do they have your own or gildan tags? Can't tell. The picture with the hats and cookies, man, i think it looks dirty. You are not helping the cookies or the hats at all. Don't mix your products with food like you did. It you want that hat to look better, forget about the cookie crumbs and size down the stroke you used on the word Cookies, cuz it looks like "Cookios" and its touching the upper word weirdly.

A lot of concept and promotion won't do it if you don't step up on the tangible aspects of your products. You look like a business-oriented person (even though "U MAD" too easy and that's bad) so try to find some professional designers and they will give you a better art direction for your plans.


 
Aug 04, 2014 @ 17:54




Hey Everyone, 
In a few days I will be posting my full look book for my Gone Fishing Collection for my brand Bluu Dreams. Here are the behind the scenes photos from the shoot. Let me know what you guys think. The full collection is available at the online shop. 

http://shop.bluudreams.com/
http://shop.bluudreams.com/ 
http://shop.bluudreams.com/ 

http://bluudreams.com/ #DiveIn

Aug 04, 2014 @ 19:04
Is anyone in this group talented enough to help me with a project. Its not really a brand more of thing where we would put pieces out. I have a current idea, pretty basic. Sort of like a HBA shirt wear i would utilize screenprint on a button up. I dont want to give to much away but if anyone believes they have the connections and talents to put it together you can message me or email me; jaylen.white97@gmail.com
Aug 04, 2014 @ 19:29
Is anyone in this group talented enough to help me with a project. Its not really a brand more of thing where we would put pieces out. I have a current idea, pretty basic. Sort of like a HBA shirt wear i would utilize screenprint on a button up. I dont want to give to much away but if anyone believes they have the connections and talents to put it together you can message me or email me; jaylen.white97@gmail.com
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Aug 04, 2014 @ 19:30
Is anyone in this group talented enough to help me with a project. Its not really a brand more of thing where we would put pieces out. I have a current idea, pretty basic. Sort of like a HBA shirt wear i would utilize screenprint on a button up. I dont want to give to much away but if anyone believes they have the connections and talents to put it together you can message me or email me; jaylen.white97@gmail.com
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Aug 04, 2014 @ 20:15
But you'd rock pink dolphin right? Oh. Listen kid I'm done trolling you. You don't even have a valid point to the conversation anymore. An emotional person is a distracted person and you're all over the place. I've already made sales in the interim of this conversation and exposure. I've got cookies to bake and money to count. 
I wish you a trajectory of mind. PCE
Dude, you are not getting the spirit of this feedback thread. You are getting too emotional about critics that are not destructive or anything close to what some brands have seen here in the past. It looks like you read a lot and sure have been to lectures and trades, but you don't seem to be listening to other people's opinions and that may be one of the reasons why you are under fire here. I will share my thoughts on your products and overall presentation, if you don't mind.

1 - Name: I can tell you are not aware of the other startup brands of the feedback thread. Have you clicked 3 or 4 pages back and you would find a post from this brand http://liveloveurban.com/shop/ who stick to the "URBN" thing just like you. Guess what? Some people said he could improve on the pictures and designs, and he took the criticism a lot better than you. So, if you are planning to do some network or marketing (disguised as "i want honest feedback"), you should have done your homework better to get people's attention and respect. No one will buy your name as something thoughtful and original because we have seen it before...

2 - Cookies: Personally, i think it screams Johnny Cupcakes cute-food-trend. Even the way you relate to your activities is similar: "ill bake some products" and stuff like this. The only problem is that JC is millionaire and can hire great designers to keep presenting good artwork based on a food concept, and you don't.

3 - Photos: Not sure if it is a case of blame it on the pictures, but your products look cheap. The colors look bland on your models and there are no pictures that can tell the amount of attention to detail. Do they have your own or gildan tags? Can't tell. The picture with the hats and cookies, man, i think it looks dirty. You are not helping the cookies or the hats at all. Don't mix your products with food like you did. It you want that hat to look better, forget about the cookie crumbs and size down the stroke you used on the word Cookies, cuz it looks like "Cookios" and its touching the upper word weirdly.

A lot of concept and promotion won't do it if you don't step up on the tangible aspects of your products. You look like a business-oriented person (even though "U MAD" too easy and that's bad) so try to find some professional designers and they will give you a better art direction for your plans.


 
I respect your critique and the breakdown of it all. Calling it for what it is, starting a brand is no easy feat and constructive criticism like yours pushes me into observing and acknowledging the flaws and areas that need work. This was our first cohesive collection so many mistakes were made and Ls taken. The photography, product focus, and design bits hit home to me and I'll place weight on them when I design the next. 
I'm currently working on our next collection and would like feedback on this camo we created. We took duck camo and blended it with desert camo to create what we call "cookie dough camo". We're entertaining the idea of making buckets and socks. I understand it looks Bapish, I'm trying to steer away from that. Constructive thoughts?

Aug 04, 2014 @ 20:39
Could you give me some comments on my clothing brand, nothing is on sale yet, they are all prototypes and i wanted to get some comments on them all before i start the brand up properly. All the photos are on the tumblr.

Also what do you think of the name?

http://lasterany.tumblr.com/


Also does anyone know where in the UK I can get long t-shirts/hoodies printed?
Aug 04, 2014 @ 21:29




Hey Everyone, 
In a few days I will be posting my full look book for my Gone Fishing Collection for my brand Bluu Dreams. Here are the behind the scenes photos from the shoot. Let me know what you guys think. The full collection is available at the online shop. 

http://shop.bluudreams.com/
http://shop.bluudreams.com/ 
http://shop.bluudreams.com/ 
I went bowfishing (fishing, archery style) last weekend at Big Bear Lake. I want one of these shirts now more than ever, BUT it must be an ode to bowfishing. If its possible... I'd love you forever.
Aug 04, 2014 @ 21:36
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Please, shut this project down before you lose anymore money.
Aug 04, 2014 @ 21:45
Could you give me some comments on my clothing brand, nothing is on sale yet, they are all prototypes and i wanted to get some comments on them all before i start the brand up properly. All the photos are on the tumblr.

Also what do you think of the name?

http://lasterany.tumblr.com/


Also does anyone know where in the UK I can get long t-shirts/hoodies printed?
If I were grading papers in highschool, I'd just slash this paper with red. Please either find someone to make designs for you or if you are making these designs, make better ones. IDENTITY IS KEY. Focus on designs first, get them good, no not just good, SENSATIONAL, AMAZING, EXQUISITE, and then you should start looking about having clothing manufacturers to wholesale you their products. But please if you wish to continue with this project, just scrap it as a whole and do not waste any more money or time. Give what the market wants, not what you want to give it.
Aug 04, 2014 @ 21:48
Dude, you are not getting the spirit of this feedback thread. You are getting too emotional about critics that are not destructive or anything close to what some brands have seen here in the past. It looks like you read a lot and sure have been to lectures and trades, but you don't seem to be listening to other people's opinions and that may be one of the reasons why you are under fire here. I will share my thoughts on your products and overall presentation, if you don't mind.

1 - Name: I can tell you are not aware of the other startup brands of the feedback thread. Have you clicked 3 or 4 pages back and you would find a post from this brand http://liveloveurban.com/shop/ who stick to the "URBN" thing just like you. Guess what? Some people said he could improve on the pictures and designs, and he took the criticism a lot better than you. So, if you are planning to do some network or marketing (disguised as "i want honest feedback"), you should have done your homework better to get people's attention and respect. No one will buy your name as something thoughtful and original because we have seen it before...

2 - Cookies: Personally, i think it screams Johnny Cupcakes cute-food-trend. Even the way you relate to your activities is similar: "ill bake some products" and stuff like this. The only problem is that JC is millionaire and can hire great designers to keep presenting good artwork based on a food concept, and you don't.

3 - Photos: Not sure if it is a case of blame it on the pictures, but your products look cheap. The colors look bland on your models and there are no pictures that can tell the amount of attention to detail. Do they have your own or gildan tags? Can't tell. The picture with the hats and cookies, man, i think it looks dirty. You are not helping the cookies or the hats at all. Don't mix your products with food like you did. It you want that hat to look better, forget about the cookie crumbs and size down the stroke you used on the word Cookies, cuz it looks like "Cookios" and its touching the upper word weirdly.

A lot of concept and promotion won't do it if you don't step up on the tangible aspects of your products. You look like a business-oriented person (even though "U MAD" too easy and that's bad) so try to find some professional designers and they will give you a better art direction for your plans.


 
I respect your critique and the breakdown of it all. Calling it for what it is, starting a brand is no easy feat and constructive criticism like yours pushes me into observing and acknowledging the flaws and areas that need work. This was our first cohesive collection so many mistakes were made and Ls taken. The photography, product focus, and design bits hit home to me and I'll place weight on them when I design the next. 
I'm currently working on our next collection and would like feedback on this camo we created. We took duck camo and blended it with desert camo to create what we call "cookie dough camo". We're entertaining the idea of making buckets and socks. I understand it looks Bapish, I'm trying to steer away from that. Constructive thoughts?

Coming to Hypebeast (sorry for continuing to bag on this brand) we can tell you anything but in order for your brand/clothing line to be successful, we need information about your demographics/target group/geographical location/niche market/competition/etc. So until you list these details I can tell you whether or not this "camo" will work. And overall, this still looks like any other camo people go hunting with/military ops. 
Aug 04, 2014 @ 22:37
I respect your critique and the breakdown of it all. Calling it for what it is, starting a brand is no easy feat and constructive criticism like yours pushes me into observing and acknowledging the flaws and areas that need work. This was our first cohesive collection so many mistakes were made and Ls taken. The photography, product focus, and design bits hit home to me and I'll place weight on them when I design the next. 
I'm currently working on our next collection and would like feedback on this camo we created. We took duck camo and blended it with desert camo to create what we call "cookie dough camo". We're entertaining the idea of making buckets and socks. I understand it looks Bapish, I'm trying to steer away from that. Constructive thoughts?

Coming to Hypebeast (sorry for continuing to bag on this brand) we can tell you anything but in order for your brand/clothing line to be successful, we need information about your demographics/target group/geographical location/niche market/competition/etc. So until you list these details I can tell you whether or not this "camo" will work. And overall, this still looks like any other camo people go hunting with/military ops. 
It's constructive so you're good, I'm all ears. The reason I chose desert camo like the one you provided up top is because it's been dubbed the chocolate chip camo. I felt it suited my concept and revamped the original because let's call it, the basic desert camo is dull and unattractive in my taste. My brand's target audience is skaters, bmxers, and of course hip-hop heads, stuff I grew up on. Demographics at the moment are 16-25 with potential for expansion with cut-and-sew later when my following increases, we already have manufactures in Jersey & Cali that can execute any idea. I'm Tampa, FL based at the moment so geo location would be FL with potential trade shows to NY or Cali. My trajectory for the brand/ competition, and I'm aware it's a long shot, is a combination of Diamond, 10 Deep, Play Cloths, and Huf.
We're getting our feet wet and learning all the ropes with a small team. Mistakes are made, but I'm here to be a student.
Aug 04, 2014 @ 23:47
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Aug 05, 2014 @ 00:30
Goodbye Sober Day Clothing












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please... stop... i cant.
O but I will Max B tee already sold out =) 

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Aug 05, 2014 @ 03:21
Starting a clothing project soon, just wanted to see what you all think.

C'mon bruh, afro samurai and bobba fett? Be original man, I know this is just some sketches and whatnot and nothing serious but don't get in a habit of biting other peoples ideas and art. Even that ship looks like you copied cowboy bebop.
Aug 05, 2014 @ 06:09
These new goodies just arrived. We can't wait to assemble these for our upcoming plans..;d

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Aug 05, 2014 @ 10:17
Starting a clothing project soon, just wanted to see what you all think.

C'mon bruh, afro samurai and bobba fett? Be original man, I know this is just some sketches and whatnot and nothing serious but don't get in a habit of biting other peoples ideas and art. Even that ship looks like you copied cowboy bebop.First off, its Boba Fett.
That's actually the point, I am just paying homage to some of the things that have inspired me all through my young life. Anime in particular is popular right now for brands to tribute to. The ship is Spikes swordfish fighter, The bounty hunter anti hero has been a big influence on a lot of the art I do, and Spike and Fett are both bounty hunters. Stop by my instagram Woolywolf if you want to see my original art, trust me I can do it! But I am taking advantage of the fact that I can honor the characters that have inspired every ounce of my art. Call it biting if you want, but I don't need to trace or copy someone to be original.

Icarus Complex

Aug 05, 2014 @ 11:55
C'mon bruh, afro samurai and bobba fett? Be original man, I know this is just some sketches and whatnot and nothing serious but don't get in a habit of biting other peoples ideas and art. Even that ship looks like you copied cowboy bebop.First off, its Boba Fett.
That's actually the point, I am just paying homage to some of the things that have inspired me all through my young life. Anime in particular is popular right now for brands to tribute to. The ship is Spikes swordfish fighter, The bounty hunter anti hero has been a big influence on a lot of the art I do, and Spike and Fett are both bounty hunters. Stop by my instagram Woolywolf if you want to see my original art, trust me I can do it! But I am taking advantage of the fact that I can honor the characters that have inspired every ounce of my art. Call it biting if you want, but I don't need to trace or copy someone to be original.Making sketches of other peoples characters and trying to start a brand with them is a terrible idea. Think it through and come up with something original!!!

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Aug 05, 2014 @ 13:57
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Aug 05, 2014 @ 14:34
C'mon bruh, afro samurai and bobba fett? Be original man, I know this is just some sketches and whatnot and nothing serious but don't get in a habit of biting other peoples ideas and art. Even that ship looks like you copied cowboy bebop.First off, its Boba Fett.
That's actually the point, I am just paying homage to some of the things that have inspired me all through my young life. Anime in particular is popular right now for brands to tribute to. The ship is Spikes swordfish fighter, The bounty hunter anti hero has been a big influence on a lot of the art I do, and Spike and Fett are both bounty hunters. Stop by my instagram Woolywolf if you want to see my original art, trust me I can do it! But I am taking advantage of the fact that I can honor the characters that have inspired every ounce of my art. Call it biting if you want, but I don't need to trace or copy someone to be original.Making sketches of other peoples characters and trying to start a brand with them is a terrible idea. Think it through and come up with something original!!!I will agree that I think for the sake of starting I should do a more original design as well, these too I am just particularly excited about and want a couple shirts for myself. I think when they are completed in full you'll see that there's more to them than these character illustrations. But I won't drop either design. Ill be posting more art in a bit when I am closer to production, I have a Icarus idea in the works. 

Icarus Complex

Aug 05, 2014 @ 16:55
8/13/2014 - http://triworld.us/ - support if you can - $32 - shipping is not included - shesawEverything longsleeve

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Aug 05, 2014 @ 22:23


Just dropped the capsule. Any feedback is appreciated. | http://www.shdw.us/store/c1/Featured_Products.html
Aug 06, 2014 @ 02:42
Just dropped the capsule. Any feedback is appreciated. | http://www.shdw.us/store/c1/Featured_Products.html
Cool but reminds me a bit too much of MIDNIGHT

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Aug 06, 2014 @ 03:22
Hi I've started my own new brand. Its called YUGEN//+ . YUGEN//+ is a brand built around one of the many Japanese aesthetics. Created by me, John Adegbuji and established in 2014, we hope to provide apparel with quality and functionality. Yugen is an awareness of the universe that triggers emotional responses too deep and mysterious for words. Our only mission is to affect the culture, art, and taste pallet of a generation through creativity and innovation. Visit our site http://shop.yugen-again.com/ and tell me what you think. All feedback is greatly appreciated ! (Invalid img)Thank You !
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