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April 24, 2012 @ 02:44 PM
karakter1

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i was at the ground level...made alot of mistakes, took alot of growth and experience to understand some things....i was just saying that ..at the ground level, some things are more priority...like loving what you do..and making solid designs.

but after that, you are going to want to infuse your brand into the market and make some sales...but you may agree with me that, some people are still working on making solid designs.
April 24, 2012 @ 02:51 PM
karakter1

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chadacadabra
been involved since 05....
done too much to list....
April 24, 2012 @ 03:39 PM
Hellah Fresh

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Yo yo! I just released a design on 4/20. Bad News Company is the Brand. I been going on my 4th year so far. The old Brand name i went by was RECKLESS... FUCK DRAMABEATS! But yeah tees are onsale! $15 bones! Real Site launch in July.

www.badnewsco.bigcartel.com
facebook: Bad News Company
twitter: Bad News Company

Now Shipping Out S-2XL limited 98pc.

April 24, 2012 @ 04:23 PM
chads

Post: 1479

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Location: Vermont

chadacadabra
been involved since 05....
done too much to list....

But seriously, do you actually have a brand currently or do you have something you can show us? Or are you just on here to try to help us young people be successful? I am very fascinated by your experience.

chadacadabra.tumblr.com

April 24, 2012 @ 05:25 PM
karakter1

Post: 592

Join Date: Jun 2006

chadacadabra
been involved since 05....
done too much to list....

But seriously, do you actually have a brand currently or do you have something you can show us? Or are you just on here to try to help us young people be successful? I am very fascinated by your experience.


i posted a few pics of a couple of designs i did with nike back in 08....done alot since then, and before then.....i really dont want to go into all the details.

i only began to post in here because a saw some misinformation and misguidance. the game changed ALOT since small boutiques and limited quantities. ( things were exclusive back then because of necessity!...we didn't have money, and could only get a few local boutiques to carry the brands.)

now there are super webstores and the market has expanded to millions of consumers that buy independent brands.

you may not remember.... but when the popular brands first started, most of the target market was still wearing stuff from Macy's and buying from larger corp. brands.....now a much larger % of the target market shops in independent brands...and they vary from "established brand purist" to " kid looking for a tee to match sneakers" to " newbie just looking for a cool shirt"

..so i know that i haven't given you enough of my credentials for you to take my word...i don't want you to take my word for it....just see if it makes sense and decide for yourself.
April 24, 2012 @ 06:36 PM
Jake Ocean

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Location: Los Angeles



here is a pic of an airgun tee done in the last year or so....welll past the...so called....expiration date of this style of design.

it has done very well....by that, i mean that people bought it..alot!
at the end of the day....you want people to buy your tees.

im not saying that everyone should use this style......but if you do, only the mass consumer can determine what is played out! (again....other start up "designers" are the worst people to come to for design advice!)


crooks and castles can do whatever they want. there a huge brand, people will buy there shit no matter what.
So your saying, since crooks and castles did it, everyone should go ahead and stylebite and rework a design that's been used over and over again?




yeh..crooks is huge and people will buy because its crooks......but here is a fairly new brand that did it..and also sold a ton!

if it is wack and overdone...then the brand should not matter. dont defend crooks..or rocksmith, or the other 20 big name brands that use this...then try to discredit an unknown brand that does it!

if Crooks does it...its to sell shirts! when Rocksmith did it....it was to sell shirts!...but u got no prob with that!


by posting other tees with mickey mouse hands, your just proving my point.
it's overdone, a lot of brands use it, it can be used well if you use it in a creative way.
/done

http://www.distantlight.co

April 24, 2012 @ 06:43 PM
Thank Deezus

Post: 40

Join Date: Mar 2012

Location: PHX, AZ

Some good shit in here! Mickey Hands are so 2010-11. Let's move on people.

Friends You Can't Trust

April 24, 2012 @ 07:11 PM
MMVIII

Post: 180

Join Date: Oct 2010

Location: Vancouver, British C...

This is my 4th line, but just started last August.
I got a thread in the fashion brand section, but thought I'd just introduce MMVIII here since I'm also just another student doing this for fun.





Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/MMVIII.ca
Twitter: http://twitter.com/MMVIIIcanada
Online Shop: http://shop.mmviii.ca

I'd be happy to answer your questions, feedback, comment, etc. Thanks.


ive seen a few brands use that mokkou symbol, dope stuff though. i like the steak print, is it screenprinted with plastisol ink?


I've only seen 1 shirt with that specific symbol since we started using it in 2007. It's actually my family crest.
Thanks man, ya just standard silkscreen print.

WWW.MMVIII.CA

April 24, 2012 @ 07:14 PM
dirtyrazkal

Post: 36

Join Date: Apr 2012

I agree,

Those tees are def played now, but I bet they'll come out with some minnie mouse hands for chicks and they'll be all over it too! I know I would lol.

But I have my own Brand Dirty Razkal.com which I feel is WAY better, because we focus on detail and t-shirt quality first.

Some good shit in here! Mickey Hands are so 2010-11. Let's move on people.

WWW.DIRTYRAZKAL.COM DIRT | GRUNGE | VINTAGE | RAZKAL

April 24, 2012 @ 07:48 PM
karakter1

Post: 592

Join Date: Jun 2006

"by posting other tees with mickey mouse hands, your just proving my point.
it’s overdone, a lot of brands use it, it can be used well if you use it in a creative way.
/done" - Jake

it may prove that it's overdone....but also proves that is not done.
April 24, 2012 @ 09:09 PM
LMCrep

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April 24, 2012 @ 09:23 PM
Jake Ocean

Post: 749

Join Date: Jan 2012

Location: Los Angeles



Sup HB fam...I'm with a street team for LoveMoney, and LMC is a relatively new brand based in Boston, MA. They just launched a new site and a few new drops. The company name is about loving what you do and the having the money (fame, etc.) come later (money follows love), so they have a blog and tees in that theme. They been at it since 2010 (sold out of Bodega and Green Street Vault, along with others), but this is the new stuff they just released. Love to have a chance to build. Peace HB!

jees.. i feel like i've seen all of this somewhere before
i dont know if its a rip or not, but one looks very similary to
http://cache0.bigcartel.com/product_images/48325037/PS_0067.jpg

Hustle Man








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LMCrep


jees, it seems like i've seen all of this before somewhere.
idk if its a rip or not but one looks very similar to

http://www.distantlight.co

April 24, 2012 @ 09:25 PM
Jake Ocean

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Location: Los Angeles

and this first character looks like a style byte off of http://sockmonkee.com/

http://www.distantlight.co

April 24, 2012 @ 09:39 PM
Hellah Fresh

Post: 3884

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^^Dang u guys are on him lol.
April 24, 2012 @ 11:16 PM
VNDTAkast

Post: 293

Join Date: Oct 2009

Location: Los Angeles

People derive inspiration from different places. Sometimes people look at things and don't subconsciously know that they're doing something similar to something they saw. A lot of street wear is about jacking any ways all the big brands do it, weather you know the reference or not. Its all on how you flip it that counts. I personally like the first 2 tees.

www.VNDTA.com

April 24, 2012 @ 11:25 PM
karakter1

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Some good shit in here! Mickey Hands are so 2010-11. Let's move on people.


i would agree with you.....but the store in your sig carries this tee from Rocksmith spring 2012 line!



you have it in stock in black........it is overdone...maybe it got officially played out in 2010-11.....but....here we are in spring 2012 and its in your shop ( or the shop in your sig)
April 24, 2012 @ 11:48 PM
Jake Ocean

Post: 749

Join Date: Jan 2012

Location: Los Angeles

Some good shit in here! Mickey Hands are so 2010-11. Let's move on people.


i would agree with you.....but the store in your sig carries this tee from Rocksmith spring 2012 line!



you have it in stock in black........it is overdone...maybe it got officially played out in 2010-11.....but....here we are in spring 2012 and its in your shop ( or the shop in your sig)




Goldcoin did the same thing..

http://www.distantlight.co

April 25, 2012 @ 12:29 AM
stillwild

Post: 521

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Location: US

People derive inspiration from different places. Sometimes people look at things and don't subconsciously know that they're doing something similar to something they saw. A lot of street wear is about jacking any ways all the big brands do it, weather you know the reference or not. Its all on how you flip it that counts. I personally like the first 2 tees.


couldn't agree more.

www.stillwild.co / online store that celebrates nature!

April 25, 2012 @ 12:47 AM
Jake Ocean

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Location: Los Angeles

People derive inspiration from different places. Sometimes people look at things and don't subconsciously know that they're doing something similar to something they saw. A lot of street wear is about jacking any ways all the big brands do it, weather you know the reference or not. Its all on how you flip it that counts. I personally like the first 2 tees.


couldn't agree more.[/quote

im not really sure what you are trying to say, but if your saying that streetwear is based off of styling byting from the bigger brands, i'm going to have to disagree. a lot of brands on hear do try to jack what the big brands do, and theres a reason why they are at the level they are at, they fall into the shadows of the big brands.

but definitely, people do get lost on the thin line between inspiration and ripping. though, a lot of people do it purposely and think they can get away with it.
if your using public domains thats okay, but blatant ripping isnt.

http://www.distantlight.co

April 25, 2012 @ 12:53 AM
Broken Bank Clo

Post: 506

Join Date: Apr 2009

Location: San Diego

This is a good watch for ALL OF US

Inspired me knowing that even the big names started off doing 24-36 prints @ a time and didn't jump on wasting money and dead inventory with 100pc prints.
Same thing I do.

http://hypebeast.com/2012/04/mixed-media-behind-the-scenes-the-hundreds-video/

http://youtu.be/8smV6-bWrjw

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/8smV6-bWrjw" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

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

April 25, 2012 @ 02:10 AM
ASAC Schrader

Post: 1837

Join Date: Mar 2011



I know it still needs some touch ups but i just wanna get some quick feed back. Its not a logo or something i would put on a tee. just trying to get used to my wacom tablet. made this based from the Hermes logo.

My name is ASAC Schrader, and you can go fuck yourself.

April 25, 2012 @ 03:02 AM
VNDTAkast

Post: 293

Join Date: Oct 2009

Location: Los Angeles

People derive inspiration from different places. Sometimes people look at things and don't subconsciously know that they're doing something similar to something they saw. A lot of street wear is about jacking any ways all the big brands do it, weather you know the reference or not. Its all on how you flip it that counts. I personally like the first 2 tees.


couldn't agree more.


im not really sure what you are trying to say, but if your saying that streetwear is based off of styling byting from the bigger brands, i'm going to have to disagree. a lot of brands on hear do try to jack what the big brands do, and theres a reason why they are at the level they are at, they fall into the shadows of the big brands.

but definitely, people do get lost on the thin line between inspiration and ripping. though, a lot of people do it purposely and think they can get away with it.
if your using public domains thats okay, but blatant ripping isnt.


Well lets take C&C for example they take high end logos and flip them. Im not saying that 100% of brands do it or do it all the time. But if you remember Stussy did a lot of that back in the day. But yeah straight biting without actually taking the time to do something creative or some what innovative is shit.

www.VNDTA.com

April 25, 2012 @ 03:49 AM
Jake Ocean

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Join Date: Jan 2012

Location: Los Angeles

People derive inspiration from different places. Sometimes people look at things and don't subconsciously know that they're doing something similar to something they saw. A lot of street wear is about jacking any ways all the big brands do it, weather you know the reference or not. Its all on how you flip it that counts. I personally like the first 2 tees.


couldn't agree more.


im not really sure what you are trying to say, but if your saying that streetwear is based off of styling byting from the bigger brands, i'm going to have to disagree. a lot of brands on hear do try to jack what the big brands do, and theres a reason why they are at the level they are at, they fall into the shadows of the big brands.

but definitely, people do get lost on the thin line between inspiration and ripping. though, a lot of people do it purposely and think they can get away with it.
if your using public domains thats okay, but blatant ripping isnt.


Well lets take C&C for example they take high end logos and flip them. Im not saying that 100% of brands do it or do it all the time. But if you remember Stussy did a lot of that back in the day. But yeah straight biting without actually taking the time to do something creative or some what innovative is shit.


you mean parodies? yeah, a lot of brands do parodies, but i wouldn't call that taking inspiration. thats just a parody.

http://www.distantlight.co

April 25, 2012 @ 04:07 AM
mrdaleog

Post: 191

Join Date: Apr 2012

Location: New Jersey

I see people talking about Mickey hands being played out and all that. My view on it is to an extent it is, but it really does depend on what you do with it, and how you use it.

Floral, pendelton, and camo print are played out...but they're still being used and capitalized on BIG time right? Yes, and that's because of how well they're being incorporated into the design (and which company is doing the incorporating!).

It really does come down to the customer. If the people like it, then they'll buy it. That is after all, what matters, because what is a company without any happy customers?

And speaking of mickey hands and being played out...Im releasing my design that utilizes that mickey concept on thursday. Ive released one before and it sold out within a week (this was late last year). This one is on track to be sold out just as fast. People love it, and Im stoked about it lol.



Bottom line...i think it comes out to how well you utilize the concept.

URBN. by Live Love URBAN || Do what you love, love what you do || www.LiveLoveURBAN.com

April 25, 2012 @ 04:23 AM
mrdaleog

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Join Date: Apr 2012

Location: New Jersey

Heres a pic of my first mickey inspired tee. This was before i reinvented the line/logo.


URBN. by Live Love URBAN || Do what you love, love what you do || www.LiveLoveURBAN.com

April 25, 2012 @ 04:41 AM
LMCrep

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April 25, 2012 @ 05:04 AM
LMCrep

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April 25, 2012 @ 06:59 AM
Frank_

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you guys can check out a lil bit of something i have


www.theundg.net

everything is still building as im learning
April 25, 2012 @ 10:40 AM
HWYS - Joey

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you guys can check out a lil bit of something i have


www.theundg.net

everything is still building as im learning


Isn't dung horseshit?

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

April 25, 2012 @ 03:55 PM
T.E.I.N.

Post: 23

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Location: Pittsburgh

People derive inspiration from different places. Sometimes people look at things and don't subconsciously know that they're doing something similar to something they saw. A lot of street wear is about jacking any ways all the big brands do it, weather you know the reference or not. Its all on how you flip it that counts. I personally like the first 2 tees.


Much respect.. I don't know what that guy is talking about, but I can assure people that these guys didn't deliberately ape any style. Here are their past releases, to show the diversity:






Thanks Again
Yo that Go Bills shit is really creative...mad props for that. Do you know where I can get my hands on an XL.

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