Free Worldwide Shipping
Spend $150 USD or more. Click for details.
May 6, 2012 @ 05:20 PM
chads

Post: 1476

Join Date: Dec 2011

Location: Vermont

Hi everybody! This is actually my third month on Hypebeast and I decided to make a clothing line based on San Jose Culture. Now, before you attack me like some of you guys usually would on essentials, I just want to let you guys know that I am not competing with other brands or trying to make profit. This is more of a High school hype between me and my friends(Currently a Junior). All I am asking is some feedback. Whether it hurts me or not, I need some opinions on what you guys think of this first shirt I made. Its not going to be professional or anything, just some amateur crap so don't take it too offensive. Yeah, I made the shark out of shapes and brushes in Photoshop. Please give me some feedback, because I am bout to waste $50 printing two shirts of these -_- Thanks guys for giving me some good and bad support! Its gonna help me in the future.
http://flic.kr/p/bECDnG

Im sorry but this is really bad. If you are serious about starting a brand then you might want to take some classes on photoshop/illustrator or hire a designer. It seriously looks like you just drew it in crayon and didn't really care.

chadacadabra.tumblr.com

May 6, 2012 @ 05:21 PM
chads

Post: 1476

Join Date: Dec 2011

Location: Vermont



Not a clothing line, but the La Mash imprint just opened up the new site and shop. It's a fantastic canvas that I cannot wait to further develop alongside my fellow Riders. Swing through to check out the brand, the Studio La portfolio, and to gear up.

We just proudly released the iconic Bomber tee (pictured above) at midnight. The reception and support from strangers and fam alike has been truly amazing.

Do visit us over at www.delamash.com.

So dope La Mash. I will def be picking up a tee because I love that design. Are the tees AA?

chadacadabra.tumblr.com

May 6, 2012 @ 05:39 PM
stillwild

Post: 520

Join Date: Jan 2012

Location: US



Thin summer beanies will be available in black and red coming soon.

SHOP.WDNATION.COM


"Wolves Amongst Sheep" √

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

May 6, 2012 @ 06:10 PM
Jake Ocean

Post: 749

Join Date: Jan 2012

Location: Los Angeles

Hi everybody! This is actually my third month on Hypebeast and I decided to make a clothing line based on San Jose Culture. Now, before you attack me like some of you guys usually would on essentials, I just want to let you guys know that I am not competing with other brands or trying to make profit. This is more of a High school hype between me and my friends(Currently a Junior). All I am asking is some feedback. Whether it hurts me or not, I need some opinions on what you guys think of this first shirt I made. Its not going to be professional or anything, just some amateur crap so don't take it too offensive. Yeah, I made the shark out of shapes and brushes in Photoshop. Please give me some feedback, because I am bout to waste $50 printing two shirts of these -_- Thanks guys for giving me some good and bad support! Its gonna help me in the future.
http://flic.kr/p/bECDnG


you are saying you are pretty much set for failure. what type of mind set is that? that attitude will get you no where. the design is horrible. i would be embarrased to print that.

http://www.distantlight.co

May 6, 2012 @ 07:10 PM
intense

Post: 15

Join Date: May 2012

Thanks for the advices but crap or not. I am still printing it (:
May 6, 2012 @ 07:24 PM
chads

Post: 1476

Join Date: Dec 2011

Location: Vermont

Thanks for the advices but crap or not. I am still printing it (:

You won't even put more work into it? Even if you kept the idea, change that or hire somebody. If you arent going to change anything then why the fuck did you come on here asking for feedback? Thats like saying 'give me feedback guys but no matter what you say Im not gonna listen to it.' I agree with Jake, I would be embarrassed to print that.

chadacadabra.tumblr.com

May 6, 2012 @ 08:05 PM
Jake Ocean

Post: 749

Join Date: Jan 2012

Location: Los Angeles

Thanks for the advices but crap or not. I am still printing it (:


yeah to be completely brutally honest i would feel like a complete piece of shit wearing that shirt.

http://www.distantlight.co

May 6, 2012 @ 10:30 PM
intense

Post: 15

Join Date: May 2012

Well, the only advice I got was to make the font bolder. The rest was "design is crap, start over". So I just printed the shirts out with a bolder font. Yeah, It is embarrassing to print it out, but I did it anyways. Thanks for the feedback! It will help me in the future.
May 6, 2012 @ 11:26 PM
Rich Evolution Co.

Post: 85

Join Date: Dec 2010

Rich Evolution Co. Phase 1 now available online at www.RichEvolutionCo.com
May 7, 2012 @ 03:05 AM
Bulldog

Post: 75

Join Date: Feb 2012


So dope La Mash. I will def be picking up a tee because I love that design. Are the tees AA?


Awesome, thanks for the support!

The tees are not printed on American Apparel, though the fit is very similar to that of an AA blank. They feature a slimmer fashion fit and durable lightweight fabric. My personal gripe with many shirts is a rough collar- I can't stand an overly-thick or flimsy collar, so a well-sewn neckline is a must for any tee I'd put my name behind. The shirt really is quite comfortable; well-made and sleek enough for normal wear, yet non-restrictive and breathable enough to ride or skate in. Not to mention the Bomber emblem is sure to turn some heads.

Nothing says spring and summertime like a classic white tee. We just badass'ed the damn thing up with the signature Riders touch.

www.justinungar.com

May 7, 2012 @ 03:09 AM
chads

Post: 1476

Join Date: Dec 2011

Location: Vermont


So dope La Mash. I will def be picking up a tee because I love that design. Are the tees AA?


Awesome, thanks for the support!

The tees are not printed on American Apparel, though the fit is very similar to that of an AA blank. They feature a slimmer fashion fit and durable lightweight fabric. My personal gripe with many shirts is a rough collar- I can't stand an overly-thick or flimsy collar, so a well-sewn neckline is a must for any tee I'd put my name behind. The shirt really is quite comfortable; well-made and sleek enough for normal wear, yet non-restrictive and breathable enough to ride or skate in. Not to mention the Bomber emblem is sure to turn some heads.

Nothing says spring and summertime like a classic white tee. We just badass'ed the damn thing up with the signature Riders touch.

Haha. I totally dig that! Is the weight similar to that of an AA as well?

chadacadabra.tumblr.com

May 7, 2012 @ 03:14 AM
Bulldog

Post: 75

Join Date: Feb 2012


Haha. I totally dig that! Is the weight similar to that of an AA as well?


The weight is quite similar to an AA blank, with the fabric being just the slightest bit thicker. I believe it's roughly a 0.2 oz difference.

www.justinungar.com

May 7, 2012 @ 08:45 AM
blaagh

Post: 594

Join Date: Apr 2009

Location: Arizona

Anyone here have experience with Next Level blanks?

est. mcmxcii

May 7, 2012 @ 10:32 AM
samkallis

Post: 3

Join Date: May 2012

In the subject line post the name of your brand if u feel.. For those who have questions about starting line/brand,


Plus Size Cardigans | Maxidress Plus Size
May 7, 2012 @ 12:44 PM
chads

Post: 1476

Join Date: Dec 2011

Location: Vermont


Haha. I totally dig that! Is the weight similar to that of an AA as well?


The weight is quite similar to an AA blank, with the fabric being just the slightest bit thicker. I believe it's roughly a 0.2 oz difference.

Nice! Thanks man

chadacadabra.tumblr.com

May 7, 2012 @ 01:03 PM
Recruits Clothing

Post: 16

Join Date: Feb 2012

Location: Yass

Does anyone know where to get quality blanks without having a wholesale ID?
May 7, 2012 @ 07:44 PM
GBG

Post: 5

Join Date: May 2012

www.rqrdattire.com



NOT A WANT BUT A NEED
May 7, 2012 @ 11:48 PM
AndyRocksBluu

Post: 281

Join Date: Jun 2011

Location: Long Island, NY

Thanks for the advices but crap or not. I am still printing it (:


*this is just constructive criticism
I would save that money your using for printing that design and use it to hire a designer. Trust me its worth the money

http://bluudreams.com/ #DiveIn

May 8, 2012 @ 12:24 AM
karakter1

Post: 592

Join Date: Jun 2006

Well, the only advice I got was to make the font bolder. The rest was "design is crap, start over". So I just printed the shirts out with a bolder font. Yeah, It is embarrassing to print it out, but I did it anyways. Thanks for the feedback! It will help me in the future.


haha...i like the shark! i think its cool that you printed up a couple of tees...nothing wrong with that.

ill give you a lil constructive crit...that script font doesn't really fit for the word-intensity! try some block/thick/bolder fonts!

also, try to draw out your shark character...give the line weight some variation.







you can definitely have some success with the simplistic cartoon style designs....keep working...good luck.
May 8, 2012 @ 02:07 AM
Dare.

Post: 130

Join Date: Mar 2012

Location: NYC

Photoshop Sample of a 5 Panel for my upcoming brand Redux. Shirt concepts are still on the drawing board.

The different shades of grey/black are just to add to the shadow affect as the hat will actually be black if made.

?

May 8, 2012 @ 02:53 AM
intense

Post: 15

Join Date: May 2012

@ karakter1 , Thanks man! This is the feedback I was looking for! I do agree that the current font doesn't match with "intensity" but it's hard to pick out a more bolder and blockier font if you know what I mean, there'a too many! Hahaha but sure, no more cursive font. Also, I'll "stroke" my images more in photoshop to achieve that contour look! Thanks again!
May 8, 2012 @ 03:17 AM
Recruits Clothing

Post: 16

Join Date: Feb 2012

Location: Yass

Does anyone know where to get quality blanks without having a wholesale ID?
May 8, 2012 @ 03:35 AM
lili800

suspended

Post: 4

Join Date: May 2012

new brand new hope!

top brands women handbags www.aabagsok.com

May 8, 2012 @ 04:34 AM
blaagh

Post: 594

Join Date: Apr 2009

Location: Arizona

Anybody here know about shipping?
When selling online, how do you know how much to charge for shipping?
Does bigcartel automatically ask customers about shipping info
and then calculate it into their order?

est. mcmxcii

May 8, 2012 @ 12:28 PM

Inactive

anyone know where supreme gets their hats manufactured? im looking for 5 panel manufacturers but they arent good quality. supreme camps and snapbacks is the standard i have set for quality.
May 8, 2012 @ 02:17 PM
chads

Post: 1476

Join Date: Dec 2011

Location: Vermont

Photoshop Sample of a 5 Panel for my upcoming brand Redux. Shirt concepts are still on the drawing board.

The different shades of grey/black are just to add to the shadow affect as the hat will actually be black if made.

Do you have a manufacturer?

chadacadabra.tumblr.com

May 8, 2012 @ 02:19 PM
chads

Post: 1476

Join Date: Dec 2011

Location: Vermont

anyone know where supreme gets their hats manufactured? im looking for 5 panel manufacturers but they arent good quality. supreme camps and snapbacks is the standard i have set for quality.

Its not too hard to find a company who will manufacture hats to specs, the hardest part is finding one who doesn't have a minimum over 1000. I have not been successful with that yet.

chadacadabra.tumblr.com

May 8, 2012 @ 03:24 PM
BEENDOINGIT

Post: 536

Join Date: Feb 2012

Location: Scotland.

anyone know where supreme gets their hats manufactured? im looking for 5 panel manufacturers but they arent good quality. supreme camps and snapbacks is the standard i have set for quality.

Its not too hard to find a company who will manufacture hats to specs, the hardest part is finding one who doesn't have a minimum over 1000. I have not been successful with that yet.


I know 3 different places that manufacture headwear that have low minimums. If you wanna know them get at me, would trade for manufacturers of pretty much any type of menswear. Got most of my suppliers, but no harm in checking others out.
May 8, 2012 @ 03:37 PM
buddyrock

Post: 39

Join Date: Nov 2011

Location: Canada

i got my site up what do you guys think?

www.sexmoneyother.com
May 8, 2012 @ 03:59 PM
WELLARMED01

Post: 138

Join Date: Feb 2008

Location: Hayward

At the end of the day is all about making money, so I see why you would do the whole mickey hands shit... What I don't understand is who is buying them? Why would someone buy a shirt when you know the idea was taken from another brand?


thats a good point...and something that all of the people starting a brand needs to realize....

first...this thing has been done a million times..along with tons of other graphic styles, fonts, colorways, images...everything. if it works in a design....then it just works!

in my experience...80% of consumers are not really into a particular brand ( the history,past lines, who started what,) ..which is really good when it comes to independent lines...opens up the door for everyone in here!

i actually love this...because most consumers come into a store and buy a tee simply because they like it!

you also have the people that come in looking for a particular brand, want to feel connected with the lifestyle of a brand, and will buy whatever they print for the most part.........

Listen....most of the people that buy tees are not hypebeast....think outside of yourself, your friends, your favorite blog, your favorite brand/store!

for example....Sneaktip!...who is buying that?...no one i know...its not featured on hypebeast, not in my favorite streetwear boutique....but if i were to tell you their stockist, and revenue, you would be shocked because they don't fit into your circle of acknowledgement ( you don't like them, so you cant believe that anybody likes them)

be more about your business....once you start your brand...you are on the other side now! stop thinking like a fanboy.


TRUTH

WELL ARMED | www.ARMEDPROJECTS.com | @WELLARMED01


Please login first to reply.
Back To Top