Just posted a few shots of a new 5 panel we'll be releasing early next month with our Winter 2012 drop.
You can see more at: http://cxcitybrand.com/first-look-rivington-5-panel/
Though I know I said a somewhat different thing in the post above - I think things like these are very oversaturated. The pattern obviously isn't self designed and it makes me think about how much work actually went in to creating this hat...
You're correct, I didn't create herringbone. However, you couldn't be more far off in telling me little thought or work went into creating this product. We'll just have to agree to disagree on this one.
When I feel that a timeless fabric such as herringbone perfectly fits the aesthetic of a release, I will create a product to reflect that, regardless if you or others think it is oversaturated or a trend. I can see you have your own brand as well. You're right in that as brand owners we should be aware of trends in the market, but not all of us feel pressured to conform (or nonconform) to that.
I've always striven to not draw lines or parallels to other brands or trends, and the only standard I feel obligated to live up to is my own. So if I am fine with releasing a product made of quality classic pattern (that I didn't design) then I will do so. Thanks for your input though.
I'm not saying its bad (I actually really like it), I'm just saying that its pretty derivative of other brands/ styles.
I didn't take it that way at all, you made some good points in a respectful manner and I was just addressing those. This hat was heavily inspired by "old" New York, and the majority of newsboys caps from that era were made of herringbone or a heather charcoal blend of fabric. I know that it probably doesn't make this hat less derivative in your eyes, but just figured I'd let you know my thought process when creating the hat (and that I was not trying to emulate the other brands you mentioned.)