[Quote]FRESH RADNESS! You are killing it. keep up the great work! Carlos from www.parafinaco.com

Replied in Starting a New Line/Brand Feedback Thread, 2 Weeks ago in Fashion

WIN A PARAFINA T-SHIRT OF YOUR CHOICE :[URL][Image]

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Thanks a lot for the feed back guys! It really does help. Thank you all for your honest words. I agree with you on everything said, so I am taking notes to learn and will use your feedback to improbe. I am attaching a few more pics here so you can get the feel and vibe of my little brand. STAY RAD! [URL]

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PARAFINA [URL] Hello all! I have been reading Hypebeast for the last 3 years to learn and try to come up with something good. I have finally launched my website and brand just 1 hour ago and wanted to post it here in case you are curious. I´d love some feedback. I really tried my best to do something a bit different and interesting. All Eco, waterbased inks, printed on AA. Made in usa. This brand is all about fun, an story behind each design and love for the outdors. We have a strong conection with surf, snowboarding, and skate. Hope you like it! STAY RAD. [Image]

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Starting a new trend is one the most difficult things to acomplish in life. Nothing is new. Everything is so overdone. Sadly it is not about the product anymore. It is about the brand recognition you are capable to build. I bet a lot of the supreme hats with another box logo of any other unknown brand would not sell. Starting a trend is not gonna make you rich, but it will give you credibility and will place you on a privilege spot when that trend start becoming viral (here is were they make the big bucks) Look for quality, look for real people behind a brand doing it by passion and not by greed. Support small brands with nice ideas and excellent quality, and creative thinking. Real skaters, snowboarders, surfers… real people behind it. Not big corporations ruled by banks. Quality has never been cheap. Success has never been easy. Become a leader or become a follower. The final choice is only yours. The word is born.

Replied in Official 5 Panels/ Camp Caps Thread, 2 Weeks ago in Fashion

I´m sorry to say what I´m gonna say, but this is what I think. Are "crazy" 5-panels "in"? Yes (you guys have actually created a trend) so, soon you´ll see them more and more untill they burn, and then we will go back to normal. Are camp caps original? No, not anymore. They were 2 years ago, even 1 year ago. it is soo easy to go and look for fabrics online, and put a matching korduroy or suede peak on it . Every drop I am seeing this days, like the just anounced Moupia animal series uses this formula. I have seen those fabrics already and have browsed trough different fabric retailers. I still think camps are cool because they are light, they offer good transpiration to the head, and they also have a beautiful shape. There are a lot of cool brands, yes… but they drop only 20 per style each time, and that is nothing for a big market as big as the world. Thats why they sell so fast. Watch out! Because one day the steep curve of demand will fall down so fast… and it is gonna be a heavy fall. That is why nobody make big amounts of hats. When will this happen? Nobody knows. Buy a 5-panel because you love them, not because they are "so original" or to resell it again ( that practice is called specullation, by the way) Do not care if others have it or if it is fashion or not. Wear it proud because you like this hats, because you like the colors and because you want to do it. Who would´t like to create beutiful hats like this.Why not? The word is born.

Replied in Official 5 Panels/ Camp Caps Thread, 2 Weeks ago in Fashion

"Preview" hats are amazing! Juho knows what style is. Carlos.

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TQL fall 2012 drop 2 is online: http://www.thequietlife.com/ql_store.htm

Replied in Official 5 Panels/ Camp Caps Thread, 2 Weeks ago in Fashion