[ARTESOUL] - 2013 Official Discussion Thread

^ I'm actually doing a F/W 2013, and am looking at a drop sometime in October. However, I'm sorry to say that it will be a part II of this 'LUXURETAIL' collection. Despite the feedback here, I've had a lot of success with this collection. And in all honesty, I just want to get these parodies off my chest before the end of this year; then I'll be focusing directly on original designs which will push my brand both artistically, as well as aesthetically. Btw, thank you for the question & comment. Feels like a breath of fresh air clearing the shroud of hate I've been getting lately. I really appreciate it.

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[ARTESOUL] - 2013 Official Discussion Thread

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[ARTESOUL] - 2013 Official Discussion Thread

[Quote]Speak to me when you're not resorting to racism & stop with the horrible grammar, because it makes you sound FOB. lol.

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[ARTESOUL] - 2013 Official Discussion Thread

^ And how would you handle it? With a thank you and a smile? Please. I'm no push over. And I don't take shit from anyone. I'm not gonna stand around saying nothing, while letting people bash my brand. My whole logic is, if you throw the first punch, expect a fight. And I'm sorry you feel that way, but I only seem that way because of my sarcasm, and it's only directed towards the insulting disrespectful people who have nothing better to do than hate. It's not a reflection of my brand at all, unless you look to the passion aspect, and can see that as passionately as I'll fight for & defend my brand, that's exactly the same amount of passion I have put into the work I do for my brand. After all, I'm just a one man brand with no one except myself doing everything from the design work, to the production sourcing, to the product screening, to the packing & shipping, marketing, etc. And I didn't contradict myself. To further explain what I meant, if someone comes to me with no respect, they'll get just that. And to those who show respect, like Yojetplane, they'll get my respect. In a way, insults are like someone spitting in your face. No respect. So how can you tell me I should show them respect by shaking their hand after they spit in my face? I can see where you're coming from though, but 'm sorry, I'm no Ghandi, nor a pacifist.

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[ARTESOUL] - 2013 Official Discussion Thread

[Quote]^ Says the hurt little guy who said he would buy my tees if they were $20. lol. Get out of here KID. You're not even worth commenting to. lol.

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[ARTESOUL] - 2013 Official Discussion Thread

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[ARTESOUL] - 2013 Official Discussion Thread

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[ARTESOUL] - 2013 Official Discussion Thread

[Quote]Respect does go a long way. And it's safe to say that hating is a form of disrespect. I just showed them the same amount of respect they showed me. It's not childish, or temperamental. I'm just defending my brand. And I'm sure anyone in my position would do the same.

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[ARTESOUL] - 2013 Official Discussion Thread

[Quote]Obviously you don't know the meaning of constructive criticism. Yojetplane & WOADIE were the only ones who offered pieces of advice. Everyone else was just hating.

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[ARTESOUL] - 2013 Official Discussion Thread

[Quote]True. My tees aren't for everyone. But fyi, I've shipped out orders worldwide, from London, to Paris, all over the UK, China, Japan, Australia, Spain, Canada, and all across the US, from LA to NY, and everywhere in between. I sold out of a lot of the colorways/designs, which is why I did a re-stock. I'll check out KTT though. Thanks for the advice.

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[ARTESOUL] - 2013 Official Discussion Thread

^ LOL. U mad?

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[ARTESOUL] - 2013 Official Discussion Thread

^ Thank you. I appreciate the compliment. And true, I'm not going to be just doing parodies every season. In all honesty, I'm only doing these parodies/wordplay flips now because I'm a small brand at the moment, and under the radar (so I won't be getting any cease & desists/lawsuits). And thank you for the feature! If you can tag me @_artesoul I'll definitely check it out. Thanks again, and take care!

2 Weeks ago in Brands

[ARTESOUL] - 2013 Official Discussion Thread

[Quote]^ You say it's "played out", yet you would buy one if it was $20? lol. Why are you contradicting yourself? And I'm sorry you can't afford it, but I've priced my tees as such because of the material I use (100% ring-spun combed cotton, which is much softer to the touch, and lightweight compared to scratchy, heavy basic streetwear tees), and the printing quality & techniques. And fyi, I'm hardly ever on twitter. I have more followers on other social media sites. And besides, every brand starts with just one follower.

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[ARTESOUL] - 2013 Official Discussion Thread

^ The concept of parodies have been around since the beginning of streetwear. I'm just doing my take on it, with a more refined approach to the design work, and an emphasis on witty wordplay, unlike other brands who basically just chop & screw (up) these logos with no basis or message behind the design.

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[ARTESOUL] - 2013 Official Discussion Thread

^ lol. I'm good. I've dealt with haters in the past. I was only trying to educate the kid.

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