What brands have the best blogs?

Pretty self explanatory. Which brand blogs do you enjoy the most? I personally like Benny Gold's. He documents his company so well that even though I live across the country, I feel like I've been able to watch the guy's brand grow like I was there.

2 Weeks ago in Fashion

What do you think about streetwear? (questionnaire)

Closed the survey. The results will be up in a day or so.

2 Weeks ago in Fashion

What do you think about streetwear? (questionnaire)

[Quote] Perfectly said. Your definitely right though about those brands on the come up, well except for Dertbag, he had access to the OF fame catapult. At what point would you say a brand becomes established/legitimate?

2 Weeks ago in Fashion

What do you think about streetwear? (questionnaire)

Thank you to everyone that has given their input on the questionnaire! So far there is about half of the amount of responses needed (24) to get an accurate measurement, so if you haven't filled it out please do. So far the different perspectives people have about streetwear are pretty interesting.

2 Weeks ago in Fashion

What do you think about streetwear? (questionnaire)

brands do make a name for themselves out of organic growth, almost all businesses in general do. But what I'm getting at more is when The Hundreds, ssur, undefeated, bape, anything etc. got started, streetwear was this relatively new thing that only a few people knew about, which was really the entire appeal of it. It was something different that some people knew about, but was still sub-cultural. Now, what we think of as streetwear could be considered mainstream style and consequentially one that has lost a lot it's uniqueness. Early on, you didn't have to have a quality, original, authentic brand. As long as you had some edgy t-shirt graphics, you could sell and build from there. Today, people don't buy into that stuff anymore because it's been used over and over. In my opinion, they don't care about small brands anymore. And as a result you have this weird in between period in a culture (like right now) where the customer is there from before, waiting for something equally as sick, but doesn't care to invest time and a little money in a young company starting out because they are literally all still just shittier versions of the brands who made it 10 years ago.

2 Weeks ago in Fashion

What do you think about streetwear? (questionnaire)

[Quote] Sure, I figure it'll be helpful for a lot of young brands and people starting brands. It's a new type of customer today. streetwear consumers are WAY more discerning and value conscious (actual and perceived) than they were then. People read stories about how The Hundreds got started and think it still happens like that today.

2 Weeks ago in Fashion

What do you think about streetwear? (questionnaire)

Thanks for the responses so far!

2 Weeks ago in Fashion

What do you think about streetwear? (questionnaire)

So after being involved in streetwear for the better half of a decade, I've seen the landscape of the industry shift dramatically. So I created a questionnaire to gauge what everyone on this forum thinks about streetwear compared to what I thought about streetwear when I first got into it. This isn't for a brand or company, just my personal curiosity. It's a short 10 question questionnaire and if anyone wants to see the results when I'm done analyzing them I'll share. [URL]

2 Weeks ago in Fashion

What is streetwear?

being cooler than your friends.

2 Weeks ago in Fashion

Starting a New Line/Brand Feedback Thread

It was a good run, but I've decided to close up [URL] Thanks Tyler

2 Weeks ago in Fashion

[Burma] – 2012 Discussion Thread

The GTA lookbook was neat, but the brand's obvious "cryptic" overtone is a little off putting. I get the whole mysterious concept, but there's nothing about the brand that hooks me in and makes me want to explore the concept.

2 Weeks ago in Brands

College Sports Sayings

So this is for all HB members that are in college, I'm looking for different sports sayings that are unique to your school, like popular phrases that people say on game days, on campus or at tailgates, etc. It's for a school project on sports communication and this would help immensely! Plus I'm interested as to what school has the best ones.

2 Weeks ago in Sports

What's really wrong with the sneaker game?

Do you actually even have an idea for a venture? Or are you looking at this business as a cash grab like everyone else recently? If you knew ANYTHING about "the sneaker game" you wouldn't have to make posts like this, because you would already have an idea of where YOU think innovation needs to happen. This is a really sad attempt at market research.

2 Weeks ago in Brands

Black/Gum

Black, Gum and Bang (props to whoever remembers that)

2 Weeks ago in Footwear
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