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.

Replied in What brands have the best blogs?, 2 Weeks ago in Fashion

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

Replied in What do you think about streetwear? (questionnaire), 2 Weeks ago in Fashion

[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?

Replied in What do you think about streetwear? (questionnaire), 2 Weeks ago in Fashion

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.

Replied in What do you think about streetwear? (questionnaire), 2 Weeks ago in Fashion

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.

Replied in What do you think about streetwear? (questionnaire), 2 Weeks ago in Fashion

[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.

Replied in What do you think about streetwear? (questionnaire), 2 Weeks ago in Fashion

Thanks for the responses so far!

Replied in What do you think about streetwear? (questionnaire), 2 Weeks ago in Fashion

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]

Replied in What do you think about streetwear? (questionnaire), 2 Weeks ago in Fashion

being cooler than your friends.

Replied in What is streetwear?, 2 Weeks ago in Fashion

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

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

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.

Replied in [Burma] – 2012 Discussion Thread, 2 Weeks ago in Brands

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.

Replied in College Sports Sayings, 2 Weeks ago in Sports

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.

Replied in What's really wrong with the sneaker game?, 2 Weeks ago in Brands

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

Replied in Black/Gum, 2 Weeks ago in Footwear