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TangleFree Kiting Clothing - Input Needed :)

Postby KiteClothing » Mon Sep 07, 2009 10:44 pm

I'm setting up my own kiting clothing brand, I hope. i've got plenty of designs but they are mainly of what I think people would like and would wear...

So, what better people to ask than you kind and lovely people?

I need to know what sort of style you'd go for, what slogans, colours, pictures, designs, sizes, even what kind of prices you'd be willing to pay, if there is a distinct lack in a certain type of clothing -girls hoodies for example- just basically any ideas you may have or any sharing you could do. I've taken some things into account, like the harness wearing down material and design and that sort of thing.

So any ideas, let me know :D

So far, I'm only designing T-Shirts, hoodies and maybe long-sleeved tops. I will hopefully move on to boxers (i have a few designs believe it or not) and vest tops. Vest tops are appearing to be a bit of a complication at the moment though!

Slogans are needed too, so if you're good with words, post lots!!

Tia - TangleFree

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Re: TangleFree Kiting Clothing - Input Needed :)

Postby jomoj » Mon Sep 07, 2009 11:13 pm

I'd suggest no slogans, anyone can get a few words printed on a tee. If you have some great, truly original artwork then that's something people might buy otherwise you are competing with the established kite brands that are getting into clothing ranges. They already have credibility, access to outlets and good designers so its pretty tough to establish your credentials just putting some screenprints on some standard blank clothing. Depends what you want to do with it though, just a hobby or a business...

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Re: TangleFree Kiting Clothing - Input Needed :)

Postby KiteClothing » Mon Sep 07, 2009 11:23 pm

Right now it's pretty much just a hobby. And yeah, it's mainly my artwork, I'm hopefully going to photoshop all my designs and stuff this week and get them looking like more than what they are at the moment and then I can put them up here and y'all can see what it's all about.

I'm not looking to do you're typical Word font on a fruit of the loom t-shirt. I've got some durable shirts and hoodies in mind and a printers that will print my work. I've got quite a few designs, I'm just in need of some more inspiration.

But as I say, hopefully by the end of the week I'll be able to post up a demo of some of the work :)

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Re: TangleFree Kiting Clothing - Input Needed :)

Postby Kamikuza » Tue Sep 08, 2009 2:39 am

Hello you again :lol:
I'm a big fan of whacky slogan t-shirts ...

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Re: TangleFree Kiting Clothing - Input Needed :)

Postby grantman54 » Tue Sep 08, 2009 3:37 am

I really like Hurley designs. I definately dont like centered logos. I like things draping down the side, uptop, or anything but centered.
Sounds cheap but I will only pay 15$ for a shirt. 45$ shipped for 3 shirts is always a seller for me.

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Re: TangleFree Kiting Clothing - Input Needed :)

Postby Kamikuza » Tue Sep 08, 2009 7:41 am

Big sizes in that magic sweat/water quick dry material 8) I'm sick of all this kite gear for anorexic midgets :lol:

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Re: TangleFree Kiting Clothing - Input Needed :)

Postby panchito » Tue Sep 08, 2009 12:34 pm

Kamikuza wrote:Big sizes in that magic sweat/water quick dry material 8) I'm sick of all this kite gear for anorexic midgets :lol:
+1 , hate gay tight t-shirts

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Re: TangleFree Kiting Clothing - Input Needed :)

Postby KiteClothing » Tue Sep 08, 2009 6:22 pm

ok! so we're thinking no centered logos (I'm reckoning that's a bad idea anyway cause of harnesses rubbing and wearing down the design anyway), will draw some up the sleeve designs too for the hell of it.

I've got some slogans but they're off the top of my head and they're not all that good, the designs around them are ok, but the slogans themselves need some work.

I probably don't have enough money for the awesome quick dry material stuff yet, but hopefully as it starts selling I'll be able to move up a bit in the world..

And no anorexic stuff...I think we can manage that ;)

Keep it coming guys, all good stuff!!

Tia

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Re: TangleFree Kiting Clothing - Input Needed :)

Postby KiteClothing » Tue Sep 08, 2009 6:31 pm

grantman54 wrote:I really like Hurley designs. I definately dont like centered logos. I like things draping down the side, uptop, or anything but centered.
Sounds cheap but I will only pay 15$ for a shirt. 45$ shipped for 3 shirts is always a seller for me.
Just checked out the Hurley site and that's pretty much what I was going for, that sort of style.

hopefully after all the printing, the gear won't cost too much, I was thinking pretty much around that price but I'm going to have to price it all up.

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Re: TangleFree Kiting Clothing - Input Needed :)

Postby titoislaidlow » Thu Sep 10, 2009 3:44 am

Post your blackbook or art style samples...


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