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My artist is also working with me on a skateboard graphic

 

this shit is so fun...inkscape allows me to fuck with the shape and size of the letters of any font i use

 

I'll be going through sk8factory and the decks i order will be very limited in quantitiy

 

I'm gonna do the pricing at 10 decks for 250

They're made in the US and they said they will print for me

 

Damn, this is gonna take longer than i thought

reason being is that my artist is about quality and he takes his time with the artwork which i REALLY appreciate

 

But fuck all that, it's gonna be worth the weight

 

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So I have my first graphic that I will be using for tee shirts. I contacted this artist through instagram and his prices were fucking low so I commissioned it. I'll be using 12oz as a diary,

fuck yes I got emma as an artist   this is gonna turn out well

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I think i found the ONE

 

This tee has the proportions i want and i dont have to fuck with the sizing

I'm going with white only tees since i want to test drive this thing before fully going into redline

 

What i like about this tee is that it is relatively cheap, made in the US, and has the height to width ratio that I'm looking for without having to go with champion

 

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Us Blanks US3210 Mens Vintage Fit Heavyweight Cotton T-Shirt

 

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7 minutes ago, mr.yuck said:

This is dope man. For a minute I thought your pricing was 250 per deck. I was like slow down gangster. That seems mighty high. Lol

 

 

I want these decks to be skated

i want them to be a convo started at skate parks

 

i'm thinking 55-60 a deck

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54 minutes ago, LUGR said:

@glorydaysComfort Colors are great quality. I have 3 or 4 of them and the L is the best fitting shirt I have owned. I normally wear XL in Gilden.

 

Comfort Colors was a top contender for me. the only turn off is that it's made in hoduras

 

US Blanks is very promising cuz it has the cut of the Champion tees i wear at home, and US blanks are made here in the US (obviously)

 

I'm looking for a boxy cut tee, that's all

 

It follows (and i hate to say this) the trend today of over-sized shit, which i like.

So any customers looking for a genuine theme on a shape tee shirt they are looking for? I know they're gonna pay for it

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8 minutes ago, mr.yuck said:

You sound like you are on a mission brother. Im really interested to see how all of this turns out.

 

I have a feeling that if i stick to it something is gonna happen

 

I have a clear theme and identity that i want my brand to have

 

basically merch for a non-existant retirement home LMAO

 

I'm asking @cruzxctrlif he would be able to do a look book shoot when the time comes

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So my artist and I are now in agreement with what to do next.

 

I made a list of all the graphics I want to do in the coming months and I'm checking off that list as I assign them to my artist

 

I'm doing 1 of the tee shirt graphics next and the deck graphic

 

I know what you guys are saying, "why the fuck would you want to do the deck graphic first?"

 

Well, ballbags, the skate decks take fucking 6 to 10 months. FUCKING MONTHS LMAO

fuck that noise, so i thought, as soon as i get them done, then they'll be ready by the time i think i have enough product to launch

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Noah gave me an idea from last year

this cardigan was one of the inspirations for me starting all this

 

I want to do a cardigan in jersey terry cloth

Not wool but a terry fabric that allows the wearer to just thrash it

 

so a cardigan that looks good but allows kids to wear it without looking pretentious 

 

Noah Fw19 Rugby Cardigan | Grailed

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another thing that i've noticed that the "cool" kids are wearing

 

and i see this fucking color on my instagram feed all the fucking time

 

CREAM or OFF WHITE (the color not the brand)

another colorway is OATMEAL

 

I think this is one colorway that I'm going to have to use so that these assholes can buy it LMAO

 

I'm partly joking cuz i FUCKING LOVE making my own clothes

but i have to cater to some of these hipsters

 

JJJJOUND

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SPORTY AND RICH

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SPIRIT AND SIN

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On 10/24/2020 at 1:34 PM, glorydays said:

I think i found the ONE

 

This tee has the proportions i want and i dont have to fuck with the sizing

I'm going with white only tees since i want to test drive this thing before fully going into redline

 

What i like about this tee is that it is relatively cheap, made in the US, and has the height to width ratio that I'm looking for without having to go with champion

 

1317773155_Screenshot2020-10-24123120.thumb.png.5baa657b9077253073e9e839645c5c17.png

 

 

779866864_Screenshot2020-10-24123142.thumb.png.16632097d2f8f42d7791aa87e579a63e.png

 

Us Blanks US3210 Mens Vintage Fit Heavyweight Cotton T-Shirt

 

 

Blanks are literally the biggest pain in the ass ever. So much harder than anyone would ever think... Assuming you can find the cut you like, good luck finding the weight. Assuming you might be able to find a balance of the two, good luck finding one that wears well. Then assuming you compromise some more on all that, good luck finding a suitable variation with color pallet. Then most likely, it has shitty distribution, if any, so you're going to pay out the ass and then get painted into a corner when they inevitably get back ordered when you need it the most cause they're a small brand with shitty organization.

 

So yeah, have yet to find a blank I really like and have changed my mind a dozen times before just settling back on the same blank I've been using and being totally unhappy with it.

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1 minute ago, misteraven said:

 

Blanks are literally the biggest pain in the ass ever. So much harder than anyone would ever think... Assuming you can find the cut you like, good luck finding the weight. Assuming you might be able to find a balance of the two, good luck finding one that wears well. Then assuming you compromise some more on all that, good luck finding a suitable variation with color pallet. Then most likely, it has shitty distribution, if any, so you're going to pay out the ass and then get painted into a corner when they inevitably get back ordered when you need it the most cause they're a small brand with shitty organization.

 

So yeah, have yet to find a blank I really like and have changed my mind a dozen times before just settling back on the same blank I've been using and being totally unhappy with it.

 

Do you care where the blank is made?

 

Cuz I know you use american made only.

I'm trying to keep it made in the US as well as slightly higher quality

 

And i'm with you...calling these resellers about their stock is like kicking yourself in the balls

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Karim as an inspiration

 

Yes, I'm going to be using this thread as a mood board also

 

this is the fit of the tee i'm trying to use

This is a very old pic

I'm very VERY sure that Palace, being in europe, used Rue Porter as their blanks when they first started

I have Palace tees from 2013 that are boxy as fuck

 

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36 minutes ago, misteraven said:

 

Blanks are literally the biggest pain in the ass ever. So much harder than anyone would ever think... Assuming you can find the cut you like, good luck finding the weight. Assuming you might be able to find a balance of the two, good luck finding one that wears well. Then assuming you compromise some more on all that, good luck finding a suitable variation with color pallet. Then most likely, it has shitty distribution, if any, so you're going to pay out the ass and then get painted into a corner when they inevitably get back ordered when you need it the most cause they're a small brand with shitty organization.

 

So yeah, have yet to find a blank I really like and have changed my mind a dozen times before just settling back on the same blank I've been using and being totally unhappy with it.

 

So basically what I am taking away from this, is if someone has the money, resources, and expertise, the best way to find exactly what one is looking for is to manufacture (cut & sew) their own.   

The reason I say this, is because it seems to be one of those things that can easily make one think the industry does this to keep the competition away or at least a tough time to start up.

But anyhow, I do like what you're saying, because I find this same scenario in multiple industries I have com across looking for material or to at least quote a job.     

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On 10/24/2020 at 4:29 PM, glorydays said:

got in contact with one wholesale deck warehouse

 

they gave me a template to fuck with

 

they gave me two kinds...i think im gonna use the other one, which is photoshop friendly

 

skateboard-template-popsicle.png (1275×1650) | Template design, Templates,  Skateboard


Keep us posted on this.  I would def buy a deck from you.

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3 minutes ago, ndv said:

 

So basically what I am taking away from this, is if someone has the money, resources, and expertise, the best way to find exactly what one is looking for is to manufacture (cut & sew) their own.   

The reason I say this, is because it seems to be one of those things that can easily make one think the industry does this to keep the competition away or at least a tough time to start up.

But anyhow, I do like what you're saying, because I find this same scenario in multiple industries I have com across looking for material or to at least quote a job.     

 

Broooo...you read my mind

 

I was considering also to just make a cut and sew tee from a material i want with the shape i want

 

fuuuuck....if anyone can help me research that that would be amazing

 

But yea, I'm gonna try to see if i can do this also

Born X Raised cut their own tees

 

I gotta research about this...the garment district in LA is pretty good

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Keep us posted on this.  I would def buy a deck from you.

 

Thank you very much broski

 

The graphic will be my character standing straight for the entire length of the board with the brand name on the tail as if he's standing on the brand name

 

You'll like it when i get the graphic back from my artist

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40 minutes ago, glorydays said:

 

Broooo...you read my mind

 

I was considering also to just make a cut and sew tee from a material i want with the shape i want

 

fuuuuck....if anyone can help me research that that would be amazing

 

But yea, I'm gonna try to see if i can do this also

Born X Raised cut their own tees

 

I gotta research about this...the garment district in LA is pretty good



You made me think about it.  My best answer would try to see if you can get students in fashion design to make a pattern and cut them out for you.   This was my fist thought to resources considering students in school would be more enthusiastic to probably help, considering it would also benefit them in helping them build a portfolio to help later down the road when they start interviewing for jobs.

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1 minute ago, ndv said:



You made me think about it.  My best answer would try to see if you can get students in fashion design to make a pattern and cut them out for you.   This was my fist thought to resources considering students in school would be more enthusiastic to probably help, considering it would also benefit them in helping them build a portfolio to help later down the road when they start interviewing for jobs.



I have a lot of considering going on here ^^^

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26 minutes ago, ndv said:



You made me think about it.  My best answer would try to see if you can get students in fashion design to make a pattern and cut them out for you.   This was my fist thought to resources considering students in school would be more enthusiastic to probably help, considering it would also benefit them in helping them build a portfolio to help later down the road when they start interviewing for jobs.

 

There are an abundance of pattern makers in LA

I have an idea in mind...engineered garments made one of my FAVORITE tees ever

 

cross crewneck tee

Engineered Garments Cross Crew Neck T-Shirt | White | Short sleeved |  19F1H010 | Caliroots

Engineered Garments PRINTED CROSS CREW NECK T-SHIRT - WHITE/VERNON |  Garmentory

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2 hours ago, glorydays said:

Noah gave me an idea from last year

this cardigan was one of the inspirations for me starting all this

 

I want to do a cardigan in jersey terry cloth

Not wool but a terry fabric that allows the wearer to just thrash it

 

so a cardigan that looks good but allows kids to wear it without looking pretentious 

 

Noah Fw19 Rugby Cardigan | Grailed

million dollar idea right there. i fuck heavy with this vision. not just for the cardigan but in general 

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