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Clothing Brand - Startup

Discussion in 'Website Design Forum:' started by Lewis Thompson, Apr 6, 2016.

  1. Lewis Thompson

    Lewis Thompson New Member

    Hey Everyone,

    I've had a clothing brand business in my mind for a couple of months but I have never got to the point where I've thought "let's do this" but for some reason today I have had a massive leap of faith and I am thinking about going with the idea and see where it goes.

    As many of you will know by now, the colour 'black' is very common for a piece of clothing. There have been many trends around e.g. #allblackeverything. It is shown as a very smart, casual look and people are catching on. My startup is to create a clothing brand only selling 'black' products for example, black tees, black jeans, black hoodies, black underwear etc. I believe this would be a good success but I want everyone's thoughts.

    If you could leave comments letting me know what you think and please everyone be honest I'd really appreciate it.

    Thank you,

    Lewis
     
  2. Levi

    Levi Moderator Staff Member

    Is it going to be just one shade of black?
     
  3. Lewis Thompson

    Lewis Thompson New Member

    It could possibly be, yes. What do you think to the idea? We'd obviously come up with a brand and the branding would go on the clothing. Do you think it would work and be successful?
     
  4. scotty

    scotty Well-Known Member

    I think that's a god slant.

    I'm tho one that does the laundry in my house and judging by the number of black garments I wash you should do well. ;)
     
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  5. Lewis Thompson

    Lewis Thompson New Member

    Haha, I hope your not being too sarcastic Scotty?
     
  6. scotty

    scotty Well-Known Member


    Not at all.

    A good 75% of the clothes in this house are black and it's not like we're Goth's or Emo's.
    People like wearing black.

    I think in a market that has pretty much every angle covered and is quite saturated then it'd be a good USP.
     
  7. Lewis Thompson

    Lewis Thompson New Member

    If I'm honest, my house is the same haha.

    Also, my clothes are mostly black to be honest.

    I just need to think of a brand name etc.

    Have any ideas? I was thinking something like BLCK Clothing?
     
  8. scotty

    scotty Well-Known Member

    I like BLCK. :D
    There's the abbreviation (I tend to use) "BLK" too but I like yours better.
    There's also foreign languages as well.
    I lot depends on getting a decent domain really.
    (Check out namecheckr)

    Thinking about it... so are mine. o_O
     
  9. Levi

    Levi Moderator Staff Member

    you might want to google blck...

    As to black clothes, maybe when I was younger I had a fair bit of black (apparently I'm cyber goth not goth though...) but now I'm a bit more colourful, I have navy and other dark colours lol
     
  10. Lewis Thompson

    Lewis Thompson New Member

    BLK is nice, I like that also. Good suggestion! Would you be interested in talking more about this one to one?
     
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  11. Lewis Thompson

    Lewis Thompson New Member

    Yes, going to google it soon and research as much as possible. Haha maybe you are! It's probably going to limit the attraction but I suppose it there is a lot of attraction then it will mass appeal
     
  12. scotty

    scotty Well-Known Member

    As a fashion label, colour based names are always going to be picked over by the vultures but I guess you can always be clever or even lucky.
    One of my clients doing a start-up managed to get an AWESOME .com but they said it took them a solid 40 hours of brainstorming and name cheking which I didn't reckon was that bad.

    It's all in a name!
     

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