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post #98416 of 99804
You are there to look at and buy clothing and not look at the models bowlegs, unibrow or abnormally long arms and having a 6'4 110lbs model doesn't really help me with anything, they could just as well have put it on a mannequin.

I know why they don't use "normally" sized people, but as before mentioned, a beanstalk doesn't help 99% of the buyers determain whether or not it will fit their body type.

Tbs, frans Boone etc. has some good models, who look close to what the avarage buyer looks like.

EG's AW13 look book model was great as well.
Edited by Find Finn - 8/2/14 at 1:35pm
post #98417 of 99804
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Originally Posted by Find Finn View Post


Tbs, frans Boone etc. has some good models, who look close to what the avarage buyer looks like.

yeah, still not agreeing, and this statement makes a big assumption. but it's just a difference of opinion. no matter what the only way to know how something will really look on you is to try it on, even with good average-sized models.
post #98418 of 99804
I'm talking body type, not skin color etc. I don't know a lot of 6'4 guys with no upper body definition, which seems to be popular model body type for online shops.

For european at least shipping shit back and forth costs a fortune, the cheapest package I can send in land is $20< and within Europe we are $40<, which means you are going to be a lot of money out of pocket.
post #98419 of 99804
Obviously the guy with the forehead tattoo enhances my overall impression of the clothes...
post #98420 of 99804
Muji is coming to Toronto!
Papa snow had a meeting regarding logistics, they're supposed to open in the fall!!

Fashion related, the North American president of muji wore a Canadian tuxedo and chucks to the business meeting.
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Edited by canstyleace - 8/13/14 at 12:13pm
post #98422 of 99804
All denim I believe.
post #98423 of 99804
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Edited by canstyleace - 8/13/14 at 12:14pm
post #98424 of 99804
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Originally Posted by snowmanxl View Post

Muji is coming to Toronto!
Papa snow had a meeting regarding logistics, they're supposed to open in the fall!!

Fashion related, the North American president of muji wore a Canadian tuxedo and chucks to the business meeting.
Probably no online for the rest of Canada eh?
post #98425 of 99804
That I dunno. I know over the next few years there will be three stores in TO and two in BC from what I recall.
post #98426 of 99804
Has anybody been to the Acne store in Sydney (Oxford St I think)? Worth checking out or are Australian prices stupid expensive?
post #98427 of 99804
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Originally Posted by red81 View Post

^ ceramics friend:

have her set up a linked in account , listing her company and her skills.  have her connect with a few friends and set up a "network" there.  eventually a name will pop up that might help her.

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Originally Posted by Abraxis View Post

Yup the startup I was at abused the hell out of Stanford/Berkeley/Ivy unpaid interns who were happy to do social media/brand awareness stuff part time just for the experience. (As well as cold calling, sales, operations and account management and design work).

A lot of really talented college kids live in fear of the job search process and so internships, even unpaid, doing tech-stuff is really attractive and a lot of them are very tech-savy (naturally). Imo should pay them though after they've ramped up and demonstrated value through, but we were broke I guess.

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Originally Posted by snowmanxl View Post

Notwithit, Maybe she could join some type of online ceramacist community.
I've met a bunch of ppl thanks to StyleForum icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

Thanks for the input...I'll keep badgering her to get more into the professional networking stuff (which she kind of hates) and the exploitation of well-meaning college students (which sounds kinda fun). biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by Biggskip View Post

@notwithit Something your friend may need to think about is scalability. If your friend is so busy on the production side that she isn't able to maintain her etsy page AND the sale of all her goods at that work rate generates, let's say $50k a year in revenue, then she has a problem. It won't really matter how big her presence gets, she won't have the capacity to meet the demand.

Does she have ability to contract out some of this work? Are all her pieces crafted by her personally?

Look at somebody like @artishard116, he comes up with a design, sends it off to the manufacturer, and it doesn't really matter if he needs 1 shirt or 100. The manufacturer will be able to acommodate his request with ease. So art is free to spend his time creating his next great design and/or building his brand presence.

This is actually not a huge problem. Splitting time between design and production (plus the little stuff like packing and shipping orders and working with suppliers), she can produce a good amount. She can double it (or thereabouts) if she trains someone to assemble the jewelry (which was part of her former job at a jewelry studio). She could also pay someone to cut and construct the actual pendants, although the work is quite a bit more nuanced and it would be a little more logistically difficult to arrange. That would just leave her with glazing and firing the pieces - she definitely wouldn't give up the glazing part - and developing new designs (which would be sped up by having employees produce the prototypes based on her designs).
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Originally Posted by Bam!ChairDance View Post

the absolute best scenario is when you find a model whose body is similar to yours. it's like the rosetta stone of e-commerce

The regularity with which web shops list the model's dimensions as 6'1" (+/- 1") and 160 lbs. (+/- 5 lbs) with a 38" (maybe up to 40") chest is kind of awesome. For me, that is; less so for other people.
post #98428 of 99804
If they were smart, they would model the clothes on someone fat but only pick sf hyped peices. We would then proceed to buy them because #noindividualthoughts #assimilate #whyikops and then be (here is the real advantage) less likely to return the item since it ends up looking way better on us than the e-model

BOOM!

Ill take my consulting fee now (in jawnz)
post #98429 of 99804

I know I'm always 1 size larger than Josh on Toto

post #98430 of 99804
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Originally Posted by Biggskip View Post

@notwithit Something your friend may need to think about is scalability. If your friend is so busy on the production side that she isn't able to maintain her etsy page AND the sale of all her goods at that work rate generates, let's say $50k a year in revenue, then she has a problem. It won't really matter how big her presence gets, she won't have the capacity to meet the demand.

Does she have ability to contract out some of this work? Are all her pieces crafted by her personally?

Look at somebody like @artishard116, he comes up with a design, sends it off to the manufacturer, and it doesn't really matter if he needs 1 shirt or 100. The manufacturer will be able to acommodate his request with ease. So art is free to spend his time creating his next great design and/or building his brand presence.

Just to clarify, the shirt thing isn't how I make my living, it's just a personal project I've wanted to make happen for a long time. The reason it is deliberately low-impact is that I spend my day to day creating/marketing a product/service in kind of a similar way to notwithit's friend. Presenting your work is almost a full-time job in itself, it's difficult to do while finding the time to produce the actual thing.

Thanks for the kind words.
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