Originally Posted by FlyingMonkey
It's entirely personal to be sure, but little pictures on trousers etc. whether they are anchors or skulls or horses or whatever, are just about the total antithesis of anything I regard as stylish. They almost almost always scream 'bad taste' and often 'more money than sense'. .
As a result, I think your company would make a killing, and you should start it immediately!
Haha.. yeah i think the trouser thing is much. I have some blue rugby trousers with little bulldogs all over them. Its cool in a certain setting - but weird everywhere else. I don't think I would go as far as do anything like that. I already have a few designs for shirts, I just need to think of a decent name that also has a domain name available. I like Anchor Supply Co. - and emailed the domain holder of anchorsupply.com for pricing information. I'd like to have these things owned before I do anything.
Other thoughts: Anchor Culture, Ship and Anchor Supply Co., The Anchor (Costs $1500 for theanchor.com), Anchors Aweigh, Ancora Supply Co. (italian for anchor), Ancoris Supply Co. (Latin), Copia Anchorum Co. (Anchor Supply)
Any suggestions. If using a different language I'd prefer latin, but the entire name doesnt have to be in latin. The main thing would be if its simple to remember, not too long and a domain name is available for it (for relatively cheap)
Originally Posted by mack11211
Tiny repeating motifs are a hallmark of a preppy stream of ties, belts and pants. These are often anchors, whales, nautical flags, lobsters, etc.. Trousers with animal motifs are called "critter pants."
The danger of building a line around one motif is that you rise and fall with it alone. It's a stylistic monoculture. Lines built around a fishing/nautical heritage, for ex, have a broader style base.
For a real-life example of the monoculture, check the rise and fall of skull-and-crossbones. A few years ago, it was fresh. Then it was omnipresent. Now it's just tired.
Thanks for input. Maybe a more nautical approach should be done.