Member Kickstarter and other fundraisers.

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by LA Guy, Mar 30, 2013.

  1. ALEXC12

    ALEXC12 New Member

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    We were born in Plaza Midwood, a historic neighborhood of Charlotte, NC. This is where pioneers come to tame their ideas. A place where you can find turn of the century architecture, small businesses, and eager entrepreneurs. We are a community of different cultures with one goal in mind, to make a mark in history. It is a perfect home for a band of designers to innovate something timeless and true.

    Our bags are designed in minimalist style and you in mind. Whether you are a traveler, student or professional, these bags will sustain the hustle and bustle of daily stresses on the trail and the office. Constructed out of duck canvas and full 3/16" thick vegetable tanned leather, the durability of these bags is outstanding. We are confident our bags will withstand the day-to-day grind your busy lifestyle demands, all the while staying current to the latest fashion trends.

    Our mission is to mix practicality with soul. Our series of bags and essentials are a product of many long days and late nights these past 18 months. We have experimented and tweaked techniques to bring you the best product possible. This is the end result, everything we believe in and love. It's not just a bag, it's our vision come to life - this is Savage.
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  2. CraigAK

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    Hi SF,

    I have been developing two unique textiles that I plan on kickstarting products out of in the next year. Both are derived from byproducts of the fishing industry, and I am going to domestically produce all aspects in the USA.

    My inspiration is seeing the extra challenges and costs that come with managing fisheries sustainably here in Alaska - in comparison to those not managed to protect against overfishing, use habitat damaging fishing methods, and are not making an effort to minimize pollution.

    I wanted to come up with a way to use the byproducts (as much as 50% of certain seafood species), to add value to those managed sustainably, and through branding bring awareness to the issues our ocean faces.

    ANYWAYS...

    One of the textiles is salmon leather - Which I plan on manufacturing wallets, belts, etc out of. I have been testing different ways of tanning wild salmon leather, and have a formula that yields a product as strong or stronger than cow leather for the thickness (it is thinner).

    The other is a textile similar to cotton in feel and durability, it is a blend of Chitosan and *secret*. Chitosan is a fiber in crab and shrimp shells, that has many unique qualities, such as easy on the skin, and does not absorb odor.

    My marketing angles are made in USA and eco-friendly - since I am upcycling byproducts from 3rd party certified sustainable fisheries. I do not have prototypes yet, I have just finished perfecting the two textiles.

    Survey:

    I am curious for salmon leather, would a wallet or belt be more interesting to the SF crowd?
    I know that it would depend on the style of each, but assuming you like the wallet and the belt, which would you be more likely to order?

    For chitosan blend apparel, would you be more interested in boxer briefs, socks, or a T-shirt/undershirt?
    The reason I am leaning towards these is it does not absorb odor...

    To anyone who answers, thank you so much! Just getting these textiles ready for production as been a process! My background is not at all in marketing, and I am really appreciative of any feedback.
     


  3. Riderr

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    Halo Styleforum members:

    Socks are your daily essentials. They should be the simplest items everyone utilizes to complete a decent look. Our vision is to create a specialty sock label that offers an extensive range of designs with a bit of individuality, creativity and variety.

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    At OBSEXXION, we sell concepts and cuttings; we combine couture and street-wear elements; we put strong attention to details; we use skilled craftwork to bring an innovative approach to socks.
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    We have designed two sock lines for this Kickstarter campaign and each line is unique in its own way:

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    These playful socks have a leather guitar pick holder hand-stitched on them. They are inspired by the guitar heroes we’ve been listening to all the time. "Guitar Hero" are the perfect accessories for music fans and those who are not afraid to stand out a little.

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    Every guy should have at least a few pairs of socks that he can count on for different occasions. The “Daily Essential” is here to fill your sock drawer with a killer collection.

    Please Support Us Via Kickstarter. Find us on the link as below:
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  6. RobGrafton

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    We feel the look is better than any usual stays but we can also get the carbon to be very stiff. Honestly it is to make something different.
     


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  8. P. Bateman

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    This thread feels like the As Seen On TV neighborhood of SF but at the moment it seems like the most appropriate place to introduce what I've been working on for the last two years: GESTALT Clothing.

    At GESTALT we’ve upgraded the polo shirt, one of the most versatile pieces in any man’s closet, with elements that truly elevate it into something special. By borrowing aspects from classic dress shirts, using the finest Japanese fabrics, and perfecting the fit and construction, we’ve developed a dress polo shirt. The result is smarter, more elegant, and just as easy wearing as your typical polo shirt.

    I started GESTALT for two reasons:

    1. I work in tech and am frustrated by the lack of opportunity that I have in my business casual office to wear the type of fine, tailored clothing that I am passionate about. I’m sure many SF readers working in similar environments can commiserate.
    2. Most polo shirts are terrible boxy things with poor, floppy excuses of a collar.

    I thought there was a better way to navigate this sartorial no man’s land while improving upon a classic and that's what I set out do with GESTALT.

    I'll be launching in the coming months and hope to establish a proper presence here. For now here are some of the elements that make the GESTALT polo unique and photos of recent samples.

    Feedback and questions most welcome.

    Thank you!


    • One piece spread collar. Composed of five pieces of fabric, including a soft woven interfacing and interior and exterior stands, our collar is designed to stand tall while rolling beautifully. We achieved the natural roll by taking inspiration from the Italians, using a one piece collar where the collar band and leaf are cut from a single piece of fabric and finished it off with a cutaway spread. The result is a collar that exudes casual elegance.
    • Japanese yarn dyed fabric. Our yarn dyed 100% cotton piqué is knit to my specifications at a renowned Japanese mill. Each of our solid colors is actually knit from two slightly different shades of yarn. The subtle contrast between the dark and light yarn adds a beautiful depth of color and texture to the fabric. The photos do not do it justice.
    • Tailored slim fit. High arm holes, trim sleeves, and a tapered body are a few of the elements that that go into our modern cut. The shirt is also garment washed so you don’t need to worry about shrinkage.
    • Mother of pearl buttons. These beautiful 3mm mother of pearl buttons are sewn on in the chicken foot style adding a touch of Neapolitan flair.
    • Gusseted tails. The tennis tails are finished with our singular touch of branding, contrasting faux suede gusset seams which give the split hem strength and maybe a little extra friction to help a tucked-in shirt stay tucked-in.
    • Shirt yoke. The yoke extends across the shoulders and is from which the garment hangs. It’s the unsung hero of any dress shirt providing strength and structure to the shoulders.
    • French placket. The placket shows no visible stitching on the exterior of the shirt. This cleaner, plain front gives the shirt a simple casual look.
    • French seams. Difficult to execute on a knit but worth it to cleanly finish the sleeves and sleeve head. There’s no ugly overlock seam to hide when you roll up your sleeves.
    • Buttoning cuff & gauntlet. The long sleeve model features barrel cuffs and a buttoning gauntlet.

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  9. Christopher Essex

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    ^^Those look like some very nice polo shirt offerings. I'll be keeping an eye out for your launch!
     


  10. eddiemczee

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    Mmm, dat grey speckle
     


  11. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I've seen a few of the Gestalt samples and the work is remarkable. Looking forward to seeing the final production samples because the fabric swatches and preliminary samples were amazing. I saw a few luxury polos in Europe in December that were $300+ and they don't have anything on Gestalt. This could be one of the great Styleforum member launches on Kickstarter.
     


  12. P. Bateman

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    Thanks @pocketsquareguy! That means a lot coming from you.

    Cheers, @Christopher Essex. Thanks for joining the mailing list.

    @eddiemczee, It's one of my favorite fabrics. The heathering is deep and it's a super loose knit, perfect for summer, ideally while on a boat.
     


  13. Journeyman

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    Agreed.

    I guess that it's subjective, but I much prefer to use flexible plastic collar stays as they provide the shirt collar with some substance and support, while still allowing it to form a nice curve.


    These polo shirts do look very nice indeed.

    I picked up a few similar ones a couple of years back but unfortunately the place that sold them changed over to a different style with a big logo on the chest. I've been looking for something similar ever since and whilst I've been tempted by Kent Wang's polos, KW's sizing doesn't sound like it will be right for me.

    I really look forward to hearing more about these.
     


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    @P. Bateman that looks great!
     


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