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ben-ja-men
ben-ja-men

just lost .... evil init
Location: Adelaide
Member Since: 12th Jun 2003
Total posts: 2474
Posted:Im looking into the possibility of getting some fire twirling clothing
done up. I want to assess the feasibility of the idea and what sort of
things people would be interested in. Ive done up a list of questions

1. Is it something you would buy? If so which items would you be
interested in buying and what sort of price range would you imagine
paying for them (please include currency)
a. tshirt
b. single
c. long sleeved shirt
d. hoodie
e. beanie
f. fisherman style pants
g. normal pants

2. For tops which of the following layouts do you like
a. large logo on the front
b. small logo on the front
c. large logo on the back
d. small logo on the front and large logo on the back
e. large logo on the front and large logo on the back

3. Which colours of clothing would you prefer

4. Which colour combinations do you like in an item of clothing

5. Is there anything in particular that you would like to see in the
art on clothing

I would be very pleased to recieved emails/PMs with your answers.
Currently the intention is to have a first batch ready for Common
Ground 07, with a CG hoodie. All thoughts and inputs are greatly
appricated.
ta muchly
Ben


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Gnor
Gnor

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Location: Perth
Member Since: 31st Mar 2003
Total posts: 5814
Posted:I want a HHUUGGEE black hoodie with long sleeves and red fisherman pants. id want orange but that would imply Durbs worship



Large logo on back small on front and a headband


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Chronofracture333
Chronofracture333

Hobo Gaylord
Location: I am worldwide and lush
Member Since: 15th Jun 2005
Total posts: 329
Posted:Nooo... Please, there are enough "lifestyle sports" out there.


Prices? Surely you should be paying me for wearing your logos?


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ben-ja-men
ben-ja-men

just lost .... evil init
Location: Adelaide
Member Since: 12th Jun 2003
Total posts: 2474
Posted: Written by: Chronofracture333


Nooo... Please, there are enough "lifestyle sports" out there.


um ooook ..... im talking about making clothes for spinners ..... with a spinning orientation not making spinning mainstream.


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Mynci
Mynci

Macaque of all trades
Location: wombling free...
Member Since: 27th Apr 2005
Total posts: 8737
Posted:Vests and baggy / loose pants are always good...

A couple of balls short of a full cascade... or maybe a few cards short of a deck... we'll see how this all fans out.

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MiG
MiG

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Location: Bogged at CG
Member Since: 16th Apr 2004
Total posts: 3415
Posted:Foxy via MiG's computer cuz mine no workies:

honestly, i don't see how ben-brand clothes are gonna be any more spinnerish than any old cotton clothes already avaliable... jeans and cotton shirts works fine for me in both everyday wear and while i'm spinning...


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Mynci
Mynci

Macaque of all trades
Location: wombling free...
Member Since: 27th Apr 2005
Total posts: 8737
Posted:he could make the pants more like Gi trousers with the crotch panel for better movement... with a sneaky special pocket just for your lighter wink

A couple of balls short of a full cascade... or maybe a few cards short of a deck... we'll see how this all fans out.

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Good
member
Location: a mountaintop in Colorado
Member Since: 25th Sep 2003
Total posts: 55
Posted:I like sparkly bits on my performance clothing.

take the schneak-tip

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_Stix_
_Stix_

Pooh-Bah
Location: la-la land
Member Since: 15th Feb 2002
Total posts: 2419
Posted:I see no flaired leather troos or teeni tiny bustiers.. ??



edit/ sorry that wasn't very constructive was it.. ubbloco

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Yakumo
Yakumo

veteran
Location: Oxfordshire
Member Since: 31st May 2006
Total posts: 1237
Posted:lol ! swear to [insert preferencial spiritual significance] I was talking to Neon about this the other week..

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Pele
Pele

the henna lady
Location: WNY, USA
Member Since: 15th Dec 2000
Total posts: 6193
Posted:There are some designers out there doing this already (names are not coming to top of mind right now..but I see them on ebay and have been to their stores).

So, why not see what they are doing and then think of a completely different way to go with it?

Surely that sounds like a good place to start.

As for things like hoodies, t-s, etc. they'd have to be really something to get me to buy them because the market is saturated with them already, and with computer designs and printers, I can make my own with the designs I love *really* inexpensively and not have to worry about another spinner duplicating (which I don't anyway).

That being said, I love cool color combinations because it stands out in stark contrast to fire colors and the typical colors used on non-fire toys (the yellows and reds). I enjoy these being highlighted with accents of metallics.

I hate black. It doesn't show off the body at all, and in any movement art, it should.

Designs I think should accent a body. Harsh lines like stripes and such (aside from maybe down the leg) tend to make the wearer look..eh. Love strong tribals and things with "personality". I can not stand flame patterns, with a heated passion actually. It's cliche, overused, not amusing and can be purchased at the nearest goth shop.

As for designs, the ideas you put forth seem very logo-ish to me. If you put out a "Common Ground" hoodie, then I would assume that proceeds will go to the event and would wear it proudly as a logo. (small on front, larger on back)

However for basic designs, I don't want it to look like a logo for several reasons. People won't pay attention to my spinning while they are trying to make out who I am representing on my clothes. And since I represent me, that is not something I wish to convey (and I know it happens as I will often be destracted by an overdone costume or a tattoo or writing rather than watching the performance, as do many people I know.)

So, there is my .02

Keep us informed as to how it is going! smile


Pele
Higher, higher burning fire...making music like a choir
"Oooh look! A pub!" -exclaimed after recovering from a stupid fall
"And for the decadence of art, nothing beats a roaring fire." -TMK

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faith enfire
faith enfire

wandering thru the woods of WI
Location: Wisconsin
Member Since: 27th Jan 2006
Total posts: 3556
Posted:i like hoodies
for logo perhaps small in front
and some with also the large logo in back
color wise i like black, and jewel tones, white for uv
you said spinning clothes, is it performers or just regular folk?
for spinning or for casual wear?


Faith
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