jake_twothousandfive wrote:. It'd be nearly impossible to customize a clothing line enough to satisfy the entire fantasy community.
I think you’re exactly right about this but…. Isn’t that true for everything though? You can’t satisfy all people all the time. Trying to do so will only end up in disappointment. I think if you were to do this you would definitely have to laser focus your efforts on that segment of the market that would be into it and not try to cater to or worry about capturing the other segments of the market. Good point…Thank you for your input.
RiffRaff wrote:Never, I repeat, "NEVER", borrow money from family. Unless they are very rich and will not hold it against you. Plus; if you ever did make it big you would never hear the end of it. Frankly, no matter what happens you will never hear the end of it.
Conclusion. Never borrow money from family.
Yeah if I decide to pursue this idea I’m thinking that I might need to find another way to get the capital. Although knapplc makes a good point about trying to get funding in his post….saying,
knapplc wrote:… if you can't convince those who love you most, why should "we" invest in your idea?
Thanks for your input though.
beanoX3 wrote:What you have to do to get fantasy football gear from being a dud is to tap into the geek crowd.
I get your point here but I would have to wonder that maybe the ‘Geek’ crowd you speak of is actually just the younger crowd. Different is definitely in these days, even in the rural areas such as where I live. I just don’t know if you can classify it as the “Geek” crowd anymore… but I definitely get your point. Thanks for your input and your help.
Metroid wrote:I want to say that you shouldn't let a few comments from people you've never met be too big of a factor on your decision. Definitely let them weigh some but take our opinions for what they are...opinions.
Thanks for your optimism. I realize that opinions have to be dealt with carefully and are just that – opinions, but below the silver lining there is always some truth. What I’m getting so far from everyone that has responded is that they personally wouldn’t wear something like this. However…one has to wonder how many people out there actually would like something like this but they are afraid to speak up for fear of being in the minority? I know I would like it and I have to hope that I’m not the only one out of 300 million people. …
Perhaps I should run an anonymous poll to try to get a better feel for the true state of the feel for the idea. Maybe I can set a survey up or something that volunteers can answer without the fear of ridicule from their peers to get a more accurate scope. Thanks again for your help.
The Artful Dodger wrote:It's a really far-out idea at first glance. The more I think about it, it isn't an outlandish idea. Having said that, you might be either too far ahead of the times (meaning there's no immediate want/need for your product and something you need to create a want/need) or simply it's just not a marketable idea.
Thanks for your insight and help. Maybe I am ahead of my time or maybe it truly isn’t a marketable idea. Maybe the idea just needs to be more polished and expanded upon in a different way than it is right now. I have a few ideas that have recently come to mind that might help take it in the direction it needs to go if it was to have a chance. I’ll have to give these some more thought and then put them out there and see what you guys say.
I think maybe I’ll run a poll or survey first though if possible.
stomperrob wrote:I agree with others that there may not be much of a market, at least at this time. Also, there are others out there already doing it (not sure how successful they are): …
Thanks for taking the time to put these links together. I have seen all but one of those sites and have taken those into consideration. But honestly….those don’t even come close to the vision that I have for what I would want to create. Those are just too cheesy and isn’t what I have pictured when I think about a fantasy brand. I’m picturing a more serious, relevant identity that the serious enthusiast can relate to. The more I think about it, the more I wonder if the better route is to try to create a brand by creating a product or service first and then taking it into clothing??? Anyway… just thinking out loud. Thanks again.