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27
Oct, 14

VEW.05

VEW.05 (very exciting week N˚5)

I will start by saying this week has left me super sore, physically.

My routine has been going pretty good, and I have tried to keep to it. The hardest part is still getting up early in the morning. That alarm goes off and I can not help but push snooze several times. This week I am going to work on getting up early. Something has been added to my routine now as well. Physical activity also known as working out. Now that I am eating a lot healthier I should start working out. My brother dragged me to Goodlife in Windsor Ontario where I signed up for a membership. Since signing up I have gone everyday and left my muscles screaming at me WHHYYYYY! They are so used to getting treated with Krustys pizza in Windsor Ontario, but are instead being stretched and ripped apart.

As per last weeks VEW I said I was going to be dropping off the remainder of the t-shirts to my moms seamstress. He should be done the t-shirts early this week. It is almost time to launch OBFS first series Naturally Selected. I am on a tight time crunch, November first is around the corner and a lot still needs to get done.  As crunched as I am for time thou the main things to remember are: continue to have fun, keep the quality there. The quality is not just for the clothing either, it is for everything. The product is just as important as the message and messages. Whether it be twitter, or instagram keeping everything at the utmost quality possible.

Other than those two things two other things happened this week as well. Some art I did that I will post below and an interesting blog post I read on The Hundreds site about why social media doesn’t matter…..as much as you think it does. I have to agree and disagree with Bobby Hundreds on this one. Yes social media has ups and downs but I feel it is an integral part to getting the message out there. It allows customers the chance to embark in the journey with you. That journey, message, post, image is important to the customers. Just this week I had a fan of OBF reach out to me and tell me the drawings I do are the sickest shit, he is hyped on all the stuff I drop whether it be an instagram post to a blog post he uses it as motivation. I only have 669 followers on the @OBFCLOTHING instagram. So if I can inspire one individual out of 669 to step up and reach out to me, I feel social media is an integral part. I could only imagine how many people the clothing brands that have +100K followers inspire and motivate. Without social media my brand would have not been able to reach out to that kid. I would have a website but no way of delivering it to my customers. Social media allows me (the brand/company) to connect with customers on a deeper level.  This week I will post a reply on his post about social media. One brand I find that does well with taking me on a journey and inspires me is LL. He posts blog posts about his life and what he has gone through, it keeps me motivated. He just got the keys to his very first store. Watching a brand at this stage and others at their stage is interesting because of where I am at. One day I know I will be at the stage LL is at and later down the road I will hopefully be a brand as recognizable and huge as The Hundreds.

If you want to read the article // CLICK HERE

Below are some pictures of the art I worked on this week.

This image is of the crew from Seinfeld. I really like drawings done with a single line. This form of art was pretty difficult because I didn’t know where to start. Do I start inside or outside, the nose or eyes, left or right, up or down.

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This image is of Freddy Krueger. It is my standard rough outline with a rough fill. Making art in such a not perfect manner is perfect to me.

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Funny thing is after I did this I proceeded to toggle with something in adobe illustrator and created a couple other images with the same Freddy Krueger. These will also be below.

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20
Oct, 14

VEW.04

VEW.04 (very exciting week n˚4)

Time was definitely ticking this week. I don’t know where the time freak’n went. I remember when I was a kid time seemed infinite. I had nowhere to be and the day was long. Now it is the complete opposite.

Every Monday I try to get into a routine and stick to it. It is 11:34pm right now and I have already showered and brushed my teeth. I usually do not do that until around 1-2.  Today my mom told me I am passive aggressive. It really struct home with me after I looked it up. I have so much to do and on my mind that I don’t get anything done. Then I start to feel rushed an anxious. Then I get short tempered. So I think the best thing to do is to get into a healthy routine, one where I wake up early in order to get things done so it helps me throughout my day. If this clothing brand is ever going to succeed I feel this is an integral part.

Anyways…..

This week I did what I said I was going to do last week and that was get half of the OBF Naturally Selected t-shirts labels sewn on. My moms seamstress finished those a few days ago and now it is time to bring the other half to him. Now I can finally order the packaging and start packing the t-shirts up and make them look like a million bucks. Still trying to locate a supplier for brown butcher paper to wrap the t-shirts in. Each shirt will be wrapped in the butcher paper, tied with hemp string, and include a OBF Naturally Selected t-shirt as well as a sticker. However I would still like to include a thank you card that I will personally sign and number.

This week I also got to meet up with the photographer for the lookbook. His girlfriend and him came over to chat with my girlfriend and I. We have some great ideas and the lookbook should turn out to be one hell of a lookbook. Right now I say it competes with the godfathers in the industry, hoping one of the blogging sites picks it up. Would be real tight to see OBF NATURALLY SELECTED LOOKBOOK on the Hypebeast homepage while I do my daily trolling.

The last thing that happened was I found out my co-workers buddy work for a printshop. I gave him the specs and the prices I received, and he said he could have done that if not better. Knowing this a few months ago would have made things a lot easier. It would have been nice to travel to the printshop. This new relationship is good thou because now for the next series it will be more hands on. To me finding the right printshop is like finding a song to a DJ. We shall see how things turnout with these guys.

BREAKING NEWS: TODAY ON INSTAGRAM WE REACHED 666 FOLLOWERS

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Thats it for this very exciting week N˚4. When people start reading these I hope it helps someone out.

If you want to follow me on my journey and not wait for the weekly blog update you can follow me on twitter, instagram, and tumblr OR just shoot me an email.

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Hang Ten,

M