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Business Labeled Clothing

Discussion in 'Business Fundamentals' started by Plowtoy, Feb 9, 2012.

  1. Plowtoy

    Plowtoy Senior Member
    Messages: 929

    payupAnybody have their own line of apparel to advertise their business? Ive come up with an idea and am thinking of bringing it to market, just not sure if it would sell. I'm just wondering if you have sold cloths/items with your business name/logo on them and what the response has been.payup
  2. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Are you a famous model?
  3. RepoMan1968

    RepoMan1968 Senior Member
    Messages: 439

    have had much apparell given out , but can say , never have gotten a job by way of that type of advertisement.
  4. White Gardens

    White Gardens 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,665

    Never sold any as I don't think anyone would by one if I did. I give a few away every now and then though for drawings and such.

    You would have to do something catchy along the lines of the old "Big Johnson" shirts you used to see if you were to succeed.


    Last edited: Feb 9, 2012
  5. thelettuceman

    thelettuceman PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,218

    I had some fleece jackets that I gave away to some customers. The goodwill generated was way more than the cost of the fleece.
  6. Plowtoy

    Plowtoy Senior Member
    Messages: 929

    No sir, infact, im kinda camera shy

    Well, what I have thought of is kinda along the lines of the "big johnson" idea. My wife says its too inappropriate, but I think I could sell them on eBay if the idea took off. I don't think it would be anymore inappropriate than what you could find at a local department store, it would just have my name on it. I'm thinking it would be more as an off-chute to my business but could help generate some income.
    Last edited: Feb 10, 2012
  7. NicholasMWhite

    NicholasMWhite Senior Member
    Messages: 175

    If it's slightly inappropriate is that the message you want to send about your business. For a snowmobile dealership(I assume that's what big johnson is) it's fine because it's target market is middle aged males and a snowmobile dealership is a recreational type business. Most of my customers are professional's and elderly people, neither of which would be amused by a shirt such as the big johnson one. If you want to make shirts, go ahead, but if they are inappropriate I personally wouldn't associate them with my business.
  8. Plowtoy

    Plowtoy Senior Member
    Messages: 929

    That's a good point, I don't know if big Johnson was ever anything more than shirts. I guess I wouldn't necessarily target the product to my actual "snow removal" customers, rather than just sell the items online.
    Let me ask this. If you are walking down the street and a nice looking woman is walking in front of you wearing a pair of those shorts with something written across the rear end, you tend to look, right? Sometimes what is written is not appropriate, but they chose to wear them. That's kind of my idea but i would also have my name (in much smaller print) on the front of the item.
    I guess inappropriate differs from person to person, I think I would be targeting people in their mid 20s
  9. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Dam right I think Pink,and I want to plow it too.
  10. dlcs

    dlcs 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,160

    Start your own t-shirt line with goofy sayings, cartoons or whatever but leave your business name off. here is a link to how bj got started. http://www.bigjohnson.com/us.html
  11. White Gardens

    White Gardens 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,665

    Exactly, just start another separate business and do it that way.

    Putting your business name on some off-colored shirts isn't going to help the business.

    It's kinda like a Porn Star using their real name.........

  12. Plowtoy

    Plowtoy Senior Member
    Messages: 929

    I think you get the idea Grandview;)

    I'm not sure it would make sense to anyone with out the business name on them somewhere

    Chances are that it will never happen. My wife is waaaayy too conservative to allow me to do something like this, but man, I want to. Theres just something telling me it could be profitable. I'm thinking we will never know
  13. tuney443

    tuney443 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,847

    My T's and sweatshirts on the back is my logo of the mastodon with who's skull I found back in 2000.''SKULLFINDER'' has definitely brought in some biz over time,clients maybe are thinking if I can find,excavate,and load a 12K year old skull without breaking it,that I will be gentle with their excavation needs at their house.Always is a conversation piece for sure,sometimes even with the ladies.;)