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post #31 of 59
Clunge

Simple classic
post #32 of 59

How about something totally irrelevant?

Such things can be catchy and hook interest.

Also they are memorable.


9Mile

9Mile.com

 

SevenBrothers

SevenBrothers.com

 

6Toads.

6Toads.com

 

I like the toads.

post #33 of 59
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by LiquidFeet View Post
 

How about something totally irrelevant?

Such things can be catchy and hook interest.

Also they are memorable.


9Mile

9Mile.com

 

SevenBrothers

SevenBrothers.com

 

6Toads.

6Toads.com

 

I like the toads.

i like 6 toads, but am I missing something symbolic about the name or just random?

post #34 of 59
What, exactly is the 'business'? Is it an apparel company with the eye toward building a clothing brand, or is it a tee shirt company that will make souvenir tees? If it's the former, you probably want a strong 'brand' name. If it is the later, it is going to be a matter of how strong your designs are and how competitive you can be with pricing.

... so can we get an idea of what it is you are looking to do?
post #35 of 59
Thread Starter 

Likely t-shirt relative to skiing, mountain life, etc. Not so much about the brand, but the design on the shirts.

post #36 of 59
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Originally Posted by LiquidFeet View Post
 

How about something totally irrelevant?

Such things can be catchy and hook interest.

Also they are memorable.


9Mile

9Mile.com

 

SevenBrothers

SevenBrothers.com

 

6Toads.

6Toads.com

 

I like the toads.

i like 6 toads, but am I missing something symbolic about the name or just random?


The whole point is that it doesn't reflect the product.  That is a trend these days.

The oddity makes the name more memorable.

How about SevenToads?  Seven is a prime number.  It's better.

Actually, I may sound flippant, but I'm not.

 

I want a SevenToad t-shirt right now because it's SevenToad.

Where's my cut?

post #37 of 59
Don't set boundaries and box yourself in. You want a catchy name that people will associate with the product but you don't want to find out in a few years (since this is going to be a stellar business) that you did so good in t shirts that you expanded in other apparel and you're actually doing better there (caps or backpacks) but there is nothing about the new venture in the name. If I want a commuter back pack, why would I search on t shirts? That might not be a real scenario but I think you get my point.

Get a catchy name that is associated with adventure in the mountains but isn't limiting.

If you really want to associate t shirts and mountains, I'm kind of partial to "Mountain Goat Tees" and you can play with that one to get "Mountain GoaTees".

My lovely daughter just offered "AlTeetude"
post #38 of 59
Thread Starter 

Check is in the mail. :)

Just purchased seventoads.com to secure it.

post #39 of 59

Whoo-hoo!

My cut?

post #40 of 59

If you start a line of shoes at any point, the line needs to be called "Liquid Feet... By SevenToads"! 

post #41 of 59
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Whoo-hoo!

My cut?

usually you have to sell something first.

post #42 of 59
Thread Starter 

It will be a good month before I even do anything with this. I am moving my existing t-shirt business to a new location for production and shipment this week. I need to make sure that is all set before I even jump on anything else. I will likely be back for more input. This has to be one of the most friendly forums I have ever been on.

 

Thank you for the help :)

post #43 of 59
Thread Starter 

Actually, I would make the site more than just tee's. There would be blog updates

I know this is a vague question...but what is missing from other ski sites that you would want to see?

 

post #44 of 59
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what is missing from other ski sites that you would want to see?


Humor. (edit) and cat pics! Cat's doing whimsical things, really.
Edited by Whiteroom - 4/30/16 at 8:42am
post #45 of 59

Shirty McShirtface Tees?

post #46 of 59
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Originally Posted by LiquidFeet View Post
 

Whoo-hoo!

My cut?

usually you have to sell something first.


LOL.

 

I was overcome by a moment of magnanimity.

post #47 of 59
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Humor. (edit) and cat pics! Cat's doing whimsical things, really.

Really?

 

Since we are talking about pets and skiing,

*** Here is a BONUS QUESTION ***

 

Who is Zudnick? Dont google it!

post #48 of 59
No need to. Seen enough Warren Miller movies. Large Malamute. Probably long gone by now.
post #49 of 59
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Who is Zudnick? Dont google it!

First, no on the cat pics, yes on the humor... most skiers take themselves WAY too seriously. 

 

I don't have to Google Zudnick, I've hung out with Zudnick and his son Thunder. Scott Kennett is a cool guy, not that I really know him at all, but I've met him and his dogs. Spent about 20 minutes with Zudnick's head in my lap as I pet him... probably the single best 'celebrity' ski experience I've had. All the others dip into the 'never meet your heroes' category.

post #50 of 59
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Shirty McShirtface Tees?

 

Nah... those kinds of names only work well on boats.

post #51 of 59

from a google search

Seven Habits of Highly Successful Toads:

Toads (officially, Bufonidae) originated in the tropics of South America, but fanned out across most of the world over just about 10 million years — a relatively short period of time, evolutionarily speaking. The roughly 500 known toad species are incredibly diverse, both in characteristics and in habitat type and range.

"Some amphibian groups are distributed all over the world, and others are not," said evolutionary biologist Ines Van Bocxlaer of Belgium's Vrije Universiteit Brussel. "We wondered why toads expanded their range while others (like poison arrow frogs) stayed in one area?"

 

 

So the researchers retraced the evolutionary history of various toad traits and tried to identify the ones that correlated with major expansions in a species' range. They narrowed down their list of traits to seven prized qualities that together seemed to allow species to colonize a larger area than before.

1. The ability to live on partly dry land – At first toads were confined to the tropics, because they required constant water and humidity, but when some species developed the ability to live in drier habitats, they expanded to other areas.

2. Large body size – As toads balloon in size, they have a greater volume to hold onto water and relatively less surface area from which they lose water. (Toads lose water through tiny pores on the surface of the skin.) So for the heftier of the bunch, that ability allows them to live in a wider range of habitats, including drier niches than before.

3. Parotoid glands – These glands are the large bulbous lumps behind toads' eyes. The glands, which are found in cane toads, secrete poisonous chemicals to defend against predators, and they also may help toads to rehydrate. Both of these advantages allowed toads that had evolved these glands to spread out over larger ranges. Case in point: The cane toad is infamous for its invasion of Australia.

4. Inguinal fat bodies – This separate type of body fat allows toads to store more fat and hold onto extra energy reserves. "More energy enables you to travel over longer distances," Van Bocxlaer said.

5. Ability to lay eggs in all kinds of water bodies – Originally, toads were very particular about where they deposited their eggs — they needed a very specific type and sized body of water for the eggs to hatch. But when some toads evolved the ability to lay eggs in any old puddle or temporary pool of water, it enabled them to spread far and wide.

6. Large clutch size – When toads began to produce large clutches of thousands of eggs, rather than just a handful that they invested lots of maternal care in, they were able to travel more easily and disperse farther.

7. Exotrophous larvae – Some toad larvae feed off of nutrients from their mother (these are called endotophous), but exotrophous larvae feed off nutrients from their environment. Since exotrophous larvae don't suck mom dry of resources, toads with this trait can have more young that can then take up residence all over the place.

 

"When we linked all these traits with their distribution, we could see that ancestral toads with these traits were the ones that expanded their range to conquer the world," Van Bocxlaer told LiveScience.

post #52 of 59

Here ya go.  A snow toad.  We need seven.

post #53 of 59
No on the cats.
The suggestion falls in the humor dept.
Might as well have sneezing Pandas.

Insect videos....that's the future.
Skiing insects too. Like the skiing squirrel. But smaller.
post #54 of 59
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Skiing insects...

 

post #55 of 59

 

Done. 

post #56 of 59
Thread Starter 
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Done. 

 

Well done. Remind me to double your pay.

post #57 of 59
Thread Starter 

I have to admit there is a bit more enthusiasm here than I thought about this potential brand.

post #58 of 59

We rock.  Right?

Best of luck on your venture.

Keep us informed about your success!

post #59 of 59
Thread Starter 

thanks and I will. This will be something that will happen hopefully in the not to distant future....
In the mean time if anyone is an graphic artist and a rider/skier, feel free to reach out to me to make a connection.

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