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Re: What do you want to see from Iron Heart Racing?
« Reply #45 on: February 11, 2018, 07:12:40 pm »
Lifter fits (888?) are crazy fucking comfy to work in though  8)

Plus: this is IH we're talking about... Integrity comes first...

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Re: What do you want to see from Iron Heart Racing?
« Reply #46 on: February 11, 2018, 07:20:25 pm »
I don’t want to see IH on everyone everywhere  that’s why I use to buy it. 
And how is that going to happen?  We can't physically make more stuff than we made in 2016.  2017 was a shit year for us in domestic Japan, all we are trying to do is catch up with 2016.

And regarding the Outlet, when we get left with odd sizes or we make something that we all think will sell and it does not, what do you think we should do?  Destroy the stuff or just sit on it?
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Re: What do you want to see from Iron Heart Racing?
« Reply #47 on: February 11, 2018, 07:21:13 pm »
@Dstauffer +1 for the Camo Jacket, that is what i meant with the more "bold" look.

Regarding the "what young people do and buy theme" I´d say at least here in Germany the younger Fellows aren´t very strict when it comes to Bike Brands but when it comes to personal Style. The success of Bell Bullit "Line" and the more and more Protection Jeans and Hoodies on the Market are defently a Sign for what is Trend Right now and I think that is the IHR direction, at least do the IHI pieces look like that. Protection Hoodie (yes I like my life) and the rad Zipper/Button Type 3 and your Set.

I’m not worried at all.  I’m giving n honest opinion and food for thought.  They deserve it. 634 awesome. 666 ok.  Super tapered and lifter fits.  I’m out.  What’s next.  Distressed jeans with holes already in it.  This is NBHD all over again.   They need to know why they lost me.

1.: Why should a Normal Brand close out Customers by not Producing the most Basic Fits ever ?

2.: If you think IH could become NBHD (which I don´t think would be Negative, expect the Quality isn´t that good) and make distressed Jeans maybe read 1-2 Words the IH Crew gives here in the Forums.

That said I of course wish IH to become as succesful and propfitable as NBHD is, that would mean fisihing and sleeping the whole Year and don´t worry about shit  :D
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Re: What do you want to see from Iron Heart Racing?
« Reply #48 on: February 11, 2018, 07:37:50 pm »
Maybe I don't get out much, but in the 13 years that I have been involved with Iron Heart.  Apart from Iron Heart arranged parties/get togethers/events, I have only seen one person wearing Iron Heart in the wild and that was in Japan 4 years ago.
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Re: What do you want to see from Iron Heart Racing?
« Reply #49 on: February 11, 2018, 08:00:21 pm »
I’ve never seen someone in IH in the wild...I was amazed to find out there was even someone in the same state as me who was one here...
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Re: What do you want to see from Iron Heart Racing?
« Reply #50 on: February 11, 2018, 08:05:53 pm »
It is a question of sheer scale @Ranchhand...IH, whatever it does will never be massive scale-wise. So no worries about it becoming a 'commonplace' brand. Everything it produces is virtually artisanal, which usually equates to small-scale. Remember that even a minuscule bite out of the dwindling Harley market is HUGE by IH standards.

I find it wonderful if IH manages to reach a tiny slice of the 'young HD crowd' with some high quality gear. I ride motorcycles, I'm not an HD motorcyclist, nor ever will be, but I would be ecstatic to run into someone in my neck of the woods with IHRacing gear.

Remember G (or H's) comment sometime back; 'IH needs to take up the yearly production capacity of the workshops they work with to keep them in business'!

All the power to you IH guys. I find it a great initiative. Best of luck.
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Re: What do you want to see from Iron Heart Racing?
« Reply #51 on: February 11, 2018, 08:08:12 pm »
Lifter fits (888?) are crazy fucking comfy to work in though  8)

Plus: this is IH we're talking about... Integrity comes first...
I don’t want to see IH on everyone everywhere  that’s why I use to buy it. 
And how is that going to happen?  We can't physically make more stuff than we made in 2016.  2017 was a shit year for us in domestic Japan, all we are trying to do is catch up with 2016.

And regarding the Outlet, when we get left with odd sizes or we make something that we all think will sell and it does not, what do you think we should do?  Destroy the stuff or just sit on it?

Well you crunch the numbers of jeans sold each month. And make 50% less of them.  You have a brand that is niche market.  The outlet encourages the kids to wait it out because they can’t afford IH.  That is hurting you. Also stores like self edge and rivet and hide are obviously hurting you. They watch your store and see what is selling THEN they order that stuff.  So you are holding the bag on the experimental garments. Also no more collabs. It’s a waist of time and money.  Too many choices turns customers away “ I’ll just wait and see what’s next”  if you have a “ look book”. For the season and only have limited numbers of the items folks won’t be waiting to see if somthing better is coming along.  They will just know what they can get.  And they want it

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Re: What do you want to see from Iron Heart Racing?
« Reply #52 on: February 11, 2018, 08:12:16 pm »
Well you crunch the numbers of jeans sold each month. And make 50% less of them.  You have a brand that is niche market.  The outlet encourages the kids to wait it out because they can’t afford IH.  That is hurting you. Also stores like self edge and rivet and hide are obviously hurting you. They watch your store and see what is selling THEN they order that stuff.  So you are holding the bag on the experimental garments. Also no more collabs. It’s a waist of time and money.  Too many choices turns customers away “ I’ll just wait and see what’s next”  if you have a “ look book”. For the season and only have limited numbers of the items folks won’t be waiting to see if somthing better is coming along.  They will just know what they can get.  And they want it

Sounds like you have a winning formula all the kids want.  What's holding you back from creating your own denim brand?

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Re: What do you want to see from Iron Heart Racing?
« Reply #53 on: February 11, 2018, 08:14:11 pm »
So, burn the Leftovers because younger Customers are bad, no more renowned Stores whom owners love IH and vice versa, no more Collabos which are Famous AF and toss the IH System of releases, so basiclly we are talking a new Brand that does the IH Products, great plan  :D

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Re: What do you want to see from Iron Heart Racing?
« Reply #54 on: February 11, 2018, 08:22:23 pm »
Don’t ask me what I think if you don’t really want to know. If the whole concept Is based on “ the youth HD rider in USA “. Someone did not do the research.  Look at every comment here from HD and motorcycle folks we are all saying the same thing. That market does not exist.
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Re: What do you want to see from Iron Heart Racing?
« Reply #55 on: February 11, 2018, 09:10:34 pm »
Retailers choose their stock BEFORE IHUK decides how much of something vary...


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Re: What do you want to see from Iron Heart Racing?
« Reply #56 on: February 11, 2018, 09:12:00 pm »
Don’t ask me what I think if you don’t really want to know. If the whole concept Is based on “ the youth HD rider in USA “. Someone did not do the research.  Look at every comment here from HD and motorcycle folks we are all saying the same thing. That market does not exist.
I’m done here.
I dunno. I hate to label someone as a troll but you're close to hitting that mark. You also do not run a successful business, let alone an international business that sells to many demographics (and not just motorcyclists).

How IH runs it's business is not new. IH retail partners are assuming the same risks as everyone else when they pick something up. The Outlet is a means for IH to sell unsold or slow selling merch without sitting on all that inventory. And this idea that everyone everywhere will be wearing IH is absurd. Not many people can afford $350 shirts or $500 jackets in this economy. I live in a big city and have not seen a single person wearing IH. I know they exist but IH clothing is still a niche market.


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Re: What do you want to see from Iron Heart Racing?
« Reply #57 on: February 11, 2018, 09:15:54 pm »
Love all the new ideas.. pls don't get rid of the outlet

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Re: What do you want to see from Iron Heart Racing?
« Reply #58 on: February 11, 2018, 09:21:11 pm »
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Re: What do you want to see from Iron Heart Racing?
« Reply #59 on: February 11, 2018, 09:30:06 pm »
@Ranchhand you are trolling big time.

Close the outlet, selfedge & rivet & hide are hurting IH.
Get the fuck outta here.


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