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Re: The Flat Head - NEWS
« Reply #15 on: April 26, 2019, 10:58:48 pm »
...we are hearing that some core Flat Head production will continue. We really hope it does.
Same.  The market will be less interesting without them in it.

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Re: The Flat Head - NEWS
« Reply #16 on: April 26, 2019, 10:59:41 pm »
So bummed.  I've always loved The Flat Head as I felt they really pushed the boundaries in terms of design and patterns.  Time to stock up.

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Re: The Flat Head - NEWS
« Reply #17 on: April 27, 2019, 01:57:31 am »
I'd love to read more about where this market is going - if someone could point me to @Giles ' post, I would be grateful. I'm a student of business & economics, and I always find those stories insightful & fascinating.

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Re: The Flat Head - NEWS
« Reply #18 on: April 27, 2019, 06:41:18 am »
flat head was also the brand that propelled me into this whole japanese denim direction.. i've never owned any of their jeans thus far which is a bummer but their tees were perfect for me..
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Re: The Flat Head - NEWS
« Reply #19 on: April 27, 2019, 06:51:29 am »
...if someone could point me to @Giles ' post...

Check the first link in the first post of this thread.
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Re: The Flat Head - NEWS
« Reply #20 on: April 27, 2019, 07:13:50 am »
The 2020 means nothing, don't fret.
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Re: The Flat Head - NEWS
« Reply #21 on: April 27, 2019, 07:15:24 am »
Shit!

Giles, since your prediction was almost a year ago:
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Because Iron Heart has a healthy and growing customer base outside of Japan, we are probably the best able of the Japanese brands in our space to weather this storm.
Is this still happening?
Yes, we are growing faster this year than we have for a long time...
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Re: The Flat Head - NEWS
« Reply #23 on: April 27, 2019, 08:18:16 am »
I received an email this morning from The Flat Head and most of its core production will continue. Basically, ambitious full new collections will cease but core ranges (jeans, tees, flannels, leather) which they do so well will continue.
It will be interesting to see in which direction the new brand goes.

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Re: The Flat Head - NEWS
« Reply #24 on: April 27, 2019, 08:19:43 am »
Street
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Re: The Flat Head - NEWS
« Reply #25 on: April 27, 2019, 08:45:01 am »
Street? Really?

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Re: The Flat Head - NEWS
« Reply #26 on: April 27, 2019, 08:56:43 am »
What I heard from someone much closer to them, than I am now.....
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Re: The Flat Head - NEWS
« Reply #27 on: April 27, 2019, 09:00:12 am »
Be interesting to see their take on that.

Is that what they perceive as a more prosperous market?


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Re: The Flat Head - NEWS
« Reply #28 on: April 27, 2019, 09:29:09 am »
Fast fashion and street are really dominating the Asian market atm.  That is one of the reasons that more traditionally-focused brands are having a hard time.  If it was not for our international market, Iron Heart probably would not be a viable business, the market for our kind of clothing has been decimated in Japan.
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Re: The Flat Head - NEWS
« Reply #29 on: April 27, 2019, 11:26:27 am »
I received an email this morning from The Flat Head and most of its core production will continue. Basically, ambitious full new collections will cease but core ranges (jeans, tees, flannels, leather) which they do so well will continue.
It will be interesting to see in which direction the new brand goes.

Thanks God for that.

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