Vincent.CrudoAppreciate coming to a ski brand streetwear vent thread and showing love but what's up with never restocking? Never really understood that, like is it just cuz materials are hard to get or because ur unsure if you'll sellout again?
For me it totally depends on the product.
Somethings I do restock. For example I've had the same beanie style getting dropped a few times each season for like 3 or 4 years now. I do that because beanies are generally my most affordable option and no one really minds if they are rocking the same beanie as their homies (ie. half the world wearing carhartt beanies 2 years ago). There are other hats, pants, posters, random things that I've restocked as well.
Somethings I can't restock even if I wanted to. I source a lot of vintage/deadstock stuff. The ribbons I use on shorts/fleeces are vintage so when the roll is gone its gone. Same goes for a lot of hats I've made as well as some jackets and pants in the past. I love working with vintage gear and giving it new/more life. The selling out is a side effect that I accept so that I can continue to repurpose things, which is important to me.
Other things I make the decision to not reproduce and there can be a few reasons for that decision. I don't really think its cool if everyone ends up with the same sweatshirt. Like last year I sold this hoodie that Siver made really popular. I coulda sold way more than I did, but its not really that dope to see every other person in the same green sweatshirt. Along with that, its not challenging me to grow as a designer or to work hard to make thing people like. And that huge for me.
At the end of the day Arsenic is my creative outlet. Making money/selling things goes along with it, but has never been the primary focus beyond making enough to continue appropriately. Mostly, I'm excited to make cool shit, that looks good, is cohesive within the collections I release and makes sense for the brand in it's entirety. This maybe sounds weird to people who haven't had a pursuit like this, but its literally the whole of my approach to Arsenic.
I'm beyond grateful to have the support among our community. Im stoked people love the sweatshirt with the Wepner hoodie with the boxing gloves for example. However, if I just make that over and over and over again I wouldn't be challenging myself. I wouldn't be using my creative outlet to be... creative. And I wouldn't ever make something cooler than it, which is always the goal. I want the next thing to be the best thing, and to achieve that I need to move on from the last thing.