36 Days Out

Yesterday I hinted at an even larger event in my life.

I’m launching a Kickstarter Campaign in a month to open a vintage-clothing-store-and-event-space in Oakland! Every day I pendulum from Super Excited to Freaked Out about a dozen times! I’ve been keeping this mostly-secret because I want it to still be really exciting to everyone when it launches, but I need to start talking about it because Launch Day is Really Important. The first day the Kickstarter Campaign launches is crucial because an overwhelming majority of Kickstarter Campaigns make-or-break on their first day: Campaigns that hit 20-50% of their goal on the first day usually make it, while Campaigns that don’t make 20% usually fail. And more than anything else in life, I don’t want to fail at this. This leads us to why the first day of the Kickstarter is so important to YOU: I’ll have a handful of limited-quantity “doorbuster deals” perks on my Campaign that are just TOO AWESOME to exist in unlimited quantities! Please contact me here, and I’ll contact you personally right when the Campaign goes live! Everyone wins!

This is my life-long dream!

I love dressing well, and I love the compliments I receive from doing so. I’ve found that I also love dressing others well, and hearing about a compliment they got is even more wonderful!

I love hosting events, and seeing everyone having a fabulous time is a great payoff for all the hard work that hosting events entails.

I love our different lecture and knowledge-sharing events we have in the bay area, and look forward to bringing my ideas forward to make them even better.

I love the cocktail social hours hosted around the bay area, and look forward to hosting a regular evening myself. I have amazing friends in different circles. Bringing those circles together in a venn diagram of conversation, sharing (and snark) is really magical.

I love live music and dancing, and especially love dancing to live music, and being able to hire my favorite local musicians!

In closing, I’d like to repeat:

Please sign up (email phone/text Facebook Twitter, or just comment below), and I’ll contact you personally right when the Campaign goes live! Everyone wins! Let’s all be winners!

I'm very happy to be working with friends Paul & Justin of Zoetic Labs on the Kickstarter video and branding. This isn't final branding at all, just a sketch Paul showed in our last meeting. I like it, but I'm concerned it looks too formal - like you'd only come to my shop for a Tuxedo. What's your opinion?

I’m very happy to be working with friends Paul & Justin of Zoetic Labs on the Kickstarter video and branding.
This isn’t final branding at all, just a sketch Paul showed in our last meeting.
I like it, but I’m concerned it looks too formal – like you’d only come to my shop for a Tuxedo.
What’s your opinion?

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10 thoughts on “36 Days Out

  1. Maybe two heads, one formal one not so? Although with the name OverAttired it already gives the impression of fancy dress soaybe work on the slogan/tag-line to make not seem so formal?

    Congrats and good luck!

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  2. Oh, how exciting! Wishing you success. Do keep me informed. I’d like to write about it for my Examiner.com column as well as contribute to the Kickstarter. As for the logo, I think it’s fine that the gent looks formal but maybe add a woman so it looks like it’s for both men and women?

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  3. How exciting news..!! Congrats! About the logo, yes, it seams like it’s only gents … Also, the feathers.. Mmh not so crazy about it.. I know its 3 of them but makes me think of bunny ears. Well, keep us posted about this new adventure in your life..!

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  4. Hi, Sam. I met you yesterday at the Legion of Honor. I’d love to see a vintage store that had menswear as well as ladies-wear. I don’t like the feathers on the hat, either. Perhaps you could try a bowler hat for less formality? and definitely add a woman in the sketch if you are going to carry ladies clothing. Good luck, let me know about the kickstarter.

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  5. How thrilling Sam! I’m so excited for you AND for fellow vintage lovers!
    I concur that the graphic speaks of an extravagant men’s haberdashery, so if that’s not what you are aiming for, tone down the feathers and add a lady.
    Maybe a double silhouette motif? You and Monica!

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