‘Time heals all’, ‘Patience is a virtue’, ‘Time waits for no one’, these are all quotes or life lessons that we hear consistently over time that, although may sound lofty, can also be rather contradictory. Time indeed does heal, but to what extent, and what exactly do you need healing from? Yes, patience is indeed a virtue, but if we are to behave and conduct ourselves of a high moral standard, then surely an understanding of time itself must be adhered to. Of course time is always in motion, never stopping, everything in flux, but surely if there is no goal for one to aspire to, then this logically leads to limbo - albeit wasted time.
I think I made my point in delving into some of the contradictions of taking some ‘inspirational quotes’ to heart. To my understanding, and as the blog title suggests, is that patience is a superpower. I write this not to mean that you can punch through walls or fly in mid-air kind of superpower. I’m referring to patience as a power play, a card that can be dealt as a means to obtaining your goals and win - so much so that you appear to have some kind of superpower.
I’ve written previously on the importance of having a goal, setting targets and executing them, but the one underrated element is always the requirement of time it takes to achieve this. Most blogs or even books will go to the nth degree about the dedication it takes to reach your aspirations, but what about the time? What about the hours spent understanding the logistics of getting that a product manufactured and dealing with the feedback of it?
This is the kind of power that I refer to, for if you can still go through the inevitable periods of frustration and still come out on top, the rewards are always fruitful. As a throwback, I refer to the writing process of producing DRAX. I’ve written previously on this very subject of dealing with the long periods of frustration. I can tell you that during my time of writing DRAX and my new top secret project that I’m working on, there were endless moments of boredom and annoyance.
However, what assisted in perseverance of it was my focus of the end goal. It was this very focus, that drove the patience out of my naturally - without having to refer to an inspirational quote on social media. If you’re currently going through such a period now, I wish you every success - keep going!
Oxford Shirts are a clothing item that I’ve always wanted to include in overall clothing collection ever since I started. Establishing that smart-casual look requires you to have items in your wardrobe that are comfortable, sleek, but not too assuming. The good news here is that style-wise, that’s the direction we’ve always gone and it’s the route I’ve always wanted us to head in. Simple and Timeless.
We initially had a line of Unisex Casual shirts that certainly fit the bill for the Season Two collection we had, but it didn’t tick my box in terms of quality. There were (and still are) 100% combed cotton, but I like to have our garments be somewhat unique to the you when you put them on, and with this garment it was difficult to achieve that with its Unisex durability.
So for our third collection we are (re) introducing our Falcon Oxford Shirts. Our Ladies Oxford shirts still offer the uniqueness of the Blaque Falcon quality by being manufactured in 100% combed cotton, is its feminine styled appearance that compliments the female falcon wearer. Both the ladies and mens oxford shirts are versatile and easy to wear. You can easily mix this garment with a pair of jeans or other items to achieve that smart or very casual look. The choice is yours!
There isn’t a better time for knitwear items to be exuded than during these winter months. This is the period where simplicity and comfort is needed all the more and there isn’t much time to dwell on finding the right outfit. You just want something that’s comfortable and works.
Our first season collection boasted of the Falcon Embroidered and printed hoodies which immediately signified our brand identity. We consistently get positive feedback on its comfort, durability and its timeless quality which was my initial intention moving ahead with Blaque Falcon. This was further cemented by our Unisex Sweatshirts which provided the exact same function, but I personally consider it a great garment to have for prime home leisure.
Season Two included the Falcon Knitted Sweatshirt, which introduced our foray into the knitwear spectrum. Season Three however takes our knitwear game to another dimension. This year we introduce our first ever line of cardigans – each embroidered with the royal golden-brown emblem of The Falcon. I’m very excited about bringing out this garment, as a cardigan can very easily be used to support layering for formal wear, or it can also support any casual occasion you may be in.
Our Season Three collection is further complimented by our Half-Zip Pullovers, which can provide a simple and comfortable addition to your wardrobe. We also finally have our fresh new line of sweatshirts that are made with 100% lambswool. Difficult to go wrong with any of the above as they are simply quality extensions to the Blaque Falcon story.
As the title above suggests, the New Year presents an opportunity to start afresh with possible improvements to one’s own domain. The weather isn’t the brightest (depending on where you are), and time feels to slow down a little as we move on through the first quarter of the year. We’ve all, or most of us should be aware of the term referred to as ‘20/20 Vision’, where it’s presumed that a sense of clarity us achieved – which leads me to a question that not many are comfortable with confronting. Are your goals and objectives clear for the year?
Working in the position that I occupy, I’ve had no other choice but to be diligent and consistent with my stance on moving forward with where Blaque Falcon moves. The above question, is what I deliberately force myself to confront all the time. The consequence of not doing this causes the brand, the products and ultimately the story to stagnate and falter. Let’s look at this in another way.
We can all agree that the natural order of the universe always has to move in one direction: forward, and without understanding this simple universal truth, you can clearly see why a lot of us go through some of the unfortunate circumstances that we endure day-to-day. In my experience, a way to combat this is clarifying your goals and objectives – conversely this doesn’t have to be at the end of the year or at the start of it. You can do it right now! An even easier question you can ask yourself is, what do you want? When we start to question, but most importantly query ourselves internally, you’ll find that your day-to-day actions become much more clearer – inevitably forming the 20/20 vision.
So what does 2020 hold for Blaque Falcon? Well we’ve already given you a very sneaky preview of our new collection coming soon and while I’m very eager for you all to see it, I’m sure that the new products and design epitomise the forward direction that I envision us moving into.