Motorcycles

Eric Killorin

Tue Jul 23 2013 14:29:20 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Before the cheesy namesake clothing and accessories line that threatens to destroy his cred forever, there was the self-invented and slightly mad genius Kenny Howard– better known as Von Dutch. He was a real Renaissance man– legendary custom painter, artist, motorcycle mechanic, and a skilled metal worker who hand-crafted his own knives and guns. He had a strong aversion to money and felt it was detrimental to his art– which makes the clothing line even more of an ironic abomination.

“I make a point of staying right at the edge of poverty. I don’t have a pair of pants without a hole in them, and the only pair of boots I have are on my feet. I don’t mess around with unnecessary stuff, so I don’t need much money. I believe it’s meant to be that way. There’s a ‘struggle’ you have to go through, and if you make a lot of money it doesn’t make the ‘struggle’ go away. It just makes it more complicated. If you keep poor, the struggle is simple.“ –Von Dutch

X to Tha Z

Tue Jul 23 2013 16:21:07 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

After having read that, I am baffled by his clothing line. WTF happened there?

Biker Bill

Tue Jul 23 2013 17:31:51 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

A lot to be said for the philosophy to have only what you need. But a clothing line? No way!!