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

Eric Killorin

Sat Jul 28 2012 14:48:07 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Radial-engine motorcycle. Now I've seen it all.

Eric Killorin

Mon Jul 30 2012 22:15:28 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)