Today, every product that bears the Von Dutch name embodies the bold and uniquely artistic feeling that made Kenneth Howard an icon.
As the godfather of the “kustom kulture”, Kenneth Howard was a forward thinker uninterested in what other people thought. What he did care about were his passions. Much of the content on this site has been provided by individuals who are passionate about keeping Kenneth Howard’s artwork and legacy alive.
“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
A casual interview with the inventor of modern pin striping…an interview with Von Dutch.