Von Dutch is an American brand created in 1947, named after a nickname given to the creator himself, real name Kenny Howard. Von Dutch designs started out as imagery used to decorate vintage motorbikes and cars. Kenny grew up with a Los Angeles sign painter for a father which meant by the age of ten, young Howard was able to design and paint at a very professional level and at a young age. Growing up, he began making money by customizing vehicles. You may know some of his famous work which include the flying eyeball logo and the custom 'kenford truck' along with a huge number of custom motocycles and award winning cars. Pin stripes were popular with Von Dutch, with the ability to complete pin stripes by hand and to perfection, this gave rise to the legend of Von Dutch as the pin striper even to this day.
Unfortuately in 1992, Von Ducth sadly passed away. After his death, his two daughters choose to sell the Von Dutch name. With the name sold to Michael Cassel and Robert Vaugh, Von Dutch is now an popular clothing brand since 1996. Having gained popularity in the US it has attracted a huge amount of celebrities that are now wearing this brand. Throughout the years the company have lost and gained stylists, designers and have been purchased by large distributors within the fashion industry.
Today, Von Dutch have set its sights around the world and have strong licenses in the USA, Canada, France, UK, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Spain, Philippines, Thailand, Malaysia, India, Italy and Brazil. Having taken a break, the team are back together and are ready to jump in and capture the essence of the new and old. Today Von Dutch is known for its trucker caps, available in a number of different colours and designs, these are perfect for any occasion. There is no doubt this brand will venture out onto different clothing products and may even cater to different genders and ages.