December 7, 2021

Founder of brand featured in professional surfing’s most iconic moment in spotlight again with meteoric success of docu-series “The Curse of Von Dutch: A Brand to Die For!” – BeachGrit


Someone wandering this earth right through the 2000s will without a doubt take into account Von Dutch. Celebrities from Paris Hilton to Ashton Kutcher wouldn’t be stuck useless, out of doors, with out a trucker hat with a “Von Dutch” patch entrance and heart perched upon coiffed hairs. Later, that very same “Von Dutch” used to be plastered to the entirety from canine sweaters to blowdryers.

The brand used to be all over after which, in a single day, it disappeared.

What came about? A brand new docs-series pokes into the upward thrust and fall of the emblem and its 3 Ed Boswell, Mike Cassel and Bobby Vaughn.

A wild tale of betrayal, dying, threats from Pablo Escobar’s circle of relatives and, studying about it abruptly remembered that I spent a day with Bobby Vaughn a few years in the past proper after he based the emblem FTW and backed Santa Barbara’s Bobby Martinez.

You are going to without a doubt recall the FTW cap using prime right through probably the most iconic second in skilled browsing’s historical past. FTW sicker on surfboard nostril.

In any case, Vaughn used to be an incredible guy, a surfer from Santa Cruz who moved to Venice Seashore, were given in some bother, helped Von Dutch rocket to the moon then used to be brutally minimize out of the industry. He used to be residing in New York once we chatted, having began a surf store there, serving to at-risk adolescence and perhaps we even chatted in New York, however I don’t know what he’s doing now.

Fortunately there’s a new docu-series. I’ll paw via my previous paper Stab‘s and to find the tale when you watch the teaser.