Sunday, February 1, 2015

Pray for Deth

The Deth Killers of Bushwick roar into Manhattan


Maybe you heard it last week — it was the long-lost noise of motorcycle engines being revved on the Bowery.
You can thank, or blame, the Deth Killers of Bushwick, which just opened its first flagship in an old mechanic shop, featuring rough-and-ready streetwear for people with and without a hog.
A cult brand founded in 2002, the Deth Killers have ridden a little under the mainstream radar for years, but nevertheless the brand's found its way onto the backs of celebs like David Bowie and Justin Theroux.
Which is weird, to say the least, because it grew out of a real-life biker gang based in Bushwick. (True fact: Your humble Rundown editor lived in the same building as them at the time.)
Now Deth Killers has brought its asphalt-resistant premium denim across the river, as well as tees and accessories with all-caps slogans like "DIVORCE" and "NIGHTMARE SEX."
And for those rare Manhattanites who still won't venture into the boroughs, you can also pick up a Deth Killers custom shirt for Roberta's and Williamsburg's hipster strip club, Pumps.

But if you're too afraid to step into Bushwick, this might not be the place for you, either.

Deth Killers of Bushwick
348 Bowery (Great Jones St.), Bowery

Price: 3 (out of 4)

Subway: F to 2nd Ave.
Nearby: Pearl & Ash; Mayahuel; Il Buco

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