Lucky 13 Apparel is a Santa Ana, California –based grassroots, Kustom Kulture, punk rock, psychobilly retro clothing line that was started way back in 1991 in Bobby Kloetzly’s Southern California garage.
At that time, Bobby was living the D. I.Y. lifestyle, making punked-out low-brow art, designing tattoos and working on kustom motorcycles and cars so it was only natural for him to expand to producing psychobilly rock-n- roll clothing for hardcore gore-hounds, bikers, hot-rodders and screeching hell-on-wheels psychobellas.
Still going strong more than a decade later, Lucky 13 remains true to its grassroots and is a relatively small operation of less than 60 employees distributing clothing online and in shops all over the world, but you won’t find them just walking into any suburban Hot Topic. True to their punk ideals, they distribute to like-minded shops around the globe and can be found online at their Grease, Gas and Glory shop, Pin Up Girl Clothing, Baby Girl Boutique, Tattoo Apparel and Chopper Wire, just to name a few.
Model: Veronika, Makeup & Hair: Louisa Kunstmann
Dress: Lucky 13, Picture: see2feel
thanx to Ars Vivendi
Hell kittens and zombie mommas can ride, roll or swing four on the floor in top style while living life to the fullest in Lucky 13’s wide array of bathing suits, dresses, lingerie, pants, shorts and last-but- not-least kustom printed tanks tops and t-shirts; greasers and hot-rodders have the best selection of bad-ass vintage T-shirts, silk screen Tee’s, work shirts, sweatshirts, jackets, pants and more. When the two hook up in Las Vegas at a little shotgun wedding and produce little hell raisers, Lucky 13 is ready with plenty of psycho-baby bibs, hoodies, bloomers, onesie’s and even jackets to choose from and everyone come buy their custom canvas shoes.
Their prices are totally reasonable: T-shirts are on average $20.00, while the most expensive items like dresses and jackets hover at around $100 or less. Their adult sizing ranges from XS to XXL and larger; kids clothing sizes start at 0 to 6 months and goes all the way up to Youth XL, which is American child’s size 18-20. Follow Lucky 13 on their blog, Twitter, Facebook and Myspace for super cheap deals, new products and to learn about mind-bending, earsplitting new bands that will genetically alter auditory functions.