Eddie Van Halen's Rock Star Style
April/07/2012 04:24 PM
(Left: Eddie Van Halen in concert wearing GUNS Clothing in Reading, Pennsylvania (3/26/12)
Guns Clothing is Rock Star Fashion
Rock Star Fashion Tees
April 7, 2012
by Nicole Hanratty
@LOARS_Music ★ @LOARS_Fashion
T-Shirt ★ GUNS CLOTHING ★ Fashion ★ EDDIE VAN HALEN
When you think of rock stars, you think of Eddie Van Halen. Now touring across the country on Van Halen's much anticipated reunion tour, Eddie is bringing the cool factor back to the stage. Donning a GUNS Clothing black tee made from bamboo lined with a collar made out of Italian suede, Eddie Van Halen still looks every bit the part of the heart throb lead rock guitarist now as he did in the 80s singing Jump.
It's fitting that this 80's rock star is wearing GUNS Clothing as the brand's marketing is based upon 80's action movie heroes. Rishi Kumar, the owner of Guns Clothing, says that growing up, he was a big fan of 80's action heroes like Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Bruce Willis. The company's marketing is based upon action movies because Rishi wanted "to add a little humor" to his style.
Life of a Rock Star™ was thrilled to receive the trademark Guns Clothing metal box containing the most insanely soft t-shirt we have ever felt. It runs through your fingertips like silk and hugs your body like a perfectly tailored t-shirt should. The subtle but stylish trim on the collar and arms adds a high-end look to the tee that is both luxurious and yet still hip. This bamboo tee is the genius engineering of owner Rishi Kumar himself.
Originally from Westlake Village California, Rishi attended UCSD and then USC where he received a Master's degree in electrical engineering. He was working at Northrop Grunman as a satellite systems engineer when he decided to pursue his dreams. He had been collecting high end t-shirts from Gucci, Prada, YSL, and Dolce & Gabbana from a young age. There were different aspects of every brand that he liked. "I can make satellites," he thought to himself, "why don't I engineer the perfect t-shirt?" So, he started his own business in the world of fashion.
Rishi says, “Even though I was born here, still you have that culture from your parents and they bring that with them. And that culture is very safe. Americans go after their passions more. Indian people go after whaterver is safe financially and they don't like to take risks.”
"I was a big geek in high school...I was the math club president. In college, I wanted to be more social and I wanted to learn other things. I feel that people waste their life being only good at one thing. Their whole life is dedicated to one thing. It is really a waste if you have talent that you don't even know. I don't want to live being one dimensional."
"People talk about things but never take that first step. How many times do you have a conversation with someone when they say they want to design something, but they don't do it?" Rishi Kumar believes everyone should pursue their passions. "Even if [they] are taking small steps."
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Guns Clothing t-shirts are ALSO available for purchase at:
THE LABEL in Nashville - owned by country music star
2222 12th Ave S
Nashville, TN 37204
SY DEVORE 12930 Ventura Blvd #124 Studio City, CA 91604 (818) 783-2700
LOGAN RIESE 371 North La Cienega Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90048 (310) 614-7757
H. LAGUNA BEACH 1045 S Coast Hwy Laguna Beach, CA 92651 (949) 793-4039
J. RANSOM LA www.jransomla.com
Multiple Black and White Styles from which to choose including:
V Neck with Black Lambskin Suede
Crew neck with Black Lambskin Leather
Crew neck with Black Suede
Long Sleeve Crew net with White Lambskin Suede
Long sleeve V Neck with Black Lambskin Leather
Long sleeve V Neck with Black Lambskin Suede
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Van Halen’s new album A Different Kind of Truth is available on itunes.
Genres: Rock, Music, Arena Rock, Hair Metal, Metal, Pop, Pop/Rock, Hard Rock
Released: Feb 07, 2012
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