About us

DQM is a New York City based men’s apparel and accessories brand rooted in skateboarding. Founded in 2003 by professional skateboarder Chris Keeffe, born and raised in the heart and streets of New York City, DQM was built on a culture and relationships that began long before the brand was ever conceived, and it quickly found the support of the neighborhood and the downtown scene.

First a skate shop and sneaker boutique, and organically growing into a fully-fledged apparel collection now sold around the world, it is a truly authentic brand, at its heart representing New York skateboarding and skateboarders. 

We are proud to work in partnership with Vans in creating ‘The General’, an original boutique concept store in SoHo, New York, as well as with many of New York City’s up and coming designers, photographers, writers and artists. Now in our 13th year and continuing to push the envelope in design for a new generation, we never forget where we came from: thanks to friends and family, here and gone. We endure because you do. 

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