Crooks & Castles
Crooks & Castles have always routed for the villain whether it be in a movie, a comic book, a novel, a rap song or everyday life. Growing up in Los Angeles during the 80′s & 90′s they became a part of this villainous lifestyle. Gangs were everywwhere – the hood, the city, even middle suburbia. Most had no choice but to adapt to the environment. Some were able to escape or even channel what they’ve learned on the street into something lucrative. What caught they attention in the mid 90′s was independent fashion/graphic brands. After years of learning the in’s & out’s of the business by starting a brand without any knowledge of how to start or run a clothing company, they have finally come to this… “Crooks & Castles”. The concept was easy. “Crooks”, criminals, pimps, hustlers, thieves, etc. and “Castles” those who got rich by becoming a crook.
In some of Crooks and Castles designs you might see a familiar icon or logo that they took (stole) and gave it their own twist. They felt that some high fashion brands only catered to someone in a certain lifestyle or with a rather large bank account.