Crooks and Castles Clothing have always looked for the villain whether it be in a movie, a comic book, a novel, a rap song or every- day life. The creators of Crooks & Castles grew up in Los Angeles during the 80’s and 90’s and became a part of the villainous lifestyle. With gangs everywhere, even middle suburbia. Most had no choice but to adapt to the gang environment. Some were able to escape or even channel what they’ve learned on the street into something productive. What caught the Crooks & Castles creator’s attention in the mid 90’s were independent fashion/graphic brands.
After years of learning the in’s and out’s of the business by starting a brand without knowledge of how to start or run a clothing company, They finally come to this…”Crooks & Castles”! The concept behind the designer brand was. “Crooks”, criminals, pimps, hustlers, thieves, etc. And “Castles” those who got rich by becoming a crook. From the robber barons of the early times like the Vanderbilts, the Rockerfellers, the Carnegies, to the modern day billionaires-Bill Gates & Microsoft. Those who stopped at nothing to get their “Castle”.
In some of the designs from Crooks & Castles 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 lot of money to blow. Now Crooks & Castles is the brand everyone knows and loves today with only the high end designer clothing stores stocking the brand, you can find the very best of the Crooks & Castles collections online here at Yakuza Clothing.