In 2002 at the beginning of the new millennium, Crooks & Castles was born, looking to bring a different element into the streetwear realm. Founded by Dennis Calvero and Robert Panlilio, they wanted to create a lifestyle brand to include t-shirts, hoodies and more that would reflect their own interests and styles. With artist-inspired prints and solid graphics, Crooks & Castles established their name on the streets, playing not-so-quietly in the background. As they blow up the scene and shine, their brand name continues to enter households across the nation.
Crooks & Castles combines the swagger of the streetwear underworld with the nobility of high fashion, creating unique graphics and styles for men and women alike. They embody the classic street hustle appeal with open arms and escalate it to a higher place of fashion. The Crooks lifestyle is boldly displayed across each and every t-shirt, representing a distinctive and different way of life. By collaborating with innovative minds, the direction that Crooks & Castles is in leads them towards a more creative, experimental lifestyle with bolder graphics and edgier designs.
In Los Angeles on December 15th 2007, Crooks & Castles opened up its first flagship store location. By tactfully placing it in the heart of Melrose Heights just west of Fairfax, Crooks is able to launch the brand up to an even higher level. Keep an eye out for the Crooks as they continue to crank out fresh new styles all day, every day.