Crooks & Castles is an LA based Streetwear brand that has been one of the major players in the rise of Fairfax Avenue as a global Streetwear mecca.
Their ethos is the making of money by any means necessary (crooks) and the luxurious lifestyle you can then indulge in (castles). Nice and simple. What we love about their clothing is the combination of original graphics on quality garments. Crooks and Castles was founded in 2002 by Dennis Calvero and Robert Panlilio to bring a different element to the realm of streetwear. They wanted to start a lifestyle brand that would reflect their own life and their interests. Dennis Calvero said in an interview with Artsprojekt that, "The Inspiration was to create a brand that was based off our upbringing, our interests and past experiences as well as creating a lifestyle unlike others."
What caught their attention in the mid 90's was independent fashion/graphic brands. After years of learning the ins & outs of the business by starting a brand without any knowledge of how to start or run a clothing company, they finally came to this... "Crooks & Castles!"
The concept was easy. Crooks: criminals, pimps, hustlers, thieves, etc. The Castles represents those who got rich by becoming a crook. 5 Pointz is one of a handful of exclusive stockists of this illustrious brand and stocks the full range every season.