Crooks & Castles are worth a butchers out of the peripheral vision at least.
Added to the brands section of the Kitmeout forum here > a while back
Taste of their marketing angle goes:
“From the robber barons of the early times like the vanderbilts, the rockefellers, the carnegies to the modern day billionaires – Bill Gates & Microsoft. Those who stopped at nothing to get their “Castle”. We too hope one day to be the next rich crook. In some of our designs you might see a familiar icon or logo that we took (stole) and gave it our own twist. We felt that some high fashion brands only catered to someone in a certain lifestyle or with a rather large bank account. Therefore we took what they made and crafted it to fit ours.”
Crooks & Castles “Eye On The Castle” Documentary. Take a look behind the scenes of what goes down at Magic/S.L.A.T.E. as we preview our Spring 2012 Collection “A Decade Of Excellence”. Also the celebration for our 10 Year Anniversary for 2012.
The Crooks & Castles brand gets Kitmeout’s vote as the best up-and-coming brand at “The Magic” 2008. The Crooks & Castles brand has come a long way in the past few years and now deserves respect and recognition for innovative and stylish collections. With 4 seasonal collection per year, Crooks & Castles has proven to be an acountable brand. Every collection has a variety of items from the strong graphic Tees, to selvage Denims, classic americana jackets and NewEras. Every season is spiced up with special products and collabos. Hat’s off to the guys!