Born: 2002 - United States | Crooks & Castles is heavily influenced by the streets of L.A. and the upbringing, interests and past experiences of the creators of the brand. Independent fashion and graphic brands help inspire the designs. Random Fact: The concept behind the name is simple. 'Crooks' criminals, pimps, hustlers, thieves, etc. The 'Castles' represents those who got rich by becoming a crook.