It was said director Francis Ford Coppola provided 2 different hotel accommodations for the cast of The Outsiders, all in an effort to create an underlined animosity in the film, a fictionalized tale of rival teen gangs by author S. E. Hinton. For Fall 2011, Crooks & Castles will revisit those combative instincts once again. Aptly named “Rivals”, the season’s theme is a derivative of the acrimony between Socs and Greasers, the 2 adversaries from the novel. Its less about violence in the case of Crooks & Castles, however. Rather, its about the difference of mindsets, where ideas and opinions clash, often lead to surprising results as demonstrated in the collection’s mix of street, militarism, and biker aesthetics. The Crooks & Castles Fall 2011 Collection to be available in the coming weeks at select retailers worldwide.