Barking Irons lives at the Crossroads of clothing, spirits, and music. Harnessing and celebrating the well spring of American originality as it existed long ago and as it persists today. Forged in the furnace of New York City’s infamous Five Points and Bowery. Shadowy places, literally and figuratively. Under the elevated railway that ran above it until the 1950s, the Bowery was home to the unwanted, the down-and-out, the disenfranchised.
Established in 2003 by brothers Daniel and Michael Casarella, Barking Irons is American storytelling told through American clothing. Born of a fascination for the history of Five Points-era New York, the Casarella’s set out to create garments woven with the mythic narrative of American folklore. In the rough and tumble spirit of Old Bowery, Barking Irons develops compelling and rebellious garments and products with brands that share a uniquely American point of view.