Barking Irons is a design company based on the Bowery in New York City, specializing in casual-contemporary apparel inspired by American folklore and storytelling. The clothing line has been noted for blending elements of 19th century formality with contemporary denim & rock and roll culture as well as its commitment to utilizing fashion as a modern means for storytelling in the folk tradition. The company was started in mid-2003 by brothers Daniel and Michael Casarella and has won several awards including 2006 Sportswear International Fashion Award, and was featured in New York Times Magazine article, 'The Brand Underground.' The name 'Barking Irons' comes from a 19th century slang term for pistols. The term was created by gangs of youths that haunted New York's infamous Bowery.
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