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Our Story

Welcome to the world of Thick as Thieves Streetwear, where art, culture, and community intertwine to create a movement unlike any other. Our brand was born from the passion and collaboration of two artists—one a graffiti artist, the other an illustrator—who shared a deep love for the vibrant energy of street culture.

In the heart of Northern Ireland, within the walls of our studio, our artistic journeys converged, and Thick as Thieves was born. With spray cans and sketchbooks in hand, we embarked on a mission to create a brand that celebrates the raw creativity of graffiti and street art while inspiring a sense of togetherness within our community.

At Thick as Thieves, every design is an original piece of art. Our team of talented artists brings the streets to life on our clothing, blending vivid colors, bold lines, and intricate details inspired by the dynamic urban landscapes we call home. Each stroke of the brush, every spray of paint, tells a story—a story of rebellion, expression, and the untamed spirit of the streets.

We take great pride in the fact that every step of the creative process happens right here in our studio. From designing and printing to embroidery, we pour our hearts into every piece, ensuring the highest quality and attention to detail. When you wear Thick as Thieves, you wear a piece of our artistic journey.

But Thick as Thieves is more than just a brand; it's a culture, a community, and a movement. We believe in the power of art to inspire, connect, and empower individuals from all walks of life. We invite you to join our tribe, to be thick as thieves with us, as we forge a path that celebrates creativity, freedom, and the strength of unity.


Our vision extends beyond the boundaries of fashion. Through Thick as Thieves, we aim to build a community that fosters collaboration, supports emerging artists, and embraces the diversity that makes our streets come alive. We want our brand to serve as a platform for voices that often go unheard, a canvas for new ideas, and a beacon of inspiration for the next generation of artists.


Together, let's break down barriers, challenge norms, and redefine what it means to be a part of the streetwear movement. Whether you're an artist, a dreamer, or someone who simply appreciates the beauty of self-expression, Thick as Thieves welcomes you with open arms.

Join us as we embark on this artistic odyssey. Explore our collections, discover the stories behind each design, and become a part of a community that celebrates the raw creativity of the streets. Together, we can unleash the power of art and create a world where passion knows no bounds.


Get To Know Us

Graffiti artist Real1

Gary (REAL1)

Graffiti Artist

Real1 is a London born graffiti Artist who has been on the graffiti scene since the early 90's. Real1 works as an artist and experiments constantly with different mediums,canvases and painting walls while staying true to his artistic roots. Real1 came up with the idea of starting a streetwear brand in 2014. Not long after this Thick as Thieves streetwear was born and after years of planning in 2016 the first line of official hand made streetwear tee's from the thick as thieves range were released. Real1 assists Managing Dirctor  K9 developing and producing the Thick as thieves legacy.


Helen (K9)

Artist / Illustrator / Managing Director

K9 is an artist, graphic designer and illustrator from Northern Ireland. Her work is very expressive with strong use of mixed media and stylized animal characters. She uses these along with symbolism to visually communicate through her work.  K9 has become more involved in the street art movement using her work as a means to push messages into public space's. Now Managing Director of Thick as thieves streetwear & graffiti supplies ltd she works  to produce original hand made streetwear and sell graffiti supplies

Artist, graphic designer and illustrator K9
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