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Comune

When business practices and financial concerns weigh down artistic endeavors, creativity's compromised, and before you know it, The Family Circus has gone corporate. Creating a sustainable clothing company that keeps design integrity intact, Comune

An upstart CA label founded by a guy whose first line passed through so many hands he felt he'd lost creative control, Comune's freed its designers to incorporate influences from their backgrounds as skaters, punks, and artists, resulting in an inaugural line of abundantly wearable pieces imbued w/ unique details, all supporting the slogan "Something Better Change" -- oddly, they don't make underwear. With affordable price points topping out at $160, action covers pants like the fitted "David" in denim or black, brown, or gray twill w/ three rear belt loops forming Comune's signature backwards "N", while shirts include the brushed cotton/flannel "Ian" buttondown in faded gray & teal plaid, and the long sleeve, skinny collared black buttondown "Andre", whose cotton construction's mixed w/ just a touch of the very spandex the oversized genuine article scarred countless spectators' retinas with in the ring. Jackets include the faux leather "Lee", whose polyurethane shell's contrasted by a polyester lining emblazoned w/ blurred graffiti, the baseball-inspired, hooded "Derek" in dark olive or navy w/ a Comune chest applique, and the motorcycle-ready "Townsend" in cherry or charcoal twill & herringbone with vertical zipper accents and an armhole gusset providing extra strength when maneuvering the Harley you don't have, or the Mongoose you still do

Comune's also rocking a selection of tees, from the black "Ozzy" screen-printed with a bat flying forward above text reading "Speak of the Devil" and the "Jason Lee Parry", featuring a photo of a homeless guy holding a sign reading "I Just Want My Childhood Back", which is exactly how Billy felt when Grandpa told him how affordable life insurance really is.