While she drove you places, packed your lunches, and kept your face schmutz-free via her own tepid spittle, chances are your mom denied you the clothes you really wanted. Give yourself what mom wouldn't, with new duds from HomeRoom.
Based in San Francisco, HomeRoom designs bold casual-wear reminiscent of the gear that would've made the young you cooler, until stolen by kids who actually were cooler. Their fall lineup starts with graphic tees and fleece sweaters emblazoned with Q*bert-esque geometries (you know, the game next to RC Pro-Am).
Fending off the chill are the slickly-accented Runner's Breaker, and the all-white, hooded "M-1000 M65" -- which harkens back to the Arctic GI Joe bad guys your dog noshed on during your period of sullen rebellion against closing your bedroom door.
The hitch: two of HomeRoom's sharpest pieces (the Perfect 10 hoodie and the pink-and-black Wooly Flannel East) are on back-order, but reserve yours, and once they're in stock they'll mail 'em to you in a package you'll find woefully Fruit Roll-up free.