The self-sufficient commune's a fine concept, but most never produce more than cacophonous drumming and a meager crop of navy beans. For guys who pulled it off, with pants, check out Acne Jeans
From their '90s beginnings pant-ing friends and family in Stockholm, Acne's created a horizontally integrated company under the premise of "From each according to his ability, to each according to his jeans". Using cotton, wool, and leather, and generally eschewing wild prints, patterns, and colors, Acne's Fall/Winter line runs the gamut from shoes, to sweaters, to hats (for those frigid weeks when it's the Classics professor's turn to fix the boiler). Their distaste for decadent individualism is further supported with get-lost-in-the-crowd names like the "Expand" trouser, the "Almost Grey Mélange" sweater, and the "Soft White 1" buttondown (named for Subway's Jared, who apparently is a communist)
More than just duds, Acne's grown into a wide-ranging collective, including a magazine and web and film production companies -- because it's a thin line between successful communes and propagandist regimes praising the merits of their subpar legumes.