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Pete Wentz Relaunches Clandestine Industries With Merch Drop

Pete Wentz Clandestine Industries

Attention all emos, Pete Wentz, and Fall Out Boy fans—the illustrious and celebrated Clandestine Industries has relaunched after ceasing production in 2012. When Wentz established the brand in 2005, it heralded a significant transformation in fashion for those who found solace in misfit music and gave rise to highly coveted clothing designs. Devotees of this brand will fondly remember the unmistakable Clandestine bat logo that Wentz frequently sported, particularly his iconic Clandestine bat belt, which became an enduring symbol of his distinctive style.

In a statement on the homepage, Wentz shares, “Since I was a little kid, I loved dressing up—creating armor to wear out in the regular world past my imagination… In 2005, Clandestine began kind of out of sheer boredom. I never really felt like there was a brand at the time that captured what I felt like. It was a mix of punk rock and streetwear and skateboarding and film.”

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The statement continues, “Soon enough, it grew beyond just bleaching clothes in my parents’ attic as uniforms for Warped Tour… to a capsule collection with DKNY Jeans, and then Nordstrom, to a brick and mortar store in Chicago and even walking, or rather being wheeled down the catwalk of our first fashion show in a straight jacket with a Hannibal lector mask on… Clandestine was born out of fun, and when it stopped being fun, I let it ride off into the sunset.”

“And let it go dormant after a lack of inspiration and feeling a bit lost. Sitting at home during the pandemic, I went through the archives in my storage and really missed so much of the energy. I remembered wanting to wear that armor out in the world. Now, after a few trips around the globe—in and out of second-hand clothing shops on the other side of the planet—we’re back…”

With the relaunch of Clandestine, the brand currently has one hoodie for sale titled No Fate Pullover Hoodie, one crewneck titled Loon Crewneck, and seven T-shirt designs. You can check out the entire new line here.

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