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Maybe He'll Keep His Pants On More Often Now

By Lizz Kannenberg in Arts & Entertainment on Sep 5, 2007 2:30AM

2007_09_pete_wentz.jpgAs you all know, we here at Chicagoist are avid Wentz watchers. We’re also big fans of looking svelte in our dungarees, but can these two passions ever meet as one?

Fear not, fellow drama and denim lovers – DKNY has the answer to all of your prayers. The New York-based icon of the jean has joined forces with Pete’s Clandestine Industries to (creatively) offer Clandestine Industries for DKNY, a snazzy line of tops, dresses, pants, hoodies, and the like inspired by such works of artistic importance as Wentz’s tattoos and the pixilated mug of his pet bulldog. According to the press release, the line will feature skinny jeans, worn leather and miniskirts that are “dark an moody, with pops of bright pinks…” Hm, sounds like white-belt emo all wrapped up and neatly packaged without all those pesky, you know, emotions. No word on whether there’s going to be a Clandestine presence at the cosmetics counters of Macy’s and Dillard’s, the two department stores lucky enough to offer this little piece of teenage heaven. Call us crazy, but buying your rebellion at the same store where your grandma buys her girdles is not the most rocknroll of aesthetics.

DKNY prez Kevin Monogue is pretty psyched to have the Prince of Mall Punk in his stable of designers. "This is a first for us as a brand and a perfect match," he gushes. "Pete Wentz is absolutely first name in music right now, and he also happens to have an innate designer's eye and a similar aesthetic to DKNY Jeans.”

No word yet on a Clandestine Industries for DKNY monogrammed Capuchian monkey.