L.A. is a city of independent thinkers, so why would we even dream of expressing our hometown pride with the same old clichéd “I Love L.A.” T-shirt? (Especially when said cliché is just ripping off New York.) Enter N8 clothing, a homegrown company channeling L.A. love into refreshing new designs. Among founder Nate Kreiter's half-dozen lines you'll find “Heart of L.A.,” which twists the old concept into a fresher, more modern look using script lettering, and a made-to-order online system in which you can choose various colors and styles, making the final design your own. Want to show another kind of pride? The “Swag” line features the word “FAG” with the F crossed out, replaced with an SW. (Get it?) Perhaps the cheeky “FuckLove” logo is more your style, or the sweet “Love Your Momma” shirts. No matter which N8 design you pick, you'll be repping L.A. right since the clothes are locally produced. Now that's L.A. love. shopn8.com. —Ali Trachta

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