Everyone and their mom is wearing tribal print clothing. It’s on backpacks, sweatshirts, shoes, and leggings. It’s to 2013 what Hypercolor shirts were to 1991. I recently ran into two men wearing the trend. Each put a unique spin on the otherwise yawn-inducing fad.
I found 23-year-old Adam Sisco busking on the sidewalk at La Mesa Oktoberfest. He manages the recording center at Mira Mesa’s Epicentre, an all-ages music venue and recording studio.
“I’m wearing a ladies jacket,” Sisco said with a straight face about his vivid tribal print jacket. He purchased the jacket at a local thrift store. He paired his women’s jacket with a Johnny Cash inspired vintage plaid shirt. Sisco strummed a Taylor 210 Guitar. Downtown, at the Broadway Pier, Kent Burke wore an Aztec print bohemian-style vest purchased from a vintage market. His pale gray skinnies are from Zara. He wore a pair of1960’s vintage leather lace-up boots. Burke’s tats were done at Red Crow Studio on Ray Street in North Park by artist Justin Cota.
If you're jonesing for some tribal print wares, American Apparel sells a pair of black and white Aztec print leggings for $30. In menswear you can find a bow-tie at Topman for $24.99. Also, Urban Outfitters is brimming with the trend. You can find a Staring at the Stars open-front cardigan for $79 or a pair of Ikat Vans for $55 at UO.