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.
Burke's vintage boots
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.