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Monday, August 10, 2015

13 of the Cutest People We Saw at Outside Lands

Posted By on Mon, Aug 10, 2015 at 2:45 PM

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While music festivals can be the optimal venue for showing off your style, August in Golden Gate Park can complicate matters. While it was warm and sunny about 50 percent of the time, and most people just said, "Fuck it, I'm wearing what I want, I don't care how cold I get," you can never know who had to compromise their aesthetic integrity with a jacket.

There were definitely more bros this year than in years past, too. For the first time, I saw a dude wearing a hat he'd constructed out of a Coors Light case; that's some TKE shit right there. And I'm starting to question my commitment to power-clashing now that I see it getting co-opted by people who were formerly content to wear neon but now want to sport two jarringly different prints. But from people with awesome tattoos to hilarious T-shirts from the '90s to random weirdos who know they're looking good, it would be a crime to overlook the singular style of Outside Lands 2015.

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Look at this cute-ass cat top! It looks like it came from Multikulti on Valencia — except we're pretty thorough about scouring it often enough, and haven't ever seen this one.

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Cowabunga! We ran into this woman as she was heading from the Sutro Stage to see Krang at the Technodrome. We didn't ask if this was vintage out of fear the answer might be no, but if you've seen how militarized the Ninja Turtles are looking these days, it's a safe bet this shirt isn't from the third millennium. Awesome!

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While we're on the subject of vintage, this *NSYNC shirt from, like, a billion years ago is a total ding-ding-ding. Throw in a bit of faux-swagger and a very casual overall situation and we have a winner.

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Of course, D.I.Y. is always the best route. This guy said his name was Eric or Erik (or possibly Erich), he comes from Germany, and he put Jack Skellington on his denim jacket when he was 11. Ich liebe dich!

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We're definitely ones to roll our eyes at "Orgasm Donor" T-shirts and other vulgar, collegiate expressions of male sexuality. But this emoji totem is subtler and more imaginative than most, it goes with the chartreuse neon, and we will always give an A+ to any leggings that look like a grandma bathing suit or an outdoor tablecloth.

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In a festival full of starches and carbs, it's important to get your protein and look totally adorable while rocking it.

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Like Belle & Sebastian or Donald Trump, fanny packs are going to divisive. And not for nothing, but Cafe Bustelo was an Outside Lands sponsor. But some people look like they came out of the womb with a sense of how to combine style with practicality. In the chapstick quick draw, this dude is always going to beat you who fumble around in your pockets.

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Hippies, generally speaking, have positively ghastly style. But there's just something sweet about leaving the house with your significant other in clothes that make you look like a happy couple above all else.

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This fanny pack looks like it molted the other fanny pack a few seasons ago before attaching itself to this guy as the fashion symbiont that it is. And that shirt is like a tropical cosmos. Let's be chums!

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We couldn't get this bro to turn around, and this pic was shot into direct sunlight, but pale green jeans and a not-overly-busy-but-still-more-party-than-business T-shirt are a great way to stand out in a crowd without looking desperate for attention.


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To complete our fanny pack trifecta, we have a fanny pack worn over an actual fanny (mostly). Pink and green isn't always the easiest, because you can look like a mascara tube, but he's rocking it. And those Mr. Sparkle socks will banish all jaded-ness to the land of wind and ghosts (which happens to be Golden Gate Park, anyway). 


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And lastly, this woman is everything. The denim vest over the hoodie over the cannabis leggings is dynamite, but OMG, her hair. 



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Peter Lawrence Kane

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Peter Lawrence Kane is SF Weekly's Arts Editor. He has lived in San Francisco since 2008 and is two-thirds the way toward his goal of visiting all 59 national parks.

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