RLGT Style: Fest Essentials

redleafgoldteeth style praises Canadian fashion. In this segment we show you what we are currently rocking, while giving a couple tips along the way. Be inspired by the world around you, but put your own twist on it. Be a tastemaker, not a tastetester! Catch RLGT Style every Tuesday!

RLGT Style: Fest Essentials

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One of the things we have been blessed with in regards to the culture of this country, is our vast amount of AMAZING music festivals. No love is lost between the quality of acts that are attracted to Canadian festivals compared to those of the states. Some of the biggest include Pemberton (official recap video dropping soon), Osheaga, Ottawa Jazz Fest, Shambala, and this weeks Squamish fest of course, amongst the many others.

After the great times experienced at my first real festival experience last year with Sasquatch down in Washington, I have vowed to venture to a new festival every summer for the next few years, this year’s stop being Squamish fest in British Colombia. The best thing about a music festival is that feeling that everyone is there to have a great time, which makes for all around positive, good vibes. Something about not showering for 4 days and getting interplanetary with a couple of your best friends while seeing your favourite creatives do what they do best, just sounds perfect to me.

Last week Ray detailed some of the gear he picked up for his experience at Pemberton fest a few weeks back, and this week I decided to revisit this idea, ahead of this weeks festivities.

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  • Red Tie Dye tee by Obey
  • Retro Mesh Majestic Chicago Cubs jersey
  • Stussy Tie Dye sleeveless (this is a summer essential in general)
  • Pre-dirtied festival Vans (word to Garrison Mar)

The most obvious thing here the use of tie-dye, and just colours in general. A music fest in a excuse to dress like a hippie for 4 days without any chance of judgment. The retro jersey was a favourite from last year, and is airy enough to keep me cool all day. A hat is a necessity because heat-stroke plus excessive booze isn’t a great time.

Aside from the obvious stuff, 2 super important but often over-looked items that a festival essentials, are a good pair of festival shoes, and of course, a good ‘ol fashioned fanny pack.

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fest3Picking good shoes is important because you are going to be on your feet for a good 6-8 hours a day, plus you want to wear some shoes that you don’t care about too much, because they WILL get destroyed… Personally I like a good, cheap pair of Vans because they keep you fly and you don’t have to be worried about them getting too mashed up. This weekend I’ll be switching between this pair and some Roshe’s for a more comfy option. If I can’t get mine dirtier that Harry’s after Pemb last year, I’ve failed.

The second item people don’t always consider, but its a great call is the Fanny Pack. These are PERFECT for bringing exactly what you need for the each day, including things like wallets/cash, cameras, snacks, extra-curriculars, etc. Personally I use mine to hold my Go-Pro and a folded up pole for it, along with money for the day, and it works perfect. It’s a smart way to keep your stuff all in one place, where it has little chance to be lost or stolen. Lat year I just had the little Wal-mart pouch and it got the job done, but I splurged this time on this dope one from Herschel.

Overall, music festivals are an excuse to do whatever you want for a weekend, and attire is no exception. It’s one of the only times where a horse costume is just as accepted as a tee and some shorts. Wear what you like and take a few of these tips to stay comfortable and cool, and you’ll have a great time.

See y’all this weekend at Squam, look for me rocking any of these things, or an RLGT tee, and come say hi if you f*ck with us!

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-Hospey

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