The 10 Best Men’s Festival Clothing Stores. ~ Eleanor Tara

Via Eleanor Tara
on Jul 19, 2013
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I used to run an online clothing store for women who were preparing for summer festivals like Burning Man, Lightning in a Bottle and Wanderlust.

It did okay, but I shut it down after a couple of seasons to focus on my Vedic Astrology practice. The women were somewhat interested in the store, but to my surprise I had hordes of men asking me where all the men’s clothing was. I even had a few of them inquiring about whether they could fit into the women’s sizes. It turns out that most men do not know where to shop for festival clothing, and very few festival designers have a good selection of men’s clothing. Every summer my male friends ask me for recommendations of where to shop, so I put this list together to help all men everywhere know how to deck themselves out playa-style.

(Please note that while I appreciate all forms of fashionable self-expression, this list caters more to the “feathers and leather” scene and less to the “gold-sequined g-string and clown wig” types).

Men, you are welcome.

Without further ado, here are my top 10 picks, in no particular order:

1. Phoenix Rising

Beautifully embellished and edgy pants, vests, jackets, tees and hoodies. Every fashionable dude I know has at least one of their shirts or jackets, but their ubiquity makes them no less awesome.

2. Ethereal Elements

Sci-fi meets fairy-fashion with these pants, tees, vests and hoodies. Special shout out to the pants, which instantly transformed my guy’s non existent Burner wardrobe into one he loved.

3. AD 2013

What will they call themselves six months from now? Only time will tell. Shorts, vests, jackets, holsters and more. (Note, do not accidentally leave your AD 2013 jacket at a cafe, as it will be swiped immediately like the one I bought my partner earlier this year.  They are that awesome!)

4. Gita Salem

Steampunk inspired high fashion. A mainstay in the festival community but has a mainstream outpost in Los Angeles as well. Jackets, pants, mesh tops and vests.

5. Om Gaia Tree

Flowy and funky pants and shirts.

6. Buddhaful

Comfy and stretchy coats, vests, hoodies, shirts, pants and shorts.

7. Sefirah Fierce

Not the biggest selection, but some of the best shirts and pants out there.

8. Kucoon

A personal favorite. Comfy yet stylin’ vests, shorts, hoods and pants.

9. Five and Diamond

A variety of designers like Jan Hilmer and Steamtrunk. Hoodies, jackets, pants, shirts, shorts, vests.

10. Onanya

The selection is low at the moment, but they often sell epic Shipibo print vests, pants and shirts.

Special Mentions:

Sykuico Design

A small selection of great vests and hoodies

Sha Creations

A small selection of great vests, tops, pants.



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About Eleanor Tara

Eleanor Tara is a Vedic Astrologer and former Vice President at the Warner Music Group who went from working with the world’s biggest pop stars to reading the actual stars. After awakening to her true calling, she took every personal development training she came across in a quest to learn how to help people find their way more easily than she did.  She found the answer in Vedic Astrology, an ancient, sacred art of self-understanding and divination, and now helps people get clarity and peace on their path by answering their deepest questions about their lives. To learn more or to schedule a reading, visit Visionary Readings.


20 Responses to “The 10 Best Men’s Festival Clothing Stores. ~ Eleanor Tara”

  1. Ginger Toast says:

    Finally, something to replace my assless chaps! Thank you Eleanor!

  2. Eleanor says:

    So happy to be of service to both you and everyone who would otherwise be gazing upon your chapless ass.

  3. Kreator says:


    As it happens I'm in the middle of buying new cool clothes 🙂 I knew about omgaiatree but not the others! another one not on your list is pacha play.

  4. Eleanor says:

    Thanks for adding Pacha Play to the list here in the comments! A friend of mine also pointed out that I missed as they now have great men's clothing as well. So glad this was helpful for you in your clothing-quest. 🙂

  5. Whiff says:

    RocknSocks — y'need something for your feet.

  6. otis says:

    funny you say men but post a picture of a boy… hoodies? tops?

  7. Jas Pria says:

    sekaten , also give of various mens cloth models or mayby holly

  8. Rufio says: a new local handmade clothing line… people call it burrner streetwear.. cotton holster bags and belts…. any and all custom requests taken into consideration.. I love my holster bags.. durable and have lasted 3 burns so far plus constant wear every year..

  9. Mouse says:

    Thank you so much for putting this list together. It's hard to find a starting point to look for quality menswear.

  10. jason says: has lots of funky mens wares too. comfy yoga dance wares, streetwares too…men and women's ~

  11. Anna Rose says:

    You may opt to wear some of the Southpole Men's Relaxed Fit Jeans, as it looks some of the coolest collections for your physique, I intentionally wear jeans collection when to do any heavy duty work, as they provides heavy flexibility in my work process, many other prefers others comfortable range of clothing-wear, some of the other essentials dresses may suits as per the tastes is concerned.

  12. Isaac says:

    Thanks for including us in this list..We've recently opened a shop in Nevada City, CA called The Phoenix Rose…so come say hi if you are ever in town.

    Phoenix Rising Designs

  13. Ninja says:

    Love my Rising Phoenix and Om Gaia Tree clothes! You forgot Style Caravan/Worldsmith as well as Xylem, two of my favorites!

  14. JBru says:

    I'm not sure if this has already been said but just saw this link and its ridiculously awesome for guys and girls

  15. RayRay says:

    I design fun and unique clothes for guys (and gals)! Men are the majority of customers during Burning Man season.
    Lots of one-of-a-kind and limited edition pieces with color, comfort and a little kookiness. Plus it's made in San Francisco 🙂

    Thanks for creating the list. Guys do need more options!

  16. man top says:

    Thank you so much for putting this list together. It's hard to find a starting point to look for quality menswear.

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  20. garr1son says:

    What a great list. I'm so glad someone thought of doing this! How can I find out more about your astrology readings?