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Photos: The Best Fest Fashion Seen At Pitchfork 2017

By Tankboy in Arts & Entertainment on Jul 17, 2017 3:00PM

The Pitchfork Music Festival no longer really boasts legions of outrageous hipster fashion like it did in its earlier days. And thank god. We'd had enough of ironic ill-fitting clothes that seemed to try and channel New York cool when Midwestern chill is far more stylish. This year also marked the end of the dreaded festival trend of stupid s*** on sticks, so there were no large stuffed animals or wacky signifiers looming over the crowd and blocking the views of people there to actually watch the artists.

That isn't to say we didn't encounter our fair share of sharply dressed attendees, or didn't enjoy the odd sign lampooning festival or cultural clich├ęs. (Despite one sticker proclaiming it Romphim Season, we saw but a single example.) In fact if there's one thing Pitchfork brought this year, it was seeing Chicagoans putting their own stamp on festival stye without feeling the pull of one coast or another's current trends.

Check out our gallery of some of the most memorable fashion choices we encountered in Union Park this year.


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