Every now and then, a man craves a little outdoor adventure, the breezy zen of the hinterlands and, you know, nourishment for the soul, man.
In other words, camping. And for that, here’s where you get your provisions:
Elder & Pine, Oakland’s newest camping and menswear shop, open now.
They’re stocked with a bevy of camping must-haves and why-nots: throwback Thermoses and flasks by Stanley, bright nylon packs and sleeping bags from Kelty, plus vintage windproof lighters and pocketknives along with some retro grooming supplies from Prospector Co.
As for the clothes: denim from Unbranded (Naked and Famous’s utility selvage line), tops by Alternative Apparel and boots and shoes from Zuriick.
But where this place shines is in its supply of vintage shirts, sweaters and jackets. The words “Hey, babe, where’s my favorite shirt?” pour from every seam.
Offerings aside, Elder & Pine has accomplished the unusual: they've made a shop for men where men would shop. No pressure. Good stuff. Great prices.
And most importantly: hinterlands-approved.