Best Place to Shop for an Urban Explorer

Elder and Pine

Elder and Pine is among the many reasons the strip of 40th Street between Broadway and Telegraph is on the up and up. The men’s clothing and accessory store, which stocks mostly vintage, is a shining example of what makes the East Bay so great. Its collection of flannels, old rock ‘n’ roll T-shirts, printed button-downs, and cozy sweatshirts are all hip and happening; the staff is unpretentious; and the prices are incredibly reasonable. In addition to clothing and shoes, Elder and Pine has a killer selection of Poler backpacks that are as appropriate for the street as they are for the trail, as well as blankets and stylish gifts for the outdoorsy person in your life — think pine-scented candles, field notebooks, pocket knives, sunglasses, and water bottles. And don’t forget the beard oil.

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