Real Deal - Readers' Pick
Best Indie Men's Clothing, Washtenaw County
Published: April 25, 2012
336 S. State St., Ann Arbor; 734-761-6207; bivouacannarbor.com
For more than 40 years, Bivouac has supplied stylish hikers and campers with both top-notch gear and high-end fashions. While it seems like an odd combo, the formula has obviously worked — the shop occupies three storefronts and multiple floors, laying claim to passionately loyal customers whose devotion borders on fanaticism. For gear snobs, there's a wide selection of well-known brands, such as North Face and Patagonia, alongside smaller names. For style-savvy men, there's a vast selection of clothing by big-name designers, from Lacoste polos to 7 For All Mankind denim. Most of the items don't come cheap, but this is a case where you get what you pay for — and Bivouac will match any competitor's prices.