Get in the mood for fall with fresh jackets, sneakers and gear that moves.
While you may be reluctant to pack away your swim trunks and start digging out your flannel, fall is, indeed, on its way.
And you deserve something fresh to start the season. Here are some picks for fall, focusing on the pieces you love the most — jackets, sneakers and easy pieces that go the distance.
The change in season is not going to keep you from getting out on the trails. For your fall hikes, grab the locally designed Kavu Camp Sherman Backpack ($120 at Kavu, Ballard). With comfortable padding, clever pockets and leather accents, this bag will be your go-to even as your workouts are pushed indoors.
The Brooks Men’s Cascadia 11 Running Shoe ($120–$160 at Brooks Trailhead, Wallingford) is both stylish and supportive. The design commemorates professional trail runner Scott Jurek, who last year set a record for the quickest Appalachian Trail thru-hike — and his are the type of shoes you’d like to be in.
Whether you are going to the office or taking a rigorous walk through your nearest park, the Kavu Helmsman Jacket ($140) will keep you dry, comfortable and looking good on your journey.
Local outfitter Filson is your first stop when seeking out heritage pieces that look good and last forever. The company’s new All-Season Raincoat ($395 at Filson, Sodo) is made of thick waxed cotton that will keep you dry as the skies begin to cloud over. And there’s no need to buy a whole new jacket when winter comes; just zip in a Filson liner for extra warmth.
You’ll always be comfortable traipsing around the city in the Brooks Chariot Heritage ($52–$100). The local company was inspired by ’80s running shoes for the look, but added a few updates for the 21st century. The style comes in 30 different color combinations, including a pair perfect for Seahawks season.
If you’re serious about denim, you’re probably familiar with Blue Owl Industries. But did you know it also makes excellent flannels? One of its best is the Japanese Brushed Flannel in Black ($210 at Blue Owl Industries, Fremont). The 100 percent cotton flannel gets softer with every wear, making it a piece you’ll never want to take off.
Football season is here, and gear that shows your allegiance doesn’t have to come from the team store. Look stylish and sporty in the locally designed Tommy Bahama NFL Camp Shirt ($158) in silk with an embroidered back design and Seahawks logo on the arm.
The Rooy Running Man ($69 at rooy.com) is a perfect everyday sport shoe, with cool looks inspired by the popular Korean TV Show “Running Man.” Made by local company Rooy, which gives upstart footwear designers a chance to produce their shoes, the Running Man is water-resistant and comes with Velcro patches you can add to customize your pair.
A Seattle favorite, Ebbets Field Flannels Seattle Rainiers 1941 Authentic Jacket ($349 at Ebbets Field Flannels, Sodo) is a crowning piece for any Pacific Northwest baseball fan. This exact replica of the Seattle Rainiers 1941 team jacket is more than just appealing to the eye, it’s a part of sports history.
Kids aren’t the only ones who get new bags for fall — you should, too. Those always on the go can always stay connected with Away Charging Carry-On Luggage ($225 at awaytravel.com). This durable carry-on suitcase not only fits your clothes and toiletries, it also doubles as a portable outlet, with multiple USB ports for charging your devices.
Everybody likes a fresh white tee, but the challenge can be keeping it, well, fresh. Fear not, messy eaters, Threadsmith’s The Cavalier Men’s White T-Shirt ($49 at thethreadsmiths
.com) is here. It’s made with hydrophobic nanotechnology — which means it’s highly stain-resistant and repels dirt and liquids.
We all know what it’s like to attempt to scale the hills of Seattle in the rain and start to slip and slide. Commuters can fight that feeling with the Rooy Gett ($140 at rooy.com), which has a Vibram sole that provides excellent traction for slick terrain.