Pacific Northwest menswear designers and boutiques that understand Seattle style.
Seattle men play favorites with their clothing, opting for pieces that can take on the rain, the trail and the cubicle in comfort.
Why not, then, trust local brands, designers and boutiques to help you update your closet staples? The Pacific Northwest is home to a growing number of lines, many of which are eco-friendly and sustainable, and all of which take our aesthetic to heart. Here are some favorite finds for the rest of winter and into our soggy spring.
Superfeet Stuart (on sale for $90 at superfeet.com). Made in Ferndale, Washington, these versatile, sporty sneakers stay comfy all day thanks to the company’s Supercork insoles that cradle and cushion the foot.
Tommy Bahama Dune Drifter Lace-Up Shoes ($65 at Tommy Bahama stores and tommybahama.com). Add a little island fun to our dreary days with these locally designed sneakers that feature a subtle marlin print.
Vans Vault Old Skool Gore-Tex MTE in Evergreen/Blackout ($170 at Likelihood, Capitol Hill, and likelihood.us). They may have classic California-cool styling, but this Vans line is all Pacific Northwest inside, with a Gore-Tex lining that keeps out the rain.
Sharply Matt Zip Hoodie ($86 at Sharply, Capitol Hill, and shopsharply.com). Who says hoodies have to be basic and boring? Seattle company Sharply added a contrast zipper and striped hood lining to its ultra-comfy hoodie to score lots of extra style points.
Gibran Eye Foreign Eye Men’s Sweatshirt ($62 at Gibran, Phinney Ridge, and gibranhamdan.com). This eye-catching, eye-themed sweatshirt, designed by Seahawks-player-turned-designer Gibran Hamdan, is a winner if you’re looking to make a bold statement via your casual attire.
Ably Leisure Sweatpants ($125 at ablyapparel.com). Designed in Seattle, these classic sweats go with everything — and can keep going day after day, thanks to the company’s Filium fabric treatment, which repels liquid and keeps the fabric fresh longer.
Nau Randygoat Pant ($130 at nau.com). Designed in Portland and made from sustainable materials, these pants have a wool exterior and a recycled polyester interior for maximum softness. Available in gray and black, they’re tailored enough to be worn both on the trail and at the bar for a post-workout drink.
Tunellus Woven Jacket with Back Pocket ($149.50 at Nordstrom). Basics have never looked better than this black woven jacket from the new Seattle-based brand. It has plenty of pockets in both front and back, a stowaway hood and a polished slim fit.
Eddie Bauer Eddie’s Favorite Flannel Sherpa-Lined Shirt Jacket (on sale for $80 at eddiebauer.com). The stalwart Seattle company helps you up your plaid game with this versatile piece that looks like a shirt, but functions like a cozy jacket thanks to its Sherpa fleece lining.
The Great PNW Klamath Windbreaker ($50 at thegreatpnw.com). Affordable, practical and retro-cool, this Spokane-designed wind- and water-resistant jacket proudly displays its Pacific Northwest pride.
Tommy Bahama Hudson Peak Leather Aviator Jacket ($650 at Tommy Bahama). If the ’90s are back, then you certainly need a leather jacket in your closet. This sleek aviator style has a stand-up collar and bright blue lining against buttery soft 100 percent leather.
Kiriko Long Sleeve Button-Up Grey Chambray Shirt ($159 at kirikomade.com). Made in Portland, this twist on the classic chambray work shirt features patterned accents on the shoulders, cuffs and the backs of the arms.
Buki In-Flight Blazer ($298) and Navigator Pant ($198, both at Buki, downtown, and buki.com). Always look polished — without getting out the iron — with this set of wash-and-wear, wrinkle-resistant pieces designed in Seattle. The blazer is moisture-wicking with stretch for all-day comfort, while the pants look like a classic chino but feel like sweatpants.