Is that a present in your pocket or are you just happy to see us?
Man of the Cloth
Cozy heritage Woolrich jackets (The Field House, 5465 Leary Avenue; 206-297-6093) will keep your lumberjack warm. Worn by Picasso and other legendary gents, Saint James’s striped shirts (Momo, 600 South Jackson Street; 206-329-4736) are enduring classics. For the modern man, a Billykirk doctor bag (Blackbird, 5410 22nd Avenue Northwest; 206-547-2524) is a gorgeous way to tote hardware.
Man About Town
Guys on the go will love a classic Simon Carter wristwatch. A solar charger will ensure that regardless of where he roams he can phone home. Electra’s newest model, Ticino (order at Montlake Bicycle Shop, 2223 24th Avenue East; 206-329-7333), caters to his freewheelin’ style.
If he dresses to impress, a Built for Man silk tie or dramatic corvatt by Seattle designer Francisco Hernandez (Veridis, 1205 East Pike Street; 206-402-3789) will get him appreciative looks. Tokens & Icons cuff links (Watson Kennedy Fine Living, 86 Pine Street; 206-443-6281) are thematically sentimental but traditionally handsome. And a wood Vers iPhone case makes even his tech habit stylish.
Enlist your worldly beau in a sake of the month club. Or stock his liquor cabinet with Woodinville’s own Soft Tail Spirits grappas (Washington State Liquor Control Board, 400 Broadway East; 206-720-3085). Then gift him House of Cards by Charles Eames (Inform Piccolo, 2124 Westlake Avenue; 206-588-8088) for a snazzy way to stack the deck.
Arty pants will be proud to keep these colored pencils on his desk. Music aficionados might appreciate a flatstock poster of their fave band. And film buffs can support fledgling directors while catching up on undiscovered gems with a VIP membership to IndieFlix.com.
Man, oh, man, that’s a nice package.
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Photos: Courtesy of The Field House; Courtesy of Simon Carter; Courtesy of Built for Man; Courtesy of Soft Tail Spirits; Courtesy of Velocity