Friday, January 30, 2015

Tool Sharpener

Hammer & Awl is your new Madrona style solution


Madrona is quickly becoming one of the city's coolest shopping 'hoods, and now there's even a reason for dudes to drop by.

Hammer & Awl is a men's shop that gets Seattle style. Owner Erin Krohn — an interior designer who's been prepping the place since July — has stocked the shelves with bespoke goods from high-end brands.

Kit yourself out in wools from the Portland Collection from Pendleton or pieces from hot Seattle designer Michael Cepress. Accessorize with leather goods from Portland's Wood & Faulk.

Watches are undergoing a resurgence in cell phone-obsessed Seattle, and Hammer & Awl carries Shinola timepieces hand-assembled in Detroit.

Everything here is straight-up manly; dig the rugged carpenter's aprons from local favorites Hardmill.

The walls are hung with vivid, creepy still lifes from Portland artist Hickory Mertsching for you to look at while you shop.

So grab your tools and be the best-dressed dude in your woodshop this fall.

Hammer and Awl
3315 E. Pike St, Madrona
(206) 992-7444

Hours: Mon-Sun Noon-7p
Nearby: Bottlehouse; Cafe Selam; Catfish Corner

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