Only ten months young, and a store I’ve been meaning to visit since I moved to Seattle, Glasswing is a beautiful and thoughtful collection of men’s and women’s clothing and items for the home. Recommended to me by a friend, I finally managed to make it in last week and was very impressed.
Nestled between the farm-to-table restaurants, artisan grocers and specialty bars that dot Melrose Ave; Glasswing has a beautiful glass & brick exterior with striking lettering on its windows letting you know you’ve arrived.
Their clothing selection (for men at least, I regrettably didn’t explore their women’s collection) consisted of work wear and business casual pieces of the “rough trade” variety that the the PNW carries so well. Brands like Gant Rugger, Oliver Spencer, Axs Folk Technology, Norse Projects, Shades of Grey, Rogue Territory, Universal Works, and Dues ex Machina (which isn’t listed on the site, but their selection is great and so is Dues’s quality) are all carried.
Clearly favoring garments of high craftsmanship and durability, GW’s selection of pieces all looked intentionally selected for their cohesion with everything else. If ever one needed to embody the NW look, there wouldn’t be a poor choice to be made by building a look at GW.
Something I found and couldn’t live without was a collaboration Ebbets Field Flannel cap featuring a custom take on the Mariner’s “S” logo.
I know I’ll soon be back to pick up some of their succulent plants and glass bowls that they sell for the home. Be sure and check out their fabulous journal as well, to stay up to date on their new lines and pop-up shops that cycle through.