Bearded and Beflanneled
WHO Adam Boehmer, a 31-year-old poet, singer and songwriter with possibly the best beard in Seattle. The Capitol Hill resident performs folk music with his band Tenderfoot.
The look Boehmer calls it “masculine drag”: plaid, wool, heavy denim, workwear made sexy. Inspirations include Walt Whitman, Fleet Foxes, Carhartt, Gant, Woolrich and living 20 minutes from the Cascades.
The bag He found the leather satchel hanging on a closet door in a room he rented in San Francisco’s Mission District. He took it as a good omen and has kept it ever since. “It’s only gotten better with age,” he says. “I love how the leather is starting to curl and tear.”
That beard “At this length, you have to treat your beard like a topiary: small cuts, no guards on razors, a system of scissors, straight razors and electric. I’ve become a bit of a beard-whisperer.”
Must-haves Anything Pendleton, wooden hangers for your wardrobe and Alice Notley’s 1981 book of poems How Spring Comes, which Boehmer says “never leaves my coffee table.”
Click here to read one of Boehmer's poems.