Brand Brief: Linjer


Off the Cuff has been around for a while – nine years in fact – and for much of that time, we have been on the hunt for great men’s bags. Today especially, whether heading out to the office or running a few errands, men are carrying more gear than ever. Mobile phone, a tablet, … [Read more…]

    The JG6500: A Watch Fit for a President, or for You

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    When Barack Obama first took the oath of office back in 2009 to become America’s 44th president, many of the menswear cognoscenti were picking apart his various wardrobe choices. Some were scandalous (white pique bow tie with a dinner jacket at the presidential ball!), while others were less dramatic (a nicely tailored Chicago-made Hart Schaffner Marx … [Read more…]

      Setting the Standard with Standard Shirt

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      The classic white dress shirt is indeed classic. It goes with virtually anything and as a wardrobe staple, blends with almost any genre. It pairs well with jeans and old docksiders or a bespoke suit and seven-fold tie. If there truly is one item that should be at the core of any man’s wardrobe, the … [Read more…]

        Michael Bastian: The Sharp American


        Designer Michael Bastian takes a starring turn in the new short film, The Sharp American, a collaboration of GMC and director Arnaud Boutin that celebrates American design and creativity. Bastian, along with musician George “Twin Shadow” Lewis and noted photographer Michael Avedon, narrate what precision means to them and how it influences their work. The … [Read more…]

          From Bleu de Chauffe: Scott, The Writer’s Bag

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          Many years ago, we were traveling in Europe and noticed the bags carried by many men. Particularly in cities, we saw what can only be described as small briefcases designed in a way that made them seem less for business and more for everyday necessity. Not effeminate, these bags were clearly designed for men – … [Read more…]