Winter Skincare Roundup

Taking care of one’s skin is a task often neglected by too many men. Winter’s cold weather and harsh winds don’t help the situation much, so we have taken some time and pulled together a helpful little list of some great skin and haircare products made just for men. From skin lotion to cleanser to … [Read more…]

    Helly Hansen’s Foul Weather Style

    Helly Hansen is one of those unique brands equally familiar to country club dwelling CEOs and street savvy urban hipsters. While originally designed to protect sailors from stormy seas, lashing winds, and brutal weather, this Norwegian brand has also conquered style-conscious devotes from Manhattan to Marylebone. In many ways, Helly Hansen has done for sailing gear … [Read more…]

      J. Panther’s RucTote Special Fabrics Series

      J. Panther Luggage Company is one of the most interesting bag makers in the men’s lifestyle space. While there are plenty of women who love J.P.L.C.’s elegant yet rugged tote bags and briefcases, the brand’s personality hits squarely a space occupied by men who both appreciate stylish functionality and possess a certain sophisticated wanderlust. We … [Read more…]

        The Ice Block Bag Cometh: Mission Mercantile

        The emotional pull behind the Mission Mercantile brand story is a interesting play on the heritage wares movement prevalent in menswear today. the company seeks to emulate the long lost local mercantile store that was once the heartbeat of any American frontier town. The mercantile was where one might find anything needed for a journey … [Read more…]

          A New Spin on Underwear: The Eighth

          Today’s men’s underwear is not your father’s underwear. In some cases, it’s even the underwear you’re currently used to. As with every other aspect of the menswear space, furnishings – underwear, undershirts, socks – are all being re-imagined. Blending new designs with high tech materials, today’s underwear option can keep you comfortable all day long. … [Read more…]

            LINDBERG: Behind the Danish Luxury Brand (Part 2)

            In our first post about OTC’s visit with LINDBERG, the luxury eye wear company based in Aarhus, Denmark, we focused on the brand and background of this remarkable company. This second post will ruminate on the influences that design and Danish cultural influences have on LINDBERG’s philosophy and products. Perhaps more than than in any … [Read more…]

              Classically Modern Italian Style, by way of Canali

              Few menswear brands evoke the iconic nature, longevity, and intrinsic beauty of Italian fashion as does Canali. Founded in 1934, this Made-in-Italy label is one of the most respected and influential when it comes to tailored clothing. So, when looking to invest in a suit, odd jacket, trousers, shirting, or even fine accessories, Canali is … [Read more…]