Frey Laundry Detergent: Clean Like a Man

Frey Bottle with Concrete Background

The expanding universe of products and publications geared to men’s fashion, clothing, interests, and lifestyles takes a new and innovative turn with the introduction of Frey, a laundry detergent made for men. Yes, this is a real thing. And, as it turns out, it’s actually quite a good – and smart – product. Let’s first … [Read more…]

    Eyewear from Oren Isaac

    Checking out our new @oieyewear eyeglasses. First impressions: really well-made, high quality frames, great hinges. Prescription is right on target, and they fit quite well right out of the case. Speaking of which, they come with a truly cool and functional fold-over felt case and cleaning cloth. Look for our review soon on OTC. #orrinisaac #nothingbutnet #greatjob

    The online eyewear market is a pretty good example of how technology can up-end an established market system and disrupt a heretofore unquestioned business model. Forever it seems, one purchased eye glasses from the family optometrist. They were expensive, took time to get, and the frame selection was rather limited. The rise of large-scale eyewear … [Read more…]

      Lodinatt: A Korean Bag Brand to Watch

      Lodinatt_Convertible_2

      While Lodinatt is a new bag brand to most Americans, the label has been paired with stylish South Koreans since its launch in 2012. The name is actually a compound that combines mixed three Swedish words: Liv (Life), Dag (Day), and Natt (Night). The representation is that Lodinatt bags accompany you through your daily life. … [Read more…]

        The Perfect Bag for the Stuff in Your Bag

        NTandy Holdall_2

        Napper Tandy – ntandy – is one brand that always makes us feel happy. Built on a philosophy of surfer chillness and and the value of keeping things simple and basic, Napper’s wares are stuff you actually use. That said, never confuse simple for cheap. These goods are solid, detailed, and without question, made to … [Read more…]

          Last-Minute gift? Layrite Pomade

          Layrite Pomade

          Are you looking for a last-minute stocking stuffer, or an easy gift for that guy with pretty good hair who seems to have everything? Allow the staff at OTC to humbly suggest the best darn hair pomade we have ever come across. Layrite Super Hold may have some great throw-back graphics and look like something … [Read more…]

            Revisiting Read Wall’s Modern American Prep

            2015-12-10 (Read Wall Store_4)

            Read Wall is a Washington, D.C., based menswear brand that takes the best of classic East Coast Ivy League style and deftly reinterprets it for today’s modern man. We have been following, and collaborating with, Read for several years and are continually impressed by this young man who has a clear-eyed understanding of what makes … [Read more…]

              Citizen Ecosphere: The Better Basic Watch

              Another view of our @citizenwatchus Echosphere sport watch. All the style and rugged build of a #diverwatch without the bells and whistles. Clean, simple, and smart lines make it a great everyday watch that tells people you still like to get out and explore. Even if it's only a hike to the coffee shop. #menswatch #timepiece #watch #ecodrive

              With all the talk of exotic timepieces and expensive, heritage watch brands, it’s easy to forget the attractions of a simple, straightforward watch. We love Rolex, Panerai, IWC, and Patek Philippe as much as anyone else, but we also know the value of keeping a few – or just one – everyday watch for everyday … [Read more…]