Michael Bastian + Randolph Engineering

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Award winning designer Michael Bastian recently joined forces with eye wear maker Randolph Engineering, provider of classic aviator specs to the U.S. military, to give a fresh take on classic sunglasses. The 2011 CFDA Menswear Designer of the Year and head of design at Gant by Michael Bastian, reinterpreted five of Randolph Engineering’s classic frames.  … [Read more…]

Suiting Up With Proper Suit

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OTC recently met with Richard Hall and McGregor J. Madden, co-owners of custom clothier Proper Suit.  While there are a lot of “custom” suit makers out there these days, Proper Suit, as a brand and a process, is uniquely impressive. A near obsessive love of design, fit, quality and style is one of the distinctive … [Read more…]

Preppy: Cultivating Ivy Style

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When first reading my copy of Preppy: Cultivating Ivy Style, I was reminded of how omnipresent the whole preppy thing has become. OTC hit the internet back in 2005.  Back then, there were very few men’s fashion blogs out there.  And there were even fewer sites dedicated to the preppy/Ivy League/East Coast style so familiar … [Read more…]