The Moment OTC Got Real

  Off the Cuff has been around now for seven years; and in Internet time, that’s forever.  When we started this project, The Sartorialist, Ask Andy, and Style Forum were the only other resources guys had for learning about personal style and educating themselves about fashion, history, and heritage in menswear. So, when Mount Gay … [Read more…]

Pants We Love: Mountain Khakis

We love khakis, let’s just get that out of the way.  And, Mountain Khakis, a mountain-inspired lifestyle apparel brand based in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, make our favorite pair; the Teton model in Broadway fit.  If you haven’t heard of them, it’s understandable.  The brand is not too well known in trad circles, as it reflects … [Read more…]

Summer Style: Vineyard Vines, et al.

Officially, summer is now upon us, but here at OTC we have already been working to nail down a few fresh but classic looks for the warmer months. Dressing for summer is often a blend of worn out shorts, some favorite tee shirts, flip flips, and a stack of reliable polos.  That’s fine when you’re … [Read more…]

OTC Father’s Day Guide

Looking for some last-minute Father’s Day gift ideas?  OTC has pulled together a few great options that will make it look like you spent days, not minutes, tracking down the best ideas. From a gift box subscription to the perfect shirt, some sharp watches to an exceptional pen, we’ve got you covered.  Even some amazing … [Read more…]

A Time and Place: When You Know

How do you know when the person you think you like is actually the person with whom you want to spend your life?  In my case, that moment was tied up with a particularly stylish and unique event – of course. Back in 1997, Bill Clinton was gearing up for his second inauguration.  Here in … [Read more…]

Horse Country Escape

  Middleburg is the heart of to the Virginia’s bucolic horse country.  It is also one of the loveliest and rarified places in which to take in the activities and lifestyle of the moneyed and horse set. Indeed, it is pretty much what one would expect of an exclusive equestrian hamlet.  The beautiful, rolling green … [Read more…]

OTC x Aspetto: A Great Fit

When we first wrote on our plan to review a custom made-to-measure suit from the Fredricksburg, Virgina-based company Aspetto, we mentioned that founder Abbas Haider first entered the clothing game making bulletproof suits for high-profile clients around the world.  How, we wondered, would that impressive feat translate into a more traditional garment for less dangerous … [Read more…]