OTC Visits Ledbury

Ledbury, the Richmond, Virginia, clothing brand best known for its exceptionally well-crafted shirts, is in expansion mode.  Founders Paul Trible and Paul Watson, who met while in graduate school at Oxford – and apprenticing with one of London’s well-known tailors.  They were committed to creating  an American tailored clothing brand with Saville Row quality, geared … [Read more…]

Read Wall’s Clean American Prep

Simple lines and details that are both functional and aesthetically relevant are the rule when it comes to Read Wall’s clothes.  For example, his oxfords are trim but not skinny, and have a unique feature that speaks directly to his grown-up sense of American style; a flapped chest pocket. Some designer like shirt pockets, others … [Read more…]

Birchbox Find: Hanz de Fuko

Even classically stylish guys need to focus on grooming.  While we here at OTC central don’t have a major personal care regimen, per se, we do need good stuff for our hair.  And thanks to our friends at Birch Box, we now have a new favorite hair styling brand, Hanz de Fuko, which is currently … [Read more…]

The Guideshop: Bonobos Brick & Mortar

As the company which innovated the hyper-customer focused online experience, Bonobos more or less redefined what being a great brand means in today’s world.  The company has grown into a legitimate player in the bare-knuckled world of clothing retail, so much so that in 2012, Nordstrom led a $16.4 million investment round in the company.  … [Read more…]