Who We Are
Off the Cuff is an award-winning online menswear resource and consultancy. We are dedicated to the principle that classic style and modern life are not only compatible but made for each other.
Founded in 2006 by Chris Hogan, from the start OTC was dedicated to providing readers with thoughtful, objective, and informative advice on incorporating classic menswear and timeless style into their modern lives. OTC also supports and profiles exceptional brands and craftsman, both here in the United States and around the world.
What We Do
OTC has been recognized on numerous occasions for our influence, breadth of knowledge, and unique ability to compellingly convey a brand’s story. In 2015, we were selected to be the brand ambassador for the luxury outerwear label HonourMark. In 2014, the highly influential site Refinery 29 named OTC one of the seven men’s bloggers ruling the DC, Maryland, Virginia style scene. 2014 also saw us named one of the top 10 men’s style blogs on the web by Real Men Real Style. In 2013, OTC was selected by global lifestyle company ECCO to be a VIP Brand Influencer and Complex.com named OTC a top menswear blog. Hogan was even voted 2012’s Brooks Brothers’ Dandiest at the Derby.
OTC also managed social media and blogger outreach for legendary menswear authority Alan Flusser’s innovative BeSpeak iPhone application.
About our logo: OTC’s suit logo was created just for us by our favorite artist Samara Shuter. Based on one of her most iconic images – “The Introduction” – OTC’s logo expresses the timeless style of classic menswear while also giving a solid nod to living in the modern world. Shuter’s work continues to receive critical acclaim and we are honored to call her a friend.
Where To Find OTC
Consulting + Services
Chris Hogan is a frequent contributor to leading menswear/lifestyle websites and publications and he provides unique strategic, social media, and branding advice to several well-known clients. As with BeSpeak, we can with you to develop a customized approach to brand development, promotion, and education. OTC also provides wardrobe and personal style consulting services to individuals.
To inquire about our consulting services and learn how OTC can help you, please use the contact form on the Contact OTC page.
What information do we collect?
We collect information from you when you subscribe to our newsletter.
When ordering or registering on our site, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your: e-mail address. You may, however, visit our site anonymously.
What do we use your information for?
Any of the information we collect from you may be used in one of the following ways:
– To personalize your experience
(your information helps us to better respond to your individual needs)
– To improve our website
(we continually strive to improve our website offerings based on the information and feedback we receive from you)
– To improve customer service
(your information helps us to more effectively respond to your customer service requests and support needs)
– To administer a contest, promotion, survey or other site feature
– To send periodic emails
The email address you provide for order processing, will only be used to send you information and updates pertaining to your order.
Do we disclose any information to outside parties?
We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information. This does not include trusted third parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others rights, property, or safety. However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.
Third party links
Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or offer third party products or services on our website. These third party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.
California Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance
Because we value your privacy we have taken the necessary precautions to be in compliance with the California Online Privacy Protection Act. We therefore will not distribute your personal information to outside parties without your consent.
Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance
We are in compliance with the requirements of COPPA (Childrens Online Privacy Protection Act), we do not collect any information from anyone under 13 years of age. Our website, products and services are all directed to people who are at least 13 years old or older.
This policy was last modified on November 14, 2011
Email: otc (at) offthecuffdc (dot) com
A Note on Swag & Other Stuff
Sometimes OTC will receive discounts or free products and/or services not available to the general public. While these benefits are appreciated, they have no material impact or influence on OTC’s content, reviews, stories, or commentary. The receipt of products or services is always disclosed, either in the related article or here, by reference.