The J.P.L.C. DocFolio Zip Portfolio

One of the classic minimalist workplace holdalls is the zip portfolio. By design, it’s clean, simple, and meant to transport one’s papers and files in a low-profile sort of way. a leather folio is practical but also personal and often thoughtfully chosen. Sort of a workplace male clutch that holds a few things you really … [Read more…]

Coming Soon: Showers Pass IMBA Jacket

  Portland Oregon-based adventure clothing brand, Showers Pass is dropping the new waterproof IMBA Jacket, the first product released in conjunction with their partnership with the International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA). The versatile jacket is the perfect mix of protection, comfort, and mobility designed to handle trail work and singletrack riding, then blend seamlessly back to everyday errands around town. Designed … [Read more…]

Why Great Style is Personal

A question that often lingers in the back of many men’s minds is whether or not it matter what you wear when no one is looking. Whether working in a casual office or from home, or operating generally out of other’s sight, many of us often struggle with what to wear. Too formal and we … [Read more…]

Join OTC x Indochino at Their New Tysons Galleria Showroom

Mark your sartorial calendars for next week, because Indochino and OTC are hosting an exclusive get-together. We are excited to invite our DC-area readers to join us at the made-to-measure clothier’s newest bricks-and-mortar showroom, located in a prime spot at the swanky Tysons Galleria. WHEN: Thursday, September 28th 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. WHERE: Indochino in Tysons Galleria (level two … [Read more…]

READ WALL Takes a Stroll to Bethesda Row

Our friends over at READ WALL are expanding their classic American sartorial footprint. The DC-based men’s tailored clothing brand and custom tailor just announced the opening of a new pop-up location on bustling Bethesda Row, in Bethesda, Maryland. The shop is located at at 4838 Bethesda Avenue. Just north of Washington, D.C., this location is well … [Read more…]

The Linjer Watch: Minimal does not mean Simple

Linjer began it’s life as a quest to craft the ideal slim briefcase. It was to be both elegant and versatile and not break the bank of the potential customer. The reasoning was simple enough – that great style and quality could be had for a fair price and end in the acquisition of true … [Read more…]

Beyond the Basics – The Navy Blazer

“All the boys down at Yale wear navy blazers.” This was a variation of my mothers ongoing mantra of how the “boys at Yale” should guide one’s sartorial and cultural life. This also applied to haircuts, as Yalies apparently sported only crew cuts. Leaving aside the fact that her view of Yale life was frozen … [Read more…]

Things That Last: The Classic Tote Bag

Things that never go out of fashion often seem to have a common thread. Sometimes it’s design or construction, maybe function or literal functionality. However, the one thing that tends to win out in the long run is utility. If something retains an ability to do its job over time, it will likely become a … [Read more…]

When Details Matter: The Money Clip

We are unabashed fans of the wallet. An expertly crafted billfold, whether for the back pocket of one’s favorite jeans or carefully housed within a bespoke jacket, is a portable filing cabinet and easy safe-house for your currency, cards, receipts, and notes. However, there are times when less is more and leaving your wallet at … [Read more…]

Making the College Professor Look your Own; Timeless Style that’s Always Current

If there is any one style that best defines East Coast, Ivy League, or OTC’ “house look,” for that matter, it is that of the iconic college professor. When most people think of college professors, a singular image often comes to mind: tweed and corduroy, grey flannel, well-worn leather shoes, a beat-up satchel, and some … [Read more…]