Winter Skincare Roundup

Taking care of one’s skin is a task often neglected by too many men. Winter’s cold weather and harsh winds don’t help the situation much, so we have taken some time and pulled together a helpful little list of some great skin and haircare products made just for men. From skin lotion to cleanser to … [Read more…]

The 30 Year Jacket from Tom Cridland

British designer Tom Cridland made his name with the 30 Year Sweatshirt, a tough-as-nails everyday staple built for comfort and durability. With a focus on sustainability and vertical brand and production control, Cridland is also known for his commitment to doing good while also doing well. Cridland creates wardrobe essentials that combine classic style, comfort, and … [Read more…]

Helly Hansen’s Foul Weather Style

Helly Hansen is one of those unique brands equally familiar to country club dwelling CEOs and street savvy urban hipsters. While originally designed to protect sailors from stormy seas, lashing winds, and brutal weather, this Norwegian brand has also conquered style-conscious devotes from Manhattan to Marylebone. In many ways, Helly Hansen has done for sailing gear … [Read more…]

J. Panther’s RucTote Special Fabrics Series

J. Panther Luggage Company is one of the most interesting bag makers in the men’s lifestyle space. While there are plenty of women who love J.P.L.C.’s elegant yet rugged tote bags and briefcases, the brand’s personality hits squarely a space occupied by men who both appreciate stylish functionality and possess a certain sophisticated wanderlust. We … [Read more…]

The Ice Block Bag Cometh: Mission Mercantile

The emotional pull behind the Mission Mercantile brand story is a interesting play on the heritage wares movement prevalent in menswear today. the company seeks to emulate the long lost local mercantile store that was once the heartbeat of any American frontier town. The mercantile was where one might find anything needed for a journey … [Read more…]

A New Spin on Underwear: The Eighth

Today’s men’s underwear is not your father’s underwear. In some cases, it’s even the underwear you’re currently used to. As with every other aspect of the menswear space, furnishings – underwear, undershirts, socks – are all being re-imagined. Blending new designs with high tech materials, today’s underwear option can keep you comfortable all day long. … [Read more…]

LINDBERG: Behind the Danish Luxury Brand (Part 2)

In our first post about OTC’s visit with LINDBERG, the luxury eye wear company based in Aarhus, Denmark, we focused on the brand and background of this remarkable company. This second post will ruminate on the influences that design and Danish cultural influences have on LINDBERG’s philosophy and products. Perhaps more than than in any … [Read more…]

We Recommend: The Watch Winder from Barrington

If there is one downside for those who love automatic watches, it’s keeping them wound and running. Automatic timepieces, those which require the regular movement of the wearer to keep an internal engine running, are wonderful accessories and often deeply personal talismans. Their daily upkeep, however, can be a bit of a pain. For the … [Read more…]

Blank Label Suiting is all About You

Our initial visit to the Washington, D.C., outpost of Blank Label was an experience that reinforced our understanding of what makes this brand so interesting and refreshing. Now, it’s time to take a look at the finished product, and think about what this brand brings to the table in terms of quality, detail and wardrobe options. … [Read more…]