LINDBERG: Behind the Danish Luxury Brand (Part 1)

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LINDBERG is perhaps best described a brand well-known to those who know. Based in Aarhus, Denmark’s culturally rich second city, the company’s eyeglasses are a favorite of celebrities, world leaders, and dedicated customers who appreciate LINDBERG’s obsessive focus on quality, design, and service. Prized for being elegantly crafted frames devoid of screws and unnecessary ephemera, … [Read more…]

Railtek Belts: Smooth Operator

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Belts a necessity of daily life, but they are also an opportunity to express one’s style, personality, love of design, or appreciation of luxury craftsmanship. For those of us who fall into the dreaded “in-between” space of belt sizing, finding a belt that fits can be a particular challenge. We recently tested out the ratcheted … [Read more…]

A Clever Minimalist Wallet from France

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OTC is happy to support Rivet, a collection of clever and uniquely designed leather wallets from France. Founded by Antoine Monnet, the campaign to get this label up and running reflects the style, ideas, aesthetics, and philosophy that underpins the kinds of brands OTC seeks to share. A combination of simple industrial influences, minimalist design, … [Read more…]

EROIX: Evolution of the Boxer

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OTC readers can get an extra 10% off their EROIX order by using “OFFTHECUFF10” at checkout! While the clothing in which we attire ourselves can play a large role in how others see us, how we see us is often driven by our choice in the kinds of garments very few people ever do see. … [Read more…]

Keeping Warm with Barbour Accessories

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Barbour is of course best known for it’s waxed jackets. World famous and instantly recognizable, Barbour waxwear has spawned legions of imitators and inspired many to imagine themselves living the life of landed gentry. As a brand, Barbour is both respected for the rugged construction of its products, designed to be loved and abused in … [Read more…]

Eyewear from Oren Isaac

Checking out our new @oieyewear eyeglasses. First impressions: really well-made, high quality frames, great hinges. Prescription is right on target, and they fit quite well right out of the case. Speaking of which, they come with a truly cool and functional fold-over felt case and cleaning cloth. Look for our review soon on OTC. #orrinisaac #nothingbutnet #greatjob

The online eyewear market is a pretty good example of how technology can up-end an established market system and disrupt a heretofore unquestioned business model. Forever it seems, one purchased eye glasses from the family optometrist. They were expensive, took time to get, and the frame selection was rather limited. The rise of large-scale eyewear … [Read more…]

The Perfect Bag for the Stuff in Your Bag

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Napper Tandy – ntandy – is one brand that always makes us feel happy. Built on a philosophy of surfer chillness and and the value of keeping things simple and basic, Napper’s wares are stuff you actually use. That said, never confuse simple for cheap. These goods are solid, detailed, and without question, made to … [Read more…]

Hand-Painted Wallets from D’Alembert

Our new exceptional small #wallet from @dalembertofficial. Hand-painted leather produced through a painstakingly laborious process. Can't wait to put this #heirloom its paces. #luxury #handmade #leather #accessories

Originally conceived as a way of mimicking the natural patinas leather goods accumulate over years of use, the process of dying is transformed into an art form by D’Alembert. Their unique wallets are instantly set apart by hand painted finishes that elevate decoration to an entirely new level. Starting with the finest French calfskin and … [Read more…]