OTC at the New York Launch Party for the Book “Rowing Blazers”

Rowing Blazers FYG Shoes

Last week, we traveled up to New York City for the invitation-only party to celebrate the U.S. launch of the new book Rowing Blazers. Held at the newly inaugurated Polo/Ralph Lauren flagship store on Fifth Avenue – opening only days earlier – the event was a fun, crowded,  and sartorial cacophony of colors and patterns. … [Read more…]

James Prosek: The Audubon of Fish

James Prosek (Mid-current)

James Prosek first gained notoriety back in 1996, when, as 19 year-old student at Yale University, he published Trout: An Illustrated History. Prosek’s ability to bring vibrancy and life to his watercolors, and his obsession with contextual and anatomical accuracy, won him quick comparisons to famed naturalist John James Audubon.  These accolades were no lighthearted atta-boys; … [Read more…]

GQ’s Glenn O’Brien: Setting Your Own Style Agenda


Recently, OTC had the chance to spend an evening with Glenn O’Brien, best known as GQ’s legendary Style Guy.  He was in town to celebrate the launch of the fall/winter GQ Style issue at DC’s elegant new nightspot, The Huxley.  Earlier in the day, we sat down with O’Brien at his suite in the Ritz … [Read more…]

For the Bookshelf: The Gentry Man

the-gentry-man-(c. CoolHunting.com)

One of the exciting side effects brought about by the sustained and evolving resurgence in menswear, elegantly executed lifestyles, and well-crafted luxury goods, is the recent release of some great new books geared toward men. For the past several years, there has been a coffee table drought of sorts; a lack of interesting books devoted … [Read more…]

The Best: Monocle Turns Five


Launched in 2007 as a new concept in print journalism, this March Monocle celebrates its fifth anniversary.  One of our favorite, or rather favourite, publications, Monocle has grown into a unique and substantive media presence. With its flagship magazine, online home base, retail arm, Monocle 24 radio broadcast (and iPhone app), and Bloomberg television show, … [Read more…]

Preppy: Cultivating Ivy Style

Preppy Cover2

When first reading my copy of Preppy: Cultivating Ivy Style, I was reminded of how omnipresent the whole preppy thing has become. OTC hit the internet back in 2005.  Back then, there were very few men’s fashion blogs out there.  And there were even fewer sites dedicated to the preppy/Ivy League/East Coast style so familiar … [Read more…]

Gentleman Prefer Blogs: OTC Featured in Washington Post Express

Thanks to Fred (unabashedlyprep.com)

Off the Cuff was recently interviewed for a Washington Post Express article (below) on the impact of blogs on how men dress.  Assistant Styles Editor Katherine Boyle, pulled together a great piece explaining how the rise of the menswear blog has helped guys become more comfortable with style. More importantly, many blogs, including OTC, provide … [Read more…]