Knot Standard is Definitely Not Standard

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We are excited to finally work with a brand we have followed for some time – Knot Standard. The company behind this clever pun of a name is indeed not standard whatsoever. Customization is key here, and a focus on fit and balance highlight its dedication to getting the job done right. While there are … [Read more…]

A visit to Blank Label in DC

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The Blank Label studio in Washington, D.C., feels a bit more New York than capitol city. Located on the second floor of an historic building a short walk from the White House, the loft-like vibe is designed to get you thinking about well-fitting urban clothing. A quick ride up the tiny elevator deposits you in … [Read more…]

One Good Suit: Indochino


Indochino has been one of the single most important influences in the business of made-to-measure suiting.  The company was a first mover when it created the first truly viable online customized clothing model, a market that continues to expand everyday. While ubiquitous today, when Indochino launched in 2007 the idea of actually spending real money … [Read more…]

Deo Veritas: The Best Online Custom Shirts


Deo Veritas makes custom shirts and as far as we are concerned, theirs are some of the finest OTC has reviewed.  From fabric to fit to construction to detail, the product is exceptional and perhaps the closest to bespoke we have found. Established in 2007, this Chicago-based company is focused on providing outstanding shirting, perfecting … [Read more…]

OTC x Aspetto: A Great Fit

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When we first wrote on our plan to review a custom made-to-measure suit from the Fredricksburg, Virgina-based company Aspetto, we mentioned that founder Abbas Haider first entered the clothing game making bulletproof suits for high-profile clients around the world.  How, we wondered, would that impressive feat translate into a more traditional garment for less dangerous … [Read more…]

From Ready-Made to Bespoke

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Jon Green is a celebrated New York-based bespoke clothier well-known to readers of Forbes, The Financial Times, and American Express’ ‘Departures’ magazine. He is also a good friend of OTC and occasional contributor. Here, Jon provides us with a useful breakdown of the various forms that tailored clothing can take, from ready-made to bespoke. Bespoke … [Read more…]

Luxury Clothier Jon Green Talks ‘Bespoke’


Jon Green is a celebrated New York-based bespoke clothier well-known to readers of Forbes, The Financial Times, and American Express’ ‘Departures’ magazine. His loyal and exclusive customers who typically operate in a rarefied air of luxury and quality, can demand, and receive, the best. Jon, a true gentleman and passionate craftsman, is a good friend … [Read more…]

OTC & Indochino Team Up in DC: Free Suit


Indochino, the web-based purveyor of custom suits and shirts, literally revolutionized the online marketplace for custom clothing.  When the company launched its first website in 2007, Indochino quite literally created a new menswear retail segment from whole cloth. Read on to learn how you can win your own custom Indochino suit! Indochino has since grown … [Read more…]