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…]

Knot Standard is Definitely Not Standard

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

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…]

ShirtCycle: Your Shirts on Demand

Let’s just get the out of the way right now: nothing beats custom. Clothing made just for you and all your individual physical quirks and which fits supremely well forever jades you to mere off-the-rack (OTR) fare. When combined with the convenience of door-to-door delivery and effortless ordering, you start feeling pretty darn good about … [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…]

OTC x Aspetto: A Great Fit

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

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…]