OTC Recommends: The George Boot from Cobbler Union

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We recently introduced OTC readers to Cobbler Union, a new footwear brand that creates bespoke quality shoes at perfectly attainable prices. The company was founded by luxury footwear industry veterans who know what goes into shoes costing thousands of dollars. Using their powers for good, these fellows set about the goal of allowing any stylish … [Read more…]

Perfect: The HonourMark British Motorcycle Jacket

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There are certain things in life that immediately speak to you. It’s the way you know with a single touch or glance that something is special, an example of craftsmanship set apart from others. A Frank Clegg leather bag stands alone in the world of daily portage. A Jon Green bespoke suit is a sartorial … [Read more…]

Paul Stuart Made to Order Footwear – The Fitting

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“It all begins with the fit.” Peter Agati, Paul Stuart’s shoe buyer, is a shoe guy through and through. He knows shoes and he knows that what matters most is fit. If the fit is off, nothing else matters. If the fit is right, everything else falls into place. His first trip to a shoe … [Read more…]

Basics 101: The Blue Blazer

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Perhaps more than any other male garment, the traditional blue blazer is the backbone of any serious wardrobe. As versatile pieces go, it stands head and shoulders above almost any other piece of tailored clothing, and with good reason. When it comes to meeting your needs in a sartorial pinch, the navy blazer is chameleon-like. … [Read more…]

Emmett Shirts: English Style Meets British Flair

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Typically, when one considers Jermyn Street, London’s storied home to menswear’s bespoke luminaries,  a particular expectation comes to mind. Elegance, craftsmanship, detail, and tradition. While all of these traits still hold true for the area’s established labels, some are working hard to bring Jermyn Street a little excitement, to boot. Emmett Shirts is one of … [Read more…]

One Last Father’s Day Find: Dapper Classics Socks

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We actually introduced you to Dapper Classics, makers of outstanding men’s socks, back in 2013, but wanted to make a return visit as part of our 2014 Father’s Day series. So, even though Father’s Day has officially passed, OTC is extending it one more day so that we can show you some of Dapper Classics’ … [Read more…]

Father’s Day Find: The Quixotic Pocket Square

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Creating a space for yourself in a crowded market is always a tough situation.  The menswear furnishing business is particularly popular right now, with new brands planting their stylishly vintage flags every day. Enter Quixotic, a brand that caught our attention for all the right reasons. What better way to celebrate Father’s Day, or any … [Read more…]

Paul Stuart Opening in DC, Spring 2015

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Paul Stuart, the venerable Manhattan-based luxury apparel retailer, announced that it will be opening a new store in Washington, D.C. Scheduled for early Spring 2015, the new store is set to occupy a prominent location in the heart of the District at the new CityCenterDC project, a 2.5 million square foot neighborhood development enlivened with … [Read more…]

One Good Suit: Indochino

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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…]