The 30 Year Jacket from Tom Cridland

British designer Tom Cridland made his name with the 30 Year Sweatshirt, a tough-as-nails everyday staple built for comfort and durability. With a focus on sustainability and vertical brand and production control, Cridland is also known for his commitment to doing good while also doing well. Cridland creates wardrobe essentials that combine classic style, comfort, and … [Read more…]

Well-Suited with Boardroom Socks

Not all dress socks are equal. Boardroom Socks makes some the most comfortable, professional, and attractive dress socks we have reviewed. And, frankly, that’s saying something, because we have tried out some excellent business socks over the years. What makes this brand so special? Overall construction is top-notch and both the merino wool and mercerized … [Read more…]

OTC Recommends: The George Boot from Cobbler Union

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

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

“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

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…]