Emmett Shirts: English Style Meets British Flair

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

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

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

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

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…]

Smart Style: Shoe Recrafting

One of the true hallmarks of that storied East Coast Ivy League lifestyle known as “preppy” is its practitioners’ predilection for thrift. The longevity of a shirt, sweater, favorite pair of khakis, or treasured sport coat is in many ways more prized than anything else.  While those committed to mere preppy fashion may stuff their … [Read more…]