A New Spin on Underwear: The Eighth

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Today’s men’s underwear is not your father’s underwear. In some cases, it’s even the underwear you’re currently used to. As with every other aspect of the menswear space, furnishings – underwear, undershirts, socks – are all being re-imagined. Blending new designs with high tech materials, today’s underwear option can keep you comfortable all day long. … [Read more…]

Railtek Belts: Smooth Operator

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Belts a necessity of daily life, but they are also an opportunity to express one’s style, personality, love of design, or appreciation of luxury craftsmanship. For those of us who fall into the dreaded “in-between” space of belt sizing, finding a belt that fits can be a particular challenge. We recently tested out the ratcheted … [Read more…]

Well-Suited with Boardroom Socks

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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…]

EROIX: Evolution of the Boxer

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OTC readers can get an extra 10% off their EROIX order by using “OFFTHECUFF10” at checkout! While the clothing in which we attire ourselves can play a large role in how others see us, how we see us is often driven by our choice in the kinds of garments very few people ever do see. … [Read more…]

Eyewear from Oren Isaac

Checking out our new @oieyewear eyeglasses. First impressions: really well-made, high quality frames, great hinges. Prescription is right on target, and they fit quite well right out of the case. Speaking of which, they come with a truly cool and functional fold-over felt case and cleaning cloth. Look for our review soon on OTC. #orrinisaac #nothingbutnet #greatjob

The online eyewear market is a pretty good example of how technology can up-end an established market system and disrupt a heretofore unquestioned business model. Forever it seems, one purchased eye glasses from the family optometrist. They were expensive, took time to get, and the frame selection was rather limited. The rise of large-scale eyewear … [Read more…]

The Rowing Blazers Tie, Get Yours

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When Jack Carlson penned Rowing Blazers, he created a unique and elegant anthology of the hard-charging yet tradition-bound rowing culture. An instant classic, it’s a welcome edition to any gentleman’s classic style and menswear library. The book also showcases the vibrant and eccentric designs of the world’s rowing clubs’ historic and in some cases, iconic, … [Read more…]

OTC Goes Handmade With Paul Stuart Footwear

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True personalization is the epitome of luxury. The idea of something crafted specifically and uniquely for you – to fit your particular body in all of its glorious imperfection – is what makes the world of bespoke so special, attractive, and often expensive. Perhaps nowhere is the true benefit of customized fit more evident than … [Read more…]