Birchbox & Baxter of California

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Skincare brand Baxter of California has earned a cult-like following, and with good reason. As one of the original men’s grooming brands, created by Baxter Finley in 1965, Baxter of California has stayed true to its mission of nature plus science. Cutting edge for its time, and way ahead of the men’s grooming trend by … [Read more…]

Man up Your Face With Birchbox Grooming Goods

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Birchbox is an innovative and creative brand that has helped to create the curated product discovery market.  Founded in 2010, Birchbox helps consumers discover beauty, grooming, and lifestyle products through monthly deliveries of curated, deluxe samples that are tailored to their personal profile. An important trend in the evolution of retail for both brands and … [Read more…]

OTC Review: Tommy John Underwear

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Underwear brand Tommy John likes to frame their product’s value proposition thusly; wearing their underwear with make you feel better about yourself.  After a few weeks of testing, we more or less agree. Men today have more options when it comes to finding great, well-designed underwear than any other time time history.  While it’s not … [Read more…]

Wardrobe Upgrade: Ribbed Tee

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Over the past several months, we have had the chance to review a variety of products that are redefining a wardrobe staple that seems to have gone unchanged in any meaningful way for decades; the undershirt.  For many men, especially those who dress up for work, an undershirt is a necessity but also a burden. … [Read more…]

(Re)introducing Mack Weldon

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We introduced OTC readers to the Mack Weldon brand as part of our 2012 Holiday Wish List.  Apparently, some folks wanted to know a bit more, judging by the feedback in our inbox. As a topic, OTC has never really addressed things like underwear and tee shirts, but these items really are important. Feeling comfortable … [Read more…]