Truman’s Gentlemen’s Groomers: Holiday Dopp Kit

New York-based Truman’s Gentlemen’s Groomers is the barber you wish you had wherever it is you live (unless, of course you happen to live in NYC). The company was launched by three professionals who wanted a luxurious grooming experience without having to go to a female-centric salon. Their solution was to create a masculine enclave … [Read more…]

Winter Skincare Roundup

Taking care of one’s skin is a task often neglected by too many men. Winter’s cold weather and harsh winds don’t help the situation much, so we have taken some time and pulled together a helpful little list of some great skin and haircare products made just for men. From skin lotion to cleanser to … [Read more…]

Marlowe. Skincare – Cleaning With a Concience

The men’s grooming space is getting a bit more crowded. Never before has there been such a wide range of skincare, hair care, lotions, shaving systems, and beard oils to cater to men of every type. Marlowe. is a new entrant to the bathroom vanity war and we had a chance to test out a range … [Read more…]

Skincare for Men from A.J. Murray’s

The men’s grooming train has left the station and brands of all sorts are working hard to capture their segment of the market. No longer embarrassed to talk about skincare, exfoliation, sun damage, or even beard moisturizing, men are seeking out products – from hyper-scientific sounding to organic artisanal – that hit both functional and … [Read more…]

Last-Minute gift? Layrite Pomade

Are you looking for a last-minute stocking stuffer, or an easy gift for that guy with pretty good hair who seems to have everything? Allow the staff at OTC to humbly suggest the best darn hair pomade we have ever come across. Layrite Super Hold may have some great throw-back graphics and look like something … [Read more…]

The Razor’s Edge: Getting Your Shaving Gear by Mail

Grooming is a topic on which we occasionally touch for the simple reason that looking your best, whatever that may mean to you, is part of how you present yourself to the world. For some men, it means short-back-and-sides and a clean shave. For others, it’s that rolled-out-of-bed, rock star, free spirit look that actually … [Read more…]

Keep an Eye on Your Face With These Men’s Grooming Brands

It’s no surprise that men are paying more attention than ever to their wardrobes, but they are also remembering that one’s face is the true focus upon which most attention is leveled. That market for men’s skincare and grooming products is expanding at a healthy clip, and that’s a good thing. Taking care of your … [Read more…]

Birchbox & Baxter of California

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…]