The Ice Block Bag Cometh: Mission Mercantile

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The emotional pull behind the Mission Mercantile brand story is a interesting play on the heritage wares movement prevalent in menswear today. the company seeks to emulate the long lost local mercantile store that was once the heartbeat of any American frontier town. The mercantile was where one might find anything needed for a journey … [Read more…]

Modern Military Inspiration: Inseam Clothing

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Inseam Clothing & Supply takes its inspiration from military classics and blends that timeless functionality with a very modern, urban ethos. There is a heavy touch of self-awareness to this 15 year-old brand that doesn’t simply reference military uniforms; in some cases it nearly parodies them. Founded by two Boston guys who wanted to make … [Read more…]

Northern Grade Pop Up Rolls into DC, May 29-31, 2015

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From Friday, May 29 through Sunday, May 31, Northern Grade – the nationally-acclaimed roving marketplace, featuring brands that manufacture their goods in the U.S. – will land in Washington, DC, for the first time. The two-day, free and open-to-the-public retail experience will take place inside of Union Market’s Dock 5 space, located adjacent to the … [Read more…]

OTC x Honourmark

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Here at Off the Cuff, we have the privilege of meeting some pretty extraordinary craftspeople. The one thing they all have in common is a deep-seated desire to be the best in their chosen field of expertise. Suits, shirts, khakis, denim, leather goods, footwear, handmade bags, ties, and even grooming supplies. We founded this site … [Read more…]

OTC Recommends: Christensen Bags

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Most lifestyle brands seek to improve upon a time-tested design or known functionality; a better shirt, hipper jeans, or a cooler laptop case. Christensen Bags, the brainchild of a creative husband and wife team, took a path less traveled and we think it’s made all the difference. Rather than mimic something obviously traditional, these mid-century … [Read more…]