The Vesper Polo From Mack Weldon

While the polo is a classic staple of most men’s wardrobe, rarely does this iconic shirt get an updating worth noting. The new Vesper polo from Mack Weldon not only updates this versatile shirt with a slim and slightly retro fit, their micro-mesh fabric gives it a lightweight performance feel that also looks crisp and smooth … [Read more…]

Luxury Shirtmaker Ledbury Opens New D.C. Store

After years of hosting successful Washington, D.C. pop-up shops, luxury menswear brand Ledbury has arrived in the Capitol City’s tony Georgetown neighborhood with a much-anticipated permanent brick-and-mortar store. The new store will be located in Cady’s Alley, just off M Street, Georgetown’s high street. As they have not yet revealed the look of their new … [Read more…]

A Short Guide to Shirts

It should come as no surprise that not everyone wears a suit and tie to work every day. While the trend toward tailored and more dressy menswear continues, actual formality in dress has begun to give way to less constricting styles. For some, even the odd jacket, with all it’s wonderful college professor inducing implications, … [Read more…]

ShirtCycle: Your Shirts on Demand

Let’s just get the out of the way right now: nothing beats custom. Clothing made just for you and all your individual physical quirks and which fits supremely well forever jades you to mere off-the-rack (OTR) fare. When combined with the convenience of door-to-door delivery and effortless ordering, you start feeling pretty darn good about … [Read more…]

Setting the Standard with Standard Shirt

The classic white dress shirt is indeed classic. It goes with virtually anything and as a wardrobe staple, blends with almost any genre. It pairs well with jeans and old docksiders or a bespoke suit and seven-fold tie. If there truly is one item that should be at the core of any man’s wardrobe, the … [Read more…]

Sebastian Ward: It’s The Shirt

There are a lot of shirt brands out there these days. And for the most part, that’s a good thing. Depending on your needs and budget, you can get bespoke, made-to-measure, or off the rack. Dress shirts now come in all manner of pattern, color, style, and fit. Indeed, you can pretty much customize and … [Read more…]

Ledbury Pops into Georgetown

Richmond, Virginia, based shirt-maker extraordinaire, Ledbury, is back in the national capitol for the 2014 holiday season. The brand, best known for its e-commerce approach to Jermyn Street quality shirting, opened up a seasonal pop-up shop at 1254 Wisconsin Avenue. Situated in the historic retail heart of DC’s menswear shops, it will run from November … [Read more…]

The Polo Shirt: An American Classic

For generations now, the polo shirt has been a cornerstone of any classic, Ivy League-inspired wardrobe. While most people who hear “polo shirt,” tend to think “Polo ™” shirt, the first branded version was actually developed in 1929 for tennis legend Rene’ “Le Crocodile” Lacoste. Lacoste wanted a comfortable shirt to replace the traditional, but … [Read more…]

Halibut Shirts: Italian for “Fun”

Halibut is an Italian shirting brand that combines a genuine love of design and craftsmanship with an equally disarming sense of fun and whimsy.  Their name is a bit quirky and the logo seems destined for sandy beaches somewhere, but don’t let that party schtick fool you; Halibut makes very good shirts and the company … [Read more…]

OTC Visits Ledbury

Ledbury, the Richmond, Virginia, clothing brand best known for its exceptionally well-crafted shirts, is in expansion mode.  Founders Paul Trible and Paul Watson, who met while in graduate school at Oxford – and apprenticing with one of London’s well-known tailors.  They were committed to creating  an American tailored clothing brand with Saville Row quality, geared … [Read more…]