Helly Hansen’s Foul Weather Style

Helly Hansen is one of those unique brands equally familiar to country club dwelling CEOs and street savvy urban hipsters. While originally designed to protect sailors from stormy seas, lashing winds, and brutal weather, this Norwegian brand has also conquered style-conscious devotes from Manhattan to Marylebone. In many ways, Helly Hansen has done for sailing gear … [Read more…]

LINDBERG: Behind the Danish Luxury Brand (Part 2)

In our first post about OTC’s visit with LINDBERG, the luxury eye wear company based in Aarhus, Denmark, we focused on the brand and background of this remarkable company. This second post will ruminate on the influences that design and Danish cultural influences have on LINDBERG’s philosophy and products. Perhaps more than than in any … [Read more…]

Classically Modern Italian Style, by way of Canali

Few menswear brands evoke the iconic nature, longevity, and intrinsic beauty of Italian fashion as does Canali. Founded in 1934, this Made-in-Italy label is one of the most respected and influential when it comes to tailored clothing. So, when looking to invest in a suit, odd jacket, trousers, shirting, or even fine accessories, Canali is … [Read more…]

Blank Label Suiting is all About You

Our initial visit to the Washington, D.C., outpost of Blank Label was an experience that reinforced our understanding of what makes this brand so interesting and refreshing. Now, it’s time to take a look at the finished product, and think about what this brand brings to the table in terms of quality, detail and wardrobe options. … [Read more…]

LINDBERG: Behind the Danish Luxury Brand (Part 1)

LINDBERG is perhaps best described a brand well-known to those who know. Based in Aarhus, Denmark’s culturally rich second city, the company’s eyeglasses are a favorite of celebrities, world leaders, and dedicated customers who appreciate LINDBERG’s obsessive focus on quality, design, and service. Prized for being elegantly crafted frames devoid of screws and unnecessary ephemera, … [Read more…]

Advice from the Expert: Alan Flusser

If there is one name in the world of menswear that genuinely deserves the otherwise overused title of legend, it’s Alan Flusser. For many men, designers, lifestyle influencers, and self-educated bon vivants, Alan is the man of record, or simply the man. He is not only a menswear designer, not only an author, not only … [Read more…]