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…]

The Short Guide to Short Coats

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As much of the Northern hemisphere finds itself in the grip of a persistently unpleasant winter, we thought it might be a good time to point out some excellent options for short-length warmth. Shorter coats allow for freedom of movement and a more casual appearance while still providing the warmth and style you need on … [Read more…]

OTC Goes Handmade With Paul Stuart Footwear

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True personalization is the epitome of luxury. The idea of something crafted specifically and uniquely for you – to fit your particular body in all of its glorious imperfection – is what makes the world of bespoke so special, attractive, and often expensive. Perhaps nowhere is the true benefit of customized fit more evident than … [Read more…]

The Polo Shirt: An American Classic

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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…]

Basics 101: The Blue Blazer

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Perhaps more than any other male garment, the traditional blue blazer is the backbone of any serious wardrobe. As versatile pieces go, it stands head and shoulders above almost any other piece of tailored clothing, and with good reason. When it comes to meeting your needs in a sartorial pinch, the navy blazer is chameleon-like. … [Read more…]