OTC for the Holidays: 2010 Wish List

It’s that time of year again, when OTC looks back, forward and all over the place to try to track down some interesting ideas for holiday gift giving.  So, whether you are looking for the right present for that special guy or just something for yourself, take look at our picks. There are literally hundreds … [Read more…]

The Roots of American Preppy – Redux

I originally penned this column several years ago as a meditation on the real roots of American preppy and what it means today.  Well, just this week the iconic cult classic “Take Ivy” and long anticipated Preppy Handbook follow-up, “True Prep” were published and I thought now was a good time take a fresh look … [Read more…]

The Fine Art of Going Sockless

The sockless look is very much in fashion at the moment.  It’s all over the place, from glossy magazine ads to TV to runways.  J.Crew, very much the bastion of today’s classic American menswear, has its models sporting Alden bluchers, vintage jeans and no socks. On the formal wear front, Thom Browne has made the … [Read more…]