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…]

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…]

Summer Lovin’: How to Look Good With Leather

OTC recently got together with the folks at British country goods brand A. Hume to come up with some stylish advice for blending leather into your summer wardrobe. Not only do we get to pass along some great advice from an outstanding company, it’s also a chance to use British versions of certain words – … [Read more…]

And now for…Fly-Belts

  And now for something completely different. Have you ever been stuck on a delayed flight, crammed into a too-small airline seat and wondered to yourself, “why hasn’t anyone made belts out of these seat belt buckles?”  Well, wonder no more – it’s been done. Fly-Belts has taken the ubiquitous airline “lift to release” seat … [Read more…]

Bonobos Wants to Fly You to LA & Dress You up

To celebrate the anticipated opening of its new Guideshop La Brea in Los Angeles on June 20, Bonobos has launched a very cool “LA Giveaway” sweepstakes that includes some great stuff, valued up to $3,500! If selected, you will win: Two round-trip airfare tickets to L.A. A two-night stay at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel A … [Read more…]

KP MacLane: Clean and Classic Style

KP MacLane, the eponymous clothing brand founded by husband and wife team Jared and Katherine MacLane, has threaded the design needle by creating clean, modern, and timeless menswear pieces that also stand the test of time.  The overriding theme of KP MacLane’s house style is clean preppy; classic as simple. OTC reviewed the brands’ Signature … [Read more…]

Find the Right Bag for You

Everyone has their odd interest; that particular thing you love and obsess over, the subject that’s never far from your thoughts. For example, a friend of mine is obsessed with anything related to trains. He is always coming across books on trains or railways, or finding china from famous lines for sale on eBay. He … [Read more…]

Horse Country Escape

  Middleburg is the heart of to the Virginia’s bucolic horse country.  It is also one of the loveliest and rarified places in which to take in the activities and lifestyle of the moneyed and horse set. Indeed, it is pretty much what one would expect of an exclusive equestrian hamlet.  The beautiful, rolling green … [Read more…]