Style to Your Door: Bespoke Post


Curated and customized style boxes delivered to your front door via subscription are very much a thing right now. As with most brands competing in a commoditzed market, first movers have the advantage of establishing themselves as brand names which often represent the whole segment. Some services are spot-on, some average, and some forgettable. With … [Read more…]

The Noble x Bulleit Barrel-Aged Jeans Project


As many of you may recall, OTC is part of a very cool experiment being conducted by craft distiller Bulleit and premium jeans maker Noble Denim. Cincinnati, OH, based Noble made us a pair of their fantastic jeans that were then specially aged in well-worn barrels, located somewhere out in the Tennessee woods, normally used … [Read more…]

OTC x Jose Cuervo: Our Summer Drink, The Tabard Cocktail

Jose Cuervo Tradicional 750ml

Summer cocktails are many, varied, refreshing, and always looked forward to.  When Jose Cuervo approached us and asked that we tell you about a favorite OTC summer cocktail that included, of course, tequila, it was excellent timing. First, what cocktail worth its salt, so to speak, doesn’t contain tequila?  Second, we had recently rediscovered a … [Read more…]

Danish Short Film, “The Trench”

True Love Video is a small collective of filmmakers and creatives based in Copenhagen, Denmark.  Dedicated to exploring, “beauty and the human place in the Nordic nature,” they have released the first in a series of short films that capture iconic outerwear and the humans beneath.  The series, entitled UDE, begins with that most traditional … [Read more…]

Concord Button Downs: The New Old School Shirt

Concord Button Downs2

It should come as a surprise to no one that far too often form trumps function in the fashion world. Creating something in the “style” a timeless classic is more important than actually creating something that will last long enough to become a classic. “Inspired by” is often a phrase that makes our warning flag … [Read more…]

American Made. Global Market.

Frank Clegg has become the face of American leather craftsmanship.  Seemingly overnight, he has surged in the consciousness of high-end customers, style bloggers, Madison Avenue editors, Fifth Avenue retailers, and Made-in-America aficionados. His brand, Frank Clegg Leatherworks, is built around the fact that he is more than just a name, he is also a maker. … [Read more…]

Behind the Brand: J. Panther Luggage

We were recently chatting with Darren Gore, of J. Panther Luggage Co., and – in addition to showing us this great little video interview with founder Johnny Diamandis – he gave us sneak peak at some of the their upcoming plans. This creative and innovative brand initially caught our attention with the multifunctional Courier Ruc … [Read more…]