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

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

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…]