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…]

History in a Bottle? Fun With Tequila

While it won’t hold up in history class, this new commercial / web video from the folks at Jose Cuervo Tradicional make timelines, and the history of this mixologist’s staple,  a bit more fun. OTC is partnering with the iconic maker of world class tequila to bring you our favorite cocktail. Stay tuned for that … [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…]

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…]