The Linjer Watch: Minimal does not mean Simple

Linjer began it’s life as a quest to craft the ideal slim briefcase. It was to be both elegant and versatile and not break the bank of the potential customer. The reasoning was simple enough – that great style and quality could be had for a fair price and end in the acquisition of true … [Read more…]

We Recommend: The Watch Winder from Barrington

If there is one downside for those who love automatic watches, it’s keeping them wound and running. Automatic timepieces, those which require the regular movement of the wearer to keep an internal engine running, are wonderful accessories and often deeply personal talismans. Their daily upkeep, however, can be a bit of a pain. For the … [Read more…]

Aviator Style with AVI-8 Watches

We are big fans of classic style reworked for modern life. Although this approach to fashion and accessorizing sounds fairly simple, the reality is that blending the two can be a challenge. Try too hard to be overly “authentic”and the outcome can be a look or a product that feels cliche’ or reductive. Equally disappointing, … [Read more…]

Citizen Ecosphere: The Better Basic Watch

With all the talk of exotic timepieces and expensive, heritage watch brands, it’s easy to forget the attractions of a simple, straightforward watch. We love Rolex, Panerai, IWC, and Patek Philippe as much as anyone else, but we also know the value of keeping a few – or just one – everyday watch for everyday … [Read more…]

Corniche: A Watch Brand to Watch

It may not seem so, but the market for reasonably priced, well-made, and very well-styled timepieces is actually getting a bit crowded. Indeed, finding a sub-US$500.00 watch that you can wear with pride to the office, a dinner party, or out on the town has gotten much easier over the past two years or so. … [Read more…]

The JG6500: A Watch Fit for a President, or for You

When Barack Obama first took the oath of office back in 2009 to become America’s 44th president, many of the menswear cognoscenti were picking apart his various wardrobe choices. Some were scandalous (white pique bow tie with a dinner jacket at the presidential ball!), while others were less dramatic (a nicely tailored Chicago-made Hart Schaffner Marx … [Read more…]

Father’s Day: Prep Time with Daniel Wellington

Few brands are able to instantly create a market space that seems to have always been there for them. Although new, these objects feel well worn and established. Daniel Wellington is one such brand; it’s a relatively new preppy inspired watch company that feels as though it’s been around forever. We all know the look; … [Read more…]

OTC at the New York Launch Party for the Book “Rowing Blazers”

Last week, we traveled up to New York City for the invitation-only party to celebrate the U.S. launch of the new book Rowing Blazers. Held at the newly inaugurated Polo/Ralph Lauren flagship store on Fifth Avenue – opening only days earlier – the event was a fun, crowded,  and sartorial cacophony of colors and patterns. … [Read more…]