Birchbox & Baxter of California

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Skincare brand Baxter of California has earned a cult-like following, and with good reason. As one of the original men’s grooming brands, created by Baxter Finley in 1965, Baxter of California has stayed true to its mission of nature plus science. Cutting edge for its time, and way ahead of the men’s grooming trend by … [Read more…]

    OTC Recommends: Christensen Bags

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    Most lifestyle brands seek to improve upon a time-tested design or known functionality; a better shirt, hipper jeans, or a cooler laptop case. Christensen Bags, the brainchild of a creative husband and wife team, took a path less traveled and we think it’s made all the difference. Rather than mimic something obviously traditional, these mid-century … [Read more…]

      Boast: The Country Club Classic is Re-Born

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      While familiarity may breed contempt, exclusivity can engender affinity, curiosity even. To wit, where Ralph Lauren may suffer the slings and arrows of ubiquity and accusations of wannabe-classism, clothing brands known to only a few often retain genuine affection and social pull. Such is the case with American clothing label, Boast. First, a botany lesson; … [Read more…]