Everyone Needs Some (Blue) Suede Shoes

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Men’s footwear is on a bit of a tear right now. After a lifetime of limited choices when it comes to dressing one’s feet, current fashion and lifestyle trends – from athleisure to vintage/retro, urban to small batch specialty – are giving guys new options for expressing personality and meeting practical footwear needs. Our favorite … [Read more…]

    Railtek Belts: Smooth Operator

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    Belts a necessity of daily life, but they are also an opportunity to express one’s style, personality, love of design, or appreciation of luxury craftsmanship. For those of us who fall into the dreaded “in-between” space of belt sizing, finding a belt that fits can be a particular challenge. We recently tested out the ratcheted … [Read more…]

      An Updated Take on the Classic Cafe Racer

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      A leather jacket is one of the most serviceable and valued pieces in many men’s wardrobes. It can be iconic and, depending on the style and design, also of-the-moment, imparting a specific sense of personality and personal brand. More so than most other garments, a leather jacket becomes an extension of oneself and a deeply personal … [Read more…]

        9 Options for Summer Shoes

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        One of the great joys of dressing for warm weather is the option of finally freeing your feet from heavy socks, boots, and other cold weather foot gear. As spring slowly morphs into summer, OTC offers up a few ideas to lighten up and air out in comfort and with style. We have pulled together … [Read more…]

          Luxury Shirtmaker Ledbury Opens New D.C. Store

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          After years of hosting successful Washington, D.C. pop-up shops, luxury menswear brand Ledbury has arrived in the Capitol City’s tony Georgetown neighborhood with a much-anticipated permanent brick-and-mortar store. The new store will be located in Cady’s Alley, just off M Street, Georgetown’s high street. As they have not yet revealed the look of their new … [Read more…]

            A Clever Minimalist Wallet from France

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            OTC is happy to support Rivet, a collection of clever and uniquely designed leather wallets from France. Founded by Antoine Monnet, the campaign to get this label up and running reflects the style, ideas, aesthetics, and philosophy that underpins the kinds of brands OTC seeks to share. A combination of simple industrial influences, minimalist design, … [Read more…]