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…]

      OTC Recommends: The George Boot from Cobbler Union

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      We recently introduced OTC readers to Cobbler Union, a new footwear brand that creates bespoke quality shoes at perfectly attainable prices. The company was founded by luxury footwear industry veterans who know what goes into shoes costing thousands of dollars. Using their powers for good, these fellows set about the goal of allowing any stylish … [Read more…]

        The Short Guide to Short Coats

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        As much of the Northern hemisphere finds itself in the grip of a persistently unpleasant winter, we thought it might be a good time to point out some excellent options for short-length warmth. Shorter coats allow for freedom of movement and a more casual appearance while still providing the warmth and style you need on … [Read more…]

          Style to Your Door: Bespoke Post

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          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…]