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…]

        Boots from Swift & Co.

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        British footwear brand Swift & Co. has been making shoes and boots since 1934. Instead of focusing on the past and highlighting only the classics of British shoemaking, Swift went in a new direction with their new collection of boots. An independent maker of handmade footwear, Swift & Co. is based in East Lancashire, England. … [Read more…]

          Knot Standard is Definitely Not Standard

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          We are excited to finally work with a brand we have followed for some time – Knot Standard. The company behind this clever pun of a name is indeed not standard whatsoever. Customization is key here, and a focus on fit and balance highlight its dedication to getting the job done right. While there are … [Read more…]

            Skincare for Men from A.J. Murray’s

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            The men’s grooming train has left the station and brands of all sorts are working hard to capture their segment of the market. No longer embarrassed to talk about skincare, exfoliation, sun damage, or even beard moisturizing, men are seeking out products – from hyper-scientific sounding to organic artisanal – that hit both functional and … [Read more…]

              The Colonel Littleton No. 34 Mailbag

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              American leather goods brand Colonel Littleton is a living, breathing example of how products can carry the DNA of their creator. Based in the town of Lynneville, Tennessee, about an hour’s drive south from Nashville, Colonel Littleton the man, has created a company that reflects his values, sense of quality, and deep appreciation for history. … [Read more…]

                A visit to Blank Label in DC

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                The Blank Label studio in Washington, D.C., feels a bit more New York than capitol city. Located on the second floor of an historic building a short walk from the White House, the loft-like vibe is designed to get you thinking about well-fitting urban clothing. A quick ride up the tiny elevator deposits you in … [Read more…]