Ponytail Journal

SHINING LIGHT INTO THE DONATION BIN.
In the Ponytail space, we are over the moon to hear news of mindfulness taking root in the garment industry.  Our friends at Heddels have shared a recent video they made about their visit to a 'post-consumer-waste' recycling plant in Karachi, Pakistan, that transforms used denim jeans into new cotton fibers.... Read More
NO MUD, NO LOTUS.
Be first to witness the W'menswear Spring Summer 18 collection, inspired by the impermanence of both happiness and suffering, two opposing forces that fill our lives with growth and beauty. No mud, no lotus... Read More
W’MENSWEAR FLAVOURS FOR THE AUTUMN.
Our natural universe has brought us heat waves, cold bouts, hail, and the most sublime sunsets all summer long. It is a fact that all of this mystery has deeply affected how our creative juices have churned here at Ponytail Journal.  So once again we would love to bring you on board our ship headed to the sparkling waters of unmanned territory - that is the way forwards.  It seems very familiar, yet a little strangely different all the same.... Read More
WHY APPRECIATING LIFE IS IMPORTANT FOR MORE THAN JUST YOUR MENTAL HEALTH.
There are so many experiences that deeply connect us all humans alike - like sadness, boredom, sweetness, or gloom. None are better, worse, or worth more than the other, but all are the mysteries of experience that we can enjoy everyday. Lauren teamed up with her buddy Stacey Cotter to dive deep into the present moment for Vogue Australia.... Read More
TO BE COMFORTABLE IN YOUR OWN CLOTHES.
Chez Vogue Australia this week Lauren talks about banishing the sartorial anxiety that is 'fear-of-missing-out' to embrace the wardrobe that is utterly you.... Read More
A SALE WORTH THE PSYCH-OUT !
Radiating our love out to all of you with a radical Summer Sale at PTJ Supplies from today.  Take 30% off our Spring Summer '17 W'menswear range from navy painted chore coats to handwoven hemp and bamboo boat bags.... Read More
WHAT EVER HAPPENED TO SEAN FLYNN?
Spring Summer 2018 is a milestone for our friend Nigel Cabourn who is celebrating not only the birth of a new design concept to his body of work, but also 50 years since he started fashion school in 1967 where his life long career and passion kicked off.  The context of 1967 plays an incredible role in the domino of events that brought Nigel to where he is now, and in terms of political and cultural impact there are so many factors that played in his pathway.... Read More
FOR THE BIRDS.
This week we welcome a newcomer in retail, Tom Clothes and Goods out of Los Angeles who have just set up shop online with prospects of a brick and mortar storefront in the sunny region. Stocking W'menswear and some really interesting brands for a product savy lady, we've got our eye her growing curatorial list. Today we're getting cozy with founder Arielle Ackerman, and taking stock of her shiny new retail (ad)venture.... Read More
THE STANDARD STORE HAS LANDED AT BARANGAROO!

A little celebration is in order for our friends at The Standard Store as they have opened doors to their third store in Barangaroo, Sydney’s fresh new retail-meets-F&B playground on the harbour front. A couple weeks ago I went to visit founders Nicola and Orlando Reindorf who had just pulled together the airy storefront, designed by Aussie… Read More

LESSONS OF VALUE AND LEGACY FROM BEDOUIN TRIBES.
Anne explores the values of legacy and respect in which Bedouin nomadic tribes have treated their clothing for centuries. Travel through the desert with her during World War I, an unexpected place to find much food for thought on how we value our most simple wardrobe items.... Read More
(RE)VISION SOCIETY ARE MAKING VERY CLEVER CLOTHES.
We're catching up with (re)vision society co-founder Stacey who is road testing a new concept that she likes to call Clever Clothing, a new venture for the label who have collaborated with the public to solve the huge issue of inefficiency and waste in the garment industry.... Read More
SUNDAY SALT-A-MATICS.
We're throwing it down for the guys this weekend with our funnest game of Salt-a-matics featuring our saltiest smells, schwagg, potions, and pastes because fun.... Read More
BEYOND TREND IN TOKYO / BRYCELAND’S & CO.
Tucked away in Tokyo’s Shibuya district, a magnetic area for some of the world’s greatest retail experiences is Brycelands and Co., an anchorage for men’s fine tailoring and furnishings. Like any good providor, Bryceland's & Co. wares are carefully groomed and altered by their dedicated employees who pour love and dedication into their wares. Take a look into their world with us ... Read More
OUR SALTIEST WORKWEAR SALE !
We are celebrating workwear this Labour Day with a flash sale of our saltiest, hard hitting garments. Only you will have access to our special discount code today.... Read More
WANDERING DEEP INTO THE TROPICAL HEAT [SPONSORED]
Get acquainted with the lush layering that Ray Beams and RBS have brought to the city for Spring Summer 17.... Read More
THIS IS AFRICA.
Our dear friends at Kapital never cease to thrill us with their beautiful sense of playfulness and ultra flattering silhouettes. Specially curated for Ponytail Journal, we bring you into a new dimension that celebrates Kapital's Spring Summer 17 collection... Read More
SALTINESS / THE SPRING EDITION
Presenting a very salty Spring editorial to bring a little piece of the muddy and chirpy changing natural Universe to you.... Read More
W’MENSWEAR SPECIALLY MADE FOR PONYTAIL SUPPLIES
This month at Ponytail Supplies, we are so proud to be releasing some exclusive W'menswear collaboration pieces that will be only available at our store, as well as new season Spring Summer '17 pieces! Take a look at the just-dropped schwagg and discover just exactly why they are so very special to us... Read More
GET DOWN AND HIDE! YOUR FORRAY INTO LEATHERWORK WITH JON
We have invited leathersmith Jonatan Staniec to be resident here at Ponytail Journal to share his rich knowledge and elegant craft with us. He opens scene with a spread of tools and poof ! A very personal card wallet springs from blood, sweat, and great energy... Read More
THE THRILLS OF A GOOD TEE.
Our gal Songyi Yan takes us on her spiritual textile journey that had her week at the knees for a classic tee.... Read More
SPRING HAS SPRUNG AT PONYTAIL SUPPLIES !
Along with the rains and the first blossoms of spring, a very salty new W'menswear delivery has just dropped at PTJ Supplies. We are so proud to be releasing many specialty products and garments this season, designed with the funnest purpose, and the most beautiful raw materials ! Take a look! ... Read More
FADES OF THE DAY AT MUMBAI’S DHOBI GHAT OPEN AIR LAUNDRIES
Let us invite you on the journey of a single pair of jeans, through the open air laundry system called the Dhoby Ghat in India. It's here you'll understand why you can find some of the most beautifully worn-in denim in the world. ... Read More
DROP IT LIKE IT’S HOT / PONYTAIL SUPPLIES
The secret's out folks! PTJ Supplies are having a salty sale ! Grab yourself a timeless W'menswear workwear piece for an absolute steal. We've given you a sneaky lil preview of all of the saltiest items at your last chance to bag em while they're still flipping.... Read More
LAUREN SHARES HER THOUGHTS ON SLOW FASHION AND SOUTH EAST ASIA
For the March issue of Travel + Leisure South East Asia, Lauren shared her Slow Fashion philosophy that is the foundation of the W'menswear brand, as well as her favourite experiences around the region. In light of today's issue launch, we are giving you a big bite into what makes her tick with a very meaty interview by Travel + Leisure South East Asia's assistant editor Veronica Inveen.... Read More
ERIC DOES INSPIRATION.
A huge event on the Los Angeles Vintage calendar is Inspiration where the cream-of-the-crop world's best vintage and heritage rag businesses gather for a stunning show in Southern California. Our buddy Eric Kvatek went to explore the treasures on display and on the floor at this massive annual event. You'll see friends and new faces from all over the states as well as those who had hopped over from Japan like The Real McCoys, Clutch Magazine, J'Antiques, and local heroes like Hellers Cafe, Indian Motorcycles, Lewis Leathers, along with many newcomers who are imparting their own flavour on the show floor.... Read More
ERIC DOES THE ROSE BOWL
Trailing the buzz of last week's Los-Angeles-centric vintage bonanza that is Inspiration and the Rose Bowl Flea, we asked our pal, favourite photographer, and PTJ wireman Eric Kvatek to give us a two part serving of vintage deliciousness.... Read More
GROWTHRING & SUPPLIE’S KENJI WONG AND HIS FUNNEST LIFE.
Kenji Wong's work breathes life in Hong Kong’s unique culture through his various creative projects and intricately designed apparel and today we’ll be picking at Kenji’s brain for a little peek at what makes him tick.... Read More
LAYERS ALL YEAR ROUND BABY!
Let this be some inspiration for you to play with your existing wardrobe with a new pair of eyes. You may find a new space where new, old, classic, and niche can make friends in a very cultivated way.... Read More
RED WING HERITAGE WOMENS NEW SPRING SUMMER SCHWAGG
This Spring Summer 17 will be welcoming the start of the funkier narrative for the newly launched Red Wing Heritage Women's line, only two seasons young. ... Read More
WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FORWARD TO THIS SPRING.
Setsubun, the day before the first of Spring on the Japanese calendar falls on the 3rd of February, this Friday. We are pleased to be celebrating the cleansing of evil from the previous year (very much needed, thanks 2016) with a new drop of Spring Summer looks to get your appetite wet for goodness to come this year. ... Read More
FAVOURITES FROM KAPITAL’S BAD OPERA RELEASE
One soggy summer, team Kapital, our pal Eric Kvatek, a bunch of fresh faced Hungarian models, an all-woman army Eva Bajomi, and Lauren met in Budapest to dance the Kapital Autumn Winter 17 ho-down that became, "Bad Opera".... Read More
THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT THE USMC FIELD WATCH
Today Ponytail Journal takes you back to the Vietnam War. Wars are merciless, though one could say that the money put into war technology has catalysed change, rippling through our civilised world in years following devastation. For people who are fascinated by vintage and military gear, can’t really avoid USMC timepieces. What about a field watch then? Does it have its own brick and mortar functions? Or sets of rules it runs by? YES! Holy moly does it have a lot! Songyi Yan takes us through the humble plastic wind-up.... Read More
OUR FRIENDS AT HEDDELS VISIT FDMTL STUDIO
On the radar this week, we are zooming into our friends at Heddels who produced a tasty studio visit to FDMTL in Tokyo. It's interesting to watch indigo sprout, bloom, blossom, and start to decay throughout the world as we find ourselves meditating on workwear taking strides and lengths of time through a harsh trend-based landscape. ... Read More
PTJ SUPPLIES WILL BE AT MADE BY LEGACY FLEA THIS WEEKEND !
There's nothing like starting the new year with one of our favourite flea market events in the world, Made By Legacy, one that prides itself on well curated vintage, heritage wear, deliciousness, great tunes, good booze and most of all the best of fun. This weekend, we'll be throwing down our favourite vintage pieces like Early 20th Century French workwear and homewear, Thai antique ikats, USMC Vietnam war era and WW2 era goods, W'menswear Fall schwagg, and bags by our pals Revision Society.... Read More
PONYTAIL PARKER ISSUE ONE, “LOOKS CAN BE DECEIVING”
Ponytail takes matters onto the battlefield, for the funnest adventures possible! Presenting Ponytail Parker, a world where you will be able to enjoy cover art by our favourite artists, opening into an illustrated world of military-meets neo-psychedelic fantasy that meditate on our very own existence. The heroine, Parker, is the very juju we serve up at the journal, spanning over our passions, aspirations, daydreams, and style. Your can start your Ponytail Parker collection today and pre-order at PTJ Supplies !... Read More
THE FUNNEST SCHWAGG TRAIL ON OLD INCENSE HARBOUR
It’s that time of the year again, and in Hong Kong that means fake snow and ridiculously lavish mall installations. While the high-street brands adorn their plastic mannequins with the anointed sequined dress of the season, we’ve done a little Ponytail round-up of Hong Kong’s homegrown stores that are anything but fake. It’s only natural that when you find people and projects so dedicated to their craft, they only need to whisper to be heard.... Read More
ESCAPING TO THE TROPICS / W’MENSWEAR
Being nostalgic definitely doesn't mean you have to look throw-back at the same time. It's all about how you style your looks to bring the past into the present. Come escape the cold with us with everything that represents the tropical life with us for our latest w'menswear editorial. Think super soft fabrics, colourful prints, vintage sports club artifacts, worn out denim, and of course we would never miss the opportunity to celebrate warmth with some vintage brilliant Hawaiian prints. ... Read More
W’MENSWEAR ON THE RADAR: SYNDROME BY SYNDRO
As the beginnings of a women's workwear line that plunges into a lifestyle driven design philosophy, Syndrome is the 'her' to established mens brand, 'Syndro' out of Taiwan. Perfectly (geographically) positioned for production, a strong work ethic, passion, a growing economy, as well as access to an incredibly diverse range of textiles from neighbouring China, Korea, Japan, and further down to South East Asia; these guys are exceptionally geared for making niche luxury workwear. ... Read More
WORK IT LIKE YOU MEAN IT.

Man or woman, woman or man, the best selection of classic workout gear should be unisex in our eyes.  We have arrived at  day and age where high performance sportswear has not only made its way onto the High Street, but onto mostly all other streets as a matter of fact.  So in the spirit… Read More

POINTERS FOR BALANCING NEW AND OLD IN THE WARDROBE DEPARTMENT
So many of our favourite labels have put much research into history and heritage, to build upon and in the name of continuing a legacy of timelessness. Today we need to be attentive to provenance more than ever thanks to a very globalised market force driven by growth. So when it comes to curating the wardrobe our selection needs to be mindful, so let's talk about bigger picture... Read More
A WINTER DROP HAS ARRIVED AT PTJ SUPPLIES
This winter, PTJ Supplies is stocked up for the funnest holiday season ever, thanks to new schwagg from W'menswear. These pieces have been specially designed for salty souls like you lovely people who come to Ponytail Journal for reads, inspiration, and ideas. In turn, the W'menswear design team have been inspired by you all and have created garments that speak to those who don't mind rolling their sleeves up to put in the hard yard.... Read More
THE SHIRT, FROM MEN’S UNDERGARMENT TO UNIVERSAL WORKHORSE.
Adornment and functionality seem to be sartorial distinctions between mens and womenswear throughout history, though after WWII we saw a big transition of women into the manual workforce and military - one of our favourite periods in shirting history. Presenting the shirtiest editorial we've done.... Read More
CLEARING MINEFIELDS / HOW TO KEEP YOUR SKIN IN TIP TOP SHAPE
Our skin, the biggest organ of our body, is constantly changing as we age, change diets, travel, and go through drastic hormonal and emotional change through life. Unless you want to blast your system with chemicals, having porcelain skin is a genetic blessing and we have to get past the idea that we all should have it. The wonderment of our Universe is that we are all completely different, and therefore we should have different standards of beauty for each and every one of us. Here are some of Lauren's top health and beauty products to keep the healthiest skin possible, while at home or on the road.... Read More
TEMPERATE FREEZE / W’MENSWEAR
As the weather sinks into a foggy slumber, autumn brings a light bite to the air as we start to rug up and set up camp for the winter solstice. We bring you some inspiration for the colder months in collaboration with our pals at Revision Society who have developed a new set of versatile winter pieces, designed to adapt to the changing weather, and made completely from surplus fabrics from luxury garment production that would otherwise go into landfill. ... Read More
THE 5 COMMANDMENTS OF VINTAGE SHOPPING / VOGUE
Our kind of folk are hungry for garments that were made well enough to last the sands of time; garments that have their own unique story to tell in their wear and tear. There is a new meaning to the idea of 'luxury' today and we are all on the hunt for a wardrobe that isn't a carbon copy of the woman in line before you waiting for her morning coffee. Here is the best advice for the novice vintage shopper.... Read More
NEW YORKERS ROLL THROUGH SAN FRAN / THE HILL-SIDE X UNIONMADE
Take a look into the wonderful friendship that is The Hill-Side and Unionmade, as they shoot their funnest life possible on the streets of San Fransisco with Dave Franklin, a fixture in the San Fran skate scene for over 20 years. Welcome to their collaborative Autumn Winter look book... Read More
GO OUT CAMP vol. 12 WITH OUR PALS AT FILSON
Our pal Sae Miyata repping the Filson team in Japan shares her photo essay of 'Go Out Camp vol. 12', a big celebration of all things music, camping, and the outdoors just had their twelfth instalment at the base of Japan's ionic Mount Fuji. ROCK !!! .... Read More
THIS IS WHAT NEXT WINTER LOOKS LIKE (SORT OF)
Let's take you through some vintage pieces that have us inspired and excited for next winter.... Read More
THE SALTY RIPPLE EFFECT / CLEAN COAST COLLECTIVE X SKIN AND BONE
Enter 'Skin and Bone', a new ladies' surfwear brand that aims to tackle our overwhelming ocean plastic issue by partnering up with Clean Coast Collective this season. The two ocean loving forces are working more beach clean ups to take away plastic debris that is choking coastal wildlife and ultimately poisoning all life on earth in micro-sized morsels. Have a peek at some really salty looking wetsuits for women that looks to the horizon for the next line of swell.... Read More
KAPITAL AT THE BAD OPERA.
To enter into the wild world of Kapital is a little like stepping into a twisted wonderland, one that has its own gravitational force that has you walking upwards, backwards, inside, and outwards. Let us take you into the friend making, beer soaked experience that is the Kapital catalogue shoot, one that never disappoints and one that takes us to the famous and forgotten corners of the earth. ... Read More
A MOMENT WITH NIGEL CABOURN WOMAN DESIGNER, EMILIE CASIEZ.
Get to know Nigel Cabourn Woman designer Emilie Casiez, the newest addition to the family and an unbreakable Parisian who has her eyes wide open to the wonders of our sensory Universe, past and present. ... Read More
ON THE LINE WITH BARBOUR’S TIMELESS ORIGINALS / SPONSORED
This month we have been really excited about the idea of Barbour's menswear team designing the Women's Autumn Winter '16 collection. The collection is very suitably called 'Timeless Originals', a fitting theme for the Barbour who have been making great British outerwear since 1894 thanks to Scottish founder John Barbour who started the brand in South Shields.... Read More
PF FLYERS + GITMAN BROS. VINTAGE MADE THINGS TOGETHER, IN AMERICA.
Our friends at Heddels shared this great film with us about the "Seed to Sew" collaborative Center Hi shoe from PF Flyers and Gitman Vintage Bros. The short speaks to how the American-made denim shoe speaks to both brands, from start to finish, with the seed that grew the fabric to the final production line stage. ... Read More
ON THE BALMY ROAD TO SIAM WITH YOOX / SPONSORED
During an exclusive photo shoot in a secret island in Thailand to mark Dragon boat holiday and kick off the summer travel season, I shared my take on the perfect luggage mission to capture the three relaxing moments during vacation. Partnering up with Yoox, I made a special Ponytail flavoured selection from their Spring Summer 16 collection that would float our kinda salty sailin' boat. ... Read More
HAYAMA BEACH ‘N GOOD ‘OL NIGE
Our friend Nigel Cabourn's favourite summer hang out in Japan is only a hop-skip-and-a-jump away from Tokyo, where the echo of cicada calls in the city are swept away with the fresh sea air on the coast. We took a local train out to the volcanic sand covered beaches of Hayama to discover the colourful seaside culture that wonderfully describes the eclectic patchwork of Japanese summer culture. It's full of bamboo, Hawaiian prints, kayaking, and banana juice spiked with Malibu.... Read More
WHAT MAKES A SMART WARDROBE INVESTMENT / VOGUE
A great fabric has the power to elevate design and give life to it, thanks to the way it was made, or perhaps the history it carries within its fibres. When we get dressed we should consider the appropriateness of a fabric to the occasion, climate, or perhaps the mood we might be in that day.... Read More
W’MENSWEAR DO SPRING SUMMER ’17
To welcome the balmy world of W'menswear Spring Summer 17 to our Universe, we shot a short film to celebrate moments, creation, and stinky train rides with little dialogue.... Read More
REVIEW: TRAVELLING WITH ALL GENERAL MADE
Let's move the spotlight over a few steps to All General Made in the UK where founders Jamie and Anna are taking advantage of Britain's family run tanneries like Joseph Clayton & Sons, as well as world renowned leathers from the US and Italy to celebrate their love for creation. Lauren looks at their British vegetable tanned wallet that became her daily drag around.... Read More
THE ONION JUST GOT REAL SALTY
With the first wave of W'menswear Fall 16 on its way to stores around the world, our pals at Onion store in Bangkok were first to base in stocking our debut season. Have a look over hurrr... Read More
FRESHEST THING ON THE NET THIS WEEK.
This week Amy Leverton, author of cult hit Denim Dudes, shared an exciting window into the burgeoning denim landscape of South East Asia and no one could have put it better.... Read More
SPRING SUMMER VISUALISATION / W’MENSWEAR
Presenting Spring and Summer juju from the W'menswear vintage archives to inspire your wardrobe for the balmy season. This spread features much vintage from WW2, the Vietnam war, and early 20th century pieces, combined with some new season creations and bespoke work from our favourite object artists.... Read More
HIS + HER TOOTSIES COVERED THIS WINTER. [GRENSON AW16]
We all know that unless we've managed to grow a money tree in the backyard, the investment shoe should be something that speaks to newness, while balanced with the timelessness of familiarity. ... Read More
GREYHOUND ORIGINAL T-SHIRT X LAUREN . [SPONSORED]
Pairing up with Greyhound Original for some ultimate knit loungewear for the cruisiest home life possible. Brilliantly shot by our pal Pat Sutithon. ... Read More
DESERT RATS / NIGEL CABOURN SS17 FOR LCM
The London Collection Men's show is the gun shot welcome to a new season by the home of Authentic British Menswear that is Nigel Cabourn. Mens and Womens sit side by side; the story of the British field army during World War II rubs shoulders with inspirational force American war photographer Lee Miller. Come backstage with us for the SS17 presentation featuring all our friends.... Read More
LADIES, YOUR DENIM HANDBOOK.
Buying denim, or buying a pair of jeans is a really big decision for a lot of us. It's that pair that you hope will flatter you in all the right places, last for a good long while, and also a style that you won't get sick of a few weeks in. Choosing denim is not only about fit, but it's about colour, wash, stitching, pockets, crotch, weight, and don't be embarrassed if you have no idea what this word 'selvedge' even means, or why people are so obsessed with raw denim. Don't worry, Ponytail got-cha-back.... Read More
WELCOMING BIVOUAC STORE !
Our friends Battenwear are turning retail topsy-turvy by setting up camp on the 16th floor in NYC's Garment District. Adventure loving guests are welcomed with homely and heart-warming knick knacks like dinosaur figurines hiding about the store's shrubbery; vintage maps; the tropical smell of their very own surf wax; as well as stacks of old surfing and camping mags that you can flip through while waiting for your mate to try on different colour combinations of their vast style range for guys and gals.... Read More
SCHWAG ON THE ROAD.
Summer is well on its way so we've put together some inspiration to pack or look for on your balmy travels. Sometimes the most exciting part of travelling is to collect things, momentos, and trinkets that capture that time and place. Presenting your summer travel style guide. ... Read More
STARTING A NEW BUSINESS AND MAKING FRIENDS WITH SPREADSHEETS.
Lauren shares her experiences as a start-up business owner who, like all others, is feeling her way through the darkness and making friends with spreadsheets for the first time since 6th grade... Read More
HOW SHIBORI GOES DOWN IN TOKUSHIMA / THE HILL-SIDE X BUAISOU
Our pals The Hill-Side have teamed up with BUAISOU to produce a special, limited edition run of hand-dyed basics, in one of Buaisou's methodically prepared vats of 100% natural plant indigo - achieving a deep, luminous "Japan Blue" color.... Read More
SLOW GROWING GOODNESS / BLACK HORSE LANE
We think that the move to design and create products in a more mindful way is the future of business. Black Horse Lane Ateliers are trying out a more responsible and transparent model, which should be a great pay-off to the industry itself. So a couple of weeks ago these guys opened their doors to welcome us to the seasoning of their remarkable new brand that hopes to connect nature with industry in E17, London.... Read More
HOW TO BUILD YOUR WINTER WARDROBE / LAUREN SHARES WITH COUNTRY ROAD
Investing in timeless style is priceless. That's why I worked with Australian label Country Road this Southern Hemisphere winter to give some food-for-thought about how we can consider our own personal style.... Read More
INSIDE THE VAULT
Levi’s invited our pals at Heddels to tour their priceless archive in light of their Spring Summer 16 collection, based on a photograph of the company's baseball team in 1913. What a rare experience to say the least.... Read More
STYLING NOTES FROM A HIP-HOP GOURMET.
Our latest mens style profile delves into the realms of basketball, hip-hop, and thrift stores with the ever impeccably dressed Onra.... Read More
THE HILL-SIDE ARE BRINGING BACK VELCRO SNEAKERS IN A WHOLE NEW WAY.
Our friends The Hill-Side have genuinely wizard-ed their way into our shoe hall of fame with their just released Bridge Mid Sneaker, a brainchild of theirs that apparently came from a 70s US military 'Delta Shoe', but to us its something of a hybrid of the WW2 chukka (maybe familiar now to you as the desert boot) with the herringbone sole of a clay court tennis shoe.... Read More
HOW TO SHOP FOR HIM.
Listen up gals. Sometimes its hard enough choosing basics and essentials for ourselves, so when it comes to shopping for a man, so let me take you through some key basics and classic shapes to get you on your way.... Read More
WHAT TO DO EVERYTHING IN THIS SUMMER / OUR CANVAS SELECTION
My go-to closed toe shoe in warmer weather would undoubtedly be the canvas sneaker. So let me explore this in a very simple form. I'm taking you over to the most basic of materials, canvas, to talk about how the wonderful fabric can shape the most hard working shoe.... Read More
FIRST LOOK / KAPITAL GOES DOWN UNDER
Lets talk about the new Kapital Spring Summer 16 collection, "Denim Perth, Land Loves Indigo", an Australian story about the land and the sun. It's a celebration of strangeness, and about a community of people who take life by the blue tongue's tail.... Read More
“PONYTAIL’S GLOBAL SUMMER 16 T-SHIRT REVIEW”
We tried and tested the 4 most curious t-shirts on the market to bring you 'Ponytail's Global Summer 16 T-Shirt Review' for all creatures great and small.... Read More
BEAMS DOES BANGKOK / NEWNESS
So what about Bangkok makes it such a hungry breeding ground for a retailer like Beams, that promotes individuality and a more inconspicuous idea of luxury in a shopping landscape saturated by opulence? Explore the curious concept with us as we watch a culture of individuality and the art of 'being' blossom around Asia. Welcome to Bangkok Beams (again) !..... Read More
W’MENSWEAR / HOW WE MAKE OUR CLOTHES.

W'menswear, the philosophy. from Lauren Yates on Vimeo.

Our first season for W'menswear has closed its order books to our new retailers around the world. We couldn't be more chuffed with the response to our debut Fall collection, and to give you an idea of what goes on in the underbelly of the rag trade, we invite you to share the journey with us.... Read More
TURN-OF-THE-CENTURY ANTIQUE FRENCH LINEN / MEL, TOKYO.
As a not-so-well-known destination on the vintage route in Tokyo, Mel Antique deserves every bit of recognition for its exquisite collection of French cotton and linen, ranging from 1830 to 1950. Owner Takatoshi Tanaka is no understatement to the term 'passionate', and his spirit is rooted in France where he spends long digging trips around the countryside - looking for these incredible pieces from old barn houses and warehouses.... Read More
NIGEL CABOURN TAKES US THROUGH THE DRAWING ROOM / J.S. HOMESTEAD
So yes, the capsule collaboration between Nigel Cabourn and Japanese retail mountain Journal Standard is no new news but that's not why we're here. We're here because our buddy Nigel himself is taking you on a tour through 'The Drawing Room' and all the tiny details that make it so great. ... Read More
PONYTAIL FOR OSCAR WYLEE PART TWO / VINTAGE WORKWEAR
We've mixed and matched strong acetate with classic workwear silhouettes, using all the vintage from Down Under we could get our hands on. Pastel tones were the base colours for our Australiana festival, and we even managed to throw a classic pair of King Gee coveralls from the 70s for good measure.... Read More
WORKSPACE / BELLANIE SALCEDO FOR CHESTER MOX
Bellanie Salcedo makes the most beautiful leather goods that speak to time and maturity. We've gone into her studio to see what makes her tick.... Read More
OUTERWEAR THAT HAS OUR MOUTH WATERING / SO DELICIOUS
We've prepared a collection of our favourite outerwear pieces on the internet, shapes for his and hers, of many Ponytail flavours. Take a look at shapes we think will transcend trend and last you many winters. Think of them as starchy staples in your winter diet. The point here is to invest in timelessness, coolness, and warmth.... Read More
PONYTAIL JOURNAL FOR OSCAR WYLEE / SUMMER 16
Welcome to another Ponytail production, the Oscar Wylee summer campaign, in all its deliciousness.... Read More
PORTRAIT DAY AT THE ARMY GYM, NAKAMEGURO.
Our latest editorial brings us to a sunny winters day in Tokyo along the banks of the Nakameguro stream - my favorite spot in cherry blossom season. Here are some curated looks that float our boat.... Read More
MAHIOUT X ARMOR LUX / HEADS UP
Our pals Mahout have collaborated with one of our favourite French heritage brands, Armor Lux on a very vintage looking bag line.... Read More
DESKTOP / VOGUE
So with the New Year, I revisited my workspace and took away the confusing clutter. It’s where I create, and where I am inspired, so here are some of my favourite things that right now keep me ticking, until the next overhaul. ... Read More
MAISON MIHARA YASUHIRO AW16 / RADNESS
This week I sat down to dinner with Mihara Yasuhiro to talk about his winter 2016 collection Paris mens fashion week this month. It was a very tasty affair indeed.... Read More
W’MENSWEAR X 2 BY LYN AND TONY

We collaborated with Aussie object designers Lyn Balzer and Tony Perkins [ 2 by Lyn and Tony ] to produce a jewellery collection to go with W’menswear Fall ’16.  We produced a range of salty jewellery that reflect the waves of time, collaged salvaged vintage denim and raw brass hardware into wearable forms that speak… Read More

W’MENSWEAR SEASON ONE / THE LOOKS

I’m Presenting the internet premiere of our W’menswear Fall 16 collection in full. Over the past year I have been working on this project in the quiet shadows that lie outside the internet world.  W’menswear, the brainchild of Ponytail Journal, is another pride and joy – An idea put in place to make my little mark… Read More

DESKTOP / ISSUE ONE
We're starting a new segment at the blog and its called Desktop. Low and behold we're featuring things that inspire us in the studio. With issue one, we've gone all out on our favourite things that make us tick, like handmade French marble paper, a handmade saddle stitched leather card case by Chester Mox, oversized military pins that are the best for putting keys on, a nautical 100 day calendar, Scottish made watch by great people who go by the name 'Instrument', notebook by Imprimerie du Marais, Nigel Cabourn's book on Scott's Last Expedition, and an antique hunting dog desk ornament. Connect the dots.... Read More
PONYTAIL CHEZ BACKYARD BILL.
We had an absolute blast shooting around NYC and Paris with Bill Gentle (a.k.a Backyard Bill). You can check out our guides for both respective places but here are the funnest pictures that Bill kept for himself. Very Salty.... Read More
EVERY FLAVOUR AT MADE BY LEGACY
Made By Legacy, our favourite Bangkok flea event of the year, and a bit of a show for people and their rad styles. This year we set up a little portrait booth to show you just what we're on about and to have a little bit of fun.... Read More
LCM HITS THE ARMY GYM / WINTER 16
Let's take you over to London where Nigel Cabourn just had his Winter 16 showing of the Lybro and Authentic collections at the Army Gym flagship store.... Read More
OUR TOP SHAPES IN THE TROUSER DEPARTMENT RIGHT NOW.
Presenting our first w'menswear editorial for 2016! We're here to talk about the trouser silhouette and what is floating our boat this year. As we always say, finding the right shape for your own body type is something that transcends trend - the coolest thing you can do for yourself.... Read More
ON SET FOR W’MENSWEAR AW16
2016 is a big year for the studio, we are launching our own line of workwear for women appropriately called W'menswear and we couldn't be more excited about it. So this Northern Hemisphere winter our first drop will arrive in stores and we would like to share the whole journey with you, starting with the look book story.... Read More
ON UNISEX GROOMING / VOGUE
Here's our end-of-the-year homage to getting your hands dirty, awareness of self and forever keeping things fresh. I have curated some great unisex grooming products that focus on a powerful idea, rather than a distinction between man or woman for Vogue Australia.... Read More
5 SESSÙN SHAPES THAT ARE TOTALLY OUT OF OUR WARDROBE / SS16
We found some of our favourite shapes from our vintage archives surface for Sessun Spring Summer 16, and it perfectly sums up how a salty lady should have these staple pieces for their own, old or new.... Read More
HELLO SATURDAYS BONDI !
This week we welcomed Saturdays NYC to Bondi beach ! A very fitting setting tucked around the corner from some of the bluest waters and funnest waves possible. So we are excited to see their new space in Bondi evolve with its landscape, and mirror the goodness and laid-back-ness that comes with the Aussie way. ... Read More
RESEARCH, FIELD WORK, TRIAL & ERROR. [ VISUALISING THE UPCOMING SEASON ]
We helped style what we do best, vintage workwear pieces to help visualise a story for the upcoming ladies' Cabourn x Lybro season. Our research into women at work during WW2 has lead us down this elegant pathway that painted a platform in the discourse of feminine identity. We are fascinated with the idea that women express their femininity, not only instinctually but in pushing our ability and intellects. That's why we draw so much inspiration from the greatness that grew from this romantic era.... Read More
BY GOSH, WHERE HAVE OUR MANNERS GONE? PTJ FOR GOOD-MANNERS
It is our duty here is to point your noses towards goodness. We are pushing for a new, inconspicuous definition of that really overused word, 'luxury'. So here is our combined effort to continue expressing freedoms that come with existence. The freedom to continue in a climate of much political strangeness, and the freedom to show the world what goodness is really made of. Presenting, Good-Manners... Read More
GREAT WOMEN IN GREAT THREADS / THE INSPIRATIONAL WOMAN’S WARDROBE
Ponytail contributor Chloe Swift writes about how the inspirational women in her life continue to make an impression with their rad sense of composure and style.... Read More
THE FLIGHT TO THE INCONSPICUOUS / WHAT DOES LUXURY MEAN TODAY?
There is a shift towards a new definition of the word 'luxury', thanks to you guys, the Ponytail Journal readers... Those who seek subtlety and do not want obvious branding. So are we enough of a demographic to count as a percentage? Branding expert @mrpinot explains how the concept of luxury is developing into something exciting.... Read More
SEAHORSES. [ CABOURN X LAVENHAM COMING ATCHA FOR WINTER 16 ]
We are proud to release the latest Nigel Cabourn collaboration with Lavenham which has seen the two brands working together within their own home turf in Britain. We travelled to Holy Island, a few clicks north of the design studio in Newcastle to shoot the upcoming looks for the horse-y winter situation next year. If you take a look closely, you'll find all the lovely Cabourn hardware like the cameraman clips, sitting alongside the classic Lavenham snap buttons and quilting. It's like playing hopscotch with a childhood pal, simple and fun as that.... Read More
THE ALL FEMALE PASTRY DATE. [ W’MENSWEAR ]
The meeting of three really rad women, strangers at the time, from three corners of the Earth, connected by one thing. All that tingles in the air is the crunching of viennoiserie, syncopated by the ting of spoons clashing with coffee cups, and the start of conversational discovery - people trying their best to relate, be relatable, share joy, and give some kind of meaning to existence.... Read More
ON THE RADAR: SESSÙN’S OUTERWEAR THIS WINTER / VOGUE
We're delighted to see French label Sessùn coming forward with a super military-inspired outerwear collection. Think about heavy military coats in virgin wool, tailored to a super feminine shape to bring back elegance to the silhouette... And they didn't miss a beat in bringing out the cable knit turtleneck back (respect).... Read More
MEDITATION ON BRANDING, PUBLISHING, AND THE INTERNET. / A DAY MAGAZINE
Presenting an important Ponytail lesson about the internet, censorship, selective-ism, and an editing strategy when it comes to your brand - featuring our latest vintage spread in A Day magazine.... Read More
WHAT’S LIT / THE HILL-SIDE’S NEW FLAGSHIP STORE ! \ ^ % !
Our pals The Hill-Side have been working away at bringing us the most textile-delicious store possible. So as of yesterday November the 5th, the doors of the first ever The Hill-Side flagship store opened. Come walk around the store with us!... Read More
PORTRAIT OF A LADY / CABOURN WOMENS AUTHENTIC
We bring you all the winter inspiration you need fresh from London's Army Gym by Nigel Cabourn. Think denim suits, army jackets, windbreakers, suede workboots, and you're on the right track.... Read More
PONYTAIL + BACKYARD BILL DO PARIS.
Presenting you our favourite things to do in Paris. Every stone surface, marble floor, forged iron fence, grandaddy fruit tree, and crack in the pavement is a magnificent mark of time, and I think the French are right to be preserving it with a mighty stubborn foot. So we tip our hat to inspirational juju that's rooted in Paris, and the many colourful characters who explore the Universe in a wonderfully French light.... Read More
WHAT HAPPENED WHEN CONTOURING BROKE THE INTERNET / VOGUE
It's a fact, contouring is the word of the moment for us women, but is it going to be forever relevant? Of course a little part of us wants to look Hollywood at best, but I'm here to say that the answer can't possibly be masking our skin. Besides, IRL, wearing it thick is not going to be good for your skin in the long run. ... Read More
WE GO BACKSTAGE WITH (RE)VISION SOCIETY.
We all are responsible for our destiny through our many little choices that in fact set us on a future path, a trajectory, if you like. The founders of (re)vision society are thinking in a way that could transform manufacturing and the future of industry into a much more efficient, and realistic model. So we went to see their entire design and manufacturing process to get an idea of how it all works and how the system is bound for collapse. ... Read More
PONYTAIL JOURNAL + BACKYARD BILL DO NYC.
Welcome to PTJ's New York city. I’m sure you’ve seen a bunch about it on the internet, or perhaps watched your fair share of Law and Order, but my New York city is a series of personal interactions with some wonderful folk who define the great hub. Last month we teamed up with our pal Bill Gentle ( or Backyard Bill ) to eat and hop our way through the wild city for Farfetch.... Read More
A HOLY ISLAND AFFAIR. / EDITORIAL
We travelled up to the salty and historic land of Holy Island in Northern England, to document some of the newest additions to the Nigel Cabourn vintage archive. We've patch-worked Fearnought jackets, WWII beastly overcoats, and some fantastic knitwear together to get you geared up for the cold weather.... Read More
CABOURN X LYBRO DOES W’MENSWEAR.
For Cabourn fans around the world, the new Cabourn x Lybro collaboration might have popped up on the radar this year. Lybro, an iconic British workwear label established in 1927, clothed factory workers of the wartime. So when Nigel Cabourn bought rights to Lybro, that iconic yet deceased piece of British workwear history, we got really excited about the prospects of breathing life back into this great giant.... Read More
FRESH SMELLS YOU NEED TO GET ABOUT. / EARTHY SCOOSH KIT
Your smell is something that is a really huge part of how people remember you. Think about how your partner smells, and how you miss it when you're away, or how the smell of fresh sheets can make you feel homely in a hotel room. Here we've tried and tested some very exciting fragrances on the market right now that you mightn't have come across at your average pharmacy. These are our selects of (pretty) unisex smells that take you to a place, time, or moment elsewhere at first scoosh.... Read More
FALL W’MENSWEAR AT THE BROOKLYN CIRCUS / PF FLYERS x BKc RAMBLER
What's to come at The Brooklyn Circus this fall are some kicks that will put up a meaty fight to canvas shoe category, with that great BKc promise to rep the history books in all American style. It takes a really thoughtful person with skilful eye to edit something so well that people can understand what it's about without too much thought. I take my hat off to whoever can.... Read More
WHAT REALLY GOES INTO OUR PICTURES [ PTJ BROKE THE INTERNET. ]
This is a little exploration into the art of styling, and the delicate art of having your picture taken. There are so many elements to be considered and it can be an all overwhelming experience. The way we see style or coolness if you like, is something that can't be put down in words. You can't dissect it, nor can you force to try to capture its essence. So don't bother trying to force it into a photograph. We take you in on what goes into a PTJ photoshoot with this series by Ryan Plett in NYC.... Read More
DUDES: HOW TO DRESS FOR FALL [ IF YOU WANT TO LOOK A BIT NICE ]
When we say nice, it's implied that nice is defined as going-on-a-first-date kind of nice. For our romantic man-drobe chapter for GQ magazine in their NYC office last week, we raided their wardrobe department to give a few sharp tips for dressing this pumpkin season on their snapchat. Here it is for those who missed it, or for the rest of us who don't know how to bloody use the darn app.... Read More
THE SEA IS PARTING: OUR THOUGHTS ON MATTHEW DOLAN’S COLLECTION AT NYFW
We just want to say that Matthew Dolan's work made our week in New York. As he did with his first collection, (that we must have raved on about a minute ago) workwear was given a new form. His poetic approach to creation and construction, was spun into thread and woven into realness, was alliterative and continuative, which sets a steady pace for the future of his label. This collection felt a little more consumable, which was a smart move. We like smarty pants who think about these things, it hints a little about what we can imagine the creativity taking us.... Read More
RUGGING UP AT THE ARMOURY, NYC.
We went to The Armoury NYC to try on our favourite things for the changing season (our favorite season in fact) fall ! Nonetheless, the New York institution is a sartorial destination for men around the world who appreciate beautiful textiles and tailored threads. They'll make you look guuuuuud.... Read More
BATTENWEAR DO W’MENSWEAR !
Some super exciting news for the w'menswear department came this week, when we found out our pals Battenwear are making small sizes of their great outdoorwear for women! That's why we decided to go camping in their NYC studio, in the name of FUNNEST GARMENTS POSSIBLE... Read More
WHAT GOES INTO A GARMENT LABEL / BUSINESS SLAM WITH THE CORSILLO BROS.
Fresh off the press and our pals Emil and Sandy Corsillo of The Hill-Side have grabbed place of 'GQ's Best New Menswear Line'. Thinking about the ingredients that make a energy bubble like the Corsillos' and I've put it down to a great balancing act of taking and giving. Here we asked co-founder Emil about smells, life, and zombies, as well as explore their tight thread tradery.... Read More
PORTRAIT OF A WOMAN / WMENSWEAR
History is what inspires and informs who we are here at Ponytail Journal. It guides us forwards, inspires us to create, and perhaps gives us space to revisit our own identity. This week's w'menswear editorial is much a reflection of history's greatness that we strive to keep alive. The setting is much inspired by early portraiture that characterised early photography where thought, consideration, styling and the preciousness of each shot were made it special.... Read More
WEEKEND W’MENSWEAR
Here at Ponytail Journal we love mixing the new with the old. It's how we believe that we humans move forward in the Universe, how new things are conjured up from our subconscious and how art mirrors our existence. Today we've put together one of our classic looks for the weekend so that you can get some of our w'menswear juju yourself.... Read More
NEWNESS IN THE MENS THIS FALL / VOGUE
Presenting some really great French labels that have grabbed our attention this season that we shot and styled for Vogue this week. It's a mix up of newness and our best vintage military modelled by Sofia Jergner Ekervik and Andrea Solstad who radiate rad-ness. ... Read More
MOMENTS.
Not so long ago we styled a little w'menswear piece with our pal Christopher Wadsworth for L'Optimum magazine. He has beautifully shot this short for the project and it's basically a wink to the in between moments that we seem to pass by in life. Enough said.... Read More
KAPITAL ROUTE E10 LAPPLAND / FALL WINTER 2015
Sweden. The place that Ponytail readers would want to visit before they die, and the sort of epic destination one would choose to shoot a Fall/Winter catalogue, which is of course what our friends at Kapital rightly did this season. This time, the elements of greatness like clothes that reek of badassery and a cast and crew who all stand up as rad people in their own right. This book is to be released tomorrow and marks photographer Eric Kvatek's 33rd book shot for the ultimate denim nerd's psychedelic dreamland. ... Read More
A DAY OF PONYTAILISMS / THE STYLE EDITORIAL.
We've put together some classic looks that will get you from A to B, the gym to class, and off to work, all in the name of style. At Ponytail Journal, we believe this word can't be taken too seriously, nor can the decision between a plain white oxford or one with a 3D print that requires red and blue glasses to experience fully. You'll find our new and old friends like Atelier de l'Armee, Gitman Vintage, Merz B. Schwannen, Arpenteur, and lots of newness from Paris' new sartorial club member, Victoire Barber Shop. Watch our day of style unfold.... Read More
THE HILL-SIDE IS ON FIRE!!!!
Our pals The Hill-Side are having a fiery sample sale. Like the ones you see on TV where there are spinning logos and end words are repeated in threes. In celebration of all things sample, all things well made, and all things very affordable, founder Emil Corsillo took a bunch of selfies in their warehouse to show you the many uses for their wares. Get in on the deets! It starts tonight and only lasts 'til Wednesday!... Read More
HOW ALASDAIR MCLELLAN + MARGARET HOWELL MELTED US THIS FALL.
We love the direction that style is going in, trends are soon a thing of the past, and we are inspired by the past and present in moving forward. Margaret Howell's Autumn Winter look book this year is so much of that timeless goodness that speaks to greatness through history, with her romantic poetry that's woven through every scene. Alasdair McLellan has yet again communicated her exquisite fictional world that we can't help but think about stories of audacity during war time. Watch the film unfold, the narrative is yours to finish.... Read More
“EVERYONE IS AN ARTIST” ANTON BELINSKIY PRE-SPRING 16
New York model Anastasiia Chorna did a total 180 for us by going behind the camera, shooting new season women's sportswear on Odessa Beach in Ukraine. Snaps were snapped, kebabs were exchanged, and she even gave out her phone number for the sake of art. ... Read More
W’MENSWEAR FOR VINTAGE HEARTED PARISIANS. [ SHOT BY ERIC KVATEK ON HIS BIRTHDAY ]
Shot by our dear pal Eric Kvatek on his birthday, we're proud as a peach to present to you some w'menswear favourites for the season. This year brings the 10th year that our oyster loving, Harley riding, s'mores centred, funnest photographer ever has been shooting for Kapital, and that's kind of epic in itself. Here are looks for the Parisian w'menswear nerd.... Read More
THE MERCANTILE STORE DO W’MENSWEAR
We've just made new friends with The Mercantile, internet newness that speaks to a slightly more feminine flavour of w'menswear to the table. The store together hand selected vintage pieces from California alongside modern basics and interior accessories designed by the founders themselves, and we bring you favourites from their latest vintage drop.... Read More
ESSENTIAL MARINIERE FOR SALTY FOLKS.
Get into the saltiness. Chew salt liquorice. Crumble some sea salt in your hands. Bathe in the salty sea. SALTYYYY.... Read More
BLACK TIE W’MENSWEAR / DICE KAYEK’S GENTLELADY.
A highlight during Paris Haute Couture Week for Ponytail folks would have been the Dice Kayek Autumn Winter 2015 show, just straight up because of the focus on suiting this season. She introduced the character of the gentlelady to her repertoire, and it was a pleasure to see her translation of classic masculine cuts onto the female form, especially when such attention to detail is focused on textiles and draping. To us, these aspects of tailoring are very hard to nail, and are the mark of a designer's skill.... Read More
VINTAGE FRENCH BACKPACK LOVE.
In France, I love the fact that the average Joe has a wardrobe full of classic cuts, wools and linens. There is an abundance of French provincial tableware, and you can get your hands on some of those great heritage brands Welcome to my notes on the vintage French backpack. This pack could be yours if you're into that kind of juju.... Read More
MATTHEW DOLAN MADE A NEW FLAVOUR FOR GALS LIKE US.
Matthew Dolan made a new food-group everyone. He shredded his classic American sandwich up into strips, wove it into a rainbow cake and when you bite into it, you burp unicorns while farting sparkles. The sum of its parts made a whole new thing. It's workwear for women at its highest evolution.... Read More
DAVID HART IN THE HAUS / #NYFWM
It's almost impossible to go past a David Hart ensemble. So, we couldn't bare missing his Bauhaus flavoured Spring Summer '16 showing at Industria Superstudio today for the first day of the New York men's shows. We asked our pal Emil Corsillo of The Hill-Side to show us his favourite looks, because he has impeccable taste. Pretty much spot on.... Read More
HAVERSACK GOT THEIR SPRING SUMMER 16 TO A FINE TUNE
It's not often that you come across a collection where you would see yourself wearing every garment, but Haversack did just that for us this coming season. They nailed that fine balance between looking new while referencing the past, and especially in menswear where so much inspiration is drawn from vintage, it's hard to maintain a unique and strong aesthetic without being compared to someone else.... Read More
PTJ’S RESORT REPORT FROM PARIS / JOURDEN
This season I went to see rad new kids on the block, Jourden, at their Paris showroom to experience explosions of colour, texture, and their playful take on the resort wardrobe. In my books, they’re a super exciting addition to the world of womenswear, and if anyone can pull off style teleportation, they can.... Read More
A BASIC SUNDOWN.
We bring you a collection of pink skies, red hair, and basics inspired by that magic juju that Australia breathes into our soul. This season Lee Mathews did his take on w'menswear basics like the crisp white shirt and linen pants - essentials for the holiday wardrobe that inspires us muchly during the Northern Hemisphere summer season and perhaps daydream material for those who gravitate towards the South Pole. ... Read More
THE TASMAN SEA.
This is our shoutout to the ocean. And the ocean in winter. And the Southern Hemisphere. ... Read More
OUR INSIDER MENSWEAR PICKS FROM PARIS / GQ DOT COM
Last week saw more hashtag menswear around Paris and online. Parts are still trickling down the web at the moment. Buyers, press, and internet famous dudes flew in to see next season goodness like technical gear, rare weaves, interesting colour ways, and what kind of flavour the future market will be. Here I scouted some of my nerdy favourites from the MAN show, because to be honest it was a stand out in terms of curated coolness. My eye-popping, jaw dropping finds were published on GQ.com for y'all to take in.... Read More
LYN AND TONY DO DENIM.
For y'all out there who are looking for a fresh flavour in your life, feast your eyes on 2 by Lyn and Tony's REworked Denim jewellery. Sprouted from their tightly woven denim masks that they made for exhibition, the artists have created a group of wearable pieces that speak to time and reference their art making practice that explores pockets of weirdness that blooms amongst our Universe. ... Read More
MARKET CAMOUFLAGE / PTJ FOR L’OPTIMUM
If you didn't get your hands on this month's issue of L'Optimum, PTJ is bringing you compartmentalised, focused style reportage on each look I brought to the table. This instalment we thought colour was needed for complete urban camouflage at Bangkok's vibrant flower market.... Read More
TOMMY TON DOES W’MENSWEAR.
Holy moly lucky us! Yes, we're totally biased but Tommy Ton definitely has the nose for great style. That's why he's brilliant, despite every man and his dog calling themselves a street style photographer [what does that even mean bro?] Greatness shines through by itself. Here are his pics from the menswear season of silly business, Feast your eyes on his delicious looks over at STYLE DOT COM.... Read More
PROOF IN THE PUDDING THAT STYLE IS PERSONALITY.
Chris Olberding is testament to why style is all about what you're made of, not about what current trend you're modelling at the moment. He has built Gitman Vintage on some sound life principles, and those iconic shirts speak of his great values, like making a cut off short sleeved number this season, because fun.... Read More
KNITS FOR ROMANTICS / MERZ B. SCHWANEN MADE IN GERMANY
The Plotnicki's behind Merz B. Schwanen are romantics. They have given second life to Industrial revolution era German circular knitting machines to make their knitwear that in turn, is refreshing the ephemeral nature of the garment industry with things that represent long-lasting style.... Read More
PACKING NOTES FOR YOUR SUMMER VACAY.
Yeah, Instagram sucks when you're stuck at work while everyone in the world seems to be on the Amalfi coast right now. That's why we prepared some important packing notes on the hot and steamy travel destination, because it's time you booked that long weekend already.... Read More
HOW WE DO MILITARY IN THE TROPICS / PTJ FOR L’OPTIMUM MAGAZINE
This month we did a style feature for L'Optimum magazine in Thailand. Garments were all from the Ponytail Journal closet, and we put together some styles that really shout out to who we are and what we're all about. This is how we do vintage military in the tropics.... Read More
HAPPENINGS / NIGEL CABOURN LC:M SS16 PRESENTATION, LONDON
We take you over to London for the London Collection: Men's shows where the Nigel Cabourn team killed the runway for a celebration of men and women through History... Read More
TO WILFRED, A MANHATTAN LEGEND.
New Yorker Bank Tangjaitrong writes about his memories of the late Wilfredo Rosario, who could transform garments as if you were the fit model to original designer. His absence is already strongly felt within the tight community of Manhattan.... Read More
HEY MUM ! WE’RE IN THE TELLY !
Today we did a little style feature in The Sunday Telegraph down under. We had the honour of representing all of our friends, Nigel Cabourn, The Standard Store, Incu, The Hill-Side, Viberg Boots, Armour Lux, and A.P.C. At the end of the day, what's life about if you can't be proud of your pals? ... Read More
ALL ABOUT THE FINE ART OF BEING ONE’S SELF / NEWNESS AT VOGUE AU
The latest instalment of Vogue Style Spy, PTJ teamed up with our pals Incu down under to talk about Post-Trend dressing and why it's cool to be comfortable wearing things that make you happy... Read More
SWAG |SWAG|
Ponytail Journal strives to understand the many meanings of the Universe with our new word-of-the-day segment. We're comparing the new and the old. Brought to you by the Oxford Dictionary and Urban Dictionary dot com.... Read More
KING MONGKUT, KING RAMA IV / OUR STYLE HEROES
We look at early photography, the glass plate, and King Mongkut of Siam for our second instalment of Our Style Heroes. It smells of newness and inspires us to rethink and recreate to move forward in life.... Read More
SMART PLAY / PTJ SUPPLIES CLOSET
Welcome to another instalment of our outfit explosion diagrams. Today we feature another look from our collab with Cheeze Magazine for their 11th Anniversary issue. If you like this, you'll be sure to like the latest project I've been working on with denim tailor Ben Viapiana... we are so freaking excited ! ... Read More
HAPPY BIRTHDAY CHEEZE!
For Cheeze Magazine's 11th Anniversary Issue, 'Get Real', we shot some W'Menswear looks to celebrate great people in the world who embrace newness, respect the past, and are constantly pushing to better what already exists. Grab a copy now, and for those who can't here's a little glimpse of funnest-styling-possible in the studio for the issue... Read More
WE’RE DOING W’MENSWEAR
We've been cooking up a 'lil something in the Denim Cave with Ben Viapiana to bring you lasses some great workwear.... Read More
PLAYING WITH INCU’S WARDROBE / NEWNESS FOR VOGUE AU
To our latest instalment over at Vogue.com.au, we worked with our pals down under at Incu to show you that pretty things should be a little bit fun too. Read the full story over thurrrr.... Read More
MILITARY JOE / HOW YOU DO
This is pretty much how to do military by a true vintage guy, our pal Joe. We caught his US and British ensemble on camera in Tokyo to show y'all how its done.... Read More
NGONNGON KILLING IT FOR ENGINEERED GARMENTS FW15
Ponytail pal Ngonngon Tiri looking dreamy in the latest collection by Engineered Garments. Look at her dreaminess here... Read More
SUMMER UNIFORM : JINBEI
A little inspiration for your summer threads, the Jinbei. Think cotton, hemp, sugar cane, or linen, soft washed and cut into a loose wrap around. It's engineered for the heat, Japanese style.... Read More
OPENING YOUR MIND GRAPES / CUTIES ON THE CATWALK MBFWA15
We covered the Gail Sorronda runway show at Fashion Week Down Under to show you how the Aussies translate their distinctive world into wonderful strangeness, with the odd kangaroo leather shirt collar wraff.... Read More
VISIT TO MOUNTAIN RESEARCH HQ / PTJ SUPPLIES CLOSET
Last week we visited the Mountain Research studio with our pal Nigel to have a look at their great pieces for the ultimate adventure. Then I made an explosion diagram.... Read More
KAPITAL FALL WINTER 15 / RUNWAY HIGHLIGHTS
From red shearling to twisted peacoats, we premiere the Kapital fall/winter 2015 runway show that happened in Hiroshima. Shot by ponytail pal Eric Kvatek.... Read More
ON UNDERGARMENTS + UNFORESEEN CIRCUMSTANCES.
We jump into the strange and beautiful world of Unforeseen Circumstances with their latest Kapital collaboration.... Read More
CUTIES ON THE CATWALK / CABOURN WOMAN AW15
A splash of fun for your eyeballs. We show you every look from the latest Nigel Cabourn WOMAN AW15 runway show in Tokyo, featuring the newest member to the Authentic family, the Antarctic Parka.... Read More
A PTJ PREVIEW OF THE NIGEL CABOURN WOMAN SHOW, TOKYO.
Tonight the Nigel Cabourn family will officially celebrate vintage military, great women through history, and the beauty in detail with 'Cabourn's Vintage Exhibition & Ballroom' in Tokyo. We give you a sneak peek to tantalise your tastebuds for delicious w'menswear to come.... Read More
SMART, CASUAL, FUNCTIONAL.
I run through the smart casual staples leading up to Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Australia on Vogue AU for Ponytail Journal's front-row-insider reports. Because life is about getting things done and feeling good in your schwagg.... Read More
W’MENSWEAR AT MBFWA FALL 15.
Our favourite looks on the street and around the stands from Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Australia Fall 15.... Read More
NOTHIN’ WRONG WITH PATCHWORK, PLAID, AND WORKWEAR. / FASHION WEEK DOWN UNDER
Breaking it down, patch by patch, thread by thread. PTJ does Australian Fashion Week Fall 15.... Read More
HAPPY SONGKRAN FROM KAPITAL + PTJ !
Right now, Thais all over are celebrating their new year with a watery festival that will soak you with good merit, cleaning the slate for newness. PTJ and Kapital bring in the new year with you in that very fashion too. Sawasdee Pbee Mai! ... Read More
URIBE AW 2016 / THEY KNOW WHAT’S FUN.
Tiffany and Sion Phillips of Uribe know how to have fun. That's why their collections remind us of the curious nature of our Universe, and so much more.... Read More
APOCALYPSE BLUE / PTJ FOR KAPITAL SUMMER 2015
We preview the much awaited Summer 2015 catalogue for Kapital, Apocalypse Blue, featuring many PTJ pals.... Read More
GROOMING ON THE ROAD: WHY WE NEED TO MAKE TIME FOR IT
How to look after yourself on a busy schedule by eliminating decision fatigue, and doing your skin right.... Read More
HOW TO DO DENIM WITH KAPITAL
We run you through how to choose denim that will serve you like a best friend with our favourite Japanese denim from Okayama. Complete with W'MENSWEAR editorial !... Read More
PTJ SPORTS CLUB / PLAYING BALL AT YOYOGI PARK
Mixing new and old has always been the PTJ game. We take you to ball practice in Tokyo's Yoyogi park with some PTJ Pals + Nike to throw down a mixtape of today's modern classics in sportswear.... Read More
PTJ’S FAVOURITE INVESTMENT JACKETS OF THE MOMENT AT END CLOTHING.
For those of you who live in snowy spots, you'd want to invest in a good coat that will keep you high and dry for the winter. A good one of those important pieces of a winter wardrobe that you want to last - so long that you'll pass it down to your grandkids one day. Here are our top 5.... Read More
SNOW SPORTS / PTJ SUPPLIES CLOSET

This week I’m in Hokkaido, Northern Japan to explore the goodness to eat and experience that the end of winter brings.  The snow is starting to get heavy, the sun is coming out, and the smell of yaki niku (BBQ) can now penetrate a slightly more humid air.  I’m shooting, trying out new issue skis,… Read More

URBAN CAMOUFLAGE / NIGEL CABOURN WOMAN SPRING SUMMER ’16

Ponytail Journal brings you the freshest drop of tasty W’Menswear by Nigel Cabourn Woman for Spring Summer 2016.  Shop mens and women’s at Nigel Cabourn online or do yourself a favour and make a pilgrimage to one of The Army Gym stores in London or Japan.  It’s times like these where pictures truly say more than a thousand words, or… Read More

SWEETENING UP THE DEAL / PTJ SUPPLIES CLOSET WITH NIGEL CABOURN

It’s always a pleasure hanging out with the coolest menswear designer in the Universe (I might be a little biased of course!)  Here’s a little run down of some quality tweed time from Nigel Cabourn’s WWII winter collection, featuring special tweed colour ways that were specially made for the range.  Read about Nigel’s funnest life… Read More

THE FISHERLADY / PTJ SUPPLIES CLOSET

Last week I was shooting an upcoming food and adventure documentary (funnest) in Northeastern Thailand.  The beauty of co-producing, narrating, and styling my own show is that I get to rock some PTJ styles.  Too much fun.  Here’s a little snippet into how things are shaping up.  Here I’m crossing a wooden trampoline (as I… Read More

FACE PAINTING WITH NICOLA CORL FOR KAPITAL / PTJ SUPPLIES CLOSET

I will open by recounting my past couple of weeks on the road around Thailand.  Week one took me to Chiang Mai, a Northern provence, where the air is still a little crisp in the mornings and the people are ultra laid back.  They’re quite the opposite to Bangkok folk, all inquisitive, and inviting.  It… Read More

JIANG LILUN DOES W’MENSWEAR / PTJ SUPPLIES CLOSET

This past week I’ve been up in the Northern part of Thailand shooting the upcoming Kapital campaign with the Kapital team and photo wrangler Eric Kvatek.  Much exciting.  It’s wonderful times like these when I get to meet really special people who I’m pretty sure will be pals for good.  Maybe I’m a little strange… Read More

HOW TO DO VINTAGE MILITARY / THREE LOOKS

Basics / Petit-Bateau round collar tee, hand dyed in natural mint dye / J Brand Jeans / The Hill-Side Zig-Zag low rise sneakers / Ponytail Journal green bag / SIGG Switzerland water flask / Dress up your tee with a sturdy military smock.  This one here is South Korean, made from wool, covered in utility pockets…. Read More

NEW AGE / PRESENTING THE RADULAR ‘PTJ GREEN BAG’.

A fresh new year deserves fresh new things like the NEW & IMPROVED Radular PTJ Green Bag!!!  I’m quite proud of how this number came out, mainly because my hands were green for a good week after making them.  These handsome things are the same heavy duty canvas as the original ones wore, basically because… Read More

A WINTERY EXPLOSION DIAGRAM / W’MENSWEAR FROM WEEKEND WEEKLY MAGAZINE

Happy Friday Fashematics with our favourite W’Menswear labels / Engineered Garments Fair Isle Print Jacket + Wintery Stuff + Incotex Slim-Fit Washed Denim Jeans + Equipment Femme White Shirt + Borsalino Wool Felt Fedora + Common Projects High-Tops + Baxters of California Vitamin Cleansing Bar with Flora & Cassis Essence + RMS Beauty Cover-Up +… Read More

NOTES ON PAISLEY / INSPIRATION

Ever since I first discovered the paisley print, I’ve been fascinated with the way it captivates my mind (grapes).  The paisley design itself actually originates from old Persia, where it’s a vegetable symbol that represents life and eternity.  Just like in South East Asian weaving, motifs from nature and everyday life are what inspire these… Read More

NEW DROP AT PTJ SUPPLIES

I pick these things up on my travels, as well as around the small nooks and crannies around Bangkok who stock my favourite heritage brands.  Sometimes I come across stores full of wonderful dead stock that get my pulse running (yes, I’m nerdy for dead stock), and it is my pleasure to share small batches of… Read More

FLOWER SINGER / W’MENSWEAR IN ONION STORE FOR WEEKEND WEEKLY MAGAZINE

Yo yo yo!  A brand new year with lots of exciting things in store (blah blah blah…) yes, of course I’m excited about this completely empty canvas of a year, but I’m sure you’ve heard this schpeel a thousand times from a thousand other people.  It’s true, a new year comes a new ball of… Read More

PTJ’S BANGKOK IN WEEKEND WEEKLY MAGAZINE / FUNNEST LIFE !

A few weeks back I took team Weekend Weekly magazine around my hangouts in Bangkok.  This is how it went down, and out popped a PTJ guide to Bangkok!  Hope it’s fun for your eyeballs, I sure had a blast eating my way through it. Thank you Gloria Chung for writing the story and putting… Read More

IT’S THE ALPINO SEASON! / PTJ SUPPLIES CLOSET

It’s that time of the year to dust of your mittens and make way for some snowy adventure time!  The Alpino season awaits and PTJ has your woolies covered so that your be-hind stays toasty warm.  We have prepared an explosion diagram of this look as featured in Weekend Weekly Magazine (Hong Kong) this month…. Read More

WHAT’S A GOOD PYJAMA PARTY THEN?

I used to be a super organised person.  I still like to believe I am to some extent, but no where near as well as I did in the past.  This is because I have come to understand that being organised takes time, because you need to allow for preparation and all that business.  These… Read More

W’MENSWEAR IN THE JAM FACTORY

This month welcomes the brand spankin’ new first edition of The Jam Factory Magazine.  It was really swell to style and be shot for their cover and feature inside, decorated like a christmas tree in my favourite caps, bits and bobs.  Bangkok folks, grab a copy all around town.  The paper feels real special. COVER… Read More

INDIGO YO / PTJ SUPPLIES CLOSET

HOW TO WEAR IT / Ridley Linen Shirt + Havaianas + 45rpm Indigo Aloha Pants + Mark Richards Military Cap

THE BURMESE STYLE GUIDE

Photo essay shot by Ponytail Journal & Face Hunter / Myanmar. HAND PAINTED / THAT JUMPER / THATCHING / OPEN AIR MARKET BARBER / VIBRANT HILL TRIBE HEADWEAR / THIS GUY. IN LONGYI / THESE CAN ALSO BE WORN AS BACKPACK OR ON THE HEAD / NEW / OLD / FISH ON / THAT HAT… Read More