At Ponytail Journal we sometimes get the chance to cross paths with people who are so impassioned by their work that we are, in turn, compelled to take a snapshot. It was clear after meeting Mark Cho and Alan See, co-founders of The Armoury, that we had to take that snapshot not only of this enchanting world of menswear they have helped build upon, but the story behind it.
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.
Our latest mens style profile delves into the realms of basketball, hip-hop, and thrift stores with the ever impeccably dressed Onra.
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.
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!
John Tesoriero lives and breathes our fundamental values about living the funnest life possible, and creating things that speak to quality, functionality, and heritage. His blog "Papa Nui Says ..." is dedicated to military, surfing, form and function, a great resource for people like us who have a passion for greatness through history. ’Oh yeah he makes beautiful things like military wear and post-war engineered surf boards so we asked him about life.
There can’t be yin without yang too far away. Elza and Joost of Atelier de l’Armee are the breed of folk who enjoy well made objects that tests the truth of time, and the pockets of fun that inspire us in life. We ’expound’ on how it takes a highly evolved human - or a fine match between two (sometimes opposing) minds - to produce a product that speaks to people today while referencing greatness through history.
Let us introduce you to the boot makin’, coffee drinkin’, Kapital wearin’, leather smellin’ kid on the block who knows what’s good and how to get folks in the door. George Vlagos, founder of Oak Street Bootmakers shows us how to cook the ultimate date food, escape from zombies, and wizard the barriers around form and function.
Our senses are really important. It’s how we experience the world and colour it in unique ways. We asked Ouigi Theodore some important life questions concerning food, smells, exit plans, old stuff, and garment hardware at the Liberty Hall, Pitti Uomo FOR THE LOVE OF CURRY GOAT.
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.
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.