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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.