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.
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.
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.
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 !
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.
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.
Man or woman, woman or man, the best selection of classic workout gear should be unisex in our eyes. We have arrived at day an...
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
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.
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.
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.
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.