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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.