Did you know that flared trousers were originally designed to be utility pants? Until recently, I never would have considered the flare to be on that list. The British Royal Navy decided to make the trousers a uniform item in 1817. The pants later made their way beyond the military line in the 1960…
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.
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.
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.