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.
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.
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.
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.
To enter into the wild world of Kapital is a little like stepping into a twisted wonderland, one that has its own gravitational force that has you walking upwards, backwards, inside, and outwards. Let us take you into the friend making, beer soaked experience that is the Kapital catalogue shoot, one that never disappoints and one that takes us to the famous and forgotten corners of the earth.
Get to know Nigel Cabourn Woman designer Emilie Casiez, the newest addition to the family and an unbreakable Parisian who has her eyes wide open to the wonders of our sensory Universe, past and present.
This month we have been really excited about the idea of Barbour’s menswear team designing the Women’s Autumn Winter ’16 collection. The collection is very suitably called ’Timeless Originals’, a fitting theme for the Barbour who have been making great British outerwear since 1894 thanks to Scottish founder John Barbour who started the brand in South Shields.
Our friend Nigel Cabourn’s favourite summer hang out in Japan is only a hop-skip-and-a-jump away from Tokyo, where the echo of cicada calls in the city are swept away with the fresh sea air on the coast. We took a local train out to the volcanic sand covered beaches of Hayama to discover the colourful seaside culture that wonderfully describes the eclectic patchwork of Japanese summer culture. It’s full of bamboo, Hawaiian prints, kayaking, and banana juice spiked with Malibu.
A great fabric has the power to elevate design and give life to it, thanks to the way it was made, or perhaps the history it carries within its fibres. When we get dressed we should consider the appropriateness of a fabric to the occasion, climate, or perhaps the mood we might be in that day.