Q&A with Joms Lunar aka @sirjoms
Following last week’s Q&A with @johanmalik80, this week’s Blue Blooded Instagrammer also wears his heavy raw denim and rugged work boots in the hot and humid Southeast Asian climate.
What’s your story?
Name: Joms Lunar
Birth year: January 1, 1988
Location: Manila, Philippines
Profession: E-Commerce Supervisor
I’m a father of two kids, 30 years old, and I live in Manila, Philippines. I love music, art, good coffee and socialising.”
Thomas: How did it all start with your Instagram feed?
Joms: I started this new account in January 2018. I first got into Instagram a couple of years ago but decided to create an account solely for this niche.
T: Why Instagram? What are your goals?
J: This is a great way of meeting new like-minded people and denimheads; it’s a great platform to show stuff that I love as well.
I really enjoy being a part of the denim and boots community. Living here in the Philippines, we don’t have much stuff here that I can check out personally, so talking to people and getting their opinion and feedback helped a lot.
T: How much time do you spend on Instagram on a daily basis?
J: I used to spend a lot of time creating content but I’m currently busy with work and stuff so I just tend to post a photo at least three times a week, reply to comments, and like photos and stuff I like.
T: How do you take your photos?
J: I use a Fujifilm X-T10 with a 35mm f1.4 lens and VSCO and Snapseed for editing. My wife takes most of my photos.
I get inspiration from my friends on Instagram, but I usually go for boot shots and a headless half or whole body shots 😅
T: Do you make it a priority to post on a regular schedule? And how do you remind yourself of it?
J: I post as much as possible but I can’t do it on a regular basis due to work and stuff.
T: Do you repost?
J: I don’t repost from other accounts or people, I use my own photos and try to be as original as possible. I post some old photos of mine sometimes if I don’t have new stuff to post.
T: How did you get into denim?
J: I’ve been a fan of denim since high school but I didn’t have access to high quality or selvedge denim back then.
I remember saving a lot for a pair of 501 non-selvedge jeans from Levi’s and wore the heck out of them during high school and college days.
T: What’s your favourite feature of jeans?
J: My favourite feature has to be the overall details, fit and construction. I really love heavyweight fabric even though they’re not weather appropriate here in my country 😅
T: How do you wash your denim?
J: I don’t machine-wash my jeans. I turn them inside out and hand-wash them every couple of months, I try to leave them unwashed as long as I can though.
Hand-picked suggested further reading: How to wash your jeans
T: What’s your favourite fit? And what’s your least favourite fit?
J: My personal favourite is a slim tapered fit. Wide and baggy are my least favourite, I don’t think I can wear them.
T: Which boots and leather goods do you wear with your denim?
T: Which sneakers do you wear?
J: I wear an Ultra Boost from Adidas as my running shoe (I personally think they’re the best running shoe ever) and I have a pair of white trainers from Doek Japan, which are very comfortable and versatile.
T: Favourite item that’s not denim or leather?
J: My Filson 256 Original Briefcase. It’s timeless and classic, durable, versatile and gets better with age as well.
T: Where do you buy your gear?
T: What styling tips would you give your followers if they wanted your style?
Quality is more important than quantity. Always be practical. Choose well, buy less and make it last.