THE SELVEDGE YARD SHOP X FREE PEOPLE “VINTAGE LOVES” PHOTO SHOOT

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We are stoked and honored that the fine folks at Free People profiled The Selvedge Yard shop in New Hope, PA a few weeks ago. It was a blast working with the creative crew as they highlighted their FP Vintage Loves. Ali, their vintage buyer, has a great eye- and Carrie Yotter is such a gracious soul and wonderful Free People ambassador. Thank you to David & Ginger at America Designs for being our friends and vintage & interior collaborators. Thank you Michael Persico for the amazing photography, and the entire Free People team for making it an awesome day. Click thru to check out his shots…

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SHOP RAG SHIRT | BORN FROM THE RAG, THAT CLEANED THE HANDS, THAT BUILT AMERICA

I cannot express enough how excited and proud I am to see my 2 good friends Chris Logsdon and Allan Glanfield (the guys behind The Godspeed Co) now bring their labor of love to life– The Shop Rag Shirt. It’s been over 3 years of dreaming, conceptualizing, networking, planning, designing, and toiling-away in the works. I will always remember the day Chris unveiled the idea to me over two yrs ago, laying out his passion through excited hands and a cocktail napkin, and now I’m wearing the damn thing– it’s unbelievable. I liken it to a pair of raw selvedge jeans that you break in, and over time becomes one with you through form and function. With each wear it tells a little bit more of your story. This is one over-engineered, beautiful piece of all-American work that will last for years to come. No detail overlooked– right down to the brass shank-style grommet buttons that are secured to the fabric (both made in Connecticut) with a leather washer.

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The Shop Rag Shirt by GodSpeedCo – all photography by Eric Mooney

Now available in the TSY store, click here.

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AMERICA ANTIQUES & DESIGN | THE LITTLE LAMBERTVILLE, NJ SHOP THAT’S BIG IN JAPAN

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It’s been a personal pleasure of mine getting to know David Teague and Ginger Hall, proprietors of America Antiques & Design, and Compromise Lodge (Ginger’s upstairs vintage hideaway inside America Designs). Their shop full of vintage and custom treasures is nestled in at 5 S. Main Street, Lambertville, NJ– the bucolic Bucks County sister town of New Hope, PA sitting just across the Delaware River. David & Ginger are as unassuming and low key as they come, yet draw a loyal and very notable following. Creatives in the world of furnishings, fashion & film come from around the globe in appreciation of the couple’s discerning eye and uncommon taste level. For anyone looking to get off the homogenized grid and have a true experience of eclectic discovery and one-off finds– this is the place.

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David Teague of America Antiques & Design in Lambertville, NJ.

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IRON & GLORY | BROOKLYN BORN, FOR THE LOVE OF MOTO CULTURE, CRAFT & TRADITION

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Iron & Glory stainless steel flask custom diamond-engraved for The Selvedge Yard, $40. Order HERE 

Richard Brandt is one fired-up, driven dude. Talking to him about his new venture, I could hardly get a word in edgewise. The former co-founder of Izola recently teamed-up with Creative Director Marnin Schwartz to launch their Brooklyn born brand Iron & Glory. As Richie tells it, the inspiration behind Iron & Glory is deeply rooted in their love of moto-culture, craft, & tradition. Both his grandfathers rode motorcycles, and it’s been a family thing ever since. In fact, a year or two ago Richie’s dad surprised the hell outta him by pulling out a few old black & white photos of Richie’s mom that he’d never seen before. Back in 1967 the young couple were on the road, and Richie’s dad spotted this motley crew of bikers on the side of the road and immediately pulled over. Somehow he talked these guys into an impromptu photo shoot, much to his wife’s surprise. That steely look in her eyes… it’s equal parts fear and loathing.

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THE SELVEDGE YARD x JEN MUSSARI COLLAB | THE FTW “FARE THEE WELL” T-SHIRT

The new Limited Edition TSY x Jen Mussari T-shirt collaboration paying homage to Bill Ray’s iconic, unpublished 1965 LIFE photo essay. It’s meant to convey the spirit of brotherhood & unity among riders with our positive spin on FTW = “Fare Thee Well” – as it’s about how riding frees you body and soul, and wishing good tidings to all! So whether you’re a Choppahead, cafe fan, on a CB350, super-bike, Sportster, or whatever– just do your thing with a smile on your face.

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Jen Mussari’s amazing original “Fare Thee Well” artwork

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American Apparel | 100% cotton T-shirt | made in USA | Awesome Dudes Printing

SHOP HERE

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THE NYC DISTINGUISHED GENTLEMAN’S RIDE

A DARK DAY FOR NEW YORK CITY | Story Chris Logsdon | Photographer Jason Goodrich

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2014 NYC Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride | Photo by Jason Goodrich @thejasongoodrich

A quiet Sunday morning on Greenwich Street in New York’s West Village is rudely awakened by the roaring sounds of the two-wheeled kind. It’s another sunny September day in 2013 as a large group of enthusiasts, dressed to the nines, don their motorcycles and set out to raise awareness for men’s prostate cancer. This is the Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride.

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THE TSY ONLINE SHOP

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Thank you Brett from Iron & Air – the TSY TRAMP T-shirt has never looked better! Shop here

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While supplies last, get a free TSY coozie with each order!

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Just sayin’ there are lots of new T-shirts for men & women in our TSY ONLINE SHOP. International shipping available to Canada, UK, France, Italy, Germany, Spain & Portugal. If your country is not listed and you want to place an order, please email info@selvedgeyard.com and it’ll be taken care of. Thanks for your interest. Shop here.

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THE SELVEDGE YARD x NORMAN PORTER CO. CONE SELVEDGE DENIM COLLABORATION

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I will always remember the day I met Mike & Dave Stampler at the Norman Porter studio in Philadelphia and they walked me through painstaking process of how they make their jeans. Sweating every detail, the immaculate sewing, reinforcing, bar-tacking, hand-hammering rivets, and the chunkiest (10 oz indigo chambray), cleanest pocket bags this side of anywhere. I’ve been in menswear for a long-ass time, so I’ve been to the rodeo before… I said, “So, you know you guys are totally over-engineering this thing, right?” Mike just stares at me and says, “Yes.” Me, “I fucking love it.” This is how you make a jean. Like a boss. #sorrynotsorry

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No detail was overlooked, no corners cut. This collaboration is one that I’m stoked and honored to be a part of. Some of Philly’s best artists stepped up to add their mastery, driven to do something cool just out of kindness. Mike Ski of True Hand Society Tattoos & Design in Fishtown drew and tattooed each leather patch by hand. He nailed the marriage of the TSY lightning bolt logo with Norman Porter’s snake, in my opinion. Jessie Jay (also of THS) jumped in to design the pocket bags for us that Pink Bike Ralph printed. It’s pretty cool how everyone was so humble and just came together to quietly celebrate the spirit and camaraderie of Philly design, craft & quality. It was an awesome thing to see everyone come together…for a jean. We are only making 13 pairs of these beauties… And when they’re gone, they are gone.

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