Ashley Smalley of TSY interviews family friend and renaissance man Walter Parks–internationally renowned blues / jazz guitarist, singer, songwriter on his musical beginnings, history, and latest CD — Swamp Cabbage “Jive” available now here.
(Join us in the TSY shop on Saturday, October 29th 7:30pm for a private live performance by Walter Parks in the TSY shop in New Hope, PA! Purchase a TSY x Walter Parks commemorative Koozy at the door for $15 to gain admission while space and supplies last.)
There are some people in life that when you think of them, you’re taken back to the very first time you met. That’s the case with Todd Blubaugh. It was The One Motorcycle Show 2013. Guys and bikes were lined up knuckle to knuckle to get shot by the official photographer that year, Scotty Toepfer. Todd’s voice, aura, and smile just kinda lit up a 20 ft circle around him. Not in an obnoxious way either, it was all good. You just knew he was a special human. Above is the pic I snapped of him over Scotty Toepfer’s shoulder. We’ve kept in touch a little bit, but if he were to call me tomorrow and was within a 50 mile radius and wanted to grab a cold one– I’d be there. He’s released a very personal project called Too Far Gone that you can order now.
Wildwood was a blast this summer. As we planned our trip down the Jersey shore to TROG, we were lucky enough to have a great group of friends rally to pull-off an impromptu photo shoot for the new TSY women’s collection. Busy schedules and hangovers aside, this group gathered wearing smiles and bearing hugs at an ungodly hour. Thank you to these badass beauties: Nadine Anderson, Jessica Paviluk, Jocelyn Cohen, Natalie Finch. Thank you dudes behind the camera: Allan Glanfield assisted by Ryan Handt. Special thanks to the great folks at the Pink Cadillac Diner, and tattoo artist Electric Sheena for designing our new women’s TSY T-shirts. Art direction and styling by Ashley Smalley.
“Sushi” Atsushi Yasui of Freewheelers & Co. The Race of Gentlemen 2016, Wildwood NJ– Photo © Sean Madden
Sean Madden came into the TSY shop last summer emitting an abundance smiles and good vibes. I liked this guy right away. We chatted about his passion for motorcycles and photography, and reconnected a few times since. Well, he decided to bite the bullet and come down to Wildwood, NJ and shoot The Race of Gentlemen 2016– which can be quite daunting as many of the best photographers in the business now religiously make the trek to TROG. When I got a look at some of his shots I was impressed enough to ask if TSY could share them with all of you. I especially dig his shots like the one above of Sushi racing. Sean’s shots where he’s intentionally cropping the images of the riders & machine flying out of frame emit a sense of speed and movement that I dig. Definitely very different from a lot of the standard TROG imagery you see these days. Hope y’all enjoy.
The Race of Gentlemen, 2016, Wildwood NJ– Photo © Sean Madden
Love this shot of Chris Price of Archive Moto on his Indian that traces back to Bill Brownell, married striptease legend Patti “Waggin'” Brownell– Photo © Sean Madden
TSY proudly featured Bastian Glaessner’s photography of the Vintage Hot Rod Association’s Hot Rod Races held on Pendine Sands in South Wales in 2015. Now he’s released this beautiful short film that definitely does not dissappoint. Enjoy.
TSY is stoked to have finally collaborate with rad Philly artist Eric Kenney @heavyslime to create our “BAD NEWS TRAVELS FAST” grim reaper chopper T-shirt. These are available at The Selvedge Yard store in New Hope, PA store as well as our online shop. <shop link>
“BAD NEWS TRAVELS FAST” T-shirt by The Selvedge Yard x Eric Kenney @heavyslime is printed on 100% cotton American Apparel T-shirts, and is available in Black or Heather Grey in sizes XS-XXL here.
THE SELVEDGE YARD ONLINE SHOP
All The Handbuilt Show photos & commentary by Steve West, reporting for The Selvedge Yard.
After being at The Handbuilt Show last year, I wasn’t sure the folks at Revival Cycles could out do themselves. Well I’ll be damned if they didn’t. As with last year, there was something for everyone who loves motorcycles. The Land Speeder bike from Revival and the Musket from Maxwell Hazan were both on display and are now going into a private collection. So who knows if they’ll be on public display anytime soon. So having seen those was one of my big drives to make the show again. The rest of the show only had the best of cafes, trackers, resto-mods, complete restorations, chopper and several that just don’t fit in any category.
Max Hazan’s epic Musket. Two Royal Enfield 500cc engines joined to create a 1000 cc V-twin (with the help of Aniket Vardhan).
As you may know, The Selvedge yard website now has a store in New Hope, PA. We want to thank again all of our supporters who made this possible. It’s a great ride so come out to New Hope, PA and say hey! We believe that it’s more about the journey than the destination, and know you’ll have a good time.
We are proud to carry American made goods by Iron & Resin (official East Coast outpost) BillyKirk bags and leather goods, Left Field NYC denim, the Shop Rag Shirt by the Godspeed Co., Forager Co. bags and leather goods, T-shirts by Support Good Times, Midnight Rider, Black Dagger, and more.
Ian Beaudoux and the DKS! crew spent eight months documenting the build of a 1928 Ford Roadster. Check out BMX’er Heath Pinter as he builds the roadster and treks cross-country to participate in The Oilers Car Club The Race of Gentlemen. I ran into Ian at TROG in Wildwood and have been waiting to see the fruits of his labor– so her ya go.
Am I right? It certainly couldn’t be worse than our current crop of candidates…
Get one here, and show your support for the “Green” party…