Due to the volume of requests we have received since its initial release in late 2020, we are stoked to announce the launch of a NEW DESIGN of Nowhere Fast’s Best-Selling T-shirt ~ DEATH PEGASUS! There’s a dark, gothic nod to this new design with its batwing vibes that feel spooky and right on to us. Oh, and there are now cool DEATH PEGASUS 7″ X 5.5″ sets of opposing decals in our shop too!
Richard St. Clair on his 1961 Harley-Davidson Panhead, AKA Queenie. “The bike came to me in 1975 at the time my wife was expecting our first child. So we sort of had twins — one for the barn, one for the crib.” (Come meet Dick and see his work at TSY June 17th, 6-9pm.)
“If you don’t know Richard St. Clair– you don’t know Dick!“
The first time I tried-out this line on Dick St. Clair– he cackled with delight. Not one of those forced, polite laughs– this was like a kid facedown in birthday cake kinda laugh. You see, Dick to this day is simultaneously amused and annoyed that something as honest and simple as going by the name Dick (his given name, mind you) makes certain people uncomfortable. Some people will wince, others kindly ask if they can call him by another name. Yes. If “Dick” makes you uncomfortable, please call him– Biggus Dickus.
Now that we got that outta the way.. Seriously– You really don’t know dick about biker art if you’ve never experienced the works of Richard (Dick) St. Clair. Dick is the real deal– having spent a good many years logging countless miles on his Harley in the ’70s – ’90s riding cross-country to the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, Daytona Bike Week, Harley Rendezvous, and everywhere in between. He took photos that captured the life of free-wheelers, outlaws, and strays living life on their own terms. Many of these photographs gave birth to his epic paintings. There are many sides of Richard St. Clair to discover– he’s a storyteller, writer, photographer, and yes– one amazing fucking painter.
On June 17th, TSY presents “Live Cheap– Never Die” The Art of Richard St. Clair.
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.
Good friendScott Toepfershot some amazing images for the TSY x PRPS x TRIUMPHBlackbird limited edition jean were all the buzz at the event held atFast Ashley’s Studiosin Brooklyn, NY. Those of you poor souls who were unable to attend deserve a gander too because they are that good. Looking forward to doing this again!
The Blackbirdevent— a collaboration between TSY, PRPS, TRIUMPH, and friend & photographer Scott Toepfer in celebration of denim & machine. The Blackbird jean was inspired by the 1953 Triumph Blackbird. Handmade of super rigid & raw 14 oz Japanese denim– these jeans are not for the faint of heart. The black hardware and Thunderbird (tail) inspired stitching on the back pocket pay homage to the iconic motorcycle. The event was held on 4/13, as only 13 pairs of the Blackbird jean were made. Why 13 pairs? As a tribute to “The Wild One” starring Marlon Brando, that was based on the epic motorcycle clubs– 13 Rebels and The Boozefighters. Anywho– it was a helluva night! Thank you to Fast Ashley’s and everyone who came out! You winners out there that have my babies– please keep me posted on how they’re wearing, and send postcards & photos to email@example.com !
Scott Pommier shooting Stacie B. London for –SHUTTER SPEED– image courtesy of Camerabag.tv
Camerabag.tv has a great profile on photographer extraordinaire, and friend of TSY— Scott Pommier. I’m a huge Pommier fan (or “Half-pint” as I like to call him…) as a person– not to mention his talent, perspective and attitude. He was an incredibly professional, focused and generous artist to work with back on the Shutter Speed shoot for TSY. Scott was the one to reach out with the idea to collaborate on a shoot, and I’ll always remember and be indebted to him for the selfless generosity, the cool guy that he is, and the incredible images and memories that came of it. Here’s to you, brother.
Photographer Scott Pommier on his Harley-Davidson Panhead — image courtesy of Camerabag.tv
Photographer Scott Pommier shooting on his skateboard — image courtesy of Camerabag.tv
I’m very pleased and proud to announce that THESELVEDGEYARD will now be a regular VINTAGE feature in GQ Italy. TSY debuted in the March 2010 issue, selecting 10 timeless, real men of style– and we look forward to a long and prosperous partnership filled with lots of authentic goodness.
So friends– please brush-up on your Italian and follow along.