Saturday, April 14, 2012


The Selvedge Yard blog (TSY) hosted a party for their collaboration with PRPS jeans called 'Blackbird', named after the limited-production Triumph Thunderbird of the same name, painted black of course, rather than the usual grey-blue of that model.  Triumph brought an actual Blackbird (from a Florida collection), along with a matte black version of the new Thunderbird model, for a side-by-side comparison.
The original Triumph 6T 'Blackbird', made from 1953-'56 in limited numbers
JP and Ashley Smalley from TSY were genial hosts as the evening attracted a fair lineup of NYC Triumphs, and about 350 guests packed into the only-in-Brooklyn Fast Ashley's photo studio with a giant vintage Indian dealer sign - nice prop!  Not all the men had beards, but being Williamsburg, most did.  The ladies?  See for yourself...
JP from The Selvedge Yard and Matt from Smoke and Throttle
Triumph-only parking
Filmmaker Chuka Umunna
Brooklyn Indians?
A one-off pair of distressed jeans by PRPS' DonWan, an artist in denim
Entertainer Kyle Supley
Scott Toepfer, photographer of  the ongoing project 'Its Better in the Wind', displayed a wall of his moto-photos
Corinna Mantlo of NYCVinMoto, and East Side Moto Babe Stacie B. London, star of 'Shutter Speed'
Early Triumph T150 Trident with drum brakes and 'shotgun' metalflake paint
Ashley Smalley co-produced Blackbird with JP

Scott Topfer with a fan
Brian's amazing Triumph bowling shirt, now a cutoff.  Does anyone know the origin of this image?


JP said...

A great night - even better with you a part of it!



Anonymous said...

Paul - you are a doll! Pleasure meeting you and THANK YOU for coming to the event!
See you at Camp TSY in New Hope, PA...soon!

Fumi said...

Thank you for taking my sparkling Trident on you BLOG!!
That was a great night.
Also I wanna say thank you for calling my number 37 at raffle!!
I got the jeans!!