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This New Vintage Motorcycle-Inspired Clothing Line Pays Tribute to Triumph

July 12, 2019 Cars : Motorcycles By

Heritage, quality and pride: These are the guiding lights that led the new collaboration between American apparel company Left Field NYC, and Triumph Brooklyn. Together, Left Field’s Christian McCann and Triumph Brooklyn‘s Bryan Grimes set out to pay homage to the classic American workwear style of the early-to-mid 20th Century, as well as the more-than-a-century-long production of Triumph motorcycles

Of course, while a love of historical style and design was a major catalyst leading to this collaboration, the true driving force was the dedication to durability and craftsmanship that went into the workwear and motorcycle hardware from this era. It’s this commitment to vintage style and durability that provided the throughline that makes this collaboration so cohesive. Similar to the work Left Field NYC is doing in recreating classic clothing materials and styles, Triumph also has their hands in a vintage-inspired line with the “Modern Classic” series, where the bike designs are based on the originals of each model, but updated for safety and efficiency.

After combing through countless vintage images of bygone Triumph logos and styling from the English cycle company’s past, the folks at Left Field NYC sat down and gave the world a thoughtful 12-piece collection, all made in New York City’s borough of Queens. While the selection includes a number of tee-shirts, socks and hats that all proudly rep Triumph and Brooklyn, the $300 Muleskinner denim jacket pictured here — made from 13-oz selvedge denim, equipped with solid brass buttons, put together with triple-needle stitching and dripping with classic Triumph logo patches — embodies the heart of the collaboration. But there’s plenty more notable items worth looking at, so make sure to check out the full collection at Triumph Brooklyn.

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