I normally wouldn’t talk about brands if I didn’t believe in them, but this historical brand certainly has something to say! With classic, stunning ‘masculine’ lines that will leave broken hearts in your tracks, this exceptional fashion brand creates its timeless pieces from the highest grade of leather. I nearly passed out on the smell of ‘cow’ when I visited the London store so I know this to be true. I could have stayed in their all day gazing at the craftsmanship of each piece, but had a date with Emily Blunt so had to move on.
If you’ve never heard of Belstaff, then you are well behind the times. Belstaff has been around since 1924 and has dressed everyone from James Dean to Steve McQueen, as well over 70 Hollywood stars in films, including the Academy Award winning The Aviator and the upcoming Terminator 4, Harry Potter the Half Blood Prince and Amelia Earheart.
Initially designed for motorcyclists and aviators, Belstaff was the first fashion company that made waterproof garments for men and women (waxed cotton). Its logo is the Phoenix rising, resembling the continuity through times of good and bad. And we all know how bad they are right now – but Belstaff has had a killer year with new designs showing on the European Runways.
Tip; Wear one of these rockstar leather jackets over an organic cotton T, with Ksubi jeans and distressed Blundstones. Choose to wear a belt, and if so – make it the original green and red Gucci strip – perfect.