Brand of the Month: Belstaff
Welcome to biker-style paradise. The Belstaff SS18 collection has landed at Stanwells and it’s brought with it a fabulous slice of this historic brand’s rich and adventurous sporting heritage. Those of you who are familiar with Belstaff will know just how amazing it feels to wear one of their leather jackets.
For those of you who aren’t, allow us to explain:
Leather jackets from Belstaff have become synonymous with the world famous Isle of Man TT motorcycle racing event. The rugged, gruelling race was tough on the racers’ clothing, so something waterproof and just as tough was needed to withstand the strain. Meanwhile, the brains behind Belstaff had been perfecting their waterproof materials and clothing for years, with their products being sent to the frontlines of WW1.
It wasn’t long before the motorcycle racers caught on, adopting the high quality leather jackets of Belstaff (known as Bellstaff until the 1930’s) for their big races. Motorcycling champion, Joseph ‘Joe’ Wright even became a Belstaff ambassador, cementing its image as the producer of clothing that is both rugged and cool.
Belstaff went on to supply its iconic range of men’s and women’s Belstaff jackets to everyone from aviators and army personnel to world-famous A-list Hollywood celebrities and actors. And now we are proud to welcome a select range of fabulous Belstaff quilted jackets, leather jackets and footwear to see in the new season with edgy biker style.
For those early spring days when a slight winter’s chill is still clinging on, it can be hard to find a coat that provides just the right amount of warmth. Belstaff to the rescue! The Culmore quilted jacket is super lightweight, making it perfect for transitioning from season to season without the need for lots of layers. The adorable pastel pink shade is also bang on trend for SS18, where pastels are dominating the catwalks, so that’s another big win for the wardrobe. Easy to match up with practically any casual outfit, this gorgeous spring jacket works especially well with light-wash jeans and sport luxe trainers.
Heading into classic biker jacket territory now, the Marvingt is one of the most iconic women’s Belstaff jackets and a true bestseller. And let’s face it, it’s easy to see why. This work of sartorial art is crafted from the finest, buttery soft leather and comes complete with side zip pockets, padded elbows and expandable cuffs, all wrapped up in that traditional biker-chic cut. Perfect for cool spring days and weekend style, the Belstaff Marvingt works perfectly layered over a bright white T-shirt, skinny jeans and biker boots; you just can’t beat the classic looks.
Belstaff Clonmore Canvas Jacket
And now for something quite different. The Belstaff Clonmore canvas jacket is a true breath of fresh air for both the biker-chic look and spring coats overall. Where do we even begin? That crisp, light canvas, the flattering waist belt, the lightweight summery feel; the whole thing is just fabulous. The shortened trench coat style makes this jacket ideal for spring days and summer evenings, and looks beautiful when paired with casual jeans, a lightweight sweater and a colourful printed scarf.
Belstaff Acklington Leather Boots
We couldn’t end this post without drawing your attention to these beauties. The Belstaff Ackington leather boots are the perfect final touch to any biker-inspired outfit, bringing a modern, sophisticated twist to this classic style. We especially love that oversized statement buckle and the red trim, guaranteed to turn heads and start the compliments flowing. You can pair these modern biker beauties with everything from your favourite skinny jeans to casual day dresses for the edgiest of looks.
These pieces may be our favourites, but we can’t deny we love every single thing in the collection! View the entire Belstaff SS18 collection here, or take a look at our complete range of women’s jackets for yet more spring summer style from the most exciting designer brands.