Written by Menswear Style
28th March 2019
Introducing Belstaff Spring/Summer 2019
If you’re looking for a British brand that’s full to the brim with rich history and storied heritage then you
can’t really go wrong with Belstaff. Born out of a need for more functional clothing tough enough to
combat the trials and tribulations associated with motorcycle racing in some of the most adverse
weather conditions, the brand has spent almost 100 years mastering their weatherproofing craft and
rugged durability. Outfitting everyone from soldiers and pilots to pioneering explorers and champion
racers alike, the brand pursued an insatiable desire for practical garments, creating timeless silhouettes
such as the Trialmaster and Fieldmaster and showcasing the best in breathable waterproof fabrics,
serviceable utility and unrestrictive resilience.
Fast forward to modern day and Belstaff is as synonymous with British motorcycling culture as fish is
with chips, epitomising the cool, rugged edge and rough thrill-seeking nature that comes with it.
Combining their staunch sensibilities with new silhouettes for the modern man, the brand’s latest offering
sees waxed cottons and hardy beaverteens swapped out in place of more contemporary insulated fillings
and lightweight shells perfect for layering during trans-seasonal months
Brand new for Spring/Summer 2019 the Belstaff Bantham jacket keeps the brand’s signature utility in
mind. Boasting 6 pockets to the front, a concealed waterproof hood and internal jacket sling for if things
begin to heat up, it’s an essential piece of kit for the everyday urban explorer. Featuring both elasticated
cuffs and waist adjusters for a tailored fit it comes made out of a sleek nylon fabric that’s capable of being
worked into multi-faceted looks with ease.
Applying traditional characteristics to an updated design approach, two stand out pieces from the
collection are the Belstaff down filled gilet and Rainworth jacket. In true pragmatic style, both garments
are made from a high-density water-repellant nylon and packed with high power warming capabilities
without being over cumbersome, perfect for bolstering out this season’s thinner jackets and providing
some customisable levels of temperature regulation.
It’s not just jackets that Belstaff excels at and as always there’s plenty of high-quality base layers on offer
for you to structure your outfits around such as the tried and tested steadway shirt. A true seasonal staple
of the Belstaff lineup it showcases the brand’s eye for purposeful design and their ability to execute
simplicity to the highest degree. Made from a soft cotton it features additional shoulder stitching for a
reinforced shape as well as a back pleat for ease of movement. To the front, Belstaff’s signature slanted
pocket rounds off the piece with some unique but subtle detailing.
From humble beginnings bathed in the mud of the racetrack to presenting runway shows and outfitting
some of the most esteemed celebrities, Belstaff has rightly earned themselves a place amongst the creme
de la creme of British fashion. Purveying an adaptive approach to production and a forward-thinking
functional flair they continue to push the envelope with what’s possible when it comes to objective driven
clothing with plenty of hard-wearing style.