Belstaff jackets are fast becoming a rival to Barbour in the must-have designer jackets and coats category. Their focus on luxury and comfort pays off with some stunning pieces of outerwear.
Originally formed back in the 1920’s by Harry Grosberg in Stoke-On-Trent, Belstaff was initially known for designing waterproof clothes for both men and women. They actually completed the milestone of creating the first waterproof clothing that was classed as ‘breathable’. This is know commonly known as ‘wax cotton’, which Barbour are also famed for using. In the 1930’s Belstaff were producing jackets and outerwear for the likes of people in the armed services and motorcyclists.
Since then Belstaff have became more and more popular on a Worldwide level, creating a material called Belfresh, with the idea being that it keeps you cool in the warmer weather. In the past few years, Belstaff jackets are commonly recognised in films. Brad Pitt wore a leather jacket in the Curious Case of Benjamin Button and actually had a Belstaff Jacket named after him. The Belstaff Brad jacket is a stunning piece of designer clothing, handmade from a luxurious leather. Johnny Depp, Ewen McGregor and Will Smith have all been seen sporting Belstaff clothing or accessories. Will Smith actually carried around a Belstaff bag around with him in the film I Am Legend.
The Barbour Tokihito Sporting Jacket is a gorgeous piece of clothing from the Barbour x Tokihito collaboration. If you don’t believe us, head on over to the Yinnyang blog and read the review and stunning photographs by Niran and Ernest. A lot of people are reluctant to buy a quilted Barbour jacket because of the high demand for them in recent years which Niran admits himself. He then goes on to give reasons why he has fallen in love with the jacket since wearing it. We are sure you’ll like their post and enjoy reading the rest of their blog which is really well designed and informative. Enjoy!
Footballers James Beattie and Billy Sharp were spotted wearing Dead Legacy t-shirts on Soccer A.M on Saturday. Dead Legacy are renowned for their t-shirts with oversized prints that seem to be more and more popular over the last few weeks and months. The two t-shirts are the Dead Legacy Gone Fishing T-Shirt and Dead Legacy Fear For Your Wife T-Shirt.
Every now and again we feature celebrities wearing certain brands on t.v or in magazines and these are just the latest celebs to be spotted. If you see any more, please let us know via the contact form below
The Barbour Autumn/Winter 2011 collection has now hit the shelves and we are as excited as we ever have been about the release of a Barbour collection. This season Barbour have produced a large range of functional clothing for the cold winter months. As well as the usual Barbour jackets that they are so well known for, this year their stylish knitwear items are certain to be a hit with consumers and Barbour fans. Quality Marino wool has been used to craft some of the jumpers that they have produced alongside 7 guage wool mixes. This season we seem to be seeing a lot of hunting patches on the shoulders and elbow patches of items across various designer brands. Barbour have used a quality suede material to produce some of the patches.
As usual we have a large selection of Barbour jackets in this collection. They vary in style and we will be bringing individual coats and jackets in seperate posts over the following weeks. Some take their inspiration from the Barbour motorcycle heritage whilst others take more of an outwearwear theme, which Barbour became famous for. In particular the Barbour Beall jacket (picture below) is a new style that they have created for the AW11 collection. A quilted jacket with roots steeped in that of mens workwear and industrial clothing, yet retaining a sense of style that would look perfect out and about in town.
As we get deeper into the Winter, the Barbour wellingtons are going to be in demand. They sit alongside Hunter Wellingtons as the must-have designer wellies for men and women.
So in conclusion we like the new Autumn Winter collection and are going to be featuring posts on individual products in the future. Tell us your thoughts in the comments box below on the new collectionnd how you rate it against collections of years gone by
Barbour Sapper Jacket in Black is one of the latest styles of jackets to come from the South Shields based company. A visually stunning piece of clothing, this stylish jacket has its roots based firmly in the motorcycle clothing of yesteryear. Finished in a 100% black waxed cotton material, the jacket is internally lined with a Union Jack flag lining.
It is branded internally and externally. On the outside you will find a Barbour International badge as well as a Barbour patch with a Union Jack background which is stitched onto the front of the jacket. To close the jacket you will find a branded zipper ring which fastens to the neck and a press stud closing wind flap. Multi pocket functionality is another selling point to the jacket, offering ample storage while you are on the move.
This jacket is hitting the shelves now and is for sale from selected Official Barbour Stockists around £270.