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.