With a pedigree dating back to 1924, British luxury brand Belstaff has a history rich in equestrian to aviation, but now most notably for being synonymous with biker culture. Although the classic Belstaff jacket has been increasingly popular among celebrities (David Beckham) and the fashion obsessed, its textile and design innovations were quite literally made for the trails and roads.
Jacket: Belstaff | Shirt: J Crew| Pants: Ian Velardi | Boots: Gucci | Sunglasses: Banana Republic
To truly appreciate all that the jacket is, let’s get technical for a minute. It all started in 1924 with a man by the name of Harry Gosberg who wanted to create a functional, waterproof garment for bikers. By 1943 his jacket became the bestselling waterproof jacket of all time. Through time with minor tweaks and design updates, it’s original heritage and concept still stand true. The famous Trialmaster jacket that I’ve posted with here is made of a heavy-duty, waterproof 10 ounce waxed cotton that’s used to stabilize your body temperature and work with a motorbiker’s dynamic movements. Besides the fabric, it has 4 bellowed pockets, a belted waist, plaid and velvet lined interior, throatlatch, reinforced shoulders, high armholes, a zipper/button front closure, and a slim fit that makes you look stoic in stature. To say that the jacket packs style and functionality all into one garment is an understatement.
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The Belstaff Trialmaster is the perfect jacket for fall because it delivers serious quality fashion without being seasonal or flashy. Having a jacket that’s beautifully functional is just an added perk that translates well into daywear, making it a fashion staple in every guy’s closet this fall.
Photography: Jocelyn Smith Photography