‘Zipping up my Belstaff Triumph brings me warmth – not only physically, but warmth in the knowledge that I’m protected if anything goes awry with my ride.’
Those are the words of 19-time motorcycle land-speed record holder and former Facebook executive Erin Sills. Having reached speeds of over 200mph on the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah, he knows all too well the importance of wearing the right clothing while out on the open road.
And that’s where Belstaff come in. Experts in providing top quality and incredibly safe clothing for those with an adventurous streak, Belstaff have spent the last century establishing themselves as firm fashion industry leaders. The likes of David Beckham, Kate Moss and Sir Ranulph Fiennes have have featured in their latest campaigns, and their iconic leather jacket has become every fashionista’s staple garment.
Like most authorities in their field, Belstaff have a long and rich history. Founded in 1924, the brand originally sought to produce waterproof clothing for motorcyclists. A little under two decades later, the Belstaff Black Prince Jacket was named the best selling waterproof jacket of all time – a true testament to the passion and innovation of its creators. By 1950, Belstaff were catering for men and women of all backgrounds – not just sportsmen, and in 1963 the legendary Steve McQueen showed off a Belstaff outfit during his famous motorcycle jump over barbed wire in The Great Escape!
Belstaff now trade in over 30 countries and are showing no sign of slowing. But what is it that make their clothing so special?
The secret to their popularity could lie in their wax cotton materials which are simultaneously waterproof and breathable. The innovative ‘reacta’ material embedded into many of their garments stabilises body temperature, while the patented ‘Belfresh’ material eliminates perspiration. The result? Comfortable, lightweight clothing that’s ideal for active people.
So what do we have to offer you?
The good news is, at Holden Vintage & Classic we supply a wide range of Belstaff products for both men and women. Here’s some examples!
The Belstaff Crosby Men’s Waxed Jacket
Belstaff Neck Warmer
Belstaff X Man Racing Blouson
Keppel Gate Waxed Jacket
For the full range please visit our dedicated Belstaff page.