Heritage, you just can’t fake it. Introducing the Belstaff collection

‘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

 

Endurance Boots

Keppel Gate Waxed Jacket

For the full range please visit our dedicated Belstaff page.

What To Wear To Classic Motoring Events

Are you geared up for the vast array of fantastic motoring events this summer? May alone has many opportunities across the country to get out and about in your classic motor with the top down and a picnic in the boot. But if you’re going to go the full measure, you’ll want to look the part – that’s where we can help.

Perhaps you’re not sure what to wear to a motoring event, or feel your wardrobe needs a bit of a motoring makeover. Whatever it is, we have a huge range of authentic and stylish motoring clothing for both men and women in stock for you to choose from. Here’s some examples:
Mens Clothing

Woodcote gloves

Driving gloves not only look smart, but can protect your classic wheel from wear! Their design ensures maximum grip as you cruise through the countryside and keeps your fingers warm if you’ve taken the top down. They look especially sophisticated with a leather jacket and are sold in a variety of styles and colours.

Made to Measure Flying Jacket

Are you the kind of person that finds clothes never quite fit the way you want? If so, no worries. We have a made to measure service that allows you to wear this merino lambskin leather flying jacket with confidence. It also features slant pockets, tan coloured wool and a collar fastening.

Grand Prix Gulf Jacket

Look the part in this padded men’s Steve McQueen style Gulf Jacket. It features original colours and logos from the 1960s, external and internal pockets, metal zip and press stud at the collar. This is a truly authentic item of motoring clothing.

Suixtil Racing Trousers

This authentic rendition of the Suixtil race pants from the 1950s and 1960s will transport you right back to the heydays of motor racing. It’s constructed from pure cotton fine twill, with a comfort fit waistband and ankle cuffs. The inside leg is 32 inches.

Suixtil Targa Pima Red Long Sleeved Polo

Feel comfortable and stand out with this vibrant red long sleeved polo shirt. Perfect for all-day-wear thanks to its breathable cotton material, this men’s long sleeved shirt gives you that ‘fresh off the race track” look.

Grenfell Harrington Jacket

You’ll be in good company if you choose to wear a Glenfell Harrington jacket. Grenfell cloth has been worn by some of the fastest men in motoring history. Sir Stirling Moss drove for years in Grenfell Cloth, notably the Milli Miglia and British Grand Prix victories of 1955. Grenfell are particularly proud to have been associated with Sir Malcolm Campbell who wore Grenfell racing suits for both his 1931 and 1935 records.

Holden Overalls

Look the part in these traditional mechanics style overalls. Featuring ”BP Motor Spirit” printing on the back and a Holden logo on the front, this men’s outfit is perfect for serious classic motorists who are looking for comfortable clothing with a difference. It also has detachable arm bands to add to the authentic look, as well as an elasticated waist for an optimal fit.

Ladies Clothing

Belstaff Hairpin Waxed Jacket

Look smart and feel confident in this leather padded waxed jacket by Belstaff. It features an adjustable neck strap, pockets, adjustable gussets and built in belt for both a sophisticated and versatile look. Perfect for pairing with denim jeans and a chic pair of boots.

Gobi Sheepskin Hat

This gorgeous dark brown leather hat with honey coloured lambs wool trim is the perfect punctuation mark to your motoring outfit. Protect your hair and ears from wind as you drive down the open roads, and feel comfortable and snug on a cooler day.

Jack Murphy Tweed Jacket

Look smart and sophisticated in this high quality British wool tweed jacket. It features deep pockets, stylish moleskin detailing on the collar and elbow pads as well as back vents and royal blue inner lining. Perfect for any lady who likes to stay warm and look fantastic in her classic motor.

Scarves and Neck Tubes

Every lady loves to accessorise, and this should be no different when it comes to your classic motoring clothing. We’re proud to supply a range of neck tubes and scarves, as well as face masks, to give you optimal comfort when driving around in your classic vehicle.

Dents Ladies Driving Gloves

Treat yourself to a pair of luxurious soft leather gloves by Dents. Dents have been making the world’s finest leather gloves in England since 1777. Made from 100% sheep leather, these ladies driving gloves are soft to touch and will keep your classic wheel protected at the same time.

Vintage Motoring Cap

Complete your outfit with this stylish vintage motoring cap. Unlike regular caps, this design gives room for your hair and is specially constructed to not fly off when you’re driving at speed. It also looks particularly fetching with a pair of driving goggles.

Or, if you’d like to see more from our range, head over to our dedicated page now.