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Are Belstaff leather jackets worth it?

post #1 of 29
Thread Starter 
To anyone who own a Belstaff leather jacket, are they worth buying? Or for the price (arround 2600 usd) would you suggest something else?

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post #2 of 29
Where are you doing your shopping? Most Belstaff leather is in the $1,250 to $1,600 range. At that price, value is in the eye of the beholder. I am sure you can find coats as well made and with as good quality hides as Belstaff for lower cost, so I am not sure you will find a good answer to your question, other than to potentially find another source for your coats..smile.gif
post #3 of 29
Thread Starter 
The Belstaff site.

Do you have other recommendations??
post #4 of 29
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Originally Posted by gnatty8 View Post

Where are you doing your shopping? Most Belstaff leather is in the $1,250 to $1,600 range. At that price, value is in the eye of the beholder. I am sure you can find coats as well made and with as good quality hides as Belstaff for lower cost, so I am not sure you will find a good answer to your question, other than to potentially find another source for your coats..smile.gif

The new designery line of Belstaff leathers like at Mr Porter and Barney's run around $2600 now.
There's even a wax cotton Roadmaster for $1500 on Barney's site.

I think the older model stuff like the leather Panthers and Brads are still in the $1600 range.
post #5 of 29
I am curious to see the answer on this as well. I was thinking about just getting an inexpensive knockoff from the Tannery...
post #6 of 29
I don't think they are. I've seen quite a few worn in person and have not been impressed. For the money being charged, they should give a stronger feeling of quality. I'm not sure what other options are available but even at a substantial discount I wouldn't wear belstaff.

They also can have obtrusive branding which I've thought is distasteful.
post #7 of 29
Thread Starter 
Which brand do you personally like?
post #8 of 29
Wow, Belstaff has gone up.
post #9 of 29

If I remember correctly Belstaff was recently sold and the new owner is trying to turn it to a luxury brand. Hence the mark up. I think that they even had some kind of alligator jacket or something with a laughable pricetag to get some hype this season.

post #10 of 29
I would highly recommend you get a horsehide leather MTM at Himel Bros. I picked up someone else's that they never picked up and it fits me like a glove and I couldn't be happier with it. To notch vegetable tanned horsehide with attention paid to the details such as hand cutting, cotton taped antique style zippers, etc.
post #11 of 29
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Originally Posted by Patek View Post

I would highly recommend you get a horsehide leather MTM at Himel Bros. I picked up someone else's that they never picked up and it fits me like a glove and I couldn't be happier with it. To notch vegetable tanned horsehide with attention paid to the details such as hand cutting, cotton taped antique style zippers, etc.

I agree it is an amazing jacket - but not the same style at all.
post #12 of 29
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Originally Posted by akatsuki View Post

I agree it is an amazing jacket - but not the same style at all.

There are various models to choose from so I'm not sure which one you are referring to.
post #13 of 29
Thread Starter 
Yeah, I saw it on the Belstaff site. They were asking for 72,000. What a joke
post #14 of 29
I got this one at the Belstaff store in Florence. IIRC, it was 1,300 Euros. I was perfectly happy paying that as it is very well made, the leather feels amazing, and I like the styling. I have the same thoughts on the Panther as well. I doubt I would pay $2,500 for any leather jacket to be very honest.


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post #15 of 29

Nice jacket,but Belstaff has over been incredibly overpriced..

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