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post #16 of 32
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Originally Posted by TomTom View Post

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

That's your opinion and I respect that. Personally, I find a lot of things overpriced that others gladly provide the demand for, so it is safe to say that value is in the eye of the beholder..
post #17 of 32

I have a few...brad jacket (non jcrap version), new marten blazer, etc... They are well worth the price. Can wear em in the rain all day too as most belstaffs are scotch guarded in the tanning process 

post #18 of 32
$115, 000 ............Even if you're Bill Gates.......why would you do such a thing?
post #19 of 32
1 good Belstaff jacket is well worth the price.....the old price. I'm selling some of mine (I have 6) at reasonable prices. Sites like these or Ebay are where you need to get them. They go for around half of retail. Never pay full price for anything...ever....
post #20 of 32

No. not worth it. I have an old Barbour and old Belstaff - neither are really worth the current amounts they go for. The barbour is a lot closer, but the Belstaff is no better made and I think I should sell it looking at the silly prices at the mo tbh.

post #21 of 32

I am oftentimes dumbstruck when brands get a new lease on life after new ownership. Belstaff produced moto jackets before that costed <1000$ for leather and less for their quilted ones and now with new designers and owners, they are 2400$.

post #22 of 32

Check out The Real McCoy for leather jackets. Belstaff is absurdly overpriced.

post #23 of 32
I just got a Belstaff Cougar in perfect condition on here for $600. For a jacket that will last you forever, 600 is worth it...but full price is not.
post #24 of 32
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Originally Posted by gnatty8 View Post

That's your opinion and I respect that. Personally, I find a lot of things overpriced that others gladly provide the demand for, so it is safe to say that value is in the eye of the beholder..

Dude, you overpaid. All that eye of the beholder stuff is... well, you know.
post #25 of 32
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Originally Posted by apropos View Post

Dude, you overpaid. All that eye of the beholder stuff is... well, you know.

I think the only thing that matters is whether or not I feel I got value for what I paid. I do, so by definition, I could not have overpaid right?
post #26 of 32
Well I'm sure there are lots of $75 Gucci tee shirt wearers out there who feel exactly the same way, so you're in good company.
post #27 of 32
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Originally Posted by gnatty8 View Post


I think the only thing that matters is whether or not I feel I got value for what I paid. I do, so by definition, I could not have overpaid right?

 

Agreed.

post #28 of 32
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Originally Posted by javierf1987 View Post

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

cheers

If they're genuinely made in the UK, maybe. But if it say's "Imported" definitely not, you may want to look somewhere else, and be careful about the price.
post #29 of 32
Just picked up 3 from the Belstaff sale (through their web site) at about $1k each. Two for me and one for the wife. Free returns if they do not work out.
post #30 of 32

Well, perusing this briefly, "worth it" means various things..

 

It is not easy for me to try various marques due to my location, and setting out on the Barbour vs Belstaff path and researching it all, they both have their merits. And while I hate to be cynical, business is business. Buy whatever story you want.

 

In the end it comes down to fit and quality.

As much as you may really wish to like Barbour...and I do...the new offerings are a pale comparison to the vintage jackets, as example.

The only thing, upon sampling all, that is similar to the vintage International, for example, is the Mcqueen special edition...at 450+

I was surprised at the flimsy quality of the new Internationals I tried on and the fit was terrible...even at xxl.. 6 or 8 oz ? I dont know and didnt matter.

 

...it fit like crap, felt like crap..

 

And I am a very normal, athletic build, 52(42US) suit..6'1" 185..and not a slim fit.

 

Belstaff is the opposite...in later years quality of Belstaff suffered, items were outsourced to an Australian company for all the work...buttons (poppers) missing is very common, etc..Now however, the quality is very good since being bought by this Italian family (who's name I cant recall at the moment)..

 

Of course the British badmouth in their typical bitter British way about them being bought by the Italians...but the family who bought it have done great things I feel and are genuinely interested in the marque, motorcycling, style, quality, etc.

 

Going into the Belstaff boutique here and trying one on for the first time...man the fit, quality, and cut are PERFECT..awesome.

 

But they are out of my price range, even used I am not willing to spend that and would prefer to put my money elsewhere.

So I don't know what that says...

 

These forums can only help so much and often times I completely disagree with the majority of opinions once I experience an item directly.

 

For the retail price, absolutely not...but this is an internet age, and deals are abound these days.

If you can find at an agreeable price to you, I believe you'll be very pleased with the quality and cut, etc..

 

That said , I do find their marketing strategy bizarre. They place too much emphasis on their supplying Hollywood, which for me, is a detraction from buying it, not a motive.

 

I mean, it is a common strategy..Brioni did it, as well as other sartorial marques supplying movies etc...but i cannot believe it is helping them now in terms of image?

 

But what do I know...it is all stories/marketing srategies..the heritage one or the superstar one..it comes down to fit and quality in the end.

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