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Heads Up: Belstaff Tourist Trophy no longer "Made in Italy"

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Hi all, I've lurked on here for the last few months and absorbed quite a bit of useful info. Thought I would contribute a little of my own...

 

I bought a new Belstaff Tourist Trophy jacket last week and discovered that it's now made in Romania. For those who don't already know, the TT is from Belstaff's Pure Motorcycle line and not the fashion/streetwear line. It's designed for riding and comes with D3O armor inserts in the elbows and shoulders. And yes, the one I bought was genuine. I spoke to the retailer and was informed that the new 2013 TT jackets are now being produced in Romania. According to them, quality has not been affected. I wouldn't know because I've never handled any other TT jacket.

 

The retailer offered to take the jacket back, but I've decided to keep it. To me, it's the best-made jacket I've ever owned and will likely outlive me. It's also the best of the classic 4-pocket belted vintage motorcycling-inspired jackets that I considered—the other contenders were the Belstaff Roadmaster, Barbour International and Ralph Lauren Black Label Mariner. It's also heavier than the others, so it will probably be less of a year-round jacket. 

 

Anyways, without having a 2012 or earlier version of the TT to compare to, I'm very happy with mine. It appears that QC has been observed to a very high degree and since it's a keeper, the Romanian manufacture doesn't bother me. But for those of you considering a Tourist Trophy and who expect this to be an Italian-made article, I hope this info will be useful. 

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I'm sure they passed some of the cost savings on to you right? right?!  

 

Everything has its place, but if I'm going to drop big money on something I want to ensure it is of a high quality and a place providing for its workers.

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