or Connect
Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Streetwear and Denim › Yay or nay on this Belstaff jacket.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Yay or nay on this Belstaff jacket. - Page 3

post #31 of 56
Sorry to bump an old thread, but I've just put down a deposit on a Belstaff Brad jacket. It's a truly phenominal jacket!
post #32 of 56
Thread Starter 
I get complements from guys often when wearing it, hmmmm ..
post #33 of 56
Jacket looks awesome. Where can I score one of these in NY? I notice on the website that there's a showroom in Soho...how's that different from a regular store? gawk, Milano, where'd you get yours?
post #34 of 56
Quote:
Originally Posted by Arethusa View Post
Do you have any suggestions for Belstaff alternatives? There are a number of Belstaff jackets I've liked, but they have unbelievably tight control over distribution and they're virtually impossible to get for less than retail. Even at 50% off, they'd be out of reach, but even so, I'm wondering if anyone does similar work for more reasonable prices. Magnoli recently did a repro of the Hero, which looks very good, but it's just one design and not one of the ones that does a whole lot for me.

Shame they're so damn good at what they do.


Old question I know, but which models were you looking at?
post #35 of 56
I think the main two things I was looking for were the Legend Roadmaster and the large Colonial bag, though I've just about given up on that. I guess more recently, the Hero design sort of grew on me a little, I liked their take on the Indy jacket, and the super-faux-vintage 1943 Roadmaster was a lot cooler than I expected. There've been a few other designs that caught my attention (Panther, Cougar, variations on the Roadmaster, really), but I think Belstaff prices have gone up at least 50% since I posted that and I'm still a student, so I'll just go with a Knight of Infinite Resignation.
post #36 of 56
Yea!
I picked up a Belstaff Gangster blouson in their sale at 40% off Excellent quality.
post #37 of 56
yay, go for it!
post #38 of 56
Quote:
Originally Posted by chronic View Post
gawk, Milano, where'd you get yours?

I live in the UK so doubt my sources will be of much help!
post #39 of 56
Quote:
Originally Posted by Arethusa View Post
I think the main two things I was looking for were the Legend Roadmaster .

If you keep an eye peeled on ebay, vintage shops and car booties (at least in the uk) you can pick up old trailmaster and roadmaster jackets for substantially less than you'd pay at retail
post #40 of 56
Quote:
Originally Posted by gawkrodger View Post
I live in the UK so doubt my sources will be of much help!

aww man

Quote:
Originally Posted by Britalian View Post
Yea!
I picked up a Belstaff Gangster blouson in their sale at 40% off Excellent quality.

I was looking at the gangster as well. I'm assuming you're either in Britain or Italy, given your handle.


Anybody who can help w/ stores in the US?
post #41 of 56
Quote:
Originally Posted by Arethusa View Post
I think the main two things I was looking for were the Legend Roadmaster and the large Colonial bag, though I've just about given up on that. I guess more recently, the Hero design sort of grew on me a little, I liked their take on the Indy jacket, and the super-faux-vintage 1943 Roadmaster was a lot cooler than I expected. There've been a few other designs that caught my attention (Panther, Cougar, variations on the Roadmaster, really), but I think Belstaff prices have gone up at least 50% since I posted that and I'm still a student, so I'll just go with a Knight of Infinite Resignation.

The Roadmaster is basically the Trialmaster without the tilted pocket, so you have options there. There are a number of decent knock-offs on the market, and best of all, you can get a real vintage Trialmaster on ebay for $200 or so with a little persistence. The 70's versions are longer and have the striaght pocket like the Roadmaster. Also, you can get a brand new current version Trialmaster, the actual motorcycle version, not the fashion version:

http://www.bel-store.co.uk/classictouristtrophyman.html
post #42 of 56
Is there anywhere that has them cheaper? Almost $700 isn't terribly far from Oi Polloi's prices on Roadmasters, etc, at least the last time I saw them selling them.
post #43 of 56
Awesome, so long as you can pull it off ...
post #44 of 56
Quote:
Originally Posted by Arethusa View Post
Is there anywhere that has them cheaper? Almost $700 isn't terribly far from Oi Polloi's prices on Roadmasters, etc, at least the last time I saw them selling them.

That price probably includes VAT so you can likely get them for 280 GBP or so. A google search for "Classic Tourist Trophy" pulls up a few UK vendors in that range. I've seen them on ebay as well.
post #45 of 56
here's a photo of my Brad. My local shop which sells Belstaff has had an excellent sale on recently with all Belstaff reduced by 25-50%
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Streetwear and Denim
Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Streetwear and Denim › Yay or nay on this Belstaff jacket.