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give it time, the spring collection is just around the corner
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That might be the ugliest rick jacket i've ever seen

there could be worse
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I haven't posted here a while but I have recently gotten into motorcycles and have the "need" to update my leather jackets. Keep in mind I am more from the "classic" crowd but I did not get much imput there.

I have a lot of brown leather, some of which I posted before, one of which is a Himel Bros custom cafe racer style. I have been using my bikes to commute to work and being that I have a black bike, I wanted to get a black leather jacket besides the full fur lined one that is appropriate for only the harshest of weather. I know there are functional brands such as Schott but they are almost as expensive and I feel that Belstaff is more unique.

I have like the Belstaff designs and most of them can be worn over a dress shirt, tie, and slacks. When on sale, their prices are reasonable. Yesterday, I ordered these two jackets from them with the intention on keeping one. Any thoughts or suggestions? Each of these is about 1k on sale.

I ordered this one first but was afraid it may be too West Side Story for work:

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This one can be dressed up a bit more and is a bit more of a classic design but slightly Gestapo:

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Edited by Patek - 6/19/14 at 7:00am
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Both of them sure look nice.

 

I don't know what you do for a living, so I can't comment on whether the first one looks appropriate for work.

 

I ride to my work as a corporate trainer in a jacket that is not appropriate for work, but I take it off when I get inside and hang it up until it is time to leave. I keep a work sportsjacket at my desk in case I have a meeting or something or a lunch where I should have a jacket on.

 

Do either of those jackets have armor?

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Originally Posted by Neognosis View Post

Both of them sure look nice.

I don't know what you do for a living, so I can't comment on whether the first one looks appropriate for work.

I ride to my work as a corporate trainer in a jacket that is not appropriate for work, but I take it off when I get inside and hang it up until it is time to leave. I keep a work sportsjacket at my desk in case I have a meeting or something or a lunch where I should have a jacket on.

Do either of those jackets have armor?

I work at the headquarters of a large bank. I am not customer facing. Most people dress... Well, I tent to wear a tie and jacket to work and I am over dressed.

The jacket would be taken off when at work. Belstaff, being originally a motercycle brand, has some armor in all their leather but if I were to go on a racetrack I would probably wear something more appropriate. I do have a summer mesh armored jacket for riding in this heat.
Edited by Patek - 6/19/14 at 7:13am
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Patek, both are classic motorcycle designs.  The Circuitmaster is the quintessential Belstaff cut; that said, this design is much more common in a waxed cotton, as opposed to leather.  The Kettering is a variation of the Schott Pefecto (not a quintessential Belstaff design).  The striping on the sleeves of the Kettering makes the jacket slightly less traditional.  I am not a fan of the Perfecto cut, so I would take the Circuitmaster.  However, if you want a more stylish jacket, the Kettering may be a better option for you.

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between those 2, for the comparable cost and versatility offered, I'd go circuitmaster all day
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That is the way I was leaning. Thanks for the feedback. I will, of course, be able to try both on when they arrive. The Cicruitmaster design is definately more versitile and it is more functional with the vents and pockets. I purchased a similar one in beige leather for my wife that was also on sale. She has been wanting a leather jacket for a while and since I already have 6 or so, I felt that I had to pick her up one as well.

I do want a canvas one as well. I noticed that Jack Bauer (in the series 24) wears a dark grey one in the entire current series. Great jacket but obviously less protection than leather in case of a spill. This one in red is pretty sick and under $300 but slightly different design with no belt and it looks to be a bit shorter:

http://www.belstaff.com/men/outerwear/jackets-and-coats/radford-jacket-red/21050015C61A0204-12.html

I may have to get that one as well. The Circuitmaster is also more versitile when it comes to bike styles. Right now I own two cruisers. However, I want to get a BMW 1200GS eventually which is an adventure bike or even a cafe racer and the Circuitmaster will work equally well on either.
Edited by Patek - 6/19/14 at 11:34am
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Correct me if I'm wrong but both of those jackets are from the fashion side of Belstaff and aren't "really" suitable (or more correctly "designed for")  riding as they don't have armour etc.

 

Check out their pure motorcycle section, they have a tourist trophy which is very similar to the circuit master but it has removable should and elbow armour. Its not leather though.

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Hi everyone,
I am looking at a quilted Alexander McQueen marked down to 1,000 euros. It's size 50 unfortunately, which is often a bit too large for me (normally I'd need a European 48), but the product page does say slim fit. Does anybody have experience with the sizing of Alexander McQueen leather jackets?
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if its final sale I wouldn't buy it, the leathers can be hit or miss ime
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I can return it within two weeks. But have you any experience with whether they run true to size?

I tried on an unlined Emporio Armani lamb leather jacket once from Yoox and was lucky to be able to squeeze myself into an Italian size 50 when, as I said, I would normally wear a 48. In 48 it would have been a wetsuit!

Anyway, I guess I'll just have to order it and see for myself or else I'll probably keep wondering if I missed out on a great opportunity...
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Correct me if I'm wrong but both of those jackets are from the fashion side of Belstaff and aren't "really" suitable (or more correctly "designed for")  riding as they don't have armour etc.

Check out their pure motorcycle section, they have a tourist trophy which is very similar to the circuit master but it has removable should and elbow armour. Its not leather though.

I did not realize they had a seperate "pure motorcycle" line. I guess I will see when the jackets arrive on Monday. I will post here. By the way, in terms of protection, leather is the the best form over Kevlar or any other armor. However, having Kevlar under leather is probably best. Not that you would want to lay down a $3k jacket anyway.
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Originally Posted by il_colonnello View Post

Hi everyone,
I am looking at a quilted Alexander McQueen marked down to 1,000 euros. It's size 50 unfortunately, which is often a bit too large for me (normally I'd need a European 48), but the product page does say slim fit. Does anybody have experience with the sizing of Alexander McQueen leather jackets?


Would be large for you, I assume. They run tts to be best of my knowledge.

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Would be large for you, I assume. They run tts to be best of my knowledge.

Thanks for the heads-up. I have been mulling over this for a while. I'm kinda hoping that, seeing as any quilted leather jacket would be a winter garment anyway, it mightn't be so inconvenient if it fit me generously, so it would permit layering over a shirt+heavy jumper etc.

The same trader has a few other interesting items on sale (ETRO and Paul Smith scarves, a Moncler Nylon jacket), so I could get a few things in the same order and would anyway have a couple of items to keep for the hassle, even if I return the McQueen.
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