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Belstaff in USA - where are they available?

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by mylesmyles, Apr 13, 2006.

  1. twilightx

    twilightx New Member

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    lol 'schwingy' - I'm going to have to integrate that into a future conversation hahaha
     
  2. mav16

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    Barneys NYC has a bunch, including the one from The Dark Knight on sale (small only).

    Belstaff is pretty hard to find here in the US, even in LA, in Beverly Hills. I've been searching casually since last year and finding a small made things even more difficult. A week ago, I googled "Belstaff where available in US" which lead me to this forum and thread. Read this post, called Barneys NYC, confirmed sizing and measurements and ordered the Dark Leather Blouson. I received two days later.

    Awesome jacket. What a small world, even on the internet. Thanks for the tip chronic!
     
  3. Pablo-T

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    Having only had experience w/Barbour, what's the reason for the higher Belstaff price tag? Barbour stuff seems constructed w/pretty damn high standards. It's hard to think that something could be more bullet-proof than those are.
    Unfortunately, Belstaff is being remarketed as a 'fashion' label, after it was bought by an Italian company around four years ago. Although there's still a Union Jack on their jackets, they are now, I believe, made in Italy. They've reissued some lovely repros of landmark jackets, like Steve McQueen's (although diehards will know that McQueen's main jacket was a Barbour INternational). But personally I think the soul of the brand has gone. They have a flagship store on Conduit St, and the assistants could care less. A lot of their product is horrible cropped aged leather jackets, the kind of thing that was ppular in the 80s, while jackets that five years ago were £140 now fetch £300 plus. Unfortunately, a by-product of the fact that Belstaff have hiked their prices, is that original ones have shot up in price too! Although I've always been biased against Barbour (it's generally seen as a country toff range, favored by the aristocracy) for my next jacket I might shell out on a Barbour A7, which is a pretty cool item, which I think at one time inspired a Belstaff copy. There is some doubt, but it seems that the Balstaff McQueen repro is in fact based on a Barbour original: http://www.mcqueenonline.com/belstafftrialmaster.htm
     
  4. Casual

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    Unfortunately, Belstaff is being remarketed as a 'fashion' label, after it was bought by an Italian company around four years ago. Although there's still a Union Jack on their jackets, they are now, I believe, made in Italy.
    Well, there are certainly worse parts of the world in which to have your jacket made. Belstaff, like most labels, produce a lot of bad stuff along with a few classics. Their waxed jackets are superior to what Barbour is churning out (i.e., uneven, stinky wax). In addition, most Barbour stuff is boxy and sized for dads. I like and own both brands, but Belstaff produces a better quality jacket along with a higher price tag. I also don't like the stupid Che connection.
     
  5. leopardus

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    Hi, anyone know a way to get a comprehensive list of bestaff stockists. I'm visiting Boston, from ireland, next month and want to see if I can pick one up? 'Cougar' in black-brown I think. One possible stockist in the Boston area was mentioned already. The guys from belstaff have been less than helpful. Any suggestions really appreciated.
    Or suggest a better learther jacket to spend a ridiculous amount of money on while in Boston. Schott?
    Thanks
     
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  8. dmass1

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    this is a long-shot but I am looking for a Belstaff jacket I saw some guy wearing today and I can't find it anywhere online.

    It was waxed cotton in an olive green color, thin, but not wrinkly like some of the other thin, waxed cotton jackets I've seen. Clean and slick looking. It was about medium length, not cropped, but not long either. No built in belt (at least this guys didn't have one, but he might have taken it off), but the small neck belt-buckle thing, and a yellow square Belstaff patch on the left arm.

    I know thats a pretty vague description, but does anyone think they know the jacket I'm referring to? model name?

    Thanks
     
  9. dmass1

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    jacket Im looking for is not on that site. 'm thinking it may be an older model although the one I saw looked brand new
     
  10. TerraceGent

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    It is worth trying to get hold of vintage and some of the original pieces from the revived collections. It is my understanding that Belstaff are moving away from the heritage collections into the luxury market so probably the last chance to pick these pieces up.

    For anyone interested in the old pieces there are some vintage adverts and a picture of the old factory in Longton on this blog http://www.terracegent.blogspot.co.uk/search/label/Belstaff

    As for quality I would say the pieces have some great fabrics and the cut is better than Barbour but you are paying a lot for the brand.
     
  11. Olivine76

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    I have been trying to find a small medium Belstaff Brad jacket on line line for a good two months now and I keep hitting dead ends. The ones I find dose not seem to have the antiqueing. I've about given up.
     
  12. manasdirge

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    I amlooking to buy a belstaff hero jacket(winter version) in size S(XS maybe, I am 5'7" 145lbs). can be new or good condition 2nd handed item, I know this is a long shot but please tell me if you have one for sale~ willing to pay $350-$700 depending on item's condition.
    I am as desperate as you guys!
     

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