Classic Bomber Jacket

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  1. Lafont

    Lafont Senior member

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    I've seen many similar jackets referred to as goatskin. My seller, by the way, did respond to my comments about the mislabeling and said yes, the bomber is a G-1. Thanks for all your help, guys!
     


  2. Bradford

    Bradford Current Events Moderator

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    Congratulations - that's a sharp looking jacket. Glad to hear it fits so well.
     


  3. Soph

    Soph Senior member

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    I've seen these and they are veryyy niceee.

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  4. Lafont

    Lafont Senior member

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    Thanks. That photo is another beauty, though mine has the fur collar.
     


  5. acidboy

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    Damn, Belstaff makes awesome jackets!
     


  6. Hard2Fit

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    I've seen these and they are veryyy niceee.

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    That's a great jacket.
    Belstaff, no?
    Do you know what the style name is?
     


  7. Soph

    Soph Senior member

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    That's a great jacket.
    Belstaff, no?
    Do you know what the style name is?


    Here's the link, it's called the Lynton:
    http://www.belstaff.net/index.php?pa...art&Itemid=180

    I've got severl Belstaff jackets and they are the bomb(er).
    I have the 70's racing, 1942 camden, Howard peacoat, Brad in black and black/brown(my favorite), Panther in black brown, Cougar in antique black, racemaster in navy wax cotton, and racemaster in ivy green cotton. I even have a windbreaker. Just amazing stuff, I'm completely hooked.

    They are not really that expensive when compared with the cheap Armani, Hugo Boss,DnG and other fashion names charging higher.

    The pros:
    Great Quality and durability. Waterproofing. Amazing looking leathers in the real world. The antiquing is superb. These jackets can last a lifetime. The leathers are also slimmer. I will probably sell my Vanson J car coat as Belstaff makes a couple so similar.

    The cons:
    They have moved into a fashion style brand over simply a motorcycle brand which some have a problem with. They seem pricey to some, but again, you have to put it into perspective. Some say wax cotton can smell. Quality is amazing so I don't see this as an accurate criticism.
     


  8. Hard2Fit

    Hard2Fit Senior member

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    Awesome jackets on their website.
    I'm not up on Belstaff history but the website makes me think the company is headed towards Burberry's (fashion) market.
    Any ideas where I can see some of their jackets in person in the US (east coast)?
     


  9. RJman

    RJman Posse Member Dubiously Honored

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    Here's the link, it's called the Lynton:
    http://www.belstaff.net/index.php?pa...art&Itemid=180

    I've got severl Belstaff jackets and they are the bomb(er).
    I have the 70's racing, 1942 camden, Howard peacoat, Brad in black and black/brown(my favorite), Panther in black brown, Cougar in antique black, racemaster in navy wax cotton, and racemaster in ivy green cotton. I even have a windbreaker. Just amazing stuff, I'm completely hooked.


    Awesome. Do you ride, Soph?

    I must admit that I LOL'd reading their description of the Lawrence jacket ( http://www.belstaff.net/index.php?pa...art&Itemid=179 ) , allegedly favored by "D.H. Lawrence" -- I'm pretty sure they meant Lawrence of Arabia (T.E. Lawrence) rather than Lawrence of the Labia.
     


  10. Soph

    Soph Senior member

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    Awesome. Do you ride, Soph?

    I must admit that I LOL'd reading their description of the Lawrence jacket ( http://www.belstaff.net/index.php?pa...art&Itemid=179 ) , allegedly favored by "D.H. Lawrence" -- I'm pretty sure they meant Lawrence of Arabia (T.E. Lawrence) rather than Lawrence of the Labia.


    Yes, a red Ducati although it will probably be the death of me.

    I believe they also have a Lawrence of the Labia blouson.[​IMG]
    Belstaff is like crack, you can't just have one hit.

    Belstaff Royal Air Force Blouson
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  11. Soph

    Soph Senior member

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    For the more adventerous:
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    A Harris Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I like having Soph around, he makes my Belstaff collection look modest [​IMG]
     


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    I like having Soph around, he makes my Belstaff collection look modest [​IMG]

    useless w/o pics [​IMG]
     


  14. Lafont

    Lafont Senior member

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    Actually those underneath pockets I've referred to, as they don't really show, are quite incidental to the overall design of these Cooper jackets (and I suspect jackets of other makers) so great - they serve a useful purpose. Maybe the Navy guys weren't supposed to appear with hands in their side jacket pockets, I don't know, but it's comfortable at times. When I was in Army ROTC in 1966-7 I recall one of the rules when we were wearing our "officer's uniform" was not to walk with our hands in our pants pockets. Hmmm...[​IMG] [​IMG]
     


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    AlanC Minister of Trad

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    I must admit that I LOL'd reading their description of the Lawrence jacket ( http://www.belstaff.net/index.php?pa...art&Itemid=179 ) , allegedly favored by "D.H. Lawrence" -- I'm pretty sure they meant Lawrence of Arabia (T.E. Lawrence) rather than Lawrence of the Labia.

    Sons & Lovers in Aquba?

    Apparently Belstaff reads RJman as they've changed the description now.
     


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