18 February 2010
A recent acquisition, vintage Belstaff Derwent jacket, dating from the 70's.
Proper old school rambling tackle in that familiar old green, well worn in by previous owners who knows where? scruffy cool. Bonington vibes.
I must admit I'm not a big Belstaff fan, I don't personally see the appeal of their more famous and now fashion conscious motorcycle jackets. But in contrast their now hard to find old outdoor coats from the seventies and eighties really tick my box.
Originally Made in England and founded in Longton, Staffordshire.
Belstaff is now Italian owned and based.
This style of jacket is quilted lined and still inspires modern brands of today, it has a turn-out and turn down collar come hood which gives it a kind of double look, a hood/collar which I knew I'd seen before. Garbstore's 'Woodland Sider Racer' jacket from Spring 09 (as pictured above) has an identical replicated version a nod and a wink to this very style of coat? who knows.