On Thursday, we headed to London’s New Bond Street to Belstaff House to celebrate the launch of their partnership with Vestiaire Collective on the exclusive sale of ten of its iconic wax cotton Trialmaster jackets from the Archive. With the champagne flowing and delectable canapes doing the rounds, the creme of menswear viewed a selection of these rare pieces. The Belstaff Archive has now grown to an incredible 150 pieces, covering the most significant and prolific of the brand’s themes, namely aviation, military, naval and moto in preparation for the brands centenary celebration in 2024. Available to view at the store, the 10 Trialmaster wax cotton jackets are now on sale on the Vestiaire site.
The jackets range from the 60s to the 70s, a specifically sought after era. Each jacket has an oily hand waxed patina giving them their waterproofing properties as well as featuring a slanted pocket from the original 50’s design that was adapted in the 70s to a horizontal design for a more modern interpretation. Of course, all of jackets have the Belstaff check lining, with some still displaying vintage badges from Goodyear or BSA pins from their original owners, while two of the jackets are in hard to find rare red wax, all with individual wear and weathered distinctions on the fabrics. What’s more, all proceeds from the sales will go towards future purchases to help grow and sustain the Archive.