Thursday

[Outfit] Belstaff Roadmaster Jacket


A few weeks ago I ran a little competition on the blog to win a Belstaff Roadmaster, and given the weather recently it's been perfect for such a thing... Here is me prancing around in mine for all two seconds of sunshine the other weekend.  You'd be forgiven for not knowing about this brand as until recently they focussed on their loyal motorbiking fans... But when the ex creative director for Burberry decided to take over their collections, it all got a little more interesting for non bikers like me/us...


The Roadmaster is Belstaff's trademark piece... Have a little fun on Google search looking for good looking distinctly average looking people like Bradley Cooper, Sarah Jessica Parker, Ewan Mcgregor and most importantly Roz from Spooks (because there is a bit of every girl who wants to be an MI5 agent and run around chasing bad guys in a nice coat, no?).  Belstaff kindly gave me one to test out for the weekend, and given how lightweight it is, I couldn't believe how cosy and warm it was. I kind of wanted to do a Top Gear style trial in it - set fire to it, cover it in paint, roll around in mud... just to see what happens. It would still look the same I am sure.


Belstaff are about as British as they get, which obviously appeals to me too - hailing from deepest, darkest Shropshire and with a very prominent Union Jack on the chest.  Yes, they're expensive and extremely outdoors-y but they are the kind of thing that once you spot one, you see them everywhere. Usually on people who look good, and groomed, and ready for any circumstance be it shopping or wrestling off a Russian spy... In fact I've noticed fellow Belstaff wearers do that thing classic cars owners do, and nod at each other with approval when you see another person wearing one. It's a bit odd, but also makes you feel a little bit like you're in a secret gang... 


I cannot recommend it enough, I paired it up with my Wrangler jeans and new Charles Philip flats (I have two pairs already, I'm addicted). I felt prepared for any eventuality, which in this instance happened to be dog walking, moving house and aimlessly wondering around Ikea... If you have a spare odd £500, get one now here (and have a look at the rest of their SS13 collection here at Net A Porter).
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11 comments

My Scandinavian Home said...

LOVE that jacket!

irene said...

love the roadmaster - top of my wishlist. i like your idea of top gear trials think that might make an interesting post!

Alex said...

Howdy hotness! Love this, only you could manage to make a £500 outdoor coat look good. Looking forward to seeing you ASAP for a girly catch up. xoxo

Sarah said...

This looks so lovely on you!
x

Katie said...

Agree with Alex - if you tell me I need to spend £500 on a coat, then I will. I'm presuming it comes with Daniel Craig, right?

MissyNumNum said...

Where are your lovely shoes from?

Satisfashion theBlog said...

love!!!

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Kate Lasater said...

I can totally see why you're addicted to those flats- they're amazing! You look great. :)

xo Kate
Fashaholics Anonymous
www.fashaholicsanonymous.com

Shona Wallace said...

Aah you look lovely- that is such a flattering little jacket !

SW Fashion xx

Anonymous said...

Great jacket & pretty girl

Alice M. said...

Hi there! You look wonderful in this Roadmaster!! Thanks so much for posting these photos of the jacket. It's so difficult to find real life photos of the Roadmaster on a woman since the brand/style isn't that really well-known in the US. I've been considering buying one for two years! But have always hesitated b/c I don't live near any stores that may carry it and if I'm going to spend that much $$$ on an item of clothing, I want to be able to try it on first!

BTW, if you don't mind me asking, does the Roadmaster run "true to size"? How close to the body is it cut? If you bought your usual size, is there enough room to spare for a thick sweater?

Oh, and....I take that the colour of yours was military green? Did you happen to see the navy/midnight version? B/c the photos on their website has the midnight colour looking exactly like the black.

Again, thanks so much for modeling it and these wonderfully detailed pics!

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