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Belstaff – Same Animal, Different Beast

The first drop of Belstaff has arrived in store and online with a blend of autumnal hues gearing up for the transitional months ahead. Offering a subverting style for AW18 thanks to continued attempts to modernise the near century-old British hallmark, the popularity of the brand surging with a present presence. With a subcultural air being displayed by the brand in their catwalk collection for the season, their ready to wear basics range still comes packing major punches and new designs not usually associated with Belstaff.

Sage, moss and navy tones make the core of this seasons collection while hits of standout racing yellow highlight the latest drop. The pops of colour offer a tantalising layering palette for the brand that is commonly associated with darkened colourings across leather garments. Alongside the bold colour displays, there are also eye-catching mixes with neutral and pastel tones, echoing colour palettes that will be instantly synonymous with avid followers of men’s fashion.

The Pallington Jacket has been an office favourite here at HQ of recent weeks, we’re suckers for pocket space, funnel necks and draw string action. An additional detachable gilet liner offers versatility to the design as well as the collection, existing as a modular addition that buttons in this particular offering but is subtle enough to offer an extra secluded layer to many designs. Taking its inspiration from the ever classic M-65 field jacket, the military influence is displayed but not placed at the forefront, allowing the jacket to take its influences and still reflect with an intrinsically Belstaff style. 

With the brand advancing its production with a contemporary yet familiar design, it’s a testament that the heritage of the brand is still displayed fully through the composition as well as remaining intrinsic Belstaff in its aesthetic.

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