Belstaff’s autumn-winter collection for 2019 has been around for awhile. It was a debut collection from the company’s creative director, Sean Lehnhardt-Moore, and marked a minor departure from previous offerings, while maintaining the common threads with which the Belstaff brand is associated.
Included in the collection were, of course, the leather jackets that Belstaff is famous for. But this year had a slight nautical twist, and incorporated a wide range of rugged materials like cotton, suede and shearling. As such, it balances contemporary fashion with timeless practicality, and thus it’s likely to feature in wardrobes across the land for years to come.
Let’s take a look at some of the most notable members of the collection, and how to pull each of them off to spectacular effect.
Denesmere and Marving-T
As you might expect, the AW19 collection introduced new jackets in lambskin leather. The men’s version, the Denesmere, features a classic four-pocket silhouette, and nicely encapsulates the biker aesthetic, while the women’s version was named in honour of the world’s first ever female combat pilot, Marie Marvingt.
If you’re biking, then you’ll get away with pairing these items with leather trousers and boots – they’ll withstand the rigours of the road capably. If you’re just heading out casually, however, you might prefer to go for muted shades of denim and wool underneath.
The Trialmaster has long been a flagship for the company. For the AW19 season, it got a revamp in denim. For inspiration, you need look no further than Hollywood. The style is convincing enough that you’ll even be able to pair it with a matching pair of slim-fit jeans.
Sidney Leather Cape
Of course, jackets aren’t for everyone. If you want to add a stylish flourish to a winter jumper, then the Sidney Leather Cape will do the job admirably. Pair it with soft matt hues for optimal contrast.
Naval Pea Coat
When you’re on deck in the middle of an arctic storm, you need to be sure that your coat is able to stand up to the task. Belstaff have a long history of providing attire for seamen, and that heritage is drawn upon to create the Naval Pea Coat, which works wonderfully over knitwear, and will get you through winter in style. Alternatively, you might look at the Milford coat, which comes in shades of black and (you’ve guessed it) navy blue.
Wing Waxed Jacket
If you’d prefer something a little more lightweight, then you might check out the Wing Waxed Jacket, which comes with a removable hood. It’s made from dry-wax cotton, and it’ll keep the water at bay capably, whether you’re out at sea, or just out in the local town centre.