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Old 03-04-2010, 12:34 PM   #1
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Belstaff Trialmaster by J. Crew

Hey guys,
New member here!

J. Crew is starting to sell Belstaff jackets. They have the Roadmaster and the Trialmaster (original) for $595 and $695, respectively.

For those that have the original Trialmaster, what is the difference between the one J. Crew is selling and the Belstaff Classic Tourist Trophy Jacket that British Motorcycle Gear sells? I'd rather spend $595 than $695 if I have to, but I'd like to make sure they're essentially the same jacket before doing so.

Thanks in advance!
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Old 03-04-2010, 02:27 PM   #2
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Old 03-04-2010, 03:57 PM   #3
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Screw it. Get our Barbour International waxed cotton jacket for $379. Better hardware, timeless appearance and worn every day by Steve McQueen and people who thought they were Steve McQueen who we're sure never shopped at J.Crew. Still made in England of all places.

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Old 03-08-2010, 08:51 PM   #4
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From the British Motorcycle Gear website:

"The Belstaff Classic Tourist Trophy Motorcycle Jacket is a reproduction of Belstaff's Classic Trialmaster Motorcycle Jacket. With the addition of Level 1 Armour ...(which makes it) worthy of its new 'Tourist Trophy' name."

It appears to be a replica of the classic waxed cotton Trialmaster with the addition of functional armor at the shoulder and elbows.

The website indicates that it was made in Italy. Although Belstaff's heritage is in the UK, it is an Italian company today. I believe their offices are in Venice. You can read about the company's history here:
http://www.belstaff.com/index.php?op...142&Itemid=374

The fact that BMG's jackets are manufactured in Italy is a good sign. It looks like the real deal. (You'll notice J. Crew's jacket is also manufactured in Italy).

I was pleasantly surprised to notice BMG is also carrying the Belstaff Long Way Down jacket. I tried this on at the Belstaff shop in London last fall, and I was really impressed. It's expensive, but you get what you pay for.

It looks like Belstaff has transitioned from "functional" to "fashionable" and back to "functional" again. Great stuff.

I think the folks from BMG post in the vendor forum. Maybe they'll comment on your thread, or maybe you can track them down and PM them for more information.

If you end up ordering the BMG Tourist Trophy jacket, please give us a review.
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Old 03-08-2010, 11:20 PM   #5
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Geez, I bought mine in 1990 for 100$, a made in England model.
Still have it. It's ok, I used to to go to the Isle on Man in 1994. It sure stains the shit out of a pair of jeans though.
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Old 03-21-2010, 12:17 AM   #6
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It sure stains the shit out of a pair of jeans though.
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Exercise the sphincter and you won't need belstaf to take care of it. Can get pricy.
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