The Belstaff archive is full of classic military apparel from Royal Navy Parkas to Smocks used by the Marines.

The majority of good outerwear, will and always will, have some form of military apparel attachment. Because lets face it, when it comes to the best of the best in outerwear its all about the function, the fabrics and the fact someone designed it to perform in the harshest environments. With any good outerwear brand, there is always something romantic attached to its archive, its where the history of the brand remains in actual fabric form like a museum for outerwear enthusiasts and jacket nuts.

Belstaff have been making quality waxed cotton outerwear for time, signature styles like the Trialmaster have become an all time classic over the years. From the military to the British Police, the Trialmaster has seen many different iterations over the years but still remained true to its signature 4 pocket and belt design. Belstaff have now dug deep into their outerwear archives and treated us to some all time classic silhouettes, each with its own military connection and story.

Belstaff archiveAbove: 1952 British Army Officers Mackintosh, traditonal mac with taped seams originally made for officer class.

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Above: Ground Crew Smock Jacket from WW2, made for RAF ground crew engineers featuring ear protection holes to the inner hood.

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Above: 1960’s Royal Navy Foul Weather Parka, designed for the Royal Navy and commonly referred to as ‘crisp packets’ for its crinkling nylon sound,

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Above: 1970’s Military Police Riders Jacket, Trialmaster design made for British Police and Military motorcycle riders.

You can check out the Belstaff archive at their Naval exhibition which runs up until the 9th November 2017 at their New Bond Street store, London. You can also check out their latest outerwear pieces for AW17′ at belstaff.co.uk.

Belstaff archive