Belstaff gear.....

Discussion in 'Vendors' started by Randy Babcock, Aug 30, 2007.

  1. Randy Babcock

    Randy Babcock Been here awhile

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    Hey! I love my Belstaff jacket! I got this email and thought I'd pass on the site. Maybe I'll get the cover they are offering for making the thread????

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    I could use your Help with this one. We have noticed that there are very few web link in the USA for Our product lines (Belstaff, Knox & Barbour). We would love it if our current customers could help us spread the word. Therefore we would like to thank anyone who puts up a write up or starts a web thread linking to our web site www.BritishMotorcycleGear.com by giving them a Thanks you gift. Just sent us a link to your write-up, banner, or the web thread you started with your current mailing address and we will send you a Bike Cover. This offer is good while supplies last we have about 200 covers to give away, just let us know if your bike has a large windscreen or not.

    Thanks for your help..

    Paul Brooks
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  2. Rick West

    Rick West Function not Farkles

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    Once the Long Way Down DVD is released, Belstaff will be next "must have" item for the new generation of GS riders. Rally 2 jackets will be a dime a dozen on the Flea Market.

    Rick
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  3. Schtum

    Schtum Free Genie

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    Only if the fashion victims confuse the products produced by the current-day, Italy-based Belstaff company - www.belstaff.com with those of British Motorcycle Gear. British Motorcycle Gear acquired the rights to produce the motorcycle specific gear which was produced prior to 2005 (?) by the Belstaff company when it was owned by Phoenix NW the UK distributor of motorcycle clothing and helmets. The new range of Italian produced Belstaff gear bears little relation to the more functional range of clothing which BMG are still marketing.

    Perhaps you can tell how pissed off I was when Phoenix sold the Belstaff brand name to an Italian "designer" who used it launch a range of "designer" clothing for Milanese scooter riders and other "beautiful people".... :rolleyes
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  4. urbancowboy

    urbancowboy Vicious Cycler

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    yes but isn't belstaff the fashion company the one that is supporting ewan and charlie? http://www.belstaff.com/

    when those guys are wearing belstaff gear, its made by the new italian owners, not the british motorcycle gear guys out of california, right??
    now i don't know what to buy:rofl .
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  5. dfc

    dfc Reluctant Cannonball

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    I got that email too, I really do like my Discovery jacket as well, this is my second one.
    good luck to you and hope you get a bike cover, I dont use 'em much.
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  6. Randy Babcock

    Randy Babcock Been here awhile

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    I told them I started this thread but have heard nothing back...good advertising scheme..be the cover is in the mail? :D
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  7. GPM

    GPM Adventurer

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    Paul's a great guy who really cares about his products. I'm sure your cover will be arriving soon.
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  8. Dantegod

    Dantegod Been here awhile

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    Hi Randy,

    Thanks for the thread... I did not see an e-mail from you listing this thread. I have a whole stack of covers going out everyday where did you want your sent too....? Some great stuff on this site, I cruise it daily and have used some of the suggestions here to make changes to some of our products... We are now adding a hidden snap as well as velcro to the neck of the Mercury Jacket for all those long distance riders that wanted a better closure at the neck.... Stop by and say Hi at any of the Cycle World Shows.. I have done every stop on the tour for 17 years now...

    Paul Brooks
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  9. DirtRiderwjc2000

    DirtRiderwjc2000 Been here awhile

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    Wow Paul on this site, cool. I got my cover yesterday thanks Paul :clap

    I am going to do something about the neck on my mercury, I must have got on the last ones with the old neck closure.
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  10. Mercury264

    Mercury264 Once you go Triple...

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    Paul - fantastic products (even if I did get mine from eBay in the UK :D) :thumb
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  11. NICO

    NICO Save the USA

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    I can attest to that. Yapped with him for a good 1/2 hour at the bike show near Detroit back in January. Great history lesson on a few bike and gear related topics and I was impressed the "big cheese" for BMG was out peddling his wares. Very old-school, very cool.
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  12. Dr Jim

    Dr Jim Been here awhile

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    Paul -

    I've been watching this thread and and wondering if it wouldn't be a Good Idea for you to offer some of your gear to the ADV crowd here since - judging by some of the Jo Mamma posts - a fair number of our fellow inmates could really use a good Straight Jacket.

    Seriously, given that the 'other' Belstaff has basically become lubricant for fashion whores, it makes sense to get the real gear out into the greasy paws of those folks who actually get dirty riding motorbikes.

    Sure, this works - give us a break on the Good Stuff, we do in-person marketing for you, you count your coppers, we ride in comfort and style, and the more rabid types will be so busy waxing cotton they won't have time to Face Plant.

    "Just a Modest Proposal, Mr. Swift...."

    Cheers

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  13. BikerDave

    BikerDave Greybeard Rider

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    The old Belstaff company does not make motorcycle gear anymore. All the motorcycle specific gear is made by British Motorcycle Gear now.
    Which btw, is the only gear I wear! Trekker 3/4 jacket, Spitfire sport jacket and a Zodiac for the summer!
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  14. Mercury264

    Mercury264 Once you go Triple...

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    Not sure that statement is true. The Long Way Down boys wore Belstaff and I'm pretty sure it was not from BMG :dunno
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  15. Schtum

    Schtum Free Genie

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    You're correct. The stuff that Ewan and Charlie wore on their most recent trip was made by the new Italian Belstaff company. They've recently re-introduced some motorcycle jackets into their range. However, they're over-priced and prioritise "style" over function.

    http://www.superbike.co.uk/products/riding/Belstaff_clothing_news_114112.html
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  16. Schtum

    Schtum Free Genie

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  17. tvbh40a

    tvbh40a PSUViking

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    60/40 dirt/tar rider. I ride a 990 adv, the Adventure looks more off road and the challenger looks more tar oriented. Taking a big loop through Canada Alaska next summer needs to hold up in the rain and would like to wear it off road also. What do you think?
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  18. SCQTT

    SCQTT Zwei Kolben

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    Belstaff has never understood the American market and I do not think they ever will. Their stuff works if it is cold and raining and sucks in most other conditions.


    Paul was pretending to be Belstaff via the internet & motorcycle consumer shows 10 years ago. Maybe he has bought the rights, I am not certain.

    From the eraly 90s through 2005 Phoenix Distribution in the UK was the owner of Belstaff. Motorcycle Stuff & JD Walter were the only US distributors. Paul was a customer of both these distributors, but they both had to continually slap his hand for presenting himself as Belstaff corporate instead of what he was, a Belstaff retailer.
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  19. Mercury264

    Mercury264 Once you go Triple...

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    I wouldnt ness agree with your first statement - although my Challenger (IIRC) is not so good in blazing hot conditions but it's def a good 3 (and a half) season jacket.

    Did not know that about Paul. In any case....great gear.
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  20. Rad

    Rad Done riding

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    That is why I picked up a challenger last year. I use it only during the cold wet months here on the central coast, late fall-early spring and it does a job great, I stay dry and warm no matter how hard the rain.......I love it. :clap

    It makes me almost look forward to the cold and wet season so I can dig it out of my closet.......... Well, almost :lol3
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