Quite simply one of the best jackets ever made, and here in one of its earliest and the best iteration! The Trialmaster was first introduced in 1948, and quickly became the staple jacket for the explosion in popularity of motorcycling in postwar Britain. Worn on the backs of everyone from Che Guevara to the 59 Club, the Trailmaster was the jacket of choice for a generation of bikers!
And what an example this is, featuring the best of all the early design details including the chequered flag label, fully working Lightning zippers, and Newey studs throughout. But what really makes this standout is the period patches. Most unusually is the chest pocket Isle of Man TT patch, which if you look closely featured the King's Crown, dating this to pre-1952.
This is in beautiful used Belstaff condition, and I've not touched it straight out of the garage from which she came... I know some of you like them this way! The only damage to the jacket is a slight fraying to the cuffs and a couple of small knicks on the pockets, but otherwise she's great. As can be seen from the photos (and the slight gasoline smell), this jacket is a little on the dirty side. If the new owner would like, I'm happy to give it a bit of a clean before I send it out, but in my humble opinion, patina like this is far too good to waste!
- No size tag but fits a modern med/large, a Belstaff size 40
- Pit to pit 23"
- shoulder to shoulder 20"
- Shoulder to cuff 24"
- Collar to hem30"
- Belt size 36"