Belstaff Jacket tip

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Belstaff Jacket tip

Post by Stuart » Mon Sep 28, 2009 2:26 pm

If you own a Belstaff Jacket then you'll likely to suffer with the same problem that I did regarding the belt. These always twist and when you come to buckle up they are not easy to sort when you're wearing the coat.
I acquired some stiff copper wire (just over 2mm dia if I recall) and, using a braddle, managed to inset two lengths into the belt loop/holders. I had to shape the wire into something circular before I succeeded in getting them all in.
Once in I was able to straighten them, crease them and then press them flat.
Now the belt is unable to twist through 180 degrees and cause me a problem. It does still bunch a bit but nothing I can't pull straight without having to remove the jacket.
My jacket is not of the wax cotton type but of the newer artificial fabric type.
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Re: Belstaff Jacket tip

Post by Eddy Wane » Wed Sep 11, 2013 8:18 pm

Mentioning the waxed Belstaff brought back a memory of when I was 16/17 riding in all weathers. I came home one night freezing cold and I stood my jacket up in front of the fire and watched it slowly sink to the floor as the frozen wax melted. A few of my mates had the same jackets and we used to zip them to each other to form a circle. (Ah the mind of a child).
The worst thing about the waxed jacket is that it made shirt cuffs black.
As for the belt I just tied it back on itself and use it as an adjuster just like I do now with my modern Goretex kit.
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Re: Belstaff Jacket tip

Post by Stuart » Sun Dec 29, 2013 10:26 am

The zip broke on my Belstaff & it wasn't totally waterproof so I'm getting a new zip fitted, washing it & selling it on. It cost £350 & is a tough jacket so hoping to get £100 back on it? We'll see.
Hard work removing the patches! All places I've visited on various diesel bikes too, of course :) But some were transfered from a previous jacket.
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