Belstaff Aviator Howard Blouson -- a DIY :)

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Belstaff Aviator Howard Blouson -- a DIY :)

Postby diaboliq » Mon Jan 09, 2017 11:32 am

Ok.. seen this jacket back in the Aviator in 2004 or so.. ANd I fell in love with it.

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You can immediately see it is a thicker leather. Beautiful..

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Never found one for a decent price since then BUT then recently, german Ebay was full of these in beige.

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First I thought it was fake.. And the price was TOO GOOD.

All of them were XXL (more L/XL and thanks God fits my frame perfectly). So I took a shot..

So I pulled a trigger.

Indeed when it arrived, all the tags still on; nice little touches, vintage "Bell and Staff" logo. Summer version I suppose. Nice nappa leather.
But it was so BEIGE. I mean more white than beige and once I put it on, I looked as if I were working in a local bakery..

They were like this one (borrowed pics; didnt take my own back then:)

And I added an extra brass popper (matches the jacket) just in order to have a closable pocket in front (visible pockets are the only pockets on the blouson - none inside whatsoever)

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This baker uniform had to GO AWAY. So I decided to recolor it. By myself. Didnt want to sell it.
And you know how I like to improvise and do experiments. Thats the point of life :)

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Soo.. This is the finished job :) And cant wait for the Spring now.
Not quite as lean as DiCaprio in the movie but hey.. (sorry my Note camera is busted and taking too much light in)
I am pretty happy with the color shade; afterwards I waxed the surface few times and looks even better and lively than in the photos.

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I love the breast flap button hold strip detail.

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What do you think? :)
Too many jackets, too little time :(

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Re: Belstaff Aviator Howard Blouson -- a DIY :)

Postby ifatos » Mon Jan 09, 2017 1:49 pm

Waowwww......incredible job...really amazing !!!

We need a complete tutoriel here !! I thought it was impossible to dye the Belstaff leathers as they are waxed ?!?!
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Re: Belstaff Aviator Howard Blouson -- a DIY :)

Postby Cmdr_Bong » Mon Jan 09, 2017 5:17 pm

Very well done indeed! :thumbsup: That does look incredible!
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Re: Belstaff Aviator Howard Blouson -- a DIY :)

Postby l0fielectronic » Tue Jan 10, 2017 10:31 am

I've always liked the 'dirty white' jackets they did, but I can see brown would be more wearable. Looks like you did a great job.

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Re: Belstaff Aviator Howard Blouson -- a DIY :)

Postby diaboliq » Tue Jan 10, 2017 3:30 pm

l0fielectronic wrote:I've always liked the 'dirty white' jackets they did, but I can see brown would be more wearable. Looks like you did a great job.



I just couldn´t pull off that styling.. The only person I am sure could pull the dirty white styling is this guy :D

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I will post some more shots of the eather shine now. Thanks for the positive comments guys :)
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Re: Belstaff Aviator Howard Blouson -- a DIY :)

Postby diaboliq » Wed Jan 11, 2017 4:21 am

And waxed results:


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Re: Belstaff Aviator Howard Blouson -- a DIY :)

Postby Cmdr_Bong » Wed Jan 11, 2017 7:24 am

That proves it! You have just perfected a Belstaff jacket. Well done Sir! WELL DONE! :thumbsup:
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Re: Belstaff Aviator Howard Blouson -- a DIY :)

Postby Andy B » Wed Jan 11, 2017 9:08 am

Wow! Excellent job. Completely transformed the jacket. It looks incredible now. Well done. :thumbsup:
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Re: Belstaff Aviator Howard Blouson -- a DIY :)

Postby diaboliq » Thu Jan 12, 2017 1:42 pm

Thank you very much gents :thumbsup:
Too many jackets, too little time :(

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Re: Belstaff Aviator Howard Blouson -- a DIY :)

Postby Jens_Hoppe » Fri Jan 13, 2017 1:26 pm

Agree, it looks awesome. :smile:
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Re: Belstaff Aviator Howard Blouson -- a DIY :)

Postby topido » Sat Jan 14, 2017 9:38 am

Great Job!

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Re: Belstaff Aviator Howard Blouson -- a DIY :)

Postby Marv » Tue Jul 25, 2017 5:03 am

Must admit, that's very impressive work well done.
thanks
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Re: Belstaff Aviator Howard Blouson -- a DIY :)

Postby l0fielectronic » Thu Aug 10, 2017 12:17 pm

I do find it odd how many of these are about all of a sudden. I get it was perhaps not a popular colour and maybe someone found a rail of them in a warehouse or something but the numbers that seem to have sold seem very odd.


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