Cmdr_Bong wrote:My money is on Belstaff pulling another "WoW Hero Jacket": A remake of the jacket featured in the movie. If that's the case why can't they make the damn jacket accessible to the public like the Hero jacket?
As a fan of their offerings, I've been wondering about Belstaff's strategy...initiallly, it would appear that they really make it tough for customers to purchase their products. Most of their products seem to be "special order" and favourites like their large Colonial bag are nigh on impossible to track down unless you're willing to pay inflated eBay prices.
On the surface, there doesn't seem to be a strategy to satisfy demand. Of course, this adds to the "exclusivity" of their wares but I'd rather have readily available products any day of the week. I'm wondering if it's the time involved with producing each item which makes production limited for each line? Each jacket is subtly different and there's something of a hand-made feel to their clothes. There's a genuine attention to detail and their method of "distressing" is, as far as I know, unique.
A further element which could explain the shortage of certain items is the sheer size of the Belstaff range. They have to satisfy bikers, fashion followers and the movie buffs wanting reproductions of items seen on screen....around the world. The movie clothes raise brand awareness but their reproductions probably only account for a small % of turnover.
Their Ethan jacket is the holy grail of Belstaff movie items as I've never seen one for sale anywhere. It's baffling but I guess it was available in limited numbers for one collection in 2006. Like I've said, I'd purchase the Belstaff jacket as it's a beautiful item - I just can't imagine seeing this reproduced in a future collection.