A long time Belstaff owner, I saw this as an interesting change, especially as had heard positive feedback.
I have to say this really does cast a heavy shadow on my old jackets. The quality is higher, evident straight out of the package. It feels far stronger and the finish is super.
The proof comes with wearing, and for once the marketing promises were exceeded. it's a shamde you can't try them on in a shop, as the only way to really understand is to have it in the flesh.
Anyway, very impressed. Hoping the range will expand to fully waterproof and more soon.
I like it a lot. So much that I’m considering the Harrington as well. You can clearly do jackets.
Passing comment on the external branding. I understand that you are building a business, but personally I find the external branding a turn off.
If that sounds negative, please be reassured that I like the jacket enormously.
Totally stunning jacket with great technical hardy outer and all the nice little details obviously designed by someone who has spent years agonizing over them.
FRAHM jackets are cut casual, for movement. We've subtly altered classic tailoring for more room in the shoulders and longer arms. Our jackets do not have a restrictive 'fashion' cut.
Our best guide to size is your favourite existing jacket or suit jacket. Look for the inches or CM, not the "medium" or "large", as these definitions differ wildly between brands.
If you don't know your size, wrap a tape measure around the widest part of your chest and shoulders (no tensing), underneath your armpits.
If you have a really muscular or chunky build, or want to wear heavy layers (like thick jumpers) under your jacket, we recommend you go for the size up.
"Long" sizes for particularly tall men offer exactly the same jacket, with significantly longer arms and torso.
If you have any questions or concern you are an unusual fit, email the designer Nick on firstname.lastname@example.org and he will discuss sizing with your personally.
CHRIS: Size Medium. 39" chest. 5'9". 76kg. Slim, athletic physique.
NICK: Size Large. 42" chest. 5'11". 88kg. Chunky, muscular physique.
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