You can now roll in style with McLaren’s fashion collaboration with one of the U.K.’s most respected fashion brands

McLaren Automotive is no stranger to collaborations with companies from the fashion world, counting Michael Kors, Kimoa, and Le Coq Sportif as fashion brands that it has partnered with in various capacities in the past. Today, the British automaker is adding another brand to that list with the launch of the Belstaff x McLaren Collection in the U.K., Europe, and the U.S. The new fashion collection is the result of the automaker’s new partnership with Belstaff, one of the U.K.’s oldest and famous fashion brands. The collection is small in terms of volume — it includes only 10 male outerwear items and three female pieces — but each item in the collection stands out for its quality and all-around sophistication. The Belstaff x McLaren Collection is available to buy from selected McLaren Automotive retailers worldwide, Belstaff’s global stores and official online sites, as well as selected retail partners.

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McLaren Teams With Belstaff for New Fashion Line
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Those of you who prefer to be covered in premium and bespoke clothing will love the Belstaff x McLaren Collection.

It’s a small collection compared to other automaker-fashion label collaborations we’ve seen in the past, but where it lacks in quantity, the Belstaff x McLaren Collection more than makes up for it in quality.

There are a total of 13 items to choose from, including 10 male outerwear items and three female pieces. Each of the items come with Belstaff’s classic sporting touch, and if you know what that means, expect the color palette of the collection to be limited to black with accents of deep navy.

At the heart of the entire collection are a handful of outwear-style jackets. There’s the all-season Belstaff x McLaren 850.S003 Harrington-style jacket that’s made from weatherproof three-layer stretch nylon with heat-sealed seams. It also comes with laser-perforated ventilation to regulate temperature and three hidden on-seam zip pockets: two to the lower front and one on the right forearm. On the surface, it looks like a regular jacket you’d wear when the weather’s nippy. But between the materials that were used and the process behind its creation, this jacket is as well-defined as they come. No wonder it costs £495, or about $650 based on current exchange rates.

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In addition to the 850.S003, the Belstaff x McLaren Collection also includes the 950.S001 café racer style men’s leather jacket that’s made from hand-waxed leather. Sounds fancy, right? Well, it features engineered perforation that regulates temperature and underarm jersey panels that allow for increased freedom of movement. It’s only available in black, and it costs £1,195, or almost $1,600. Then there’s the Belstaff x McLaren 850.S002, a weather-proof field jacket that’s available in Black, Dark Shale, or Navy. It’s arguably the most functional of all the times in the collection. It’s made from three-layer nylon with waterproof, heated-seated seams and UV production. It also comes with four front-facing cargo pockets. The jacket is also available in three colors - Black, Dark Shale, or Navy - and it costs £795, or about $1,050 based on current exchange rates.

These three jackets serve as examples of the products included in the exclusive collection.

They’re still regular-looking jackets, but their appearances belie the kind of quality that went into their creation. You can say the same thing for the entire Belstaff x McLaren Collection. They’re pricey as heck, but the quality behind the products justify what you’re being required to pay for them.

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A unique new “capsule” collection of men’s and women’s luxury clothes is announced today by McLaren Automotive and Belstaff, marking the first collaboration between the creator of luxury, high-performance sportscars and supercars and the iconic British clothing brand.

The respective creative teams combined their design philosophies and expertise to create new, original luxury clothing, perfectly suited to the needs of both brands’ customers. Each piece has been purposefully designed to incorporate ergonomic seam lines and innovative stretch fabrics to allow for a full range of movement for a lifestyle both at the wheel and beyond the car.

The Belstaff X McLaren Collection comprises 10 men’s outerwear items and three women’s pieces, with each element embodying the design ethos, materials innovation and performance heritage at the heart of the two brands. The collection characterizes the “capsule wardrobe” principle – based around a few essential classics that never go out of fashion – in the most elegant and functional way possible.

As with McLaren’s range of luxury performance cars, the products in the Belstaff X McLaren Collection tell the visual story of their function in a simple but technically precise way. The pieces feature classic designs and a limited color palette of black and deep navy, in order to be flexible and functional and as easy to wear during the working week as at weekends.

“The Belstaff X McLaren Collection represents the pure distillation of what you need, made beautiful. There is no excess. Everything is there for a reason. This is part of the McLaren DNA but it is also in Belstaff DNA and working with Belstaff on the Collection has been a meeting of like minds. Applying McLaren principles to different products and watching them come to life has been enthralling.”
Rob Melville, McLaren Automotive Design Director

Sharing the same brand values, design philosophy and creative processes allowed the McLaren and Belstaff teams to create a collection uniquely McLaren while at the same time honoring Belstaff’s near 100-year tradition of technically excellent, beautifully crafted outfitting. The choice of generations of pioneers, Belstaff has been worn by notables including revolutionary Che Guevara, Steve McQueen and the first female aviator, Amelia Earhart.

The combination of outfitting innovation with McLaren’s 50 years of racing and automotive experience has resulted in a collection of expertly curated pieces that puts the driver center stage. Mesh ventilation, laser-cut seams, pivot armholes, padded shoulders for seatbelt comfort, concealed micro pockets and minimal necklines to aid peripheral vision are some of the ways in which the Belstaff X McLaren Collection has been tailored for in-car comfort. Innovative stretch fabrics allow for a full range of movement while the lightweight, breathable and water-resistant fabrics ensure pieces can be worn in a variety of environments.

Both men’s and women’s collection are centered around three outwear styles: an all-season Performance Shell Field Jacket; a lightweight stretch nylon outerwear, named the Lightweight Hero Driving Jacket; a Hybrid Leather Driving Jacket. The men’s collection also features other suiting, shirting and layering options. Each piece in the Collection features a serial number and a Belstaff X McLaren label.

Helen Wright, Chief Executive Officer of Belstaff, said: “The Belstaff X McLaren Collection merges the best qualities of both brands. We both share an obsession with design, performance and innovation.”

The Belstaff X McLaren Collection launches Tuesday November 6 in the UK, Europe and the USA, with the Collection launching in Asia early 2019. The Collection will be available from selected McLaren Automotive retailers worldwide as well as Belstaff’s global stores and official online sites, and selected retail partners.

Technical specification of featured items (with US RRP)

To find further details on the other pieces available, please visit the retail website: https://www.belstaff.com/home

The new collection starts from $210 with the new stretch poplin or the base layer merino top.
Lightweight Hero Driving Jacket | $595

Front: minimal no-obstruction view mesh collar, breathable mesh inserts for ventilation, waterproof zip with rubber puller, invisible zip side pockets, articulated sleeve construction.

Back: padded shoulders for seatbelt comfort, pivot armhole, individual garment serial numbers, seam sealed garments, extended rear to cover kidneys

Hybrid Leather Driving Jacket | S1,595

Front: engineered perforations for ventilations, padded shoulders for seatbelt comfort, padded collar insert, waterproof zip with rubber puller, concealed micro zip pockets, articulated sleeve construction. Back: stretch panels to aid movement and articulation, waterproof cuff zips, individual garment serial numbers, extended rear to cover kidneys

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