A fierce meeting of Japanese street style and heritage menswear

English house Belstaff and Japanese brand Sophnet collaborate on some seriously fresh sporty jackets

Belstaff nylon Rebel biker jacket, £475
Belstaff nylon Rebel biker jacket, £475

A collaboration between the heritage English house Belstaff and Japanese street-style brand Sophnet delivers some great new sporty outerwear. A water‑repellent nylon Rebel biker (£475) is based on a 1970s archive racer model, in dark navy, military green or black with quilted protective shoulder detailing. Sophnet is known for utilitarian designs that combine custom printwork and street art, and its influence can be seen here in images of British woodland camouflage on panelling, trim and linings. There is also a new version of the classic Roadmaster belted jacket (£495) in nylon; but it’s the 6oz waxed-cotton models (£650) in new shades with those Sophnet camouflage insets that seriously freshen the old format. A limited run will probably fly out in a Tokyo minute.

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