Clothes make the man

A new collection of men’s and women’s clothes is announced by McLaren Automotive and Belstaff.

The teams combined its design philosophies and expertise to create new clothing, suited to the needs of both brands’ customers.

The Belstaff X McLaren Collection comprises 10 men’s outerwear items and three women’s pieces. The collection characterises the ‘capsule wardrobe’ principle. The pieces feature classic designs and a limited colour palette of black and deep navy.

The combination of outfitting innovation with McLaren’s 50 years of automotive experience has resulted in a collection of pieces that puts the driver centre stage. Mesh ventilations, 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.

Both men’s and women’s collection are centred around three outwear styles: an all-season performance shell field jacket; a lightweight stretch nylon outerwear and a hybrid leather driving jacket.

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 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.