The Motorcycle Diaries: Brands & Bikes

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We all know sport and fashion go hand in hand and constantly inspire one another, but Motorcycling inspires fashion at a whole different level – to which it could be considered to own a category within the fashion market. It’s a style which transcends trends; the biker style is a look which can be achieved by some staple pieces that you can rely on and are safe investment to your wardrobe. Now there is absolutely no excuses when it comes to purchasing a top quality garment to piece this style together, believe us – it will make all the difference. So, let us talk you through the Biker brands that Woodhouse hold in their portfolio and why they are of paramount quality in the Motorcycle fashion scene.

 

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BELSTAFF

A firm favourite among the great or good, Belstaff are steeped in unique British heritage that redefines masculinity through clever shapes and luxurious fabrics. The brand has developed a collection of apparel since 1924 to go in hand with the beautifully iconic and timeless jackets built for motorsport. David Beckham is at the forefront of the campaign and this year’s collection is to be inspired by the great British desert explorer, again cementing their adventurous characteristics in the brand with over 90 years experience. It is a full fashion concept inspired by the spirit of adventure.


 

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BARBOUR INTERNATIONAL, STEVE MCQUEEN & TRIUMPH

In 1936, a generation after Barbour first took off, Barbour International was introduced a motorcycling range that quickly came into the limelight of the sport. Off of this there has been a range developed from the legacy of biker Steve McQueen. This range was based on the timeless style of McQueen and passion his for motorsport. They have also collaborated with Motorbike Manufacturer, Triumph to create and combine the rich motorcycle heritage that both brands stand for. Ultimately an essential and authentic collection was developed with a masculine style inspired by the history of Triumph’s Bonneville bike. The quality of this brand is not compromised, and they are guaranteed to last a lifetime. Barbour also offer a free re-waxing service for the more jackets that have experienced the lifestyle they were made to fulfill. Barbour manage to separate their ethos and create an individual element in all it’s ranges but linking them all back to the 200 years of manufacturing and design they incorporate into their collections.


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NORTON

Norton, a new brand to Woodhouse this season, are alike Triumph originally machine manufacturers for the British motorcycling gear, since 1898 and have enjoyed a unique place in motorcycle history. They continue to draw inspiration from their 118 years of heritage whilst building further in the legacy for the future. Built around the freedom of adventure Norton symbolises the style and vigour of motorcycling, embracing the culture with an impeccable collection of rugged, classic pieces such as the commando jacket, aptly named after Norton’s legendary bike.


Take some inspiration from the looks below to achieve the iconic biker style:

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Featured in the outfits above:

  1. Belstaff Outlaw Black Leather Jacket, Belstaff Twyford Charcoal Crew Neck T-Shirt, Replay Hyperflex Black Slim Fit Jeans, Clarks Originals Black Suede Desert Boots, Ray-Ban Silver Aviator Sunglasses, Adidas Originals Black BP Training Backpack.
  2. Norton Commando Black Leather Jacket, Farah Ingham Ecru Marl Crew Neck Sweater, BOSS Rice3-D Khaki Slim Fit Chinos, True Religion Brown Embossed Belt, Polo Ralph Lauren Hugh White Action Leather Trainers, Ray-Ban Matte Black Justin Sunglasses.
  3. Belstaff Leighwood Russet Brown Field Jacket, Belstaff Terling White Senior TT Crew Neck T-Shirt, Barbour International Steve McQueen Turner Chambray Check Shirt, True Religion Geno Indigo Super T Stitched Relaxed Slim Jeans, Barbour Readhead Navy Suede Boots, Barbour International Hudson Black Baseball Cap.
  4. True Religion Jet Black Collegiate Moleskin JacketBelstaff Thom White Crew Neck Pocket T-ShirtBelstaff Fleming Mid Grey Melange Zip through Hooded Sweatshirt, True Religion Washed Black Cargo Runner Trousers, Clarks Originals Black Desert Trek Suede Shoes.
  5. Belstaff Pearce Cerulean Blue Pique Polo ShirtBOSS Orange Brown Leather Jacket, True Religion Dylan Black Denim Jacket, Pretty Green Errwood Indigo Slim Fit JeansTimberland Icon Black 6-Inch Premium Wide Fit Boots, Stone Island Black Compass Leather Belt.

Take a look at our full range of designer menswear from the most prestigious international fashion houses. SS16 stock arriving daily don’t miss out on the latest fashion labels. Or for more Outfit inspiration take a look at our ‘wear it with‘.

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