Kate Winslet in Belstaff®

Mariners have been using oil and grease to weatherproof their sailcloth for centuries and in 1924, Belstaff® decided to add a protective wax coating to their outerwear.  The result?  A worn-in toughness that was an instant hit in celebrity-ville.  Early fans included James Dean and Marlon Brando. 

Kate Winslet was the latest recipient of Belstaff® outerwear, a gift from new beaux Louis Dowler.  Pictured here in her Belstaff® Triumph, the brand has recently debuted at select J. Crew stores and online at jcrew.com (also available at Barneys nationwide).  One of my favorites is the Air Bomber Jacket also shown below.

A similar style to the Air Bomber Jacket is available at Kohl's sans the hefty price tag: Excelled Leather Bomber Jacket