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Generations of famous fans have gotten revved up about Belstaff jackets

Ever since George Clooney dropped by Belstaff's Rome showroom in 2001, the company, known for its rough-and-tumble motorcycle jackets, has experienced quite a renaissance. Featured in dozens of big-budget movies—Tom Cruise had more than 80 Belstaff jackets on set while filming Mission: Impossible III, and Leonardo DiCaprio said his helped him prepare for The Aviator—the brand has developed a clientele that includes everyone from Hollywood A listers to the Dalai Lama. A true leader of the pack, Belstaff has been in business since 1924, when the British company broke new ground with its use of breathable, waterproof waxed cotton. Steve McQueen...

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