Belstaff launches the James Hunt 40th Anniversary collection in association with his sons Tom and Freddie Hunt.
This year marks 40 years since British sporting legend James Hunt’s legendary Formula One Championship Win at Fuji, Japan in 1976, where he snatched the championship by one dramatic point from fellow racing hero Niki Lauda.
Belstaff wanted to commemorate such an incredible moment in racing history and is delighted to unveil the James Hunt 40th anniversary capsule collection – created in collaboration with his sons Tom and Freddie – celebrating their father’s legacy and indomitable spirit.
The capsule comprises six exclusive pieces referencing Belstaff’s historical outerwear pieces and Hunt’s iconic red race suit with the white horizontal stitching, while also influenced by the racing colours of Hunt’s iconic Hesketh car.
In hand-waxed leather there are two key styles: a four-pocket belted jacket with quilting details on the shoulder and a second shorter shape with two chest pockets. Both formats are lined in the style of Hunt’s iconic race suit, being red with white vertical stitching.
A new soya wax cotton has been introduced on a short café-racer blouson, making it an easyto-wear everyday style. To accompany the outerwear there is a polo and T-shirt in pop colours with a racer strip on the former, while both carry reproductions of Hunt’s signature. To complete the look, there are also straight-legged black denim jeans.
This anniversary capsule is at once an ode to James Hunt’s legacy, but also a tribute to the bond shared between fathers and sons in the approach to Father’s Day – this year falling on Sunday, June 19th . The collection lands in stores late May, just as the 2016 F1 season truly gets off the ground with the Monaco GP slated for the 29th May.