Belstaff Presents Ton Up Boys: London Collections: Men AW15
The Belstaff Men’s Autumn Winter ‘15 collection takes its inspiration from the ‘Ton-Up Boys’ of the 1950s.

Heavily into their rock‘n’roll and motorcycles, these ‘greasers’ (as they would become known) would rendezvous at cafés and attempt to ‘do a ton’ (exceed speeds of 100mph) on their custom-made bikes.

Belstaff Presents Ton Up Boys: London Collections: Men AW15[George Lamb]

Fearless and reckless, they lived for the moment, redefining masculinity as they went.

Belstaff Presents Ton Up Boys: London Collections: Men AW15

The Ton-Up boys were initially influenced by Marlon Brando in the seminal 1953 movie The Wild One, in which he wore the now iconic Perfecto jacket.

Belstaff Presents Ton Up Boys: London Collections: Men AW15[Sam Rollinson]

But they soon began putting their own very British twist on the look, adding elements of wax cotton riding kit, together with military surplus garments – two strong threads in Belstaff’s heritage – customising them as naturally as they did their bikes.

Belstaff Presents Ton Up Boys: London Collections: Men AW15[Oliver Cheshire]

It is therefore fitting that Belstaff has chosen such an iconically British and petrol-fumed setting to present this collection: an underground car-park opposite the Houses of Parliament.

Belstaff Presents Ton Up Boys: London Collections: Men AW15[Propellers]

A true celebration of the brand’s return its homeland, England.

Belstaff Presents Ton Up Boys: London Collections: Men AW15[David Gandy]

Watch their Autumn Winter ’15 Menswear Collection: Ton-Up Boys film

Belstaff (135/137 New Bond St, London W1S 2TQ)