My favorite way to wear Belstaff leather jackets? Unexpectedly…with formal dresses! However, the bag always poses an issue for such a high-contrast ensemble (a leather bag is too gritty; a minaudiere too pretty). That is, until I got my hands on the Tredington clutch ($2,875). I just love the look of a solid metal clutch! Plus, the touch of inlaid Swarovski crystals on Belstaff’s trademark biker treads gives it the glimmer you need to work a moto jacket into eveningwear. A heavy-metal clutch with an opulent spin is just the thing to pull together a hard-on-soft juxtaposition for totally harmonious outfit.
It may be small, but this thing weighs a ton, so I keep things light inside; nothing but a credit card, cash, red lipstick and iPhone. I’m also sure switch hands often so my biceps get equal workout. Aside from saving me time at the gym, Belstaff is well worth the effort. And it’s equally great with jeans. Now I have my eye on the brass version: the Tredinnick ($3,150). Alternatively, the bitty, knurled Knowle ($2,950) is a great option for those who don’t like to exert themselves too much when they’re hitting the town. Either way, this is chic armor all bag snobs need to take on the world.