A brand of once great repute that’s now owned by an Italian fashion label, but still makes some classically-styled, functional bike gear, Belstaff loves putting its products in movies where their timeless appeal can provide a marketable connection to other periods. Those movie tie ins become a problem, however, when the film is adapted from a comic book and the lead character is more likely to wear crimson and gold pajamas than he his a brown bomber jacket. Witness this piece of Iron Man 2 merchandise. For just $1,900, you too can fail to sleep with Scarlett Johansson and, for that matter, any other women.
Belstaff isn’t the first company to cash in on what must be an extremely niche market for expensive leather reproductions of the suit from Iron Man 2. UD Replicas makes a full Iron Man 2 motorcycle suit, complete with real crash protection, that includes boots and gloves. But where that suit will actually protect you in a crash and costs a fairly understandable $1,099, this is just tissue-thin shiny fashion leather jacket that costs a staggering $1,900. Do you really want to look like an alcoholic with repressed daddy issues and an inability to relate to women that badly?
Thanks for the tip, Will.