An original Belstaff Dalesman smock dating from the 1970s which is in very good condition.
Arguably one of the most iconic British smocks ever made, the design is truly classic being simple with subtle details. Designed as an outer garment for walking, climbing, mountaineering and other outdoor pursuits; the smock is made from a grey coloured cotton and is fully lined with a yellow coloured twill which is one of the distinguishing features of the 'Dalesman'. A large pocket is located to the chest, the flap of which fastens with buttons. Under the flap is a 'Lightning' branded zipper which is marked with the letter 'L' to the puller. Two more pockets are located to the skirt and fasten with buttons. A hood is also present, the bottom of which fastens with another Lightning branded zipper. Inside the smock is a strap which can be fastened between the wearer's legs in adverse weather conditions.
Inside the smock the original label is still present and is bright and legible. It reads 'A genuine Belstaff Product Made in England' in typical 1970s graphics. There is another label which states the smock is to be dry cleaned and a final label which is washed out but would have had the size marked on it. The smock will fit around a 36" chest and when laid flat it measures -
Chest - 22 1/2"
Inside arm - 18 1/2"
Outside arm - 22"
Shoulders - 19 1/2"
Length - 29"
The smock is invery good condition with only limited signs of wear and use. There is evidence of where a badge was fitted to the right breast and some fades across the shoulders which are illustrated in the pictures. On the whole it is a very wearable smock but please study the pictures carefully before purchasing and bear in mind that this is a vintage, pre-owned item which has some small flaws commensurate with age.
One of the most iconic and influential designs of smock to ever come out of the UK and a must have for the serious vintage collector.