“Road closures rarely excite me. But when Belstaff closed New Bond Street for their opening of Belstaff House, it kind of did.

Down the black carpet, guests were greeted by a converted route-master bus, The Rosebury, stationed outside Belstaff’s new flagship, and boys in bombers unloaded their bikes wearing jackets from Belstaff’s current season as well as the archive. Belstaff’s CEO and vice chairman Harry Slatkin worked closely with designer William Sofield to create what is rumored to be the most expensive real estate New Bond Street has seen in its history. Friends of Slatkin commented that the new space mimicked stepping into Harry’s apartment…”

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