The thrill of racing and love of style
Although the menswear community often prides itself in not participating in the fads of fashion and trends, the majority of us have to admit that this is not entirely correct and nor should it be. We all mirror our own (hopefully) interpretation of the things andinspiration picked up in everyday life. Trends influence us and we participate in that evolution. What is interesting is to trace the trend and try to understand who or what ignited the spark and how…
For a while we have seen many well-dressed people in social media sporting workwear together with tailoring, applauding its practicality and functionality together with its often vintage style and heritage. Field jackets, work boots and wider denim trousers are just some examples. It’s probably not wrong toassume that this also has had an influence on the adoration of photos of that time when both the threads and the wearer were somewhat original.
The workwear trend can surely be traced back to several different époques,yet for Baltzar, one stands out as perhaps the most exciting. From a time when sex was safe, racing was dangerous and looking good came naturally because racing drivers considered themselves immortal (although they were anything but). Whether it was at the Monaco post-race parties together withevery known celebrity of the period or in the pits at Silverstone, the ’50s through to the ’70s maintain for Baltzar a thrilling and inspirational period for workwear and style in general seen through the lens of racing. This is a tribute to some of the legendary racing drivers who dressed, lived and raced with immaculate style.