Belstaff Roadmaster
13 October 2015
14 October 2015


jfk on frank gallucci

” If a free society can not help the many who are poor, it should not save the few who are rich “

This sentence quite possibly includes everything Kennedy was.

Born in 1917 in Brookline, Kennedy gained historical recognition as “THE President” rather than “A President”. He would be assassinated 3 years after his election in 1960, 3 years during which he still managed to impress himslef with strenght and humility.

Many political figures are somehow forced into appearing stern and elegant by their positions, JFK on the other hand succeeded effortlessly on such tasks, making him a timeless icon.

His passion for sports allowed us to appreciate him even in less formal styles and attires, quite different from what he wore during official appearances; preppy, you might call it, thoroughly inspired by American universities’ ivy league style.

A many faceted man: perfect tailor-made suits and double-breasted blazers with lapels so large, they would sometimes cover small collared shirts; tweed jackets were often seen on him along with woollen ties.



A more relaxed JFK was ofttimes seen with Ray Ban Wayfarers working as a frame for a picture composed by rolled up chino trousers combined with cachemire sweaters and short sleeve polo shirts.


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He was very careful when it came to choosing the button-down shirts he always wore by rolling up the sleeves together with very simple t-shirts.

Many might know about the style and personality of JFK through what the media brought us, but only a few know of the perfume he used and the story behind it.

During a party on the Cote d’Azur back in 1937, JFK meets Albert Fouquet and remains astonished by his perfume and asks him about it; the next morning JFK found a vial and a note that  read “In this jar, you will find the dash of French glamour that your American personality lacks.”

John Kennedy wasn’t offended, but enamoured  to the point he ordered 8 samples and “if your production allows, another one for Bob.” Fouquet complied, and labeled the samples

“Eight & Bob,” and a brand was born. 



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An unbelivable packaging creates an iconic perfume: the real reason of this weird packaging comes from the 2nd world war..

When World War II started, Philippe hid the bottles inside books that he cut by hand so that the Nazis wouldn’t seize it. 





Where you can find it:

da Mazzolari a Milano, da Colette a Parigi, da Liberty a Londra e da Nieman Marcus negli Stati Uniti. 

Distributed by:

Intertrade Europe 




125 euro – 100 ml