“I’LL BE BACK”: Matchless London is collaborating with Arnold Schwarzenegger on a limited-edition collection of three men’s wear staples, all made in Italy.
“Having worked closely with Arnold for ‘The Terminator’ movie, it is with enormous pride and satisfaction that yet again Matchless London, with its timeless style and quality, have teamed up with such an action hero and jointly created this exciting new part of our collection,” said Michele Malenotti, managing director of Matchless London. The project will support Schwarzenegger’s charity foundation, After-School All-Stars.
Winking to Schwarzenegger’s action hero roles, the Iron Bomber is realized in Matchless antique black leather, using an exclusive Riri Swiss handmade zip for the front and pockets. The back is emblazoned with the U.S. flag with a vintage effect. The inside label is signed by the actor.
The cowboy blazer in tanned leather has a back half belt, shaped buttoned pockets and a detachable shearling waistcoat. Matchless included an inside cigar holder pocket “in true Schwarzenegger style with his top selection of Partagas, Montecristo and Cohiba,” the company said. To complete the look, there is a label inside signed by the actor and by Malenotti.
The M47 Tank Parka is a three-quarter length double-breasted coat with six buttons in leather and embellished with a shearling collar. Here, too, there is a cigar pocket inside and the “snap” drink pocket.
As reported, the heritage British motorcycle and clothing brand opened its first U.S. store in October in Los Angeles, within Heroes Motorcycles at 1210 South La Brea Avenue. Malenotti, former creative director of Belstaff, hosted a dinner that drew Arnold and Patrick Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone.
Earlier this week, Schwarzenegger and Malenotti met with Pope Francis in Rome.