The 30 Greatest Men's Style Innovations

Waxed Cotton Jackets

Who Invented It: Eli Belovitch and Harry Grosberg of Belstaff
Year Introduced: 1924

Belstaff is notable for being the first company to ever use waxed cotton fabric. Its famous Roadmaster silhouette was designed with motorcyclists in mind, and the belted, military-inspired field jacket has seen numerous re-interpretations and knock-offs ever since. 

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