GQ: What about the piece that Bane’s wearing in the movie posters? We think it looks like a Belstaff Roadmaster jacket—a piece that’s going to be really big this fall. How close are we?
Lindy Hemming: They made it [laughs]. It wasn’t an identical jacket, but we took a whole load of details and asked them if they would make it. The jacket we originally liked, I think, was a waxed jacket by Barbour, but it was too thin and we only had one. So for the Belstaff jacket, we painted [the hardware], because we didn’t want to have any metal studs showing. We’re happy it still looked like their jacket, because it seemed like Bane could easily own it.
GQ: What about Bane makes you think he’d own a Belstaff-like jacket?
Lindy Hemming: If you’ve ever seen European mercenaries, they’re all like that—they have a waxed cotton or old combat jacket that’s become oily and greasy. Imagine it’s not a Belstaff jacket, but a green combat jacket covered in oil and worn in jeeps and tanks. Belstaff jackets have the right kind of stitching and that strength, so it seemed obvious to get them to do it for us.