Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Belvest S/S 2011

For S/S 2011 the Belvest man is one with "emotional style full of personal invention."  Inspired by the botanical gardens of Padua, Belvest is exploring themes of elegance alongside their trademark made in Italy quality and craftsmanship.  The fits seen below strengthen Belvest's claims as the primer Italian brand offering tailored options for a youth oriented market.  The jackets are shorter, fit closer to the body and the trousers are decidedly slim.  The key piece for S/S 2011 is, what Belvest is calling, their "New Drape" jacket.  Much like the best warm weather jackets coming out of Italy, the "New Drape" is completely unpadded, fits like your favorite shirt ("falls across the body in loose folds") and takes both it's name and inspiration from the drape sleeve.


-L.A.S

26 comments:

  1. Some damn fine clothes. How much are they? Oh, $3,000. Sure, here's my credit card.

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  2. Anyone know what kind of shades those are?

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  3. slim trousers are over.

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  4. J. Crew outlet also sells unpadded jackets. You can find them as low as $25 on the clearance rack. Of course, these simplifications, sorry, "refinements", are just a cost-cutting gimmicks.

    I'm glad that we have fashion blogs to tell us why paying more for less garment is justified by "trademark made in Italy quality and craftsmanship". Oh wait, its the "cut". These jackets "fit closer" and at the same time "(fall) across the body in loose folds". I'm sure its worth the price of admission just to see how that all works.

    I'm surprised you aren't all over Wharf's button down club collar shirts. Seems like a sure fashon-blog buzzword bingo winner.

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  5. Anon @3:44: Making an "unpadded" jacket that looks good isn't simply a matter of taking out the padding. It requires skillful tailoring, and it's beyond the capabilities and price point of J. Crew.

    -- Smarter Anon.

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  6. @Smarter Anon.

    Sure, pal. Sure. Like I said, its all in the "tailoring", especially for the off-the-internet-rack set.

    Plus, I quadruple-dog-dare J. Crew to try to get a close-fitting-loose-folds jacket past the the Smarter Anons of the world.

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  7. I've been a reader for a while and always wavered on whether the owner was a whore, a poseur or just a very dedicated style dork. I always wanted it to be the third option but was never sure. This post has eliminated that option. The only two people who would type the words "the Belvest man" is either copying from the company's own product description, and therefore a shill and a whore, or is the epitome of poseur pretension.

    Sad, really

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  8. I have some Cheap Monday shades that near identical.

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  9. Anon @7:22- If it's in quotes it is from Belvest's S/S 2011 lookbook.

    That may make me a shill/whore in your book, but, in my defense, this was not something that was sent to me. And I'm not getting anything for this write up. I genuinely love the stuff Belvest is making and sought out the newest stuff I could find on the web.

    Regardless, thanks reading.

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  10. Anon - Comparing Belvest tailoring to J.Crew tailoring is like saying that homemade pasta is the same thing as the "noodles" you can get at a dirty noodle joint on Canal. They're kind of the same but world's apart.

    I think the worst part about blogs is that they allow know nothings like you to present an opinion that's clearly rooted in ignorance as one that's substantial. Its a shame you have a forum to sound like a fucking idiot.

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  11. "I think the worst part about blogs is that they allow know nothings like you to present an opinion that's clearly rooted in ignorance as one that's substantial. Its a shame you have a forum to sound like a fucking idiot. "

    I guess you know how the other 99.9% feels about know nothings who post their passion for the fit and "tailoring" of garments they've never seen except on the internet.

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  12. Unfortunately for your argument LAS actually gets paid to see and learn about the vast majority of the garments he talks about on this website. So yeah, he gets paid for his opinion and you get your jollies from sounding like an ignorant fucktard. Nice life. Please go hang yourself with the hillside chambray tie you bought at the J. Crew outlet. I'm sure it will be just as effective as a real noose.

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  13. DominothebountyhunterMarch 10, 2011 at 2:04 AM

    I sewed myself a jacket out of the fabric from grandma's drapes. Put that in your dubs and monk it.

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  14. This blog is getting REALLY boring.

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  15. What he said ^

    -Zbrker

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  16. The Striking FellowMarch 10, 2011 at 4:41 AM

    Listen haters, sometimes the bloggin gets a bit too much. For me too. But I guess that's why we're not active bloggers. And that's kind of what you get with a subject focused blog. But criticism must allows be allowed and that's what LAS does.

    Some nice looks here, btw. For some reason I'm really into the DB with white buttons and I've seen a bunch of them lately. Not sure which one I want to get though.

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  17. Fiddlesticks aside, where can one find Belvest clothing?

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  18. Ok so I'm turning a blind eye to that hilarious exchange...I saw nothing lol. I absolutely adore the gingham jacket paired with the shirt and skinny tie and matching pocket square...that's all I have to say lol

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  19. Why don't you blog about cool shit anymore?

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  20. This should have started "I may sound like a bit of a homer but the Belvest man is one with emotional style full of persona......."

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  21. The model just needs a cane to complete the Douchebag look.

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  22. Do you know where Belvest is sold in the US?

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  23. this blog is going downhill, ironically opposite to your waist size.....zing

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  24. Belvest is sold at Century 21, they always tons of it...

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  25. In Stockholm, look for Belvest at www.gabucci.se - Great jackets and suits

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  26. Wow, you guys have absolutely nothing better to do than jump all over a guy for blogging about his passion just because you don't like how he writes or what he likes? And to stoop to name-calling? That's about as witless as it gets. I feel sorry for you that your life is that boring that you need to seek out people to rip on. Do you feel better about yourself when you put others down? What's wrong, mommy didn't give you enough attention? Daddy wasn't there?

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