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post #1 of 13
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Please let me have your thoughts on this suit, particularly the lapels.  Is it an older model?  It has a center vent.  THANKS!

 

 

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post #2 of 13
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Originally Posted by mf62168 View Post

Please let me have your thoughts on this suit, particularly the lapels.  Is it an older model?  It has a center vent.  THANKS!


The good news:
I love Belvest. I own several suits/ sportcoats from them. Their
quality is superb. So is their tailoring. I am contemplating getting
some bespoke. I will use a favorite Belvest Sport Coat as the model.

The bad news:

Belvest manufactures for many retailers in many styles. In the San Francsico
Bay Area one of their main retailers sells clothing that would be more appropriate
to the Sopranos, specifically Silvio and Tony Walnuts, than the typical Style Forum member,
In other words the New Jersey Mafia "look".

Your suit: Older model. No where near the SF paradigm- if you care.

Try these guys for current and good taste Belvest:

http://stores.ebay.com/Frieschskys?_trksid=p2047675.l2563


Also Peter Elliot in New York, a store with very good taste,
sells Belvest. I think they are having a sale
post #3 of 13
Belvest is great; they also make suits for Prada.
post #4 of 13
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Originally Posted by othertravel View Post

Belvest is great; they also make suits for Prada.

The above is not really responsive to the question regarding this particular suit.
post #5 of 13
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Originally Posted by othertravel View Post

Belvest is great; they also make suits for Prada.

I think you need to have a look at the Prada suits made by Belvest and when you do, your opinion would change. People are being blinded by the brand and not looking at the suit quality.
post #6 of 13
Thread Starter 
Any more thoughts on this suit or its age? Thanks again.
post #7 of 13
Belvest makes great stuff. Their quality is right up there ... at least of the stuff i own.

However for this particular item; the center vent would be a deal breaker for me. I think the lapels are fine; very good actually.
post #8 of 13
Ok, I'll elaborate.

Quality wise, Belvest is top notch (good construction, quality fabrics).

The suit is fine; it looks like a solid staple. A center vent is a matter of preference, and better than a ventless jacket. If you're unsure, try on a BB Fitz and see if a single vent works for you.

One thing I have noticed though is that the jacket is a bit on the shorter side (29') which may or may not be your preference.

Also the seller of the item is a great guy.
post #9 of 13

IMO, the lapels are too wide for a notch, and I don't like center-vented suits....NO DICE!

post #10 of 13
I realize this is an old post, however I did want to contribute as I was looking something up and came across it..

No, it does not mean it is an old suit. The lapels actually reflect that it is a new suit.

Ive just purchased a new 2013 Belvest unlined, tailored cotton corduroy type sport coat from the new Spring/Summer collection that is ventless! Ive even come across a 4 button style blazer made of cashmire from this year's collection!!

Belvest does a bit of everything. This I Can say from actual experience..

I also purchased a new Attolini that was ventless, which I returned as I generally don't like ventless unless it is a summer, super casual thing...which is odd I realize as ventless is the norm for more formal dinner jackets.

FWIW
Kind regards.
Edited by demian19002 - 4/19/13 at 3:22pm
post #11 of 13
I was the seller of the original suit in question and would like to clarify a few points in case anyone searches this topic.

Note the gray sleeve tag - that was a very current 2012 model and purchased from the Gilt sale.

I'm not certain if that batch of suits had been a special-order for Gilt, but they featured a more fashion-forward cut than typically seen on Belvest.

Jetted hip pockets, very slim torso with short jacket length, broader lapels, and narrow trouser legs. Either dual vents or center vents.

Gilt had these priced at $995 to $1295, with an original retail price in the $2700 to $3500 range depending on the fabric.

They are a nice mix of quality tailoring and modern-fit, pick one up if you find one at a good price.
post #12 of 13
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Originally Posted by VMan View Post

I was the seller of the original suit in question and would like to clarify a few points in case anyone searches this topic.

Note the gray sleeve tag - that was a very current 2012 model and purchased from the Gilt sale.

I'm not certain if that batch of suits had been a special-order for Gilt, but they featured a more fashion-forward cut than typically seen on Belvest.

Jetted hip pockets, very slim torso with short jacket length, broader lapels, and narrow trouser legs. Either dual vents or center vents.

Gilt had these priced at $995 to $1295, with an original retail price in the $2700 to $3500 range depending on the fabric.

They are a nice mix of quality tailoring and modern-fit, pick one up if you find one at a good price.

I think that's Belvest's half-cavassed model (note the silver label).
post #13 of 13

If anyone is looking for Belvest items, I have a huge selection of suits, sport coats, and overcoats on my site. :nodding:

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