From its perch outside Padova, Belvest surveys the encampments of Italian tailoring. The sleek Milanese to the West. The armored Romans to the South. The unpadded Neapolitans resting on Italy's shoestring. Belvest is vassal to none, ally to all. A triumvirate of headless-yet-fully-finger-jointed mannequins posing in front of the Belvest logo bear proof of the firm's dexterity in sartorial treaty-making. To the right is an example of the Jacket-in-the-Box, a deconstructed, unlined jacket Belvest introduced almost 20 years ago as an ideal casual sport coat for travel. It is a jacket that can literally be packed in a box (or weekend bag) and unfurled at the end of your journey fresh ready for service. The blogger blue jacket in the middle represents a trimmer, shorter, more modern silhouette, with the scant lapels typical of the species. Finally the tan jacket to the left displays a more set shoulder, an apt construction for a business suit. Each piece maintains careful proportions. No homage lapses into parody. The Italian appreciation of high-quality finishing is evident on every garment, from the interior pockets to the buttonholes to the swelled edges of the outerwear. While the eccentric will find a 100% silk and heavily plaided double-breasted jackets to covet, most Belvest realizes most garments in simple, unobtrusive fabrics in high quality wools and cashmeres, with interesting weaves and colors. Consider, for instance, the brown donegal pea coat, or the grey Prince-of-Wales double-breasted overcoat. The beauty of the cut projects, but closer inspection affords deeper appreciation of the fabric. Worthy cloaks for any night watch. Various styles assembled in front of the Belvest logo. 100% silk double-breasted coat. PoW overcoat. Mottled navy-and-black overcoat. Brown pea coat details. Jacket-in-the-Box on a hanger. Unpadded Jacket-in-the-Box shoulder. JitB label. Unlined JitB interior. Patch hip pockets on another JitB. Neatly finished interior pocket on another JitB.