We had the chance to look at the Belvest AW13 collection a couple of weeks ago at Pitti Uomo 83. I was first introduced to the line at Louis Boston - where the cut of the jackets is slightly shorter and trimmer through the arms than usual. This was back in the early 2000s, when Louis was installed in the New England Museum of Natural History, and the window displays showed the line mixed and matched in a very casual, slightly off kilter, but elegant way. Tailored, classic, menswear is about the details and subtle tweaks, and is usually, in my opinion, shown best in a showroom or tradeshow setting than on the runway. So, lucky us. This years collection was a much as I remembered it, with a lot of tailoring and soft outerwear and knits, in neutral colors with port and orange being the dominant colors, and a lot of natural shoulder jackets and coats in checked fabrics. A lot of the outerwear is unlined in double-sided fabrics.