From the very first show in Milan (Corneliani, for those keeping track) I’ve been keeping my eye out for one specific piece—the belted jacket. I love it. The one at Corneliani (despite the pocket crest) was an opulent take on evening dress; Umit Benan’s houndstooth version flipped the bird to convention; and the quietly elegant jacket pictured here is from Paul Helber’s collection for Louis Vuitton. At Dior Homme belted jackets were a big statement, as well. The shawl lapel, the clean lines bereft of hard wear, and the general sense of the good—and easy—life these jackets convey is one of the things that has intrigued me most this season.