There are a handful of brands guaranteed to drive the Italophile bloggers crazy—your Isaias, your Bogliolis—but for some reason, LBM 1911 attracts more lust-worthy glares than any other.

Part of it’s the price point—LBM is the more affordable counterpart to Lubiam, so they manage quite a few aristocratic items for plebian amounts—but it’s also just plain good stuff. Their stock in trade is the subtly checked blazer, but it’s usually a little more windswept than the Cucinelli counterpart—just that much easier to wear.

And if you need firsthand evidence of all that accessible elegance, look no further than their newly arrived spring/summer ’12 lookbook—featuring as many lust-inspiring blazers as we’ve ever seen in one place. Well, at least outside of Yoox…

The shape of the jackets should be familiar from previous seasons—especially that three-button—but the sides have been cut thinner for a slightly closer fit this time around. The fabrics themselves are either wool-canvas 150s (one of the lighter wools out there) or the Solaro cotton blend Mistah Wong’s been gushing about. If it’s breathable enough for Milan and Hong Kong, we doubt New York will put up much resistance.

See the whole LBM 1911 lookbook here, along with the latest from Lubiam.

—R.B.

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  • Russell Brandom