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Ever wondered what the most exorbitant suits look like?
Words by Aneesha in The Lifestyle · Oct 2nd, 2018
Some of these are worn by celebrities, and some by the supremely rich tycoons. Here are some of the most expensive suits in the world:
As with most expensive things, the ones that top the lists are often studded with jewels. This is no different. The Stuart Huges Diamond Edition suit costs $778,290 as of today and consists of a blend of Cashmere wool, silk and 480 o.5 carat diamonds smattered on the suit. Designed by Richard Jewels & Stuart Hughes, this suit took 600 hours to create. There are only 3 of its kind in the world, but the website says its still in stock and we're yet to see someone wear it. Will you be the first?
Designed by popular luxury fashion designer Alexander Amosu, this suit is designed with the help of three unique fabrics - one from vicuna, a South American animal that looks like a llama and shears wool every 3 years, wool made from the fur of Arctic muskox (also known as the world's most expensive wool) as well as pashmina sourced from the eponymous Himalayan goats. Truly international in its statement, it takes more than 80 hours and 5,000 stitches to make it. The price of the suit additionally goes up thanks to its nine 18-carat gold and pave set diamond buttons.
Although there is not much buzz about it today, the Dormeiul group has also created a blended fabric very similar to Amosu's listed on top. The Vanquish II is also a blend of six fabrics - royal Qivuik, Ambassador, Dorsilk, Kirgzy White, and Fifteen Point Eight.
This particular Zoot suit was sold for an eye-watering $78,000 at a New York auction called ' Augusta Auctions' in 2011. Found by a vintage buyer, it comes from the World War II era. This suit is currently not worn by anyone but would make an interesting Halloween costume at least. The buyer remains unknown. This piece is actually a clown costume bought originally at $20.
Straight from Saville Row, the William Westmancott Ultimate Bespoke Suit is designed and woven in a traditional English mill. The time to make this suit could take anywhere between 150-200 hours. The designer behind the suit, William Westmancott declares that the suit receives interest from both wealthy Russian & Middle Eastern businessmen. Apparently, the stitches are made with horse hair so that the suit doesn't lose its shape over time. Another important attribute included is the fact that the suit is extremely lightweight. You will also get five complimentary bespoke shirts along with your purchase.
Made from Merino sheep wool, the Kiton K50 suit's price is around the $50,000-60,000 mark. Only 5 tailors in the company are able to make this particular type of suit within 50 hours. The suit was originally designed by Saville Row's Enzo D'Orsi.
Another creation by a popular tailor from Saville Row, this suit much like the others on this list is also hand-tailored by Desmond Merrion himself.
This particular suit has the same materials used in the earlier suits - the unique Vanquish blend. However, this is available at a much smaller price point... compared to the rest anyway. Brioni has the exclusive right to produce Vanquish II garments, and there is only enough fabric to create up to 150 pieces worldwide. There are 14 fabric swatches to choose from, including swatches with pinstripes in yellow-gold, white-gold, or platinum thread.
The concept behind this suit is interesting - it changes every year and is a result of the competition organised by the popular cashmere manufacturers Luigi and Sergio Loro Piana. There are only 50 of its kind made every year sold under the Loro Piana label.
Made up over 700 fabrics, this bespoke suit by Zegna is considered durable and lightweight. There are 200 steps involved in this process, along with 75 working hours. Each suit involves meeting the tailors four times, but they can fly to wherever the customer happens to be.