World’s Most Expensive Suit

World's Most Expensive SuitI’m not sure if this story makes me jealous or sick. Forbes.com has announced that the world’s most expensive suit was recently purchased by a "phantom" clotheshorse. The price? $100,000.00!

Aspects of the story that made me jealous:

  • Suit was made of "rare materials
    such as Vicuna wool, which can only be shorn once every three years
    from the South American camelid, and Qiviuk wool, gathered from the
    Arctic muskox";
  • It’s being delivered in an armored Range Rover;
  • I wish I had $100,000 to blow on a suit right about now. And don’t think I wouldn’t.

Aspects of the story that made me sick:

  • $100K for a suit and it doesn’t come with a vest?
  • The "designer" made his fortune selling cleaning services and ringtones?
  • There’s gotta be more to it than the materials. 80 hours of handwork is impressive, but it’s not an order of magnitude more than what you would get with Brioni, Kiton, or your best Savile Row tailor. What else can justify that kind of price? Are the buttons on the sleeves made of platinum? Or the lining made of Kevlar to protect you from the pitchfork-wielding masses that discover you’re the guy that spent $100K on a suit during the worst economic downturn in 70 years? Or maybe the fabric changes colors depending on your mood? 

I’ll admit, I can’t wait for the day that I can spend $100K on a suit, but I assure you, I’ll get more for my money. At the very least, a shark with a frickin’ laser beam on its head. You can read the full article here

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4 thoughts on “World’s Most Expensive Suit

  1. Max

    From what I heard the buttons are in fact made of gold with pave-set diamonds.
    The buyer, unsurprisingly, is rumored to be from the Middle East.

  2. men'ssuitsguy

    oh my gosh, this is insane. i’m in the market for a new suit, but this is just nuts. its kind of amazing what they can make suits out of. i found this other cool suit on blog.guffly.com thats made out of bamboo. Its not $100k either. hahaha

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