The “Matterhorn Blue” fabric was woven into eight separate patterns. And while overall there is just enough fabric to produce 170 suits, there can only be 18 suits — worldwide — in the fabric we selected. The merino sheep that produced this wool live a happy and luxurious life in pristine New Zealand hills (See them in their video here) — a stark contrast to the Alpine conditions evoked by the mixture of blues in the fabric.
The fabric really is in a class of its own, and extremely detailed. A variety of weaves and subtly different shades of blue yield stripes of varying width, which are then accented by a lavender pinstripe. The remarkable construction lends this fabric it incredible textural distinction.
We can’t wait to see this fabric turned into a suit. So, down to brass tacks: The Matterhorn Blue fabric costs $1,600/yd (a suit will require 4 yards), so you’re looking at an $8,000-$11,000 suit depending on which of our tailors you choose. And of course, you can always just buy the cloth and take it the tailor of your choice.