The business suit, the traditional outfit of men in the Western world, is generally worn with a dress shirt and tie. The modern suit first made its appearance in fashion during the late nineteenth century. While the fashion and style of suits have changed throughout the years, a suit’s power to signal rank and membership maintains. Because of this, we must ask, what are the most expensive suits in the world?
Even if you have your expensive suits made to measure from Savile Row, or have custom Kiton or Zegna in your wardrobe, your suits will likely pale in comparison to the these pricey pieces.
Brioni Vanquish II, $43,000 USD
In 2009, Brioni possibly the most renown tailored clothing manufacturer in the world released, a stunner of a suit, the Brioni Vanquish II. The suits are of course made-to-measure and the fabric is woven from exotic fibers such as vicuna, pashmina and Qiviuk.
Alexander Amosu suit – $110,000 USD
Luxury designer Alexander Amosu’s extravagant suit creation uses the same fabric, the Vanquish II, that Brioni’s suit masterpiece uses. What set’s Amosu’s suit apart is 9 diamond buttons set in 18-carat gold. The suit, which took 80 hours to make also contains 5,000 stitches of platinum and gold threads.
Stuart Hughes and Richard Jewels have crafted the world’s most expensive suit, the R. Jewels Diamond Edition. The suit is made from a blend of Cashmere wool and silk and contains over 480 diamonds. Each gem is half a carat for a total of 240 carats of bling.
[Source: Most-Expensive Journal]