Today we will discuss the most expensive suits in the world. If you’re craving some facts and figures pertaining to the biggest and best things in life? Then you’ve certainly come to the right place. Our goal here is to make sure that you’re armed with all the information and tidbits that it takes to understand the high-flying lifestyles of the true elite in our society. The millionaires and billionaires of this world are able to buy and experience anything their hearts desire. From the most luxurious vacation destinations to fashion’s most revered brands.
It’s on the world of fashion that our list today is based. In the past we’ve brought you lists about beautiful dresses and pieces of jewelry. But what about the fashion of a wealthy gentleman. When it comes to untouchable status one thing that a billionaire cannot go without is a high-quality luxury suit or a whole wardrobe full. So, without any more delay, let’s take a look at 10 of the most expensive suits in the world.
10: Ermenegildo Zegna Bespoke
As we are sure you already know, the world of fashion is often dominated by Italian designers and fashion houses. Our list is being kicked off with an amazing suit of Italian origin that will set you back a cool $22,000. It’s one of Italy’s top-tier fashion houses. Ermenegildo Zegna was founded in three Vairo in 1910. It manufactures expensive suits for the likes of Tom Ford, Gucci and Yves Saint Laurent, a spectacular list of partners we think you’ll agree. It was created by the fourth generation of the Zegna family. This particular suit is of course individually fitted to each customer’s precise measurements. It is reported to be made from 700 different kinds of fabrics. Now that’s what we call attention to detail.
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9: World Wood Record Challenge Cup Suits
If you’re wondering what exactly the World Wood Record Challenge is that allow us to explain. It’s an annual competition hosted by high profile cashmere manufacturers Loro Piana, currently fronted by brothers Sergio and Luigi Loro Piana. Every year they send out a call to aspiring designers to create stunning suits for men. Through an extensive vetting process, the winner is chosen and made up into only 50 expensive suits. In 2012, an Australian female designer by the name of Susannah Triplett won the challenge producing a wool suit that was just 11.1 microns in diameter and extremely thin width for wool. The design was a huge critical hit and each suit ran at a price of $28,000.
8: Brioni Vanquish II
When the world economy hit a new low in 2008? Luxury Italian brand Brioni decided to practice a little reverse psychology by producing their most expensive line of suits to date. The Vanquish II suits were unlike anything Brioni had ever presented before. They were made from blends of rare materials like cashmere and vicuna. Only 100 of these amazing expensive suits are produced per year. Their attention to detail is so exquisite that these stitching is done with white gold. In the past, Brioni suits have been a favorite of President Donald Trump. They might be better known for being the suit of choice for all James Bond’s since 1995. With a price tag $43,000, we’re sure 007 can cover the cost.
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7: Desmond Merrion Supreme Bespoke
Anybody who’s familiar with the ins and outs of London’s Savile Row will know that the name Desmond Merrion carries almost more weight and reputation than that of any other. To order a Bespoke Supreme Suit from Merrion is to engage in one of the most amazing fashion and design experiences you could hope to have. The designer stitches every single suit by hand bowing that a machine will never touch any part of the garment. Due to the intricate nature of the process, each suit can take months to finish with the promise that upon final results. You’ll be left with a suit that doesn’t feel hand crafted but rather feels like it has been sculpted around your body. For a price of $47,500, you can enjoy one of the most bespoke fashion experiences in the world.
6: Kiton K-50
Ever since opening for business in 1968, Kiton has been one of the top names in Italian design being the number 1 men’s suit designer brand today. With a staff of 330 tailors who handle 22,000 suit orders per year. You can definitely say that the company is a fine-tuned business. The brand’s pride and joy is without a doubt the Kiton K-50 Suit. So named because it takes 50 hours to complete and they only make 50 of them per year. The suit was designed by Enzo Dorsey, another name that means a lot in the Savile Row community. It’s made from luxurious merino sheep wool. The price for an icon of men’s suit fashion, $60,000.
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5: William Westmancott Ultimate Bespoke
Kicking off the top 5 is this stunning William Westmancott Ultimate Bespoke Suit. That can be yours for the handsome sum of $75,000. The Savile Row neighbor of someone we’ve already spoken about on this list Desmond Marion. Young tailoring genius William Westmancott Suits are almost double the cost of Marion’s supreme bespoke option due to the fact they consist of 3 or 4 pieces rather than 2. On average it takes 200 hours to design and tailor one of Westmancott ultimate bespoke garments. He even throws in 5 bespoke shirts for free with every purchase. The suit was originally designed to appeal to Middle Eastern and Russian business moguls. The exquisite quality of the design soon saw its popularity becoming much more wide-reaching.
4: Zoot Suit
Rather than being custom made like the other examples on the list, this World War II era striped Zoot Suit made headlines when it was sold at auction in 2011 in New York City, fetching a staggering $78,000. It was discovered by Karen Augusta of Augusta auctions a vintage clothing company. The suit was originally expected to make in the region of $600 to $900. But those goals soon changed when calls began to come in from collectors and museums all over the world trying to get their hands on the quirky vintage garment. It is the only suit of its kind ever to be publicly auctioned off in the United States. It was discovered at an otherwise unremarkable estate sale in New Jersey.
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3: Dormeuil Vanquish II
Established in 1842. the Dormeuil family business is one that has been at the forefront of luxury men’s tailoring for nearly two centuries. Over the years the exclusive company has produced expensive suits for Kings, Presidents and elite celebrities all over the world. Without a doubt, their most revered suit is the Vanquish II, costing just over $95,000. The Vanquish II is made from a fabric that is blended from the very best French and British cloth to create an unbeatable luxury feel. The suit contains 6 of the world’s rarest fabrics, 15.8 royal cubic, door silk, ambassador and Kirksey white. With a roll call like that it’s easy to see where the mammoth price tag comes from.
2: Alexander Amosu Vanquish Bespoke
Just missing out on the top spot is the Vanquish Bespoke Suit by Alexander Amosu. The journey to the success of Alexander Amosu is one rather different than some of the more traditional Savile Row tailors we’ve seen on this list already. A true luxury goods entrepreneur, he made his initial fortune creating hip-hop themed ringtones before moving into diamond and gold encrusted cellphones. In 2009 however, he moved into fashion by creating his own clothing company. These were made from rare vicuna and qiviut, two of the most expensive wools in the world and price it over $100,000. Amosu’s suit was completely custom made for an anonymous buyer with 9 buttons of 18 karat gold and diamonds. It has even been rumored that the suit was delivered to its wearer in a fully armored van.
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1: Stuart Hughes Diamond Edition
The most expensive suit in the world is the steward Hughes diamond edition worth an astronomical $892,500. There were only three such suits in the world. They were the result of a collaboration between luxury goods designer Stuart Hughes and world-famous tailor Richard Jules. As one would expect from the ultimate in luxury and expensive suits they take 800 hours to design and stitch. These are made from the very best varieties of wool, silk and cashmere. What is it about these suits in particular that makes them so much more expensive than the others? It might have something to do with the 480 half carat diamonds that are etched into the outer lining of the jacket with more diamonds than you can shake a stick at. This near Million Dollar suit is certainly a must for any millionaire bling lover willing to pay the big bucks.
Special Mention: Million Dollar Dandy – Expensive Suits
There’s a thing called Million Dollar Dandy, where for a $1 Million you get your entire attire done. For that amount of money, you’ll get 14 bespoke Savile Row suits, 28 bespoke shirts, 28 custom silk ties, 14 pairs of shoes and an elegant selection of smoking jackets and dressing gowns. We would have added it to the ranking but technically it’s more than one suit.
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Did you know that tradition dictates that you should always leave the bottom button of your suit jacket undone? That’s definitely something to keep in mind if you want to be considered a man who is comfortable in elite company.
So, there you have it 10 of the most expensive suits in the world. Which was your favorite design on the list? Do you prefer a two, three or four-piece suit? Let us know down in the comments. Thank you for spending some time with us.