Men's Sartorial Suit: This men's suit designed by luxury-lifestyle-entrepreneur extraordinaire Alexander Amosu is so valuable that it was moved around secretly and had extra security officers assigned to guard it. It is so expensive that a specially armored Range Rover was used to transport it to its mystery buyer.
This magnificent article is a masterpiece both technically and visually. Producing a sartorial suit of this magnitude takes 200 measurements and two separate fittings to achieve its perfectly contoured to fit to a "one-off" body shape.
There is a lot to be said for the materials as well. It is called Vanquish II, which is a three-part specially blended wool. Vanquish II is made from the hair of an Arctic musk ox, a Himalayan mountain goat, and a vicuna, which is an animal related to the camel that lives in South America. The hair of the Arctic musk ox is called qivuk. Pashmina, which is comparable to cashmere except lighter, is the sheared hair of a Himalayan mountain goat, and the eponymous vicuna.
The suit also comes with nine 18-carat gold buttons with pave-set diamonds. It did take 80 hours to make it, and it does have 5,000 individual stitches of platinum and gold threads. Imagine how it would feel to be wearing a customized $40,000-Brioni suit and to see that mystery buyer wearing a suit that cost more than twice as much.
In an interview with the Telegraph, Amosu said, "I firmly believe that in the wake of the recession, there is still a demand for uncompromising quality. "We might not be catering to everyone, but the people who buy Alexander Amosu want to wear the very best suits in the world."
The suit is going to be introduced at an upcoming soiree soon to be announced, according to the Telegraph. A company press release indicates this is only the beginning. A line of six-figure Alexander Amosu custom-made suits is forthcoming. However, Vanquish II is so rare that only 300 suits can be produced yearly.
For LxM James Rothaar