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
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.