First I'd of course follow the path set forth by Kilgour to build a 'basic' wardrobe:THE ESSENTIAL COMPONENTS OF A GENTLEMANS WARDROBE by Kilgour French and Stanbury
*Notice the inclusion of 'shooting suits' at the bottom and their requirements --- 'Muted check to avoid frightening the birds'. I'd never forget that, Kilgour.*
Though money is of no objection, it doesn't mean that I am going to spend on the most expensive items. A honest reply to you would be to choose something that would really suit my personality and with comfort as priority. So here is a short list:
Suit: Brioni, for its classiness and old-world refinement.
Dress shirt: Either Turnbull & Asser for the same reason as above or an Anna Matuozzo for her style
Necktie: Generally a Stephano Ricci would do, but I don't mind having a seven-fold from Kiton or Borrelli
Dress Shoe: Edward Green Newbury (wholecut) in burnished brown (last 606, with a little square toe)
Casual shoe: a soft leather Mantellassi loafer for weekday and a more stylish Berluti for weekend (both a slight squared toe)
Accessories: too many to list. I'd try to find the closest leather to my Edward Green from Lobb for belt and briefcase. Socks: definitely a fine pair from Moxon Huddersfield.
Casual Shirt: A button-down Borrelli with an Hermes Ascot
Sweater: A cashmere Cucinelli for winter times. For Spring or Fall, (now this is a riot) my favourite fabric is a blend of 35% cashmere, 35% silk and 30% wool (I have a ton of these in my collections). As far as I've tried, Gianni Versace makes the best in terms of blending and styling. (Gucci makes it way to heavy for my taste and didn't last.)
Coat: I can't remember the name of the maker, but he used to make coats for Brioni (not the present one, Sforza). Thracozaag, (remember what we tried on at Brioni?) help me out; maybe you have a better memory.
Others: now that's an open topic entirely of its own. My dream --- an Augusta A 109 helicopter (carries 6, 156 knots, 5 hours range), a case of '82 LaFite, a 1951 Macallan, a Bechstein 9-foot D280 piano (preferrably used), a Stradivarius violin from his early 1700s productions, a complete original 1611 King James Bible, the first edition of Beethoven's Op. 35 variations (current selling at Bauman's for $15,800), a Bentley Azure Mulliner (color preferred: wine), a collection of Dail's Dante (woodblock or litho would be fine), able to dine at Ducasse any time without reservation, a seat in my name for me at Carnegie and Avery Fisher Hall, all the latest gadgets from Sony Japan (including the new Clie and the upcoming Sony Ericsson P800 mobile phone), and last but not least, a quiet castle in Edinburg to store everything mentioned above and to get away from it all (Saddam, Bush & Blair, war, bad economy, communists in Hong Kong, snowstorm in New York ruining my shoes, and the horrible but indispensible New York subway). And that's just at the top of my mind at 9:30 in the morning ... ...