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post #16 of 30
I prefer a worsted cashmere suit. http://www.filmnoirbuff.com/article/...-cashmere-suit A Vicuna suit is for a very wealthy man who doesn't move much and gets cold easily. Like Young Mr. Grace.
post #17 of 30
Vicuna are camelid akin to alpaca, llama and guanaco. Two processors/weavers: Johnstons of Elgin and Loro Piana.

post #18 of 30
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Originally Posted by Nicola View Post
I guess that explains GM
My thoughts exactly.
post #19 of 30
I love my Vicuna/cashmere blend overcoat, but have no desire for a suit in the stuff.
post #20 of 30
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Originally Posted by Sprezzatura2010 View Post
I love my Vicuna/cashmere blend overcoat, but have no desire for a suit in the stuff.

I was at my Tailors picking up last week - he had just received some Loro Piana Vicuna, which he allowed me to check out. It's the most amazing fabric, to the touch.
His cost to land it was $8K (to make one Suit).
Unfortunately, it was a pretty ugly 'Navy Chalkstripe', that he is turning into a DB Suit for one of his larger 'Persian' Clients. He will be charging about $22K.

Call me old fashioned, though I think I would rather fly first class to London or Naples - have a Suit made, a few Shirts, a couple of Umbrella's etc... with that kind of coin.
post #21 of 30


My dog looks like that when it comes back from being clipped.
post #22 of 30
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Originally Posted by Vintage Gent View Post
Only if the lady is buying.

This thread should have been locked after VG's reply . . .
post #23 of 30
I kind of think that if you have to ask...

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Originally Posted by I. Gentantithesis View Post
Two processors/weavers: Johnstons of Elgin and Loro Piana.

Colombo also produces and I am sure that there must be others.
post #24 of 30
Not to be argumentative, but does Colombo, itself, process and weave vicuna? I'm not sure that Johnstons continues to do so. There's also black market vicuna. (As recently as 40 years ago, just before the vicuna ban, Hadley Knitwear, in the mountains of North Carolina, full-fashion knitted men's t-necks, v-necks and cardigans in undyed vicuna. The price was about double that of their similar cashmere products.)

www.vicuna.loropiana.com

The scandal that brought vicuna out of relative obscurity in the U.S.: www.en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sherman_Adams
post #25 of 30
My way of looking at Vicuna, and if its "worth it", is if you have to ask whether it is worth it, then it is not. Its worth it if spending 35k or 1k on a suit makes no difference to you.
post #26 of 30
I purchased a Loro Piana vicuna scarf last year at their Aspen store. The quality and feel of the material is impeccable, but I don't think I'd ever consider getting a suit made out of it...

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Originally Posted by Film Noir Buff View Post
A Vicuna suit is for a very wealthy man who doesn't move much and gets cold easily.

+1
post #27 of 30
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Originally Posted by I. Gentantithesis View Post
The scandal that brought vicuna out of relative obscurity in the U.S.: www.en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sherman_Adams


Props!

My wife has a good Republican cloth coat.
post #28 of 30
Bumping the necrothread:

Lanvin at Madison has a solid navy SC in 100% Vicuna for $20K. I would encourage anyone in the area to check it out.
post #29 of 30

If you have to ask that question, you can't afford it!!

post #30 of 30

By searching the word Vicuña over the internet, I am left numb for a number of reasons;

 

1- I never ever thought there exists a garment that is better than Cashmere.

2- I can't believe the price range of vicuña suits and coats. Nothing can ever explain such price unless it was made by gold.
 

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