Kiton "k" super 200 custom-made suits

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  1. Zubberah

    Zubberah Senior member

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    With Luca and Antonia Mettias from Kiton in Australia for the annual Kiton roadshow, I was wondering about the comparable overseas prices for Kiton's "K" suit, listed as a 14 micron Super200 merino wool, made on a mannequin custom-made to the client's measurements. Total time of construction of 50 hours and is "hand measured, hand cut and hand stitched.. Prices start from A$6,900 (US$4,900). How does this compare to prices in the US or Europe? And what exactly is the "K' line please? Thanks in advance.
     
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    robb report or maybe departures did a story on the K suit about 4 years ago. rumor was only about 20 were going to be made worldwide, with prices reaching 40K. i can't imagine you're getting the super 200 custom K-model for anywhere near 4900 US. i would think it'd run you closer to 20K at least. i believe Korshak in Dallas sold a K model when they first came out b/c to get a K you either went to Italy or had it fit and finished at Korshak b/c they had the only tailor at that time certified by Kiton to fit and finish the K model.
     
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    I think I remember reading the same thing. K line aside, it just doesn't make sense to me that you'd be able to find a super 200s suit, from kiton no less, for that little. Super 200 fabric is quite rare and consequently quite expensive. At 14microns it's still a ways off the record (which is 10 something, as of this year), but it's still gonna cost you ;p
     
  4. naturlaut

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    The K suits are the bespoke Kiton, as opposed to the MTM Kiton you can order from your department store or Kiton store. It takes three fittings, at least. They are measured and made by the handful of Kiton mastertailors. Depending on the fabric you choose, the price has no ceiling, but for regular Super 180s it will cost you just under US$10k. Whether you think it is worth it (a comparable Savile Row bespoke will cost from US$5K), it is as true to a Neapolitan bespoke as you could get outside Napoli. Only a few suits are to be made each year, as they are (supposedly) cut/tailored only by those few mastertailors. These tailors are not "stationed" outside Napoli, so your fittings can only take place when they travel to you or vice versa.
     
  5. banksmiranda

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    Moxon has a Super 210s which costs roughly $3000 per meter.
    That gold pinstripe is probably a Scabal/Bower & Roebuck fabric.
     
  6. naturlaut

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    The gold-thread fabric has been out for quite some time. The 'current' fashion from Brioni is the fabric (probably also from Scabal) with diamond dust. Surprisingly, it will only cost you roughy $20k per two-piece suit and apparently a current favourite among oil-rich princes ....

    Holland & Sherry offers a fabric where you could weave your name as stripes.
     
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    VMan Senior member

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    The Holland and Sherry fabric is not extremely expensive since, as I understand, they usually do it in Super 130s.
    Scabal has all kinds of crazy fabrics - Lapis, Gold, Diamond, cashmere denim, Super 200s/silk, Super200s/vicuna...
    My question is, where do the oil-rich princes who order lots of suits and hundreds of shirts in a single visit to custom clothiers ever wear these clothes?
     
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    VMan Senior member

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    That settles it, I want a pair of cashmere denim jeans. I wonder if PDC will custom-make me a pair... [​IMG]
     
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    What I meant(re: the oil-rich people) was, we don't often see them wearing these things in public, do we?
     
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    I would think the gold fabric may be rather heavy for daily/summer wear. [​IMG]
     
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    I think that would be a trifle...abrasive. [​IMG] Regards, Huntsman
     
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    Is Super 120 or 130 equivalent to 17 micron?
     
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    A friend of mine had a bespoke suit made by Jack Taylor in Beverly Hills. It was done in a black Cashmere with red pinstripes that spelled out the name of his business. Quite stunning. I don't know him well enough to ask what he paid for it...
     
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