Most expensive materials?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by WJTW, Mar 5, 2005.

  1. WJTW

    WJTW Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    99
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2004
    Hi,

    More questions, but they just keep flooding in (mostly when I am in the bathroom...), so, here's the last one for the day.

    What are the top five or ten most expensive materials available for suits?

    I don't know why I am asking this question since I don't think it serves any purpose other than to satisfy my curiosity. Hey, I have a lot and a lot to learn after all.

    WJTW
     


  2. RJman

    RJman Posse Member Dubiously Honored

    Messages:
    18,647
    Likes Received:
    102
    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2004
    Location:
    In the not too distant future
    If you want to pay a lot of money clothmakers will find some way to deprive you of your money.
    In addition to more and more finely spun cloth, often making suits that are simply too delicate to wear, there are novelty cloths with diamond dust, gold dust, or lapis lauzuli sewn in. I know of one suit made with an 18K gold pinstripe.

    Really, though, if you have that kind of money just give some to me.
     


  3. benchan

    benchan Senior member

    Messages:
    329
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2004
    This one probably be in the top 10. H&S
     


  4. fkl118

    fkl118 Senior member

    Messages:
    341
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2003
    Location:
    Canada
    Geez, and I thought having a monogram on a shirt was a little pretentious. [​IMG]
     


  5. RJman

    RJman Posse Member Dubiously Honored

    Messages:
    18,647
    Likes Received:
    102
    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2004
    Location:
    In the not too distant future
    While that's got to be expensive, there are now so many novelty super 200s (give or take some super 20s), vicunas and vicuna/cashmere blends that the humble super-wool/cashmere monogram stripe is likely to look reasonable in comparison.
     


  6. Demeter

    Demeter Senior member

    Messages:
    229
    Likes Received:
    3
    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2005
    Location:
    Canada
    Far as I know, Guanashina's (made by Dormeuil, I think) the most expensive there is without including cloths that have lapis lazuli, diamonds or gold sewn in. In CDN figures I think one of the prices I saw at a local tailor was in the range of 3500$ per yard, if I remember correctly. EDIT: Here's a nice link. The images used to be up, but not anymore it seems. Some of the PDF files at the top of the page do seem to be working, though. http://www.richardandersonltd.com/press/
     


  7. uriahheep

    uriahheep Senior member

    Messages:
    265
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2005
    Moxon fabrics cost up to 3000 BP per meter. Vicuna is also damn expensive. The H&S Initial Cloth is not the most expensive. I consider it vulgar and, if self-color initials are chosen, highly unnecessary. I never even have my shirts monogrammed.
     


  8. skeptic

    skeptic Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    90
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2002
    While that fabric above is pretentious, let's not sink into reverse snobbery or resentment. Â Personally, I always monogram my shirts with my family coat of arms and other heraldry. Â [​IMG]
     


  9. LabelKing

    LabelKing Senior member

    Messages:
    25,745
    Likes Received:
    238
    Joined:
    May 24, 2002
    Location:
    Constantinople
    I have seen aligator skin made into suits.
     


Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by