How much can you possibly spend on fashion? For most, spending $1,000 for a piece of suit is going overboard, however, there are a privileged few who can afford to break the bank for some exclusive bespoke suits. Some of the world’s most expensive suits can cost close to a million-dollar.
Rarely will you find these suits in the boutique, as there come in a limited edition. Some of them are adorned with precious metals like gold and diamonds which distinguishes them from the rest.
Let’s take you through the 10 most expensive suits in the world 2023.
10. World Wood Record Challenge Cup Suits -$28,000
The Loro Piana World Wood Record Challenge is an annual challenge that gathers the best designers from all over the world to make and tailor their own custom suits made from wood. These suits will be sold under the Loro Piana brand for the consumer market. The winner of this challenge is honoured with building 50 suits for themselves alone.
9. Brioni Vanquish II – $43,000
Brioni is known for its exceptionally high-quality suits, and their Vanquish II Goliath suit is no exception. The Vanquish fabric is a unique combination of wool, silk and cashmere, originally created by Brioni’s parent company, Ermenegildo Zegna. The fabric comes in 14 different swatches to choose from, including platinum or yellow gold pinstripes.
8. Desmond Merrion Supreme Bespoke – $47,500
Only in London’s Savile Row would you find a tailor who placed every single stitch in the suit by hand. And at $47,500 a pop, these suits are bound to be the most expensive pieces of clothing you’ll ever own. Designed by Desmond Merrion, each suit takes several months to complete as he oversees every step of the process himself. The high price comes from this extreme level of personalization: no machine is used on the garment at any stage.
7. Kiton K-50 – $60,000
One of the most expensive suits in the world, Kiton’s Attimo 50, is made of all-natural merino wool and is the pinnacle of the luxury brand. It’s priced at $60K (and only available at their New York City showroom). The APC19 features a beige Merino lining with a dark grey body and white trim, and an asymmetrical zip closure at back. Made in Italy.
6. Cavalier Rockefeller Vanquish II – $70,000
The Cavalier Rockefeller Vanquish II has been described as being a symbol of modern-day aristocracy. The suit is made from the finest Italian fabrics and comes with a lush silk lining. The buttons on this suit are made from 4 karat diamonds. There are only five such suits ever to have been made.
5. William Westmancott Ultimate Bespoke – $75,000
The William Westmancott Ultimate Bespoke Suit is one of the most expensive suits in the world. It is made by a famous Savile Row bespoke tailor and is made up of several pieces. The suit takes over 200 hours to be finished and comes with a lifetime guarantee of free adjustments and repairs.
4. Zoot Suit – $78,000
A vintage suit does not have to be expensive and costly, but this suit was sold in 2011 for a whopping $78,000 at an auction ‘Augusta Auctions’ in New York, hence making it one of the most expensive suits in the world. The person who bought this suit is still unknown but would make an interesting Halloween costume at least.
3. Dormeuil Vanquish II – $85,000
Vanquish II is an expensive suit for better and more formal occasions. It is a blend of six fabrics, Dormeul’s Qivuik, Ambassador, Dorsilk, Kirgzny White, Fifteen Point Eight and 18 Karat Gold.
2. Alexander Amosu Vanquish II Bespoke – $102,000
If you’ve got a lot of money, and you want to show it off, this is the suit for you. This suit comes from Alexander Amosu, a popular luxury fashion designer. It’s made from three unique fabrics – one from vicuna (a South American animal that looks like a llama), muskox wool (also known as the world’s most expensive wool), and pashmina sourced from the eponymous Himalayan goats. The nine 18-carat gold and pave set diamond buttons are also sure to draw attention.
1. Stuart Hughes Diamond Edition – $892,000
The Stuart Hughes Diamond Edition suit is the most expensive suit in the world. It costs $892,000 as of today because it’s studded with 480 carats of diamonds, making it one of the most exquisite suits ever made. The design took 600 hours to create and there are only 3 of its kind in the world. We’re still waiting to see someone wear it.