If you thought that shopping at luxury stores like Gucci, Prada, Givenchy and Versace was an expensive affair, think again!
And for the guys, who think they have deep pockets that has no end, one company in Hong Kong dares to challenge that. Arshad Mahmood and his team of tailors made what he claims could be one the world’s most expensive suits.
Priced at a cool million Hong Kong dollars (about US$129,000), the suit includes 22-carat gold stitching, a gold waistcoat and diamond encrusted gold buttons. Reportedly, the suit was sold to an anonymous buyer on May 29.
Mahmood is the director of Apsley Tailors — otherwise known locally as Punjab House in Hong Kong — a company known for their bespoke garments. The suit reportedly took Mahmood’s tailors about 200 hours to make, using the highest quality wool that had gold strands intertwined in the fabric.
However, it seems that the Apsley suit is in fact the world’s second-most expensive suit, beaten out by a suit made by Stuart Hughes and Richard Jewls of Manchester, England that has the finest blend of Cashmere, wool and silk. But, what sets this suit apart are the 480 diamonds that are strategically positioned around the suit. Each single cut gem is 0.5cts, colour G, VS2 quality, all of which total a massive 240cts. It took 600 man hours to make one piece and there are only three pieces that are ever being made.
How much did it cost? Well, a whopping USD9,00,000 approximately!