Most expensive suit may come up from the most unlikely place. Hong Kong is known for its expensive real estate but a tailor in the city has produced a suit that he claims to be one of the most expensive in the world. When you think of expensive suits, the names that come to mind are Saville Row or Ermenegildo Zegna who custom make suits in some of the most premium and exclusive material. Of course there are designers who create one off pieces and embellish them with precious stones and metals to claim the honor of being the most expensive in the world.
Suit Stitched With Gold Thread Has Gold Buttons Encrusted With Diamonds
Stuart Hughes of Manchester, England has created a bespoke suit that carries a staggering price tag of $892,250. He has no doubt used premium material like cashmere, wool and silk but the price has been pushed towards a million dollars by embellishing it with 480 individual pieces of 0.5 carat, color G, vs2 quality diamonds. The Hong Kong tailor has used 22 carat gold thread to stitch the suit. The waistcoat is golden and the buttons are crafted from gold and encrusted with diamonds. It is a one off creation and carries a price tag of HK$ 1 million which is close to US$ 129,000.
Punjab House Was Established in 1889 and Served the British Forces
The tailoring establishment runs under the name Apsley Tailors. The firm running it has been in Hong Kong for over a century now and is known as Punjab House. The firm was established in 1889 and is located Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon. It is renowned in the region for its bespoke suits. Soon after its establishment it became the recognized tailors for the British forces in Hong Kong for both officer’s uniforms and civilian attire. They were recognized as a leading tailor in Hong Kong and even opened a store in London’s exclusive Pall Mall. Arshad Mahmood, the Director of Punjab House is very upbeat about the achievement of his firm. He believes that the suit is the only one of its kind in the world. In any case it is one of the most expensive suits in the world.