Whoever said that looks don’t matter has never ventured into your world. Whether you’re at the office, cruising the skies in your private jet or at a soirée, the feeling that comes with wearing a fine suit is unparalleled.
To add the ultimate wow factor to your wardrobe, here are some suggestions to get you started:
Known for making diamond-accented and gilded gadgets, Stuart Huges partnered with tailor Richard Jewels to make one of the most expensive luxury suits in the world—the R. Jewels Diamond Edition. At £599,000 (just over $967,000 USD) in 2012, it takes over 600 hours to build this opulent suit. When you slip it on, be prepared to feel the lusciousness of the silk-blended, cashmere wool fabric and shine with 480 single cut, 0.5-carat diamonds. As a reward to the owner of the suit, Stuart Huges offers an all-expense paid trip to St. Lucia. To get your hands on this dazzler, act fast—only three were made. (http://stuarthughes.com/newdawn/product_info.php?products_id=91)
Known for dressing 007, Brioni’s Vanquish II line features handmade suits in 14 different styles. The luxe line features rare fibers like qiviuk, vicuna and pashima (some of the most expensive materials in the world), and each suit has 42 stages of ironing, 18 hours of craftsmanship and 10 hours of hand-sewing. Talk about attention to detail. There are only about 100 suits from the Vanquish II line in the world, and getting your hands on one of these rarities will set you back around $43,000. (http://www.brioni.com/)
First gaining fame for crafting ringtones, Alexander Amosu used his earnings to tailor a bespoke line of luxury suits. One of his first creations qiviuk and viuna wool suit was crafted for an anonymous buyer in 2009 for $103,000. Using over 5,000 stitches and nine 18-karat gold, pave set diamond buttons, the suit takes over 80 hours to craft. To make sure the masterpiece arrived to the mystery buyer safely, Amosu delivered the custom apparel in an armored luxury car. (http://www.alexanderamosu.co.uk/en/)
Kiton’s Italian suits truly stand out from the rest because of the manner in which they’re crafted—designer and tailor Enzo D’Orsi makes them himself. From meeting with clients all over the world to take their measurements to sewing the materials himself, D’Orsi takes charge from steps A to Z. Each of the made-to-measure suits in the K-5 collection takes over 50 hours to make, uses merino sheep wool from New Zealand and Australia and come with the price tag of $21,000 to $50,000. (http://www.kiton.it/index1.html)
William Fioravanti is a New York-based outfitter that comes from a long line of Italian tailors. Along with ready-to-wear suits, Fiorvanti offers made-to-measure custom creations that can cost up to $20,000. The bespoke aspect of the suits means that in addition to being custom-made to your liking, they’re also made on-premise by person who takes your measurements. This means that no two suits are the same and your desires don’t get lost in the shuffle of paperwork. Each suit uses 200-count fine fabric and it takes about 50 hours to make each one. (http://www.williamfioravanti.com/)
About Solairus Aviation:
Solairus is a full-service aviation asset management company that provides clients with expertise in acquiring and operating a wide range of private aircraft.
Solairus Aviation is headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area and has over twenty-five base locations across the United States and Europe. Solairus is an Aviation Research Group/US Platinum-rated charter operator with a fleet of over 50 managed aircraft. After completion of an intense operations and safety systems audit, the ARG/US Platinum rating has only been awarded to 5% of the world’s charter operators that have demonstrated that their procedures meet or exceed industry “Best Practices” in all phases. Solairus has also received the NBAA Commercial Business Flying Safety Award and is an IS-BAO certified company. Solairus offers a full range of services in addition to aircraft management, which includes aircraft charter sales, aviation support services, and consulting. For more information about Solairus Aviation, visit www.solairusaviation.com or call 800-359-7861.