£45,000 Suit

 - Oct 17, 2007
References: savilerowco & dailymail
What designer, in their right mind, would design and tailor a man's suit and then try to sell it for £45,000? 27 year old designer, William Westmancott, that's who.

Why the sky high price? "It is made from a one-off luxury cloth designed and woven in a traditional English Mill," is the reasoning the Saville Row tailor gives.

Uh-huh... and?

We've heard of women digging to the deepest depths of their Prada wallets to shell out for outrageously priced handbags like the Chanel Diamond is Forever Tote or the Louis Vuitton Tribute Patchwork, but rare is it that you hear of men who are willing to splurge on fashion.

Saville Row is targeting "wealthy Russians and Middle Eastern gentlemen," as well as soccer players like Beckham and celebs like P. Diddy. Included with the purchase of the suit is a personal visit from Mr. Westmancott himself who will fly anywhere in the world to ensure the tailoring is perfect. Oh yeah, and he'll throw in a set of five shirts that usually retail for £2,475.