For a broader look at the suit business, we asked Salvatore Giardina, an adjunct professor of textile development and marketing at the Fashion Institute of Technology, to give us a rough breakdown of what goes into making the three main types of men’s suits — off-the-rack, made-to-measure and bespoke. Here’s what he told us.
I like the things I wear to be from friends, to have some sort of connection to them. I don’t know Ray-Ban, unfortunately, but I have personal tie to everything else I’ve mentioned to far. I’m not into conspicuous consumption. It’s like knowing where the food on your table comes from—you should know what you’re supporting.
Shown here in white gold, they have an awesome feature built into the design. When the moveable jaw of the skull is opened, recessed diamonds fill the eye sockets. A fantastic, albeit expensive, party trick at $9,995.