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Asia's Tomb Raiders
 Spirited Away
 How to Raid a Tomb
 Moving the Loot
October 20, 2003 Issue

 Malaysia: Mahathir steps down
 Essay: Last of the strongmen?
 Korea: Roh's Woes

 Japan: Baseball's losers win
 China: Blood Feud
 N. Korea: Suspicious accident

 Travel: Lowdown on the high life
 Check In: Best airport lounge
 Concorde: A piece of history
 Berlin: Underground art
 DIY: Taking kids abroad
 Style: Bespoke, not broke
 Food: Lambrosia Top Headlines
The bespoke Savile Row suit is a British icon, right up there with the Beatles, the Queen and the red double-decker bus. So you should probably be sitting down for this: Kilgour French Stanbury, tailors to the well-heeled and well-dressed, are making some of their suits in Shanghai. Why? The same reason anybody makes anything in China these days: it's a lot cheaper. The Shanghai suits start at $1,650, a mighty markdown from the $5,800 for the made-in-London versions. But is it still a Savile Row suit if it's made in China? Maybe: the suits are cut by British tailors...

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