Looking Like a Million Dollars

Superluxurious haberdashery is the latest status symbol for really big spenders

Keiron O'Connor

A Tom Ford Duke of Windsor-style three-piece suit from the designer's new line is available only at his New York City shop.

Blame it on Wall Street's astronomical bonuses. When you have the Gulfstream 550, the Maybach and the Warhols, what else do you need? The answer is your very own tailor--a place where you can go to get the perfect suit while being cared for with the ultimate service. That may be one reason made-to-measure menswear--or couture menswear, as it is often called--is the new must-have for the hedge-fund set.

With the income line between the rich and the super-rich becoming sharper and more and more individuals gaining access to run-of-the-mill luxury, the gilded class is looking for ways to set itself apart....

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