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Luxury wool suit sold for 70,000

Alexander Amosu suit sold for 70,000
The suit was made from rare wools blended with pashmina

A suit made from "the world's most expensive wool" has been sold to a mystery buyer for £70,000.

It took more than 80 hours to make the one-off suit from Arctic wool, qiviuk, and rare South American wool, vicuna.

Designer Alexander Amosu said: "I firmly believe that in the wake of the recession, there is still a demand for uncompromising quality."

The suit, which has 18-carat gold and diamond buttons, is due to be delivered to its buyer at a central London party.

It was made with 5,000 individual stitches, equivalent to £14 a stitch.

The qiviuk and vicuna wools were blended with pashmina to create a cloth known as Vanquish II.

Mr Amosu, who made his fortune by composing and selling mobile telephone ringtones, specialises in designing luxury fashion and technology products.

"We might not be catering to everyone, but the people who buy Alexander Amosu want to wear the very best suits in the world," he said.



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