Need a $50,000 suit? A new Yorkville store may soon have you covered

Need a $50,000 suit? A new Yorkville store may soon have you covered

(Image: Franziska Krug/Getty Images) The Kiton flagship store in Hamberg. (Image: Franziska Krug/Getty Images)
 

A suit is just a suit, except when it’s hand-crafted by an Italian sewing genius over dozens of painstaking hours. Then, it’s a Kiton suit and costs more than a luxury four-door sedan. There are only three freestanding Kiton boutiques in North America, but Retail Insider reports that a new Toronto boutique at 114 Yorkville Avenue will soon jack that number up to four. The exclusive italian brand is known for its outrageously expensive menswear: dress shirts sell for $1,000, and the cheapest ready-to-wear suits start around $5,500. Bespoke options, meanwhile, go for three or four times that, with the brand’s most expensive made-to-measure option—the ultra-exclusive K-50 model—topping out at an extravagant 50 grand. It’s a ludicrous sum to imagine spending on a single, non-ruby-encrusted outfit. That said, it’s sort of fun to think that Toronto is finally flashy enough to merit such a stupid-expensive enterprise. The boutique is expected to open later this spring.