The Wall Street Journal continues, inexplicably, to have one of the best style sections of any major American newspaper. Their recent article on the making of Hermès scarves (left) is a fascinating study of this unique convergence of art, materials sourcing and manufacturing, and one that serves to remind us that some luxury goods are actually expensive for a reason—the process of their creation is careful and painstaking, and no compromises are made in their assembly.

Hermès scarves are kind of amazing on their own, but if they aren't baller enough for you it's possible to order a bespoke suit using 4 scarves as a lining (right), thereby spending more on the part nobody will ever see than most of us will ever drop on an entire suit.

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