Louis Vuitton Alligator Officer's Jacket
Every season it seems the European fashion houses try to outdo each other with one incredibly decadent item of men's clothing; despite the recession it seems this year is no different. We've seen Salvatore Ferragamo's $250,000 crocodile trench coat and Hermès' $150,000 crocodile pea coat; now here's an alligator officer's jacket from Louis Vuitton's Fall/Winter 2009/10 collection recently shown in Paris. Louis Vuitton mens design director Paul Helbers described the collection as inspired by "the traveling wardrobe of an African king." The jacket has not been priced yet is expected to sell for somewhere in the $50,000 - $75,000 range, and will probably only be available by special order.