Most expensive shirt in the world?

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  1. dawg

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    Indian businessman buys solid gold shirt for $250,000

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    He calls himself “the gold man†and to live up to this self-image, he ordered himself a shirt in gold. Datta Phuge, a chit fund businessman from Pimpri and whose wife Seema Phuge is an NCP corporator, took the delivery of his custom-made 3.25 kg 22 karat gold shirt on Thursday; he had jewellery weighing 5 kg loaded around his neck and wrists as accessories.

    His next, but by far more modest, aspiration in the making is a gold covered mobile phone. “The gold shirt has been one of my dreams and I am elated to collect it today. It will be an embellishment to my reputation as the ‘Gold man of Pimpri’,†Phuge told Mirror.Preening over his Rs 1.27 crore costume, he said he will wear it to ring in the New Year on December 31.

    About 15 goldsmiths laboured over 15 days, working 18 hours a day, to make 14,000 gold flowerrings, interwoven with one lakh spangles, which was assembled on a fabric base of imported white velvet. The shirt has six Swarovski buttons and a gold belt to complete the look.

    “After extensive research on the design and the look of the piece, I decided to give it an armour-like appearance,†says Tejpal Ranka who designed this opulent apparel. Phuge, clearly a lover of bling, owns about 10 gold chains (including three chains of 70 tolas or 700 grams each), six bracelets and 25 rings, collectively weighing 10 kilograms.

    But his most prized possessions are custom-made personal effects, which include a pen and a wristwatch made by the same jeweller. Now, the shell of a phone from Nokia’s gold series is being further gilded. It is likely to cost him another Rs 2.5 lakh.

    The phone is expected to be ready in a month’s time. “The body would be retained and the cover would be made in gold. This will be challenging as the elasticity of plastic cannot be matched by gold; so the skill set of the designer is put to a complete test,†said Ranka.

    Phuge sees a lot of wisdom in his style of flamboyance. “People buy cars and go on holidays abroad. For me, gold is the ultimate passion. That is the reason I have spent a whopping amount of money on the shirt. I am looking at it as an investment which will keep appreciating.

    I inherited a fair amount of gold; I also want to leave behind a sufficient amount of gold for the next generation,†he explained. He has, however, not set himself a target on the quantum of gold he finally hopes to hoard. He is also not bothered by security concerns. “I have my own security system in place. I always move around with bodyguards,†he said.

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  2. Mr. Potato Head

    Mr. Potato Head ~Would Like to Play~ Gold

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    He'll look good at the clubs though. :slick:
     
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    that shirt is a sound investment
     
  4. Avery

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    The long sleeve version is the most expensive.
     
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    :grad:
     
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    He looks awful in those shoes

    I guess money doesn't buy good fashion sense. :c
     
  7. Sternac

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    How's he gonna work the register at 7-11?
     
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    If animalgod were to purchase a shirt like that it would cost at least 2 million.
     
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    black pants and brown shoes :facepalm:
     
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    MONK The fuck? Staff Member Chimp In Charge

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    Does the Mr T starter kit come with the shirt?
     
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    You'd think Ralph was picking his clothes for him. :c
     
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    Meh... I've seen better

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    I have a pair of white gold tap pants and matching bra
     
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    pics or GTFO
     
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    Bye You! The n word guy Gold

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    Dressed & ready to go rape some chicks with a pole on the bus...
     
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    :wtf:
     
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    dude has thumb rings. I'm guessing chicks are pretty safe around him. he's like a Hindu Liberace.
     
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    I kinda dig the diamond ohm
     
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    Gandhi would be so proud