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Would You Buy A 24-Carat Gold Necktie? Did We Mention It’s $8,450?

Submitted by on November 15, 2011 – 5:24 pm6 Comments

Just in case Mr. Kennedy’s $19,000 24K gold shoelaces are too rich for your blood, we’ve struck gold with another way to obnoxiously brag to all your friends and family that you’re, as Dave Chappelle would say, rich bitch!

Scientists from the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology, also known as EMPA, have stopped perfecting their chocolate bar recipes just long enough to figure out a way to make ties out of 24k gold by coating polyester fibers with über tiny layers of gold so it’s still soft enough to weave. Touting their invention as the perfect “gift for the man that has everything,” each tie is made out of 8 grams of gold and costs about $8,450 a piece.

So if Daddy Warbucks happens to be your adopted father, Donald Trump is your golf buddy or Bill Gates owes you a favor, you may want to order one of this trés expensive ties sooner rather than later. The Zürich tie manufacturer, Hofmann und Co AG, rolling out the ties just in time for Christmas will only produce, at most, 600 pieces per year.

Are these ties a gorgeous luxury item or would you want to choke anybody stupid enough to blow their cash on such an expense? Hey, at least they’ll die in style.

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