Man With The Golden Shirt

Datta PhugeDatta Phuge, a millionaire from Pune, India, has bought a shirt made from solid gold which cost more than £150,000. For a shirt! I won't even buy a shirt if it's dry clean only, with his one you need Brasso.

I should be totally honest, I don't own a solid gold shirt, so I shouldn't really judge. But I think that is a waste of money. It's gold. It'll only go with black trousers. If I'm dropping "150 large" on a shirt I want it to work with any outfit.

The 32-year-old moneylender (and if the person you owe money to has a golden shirt, you're paying too much interest) hired a team of 15 goldsmiths for two weeks to make the shirt. And therein lies the only good thing about this shirt, it'll help him keep slim. If I get fatter I just buy another cheap shirt. If he bloats out he'd have to take his shirt into the jewellers to have it resized.

The end result is a 22-karat gold shirt weighing more than half a stone. Why would you wear a thing like that? Well, he said: "I know I am not the best looking man in the world, but surely no woman could fail to be dazzled by this shirt?"

Dazzled? Blinded by the light shining off it? Whatever draws attention from your face.

Maybe all this is me being jealous, I'll never be able to afford a shirt like that so maybe that's why I think it's a bad idea. But I'd love to be able to pass him in an airport as we both try to get through the metal detector.

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