Metal Gear Not So Solid.
This is Pimpri-Chinchwad native and number one stunna Datta Phuge modeling the $230,000 22-karat gold shirt he had made to help attract women. It weighs in at around seven pounds but feels much, much heavier on my heart. Datta also sports several additional pounds of gold necklaces and bracelets, hoping to secure his title as 'The Gold Man of Pimpri' and not 'That Indian Mr. T' like we're all actually going to call him. Tough break.
The money-lender, from Pimpri-Chinchwad, says the shirt took a team of 15 goldsmiths two weeks to make working 16 hours a day creating and weaving the gold threads.
It comes complete with its own matching cuffs and a set of rings crafted from left-over gold.
"I know I am not the best looking man in the world but surely no woman could fail to be dazzled by this shirt?" he explained.
You know, generally I have a hard time feeling bad for rich people, but good lord -- this poor bastard. I wouldn't trade places with him for anything, and that says a lot because my cable and internet are supposed to be cut off by the end of the day for not paying the bill. Then what will I do for entertainment? SPOILER: hunt and kill bugs around the house. And I still wouldn't want to be that guy. Just marinate on that for a second.
Hit the jump for an Indian news report.
Thanks to Michelangelo (THE Michelangelo -- like the Ninja Turtle?!), Sizer and austin, who all had platinum shirts made and wound up going back to yell at the jeweler after their whole bodies turned green but the jeweler was already living on a beach somewhere in Mexico by then.