Gold: It's For More Than Just Wealth Preservation

Tyler Durden's picture

Presented with little comment, aside to note that 32-year-old Indian Datta Phuge, thought this $25,000 solid gold shirt would be just right to attract female attention: "I know I am not the best looking man in the world but surely no woman could fail to be dazzled by this shirt?" So much for the yellow metal being a barbarous relic.



Source: Daily Mail

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chump666's picture

He better get a big gun.

forwardho's picture

King Lobengula of Matabeleland used to cover his body in rancid cattle fat, then his attendents would stick thousands of carats of uncut diamond to said fat. He saw no value in the useless stones, but since the whites prized them above life itself, he felt he should show his true majesty. Later he would be murdered, by the whites, for his brightly colored stones.

EnslavethechildrenforBen's picture

Step away from the crackpipe...

DosZap's picture

Considering how much gold there appears to be at only $25,000 it must all be 10K - cheapskate.

That's just the shirt, and no telling how lightweight it is.

HardAssets's picture

Hell, those could be little tiny gold sequins sewn on the shirt.

In any case, you can make fun of the guy - but he obviously knows more about gold and money than 95% of the US population.

Things that go bump's picture

Not to mention his obvious skill with the ladies.  

monad's picture

He could have gotten much OJT from real professional women for far less. Practice makes perfect.

thisandthat's picture

Easy: if it's 24k, 600 g.

Salt's picture

Excellent EMP protection for his pacemaker.

kill switch's picture

I've posted this before, but for those that didn't see it, it's amazing...

Joni Mitchell with Carlie Rose ...GOTO 4:20 In the vid......ZH WILL ALL AGREE


tip e. canoe's picture

worth noting that she said this 5 years ago...and it's only gotten worse since...

gimli's picture

Jaime Dimon is interested in buying that shirt, he's sure he can get it at a better price though.

Dr. Sandi's picture

I buy all my gold shirts at the Comex Factory Outlet.

They kind of look like gold paper though.

secret_sam's picture

     "I know I am not the best looking man in the world but surely no woman could fail to be dazzled by this shirt?"

This is a lot more amusing when you imagine it in a strong Madras accent...

Karlus's picture

I can't wait until he develops his pimp hand and starts calling everyone (male and female) "bitch."


Wait, maybe he does already....

Nage42's picture

Exactly my mental image... I had Russell Peters using is _full on_ accent.


thorgodofthunder's picture

Still not a spec of info on the Herbalife/Ackman controversy. I wonder what's up with Zerohedge?

Prometheus418's picture

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GrinandBearit's picture

Mr T. wears 14k = wimp 

This guy wears 22k = baller


buzzsaw99's picture

He seems to be looking for a gold digger. :groans:

I pity the fool. [/Mr. T.]

The Mr. T gold chart 1981-1992:


economicfreefall's picture

What about silver?!

Even though it might not look as good as T-shirt material. Silver should keep a man odor-free though :P

buzzsaw99's picture

Silver should keep a man odor-free though

Yeah, with tarnished underarms and a colloidal complexion. ;)

trav777's picture

silver tarnishes.  And silverbugz are stupid.

There was a silver-paneled Audi A8 owned by some sheik in the ME tho.  Was pretty baller.  Tough to keep clean without constant polishing but that's what indians are for in places like UAE.

akak's picture


silver tarnishes. And silverbugz are stupid.

So declares the bond-buying bagholder. LOL!  Good luck holding THAT particular bag!

You really are a hateful, vile and moronic little turd, aren't you?

Freddie's picture

You really are a hateful, vile and moronic little turd, aren't you?

Those are Trav's good attributes.  ;-)

merizobeach's picture

"And silverbugz are stupid."

Here, choke on my cock, bitch.

kill switch's picture


Turn yourself in to what ever entity that would correct your ranting, there are many, I don't give a fuck,, it would be for the betterment of humanity.


ReptilianSlaveMaster's picture

When the economic collapse comes good luck trying to exchange that gold with the merchant with a gun at your head robbing you dry

orangegeek's picture

Lots of gold bulls out there.


Some are saying Friday was a bouce, but we are still into lower highs and lower lows.  If the US Dollar continues to rise, Gold in US Dollars will probably continue to fall.

nmewn's picture

Snappily dressed man seeking his eight armed goddess for fun & frivolity.

Likes long walks through the bustling streets of Calcutta and quiet nights alone counting the threads in his jacket.

Only serious inquiries please.

Freddie's picture


I could be such a stud in that get up he is wearing.  I just need to grow a stache. 

Not to be confused with a stash of Obama EBT cars and The Ben Bernank bucks to buy a Porsche.

BrigstockBoy's picture

I'd like to meet his tailor!

WmMcK's picture

+1 For the (intentional?) Zevon reference.

pragmatic hobo's picture

this looks like one of those indicator ... like the time when times magazine front cover had "home sweet home" ...

AgAu_man's picture

I know of plenty US women who would take him, and the shirt off his back. And reciprocate with a golden finger.

holdbuysell's picture

Meet the future spokesman for the "Got Gold?" campaign.

Quinvarius's picture

Bernanke will sell you 3000 of them for $25 a piece.  It isn't his money.  What does he care?

Caucasian Mongrel's picture

Thanks ZH, this is the absolute height of tacky style. The BA-esque gold junk round his neck and arms really sets the whole thing off.

Acidtest Dummy's picture

Hindustan Times also running a story about Paki artillary targeting Hindu Kashmir bases, but the lavious shirt gets Tyler's attention.

Freddie's picture

Well the hinjoos want to know if the shirt will stop paki muzzie 7.62.

Freddie's picture

Charlie Mungo and his pals Buffett and The Ben Benank - all have golden robes and slippers.  It is a "barbaric relic" but it makes for lovely lounging wear after a bath in fetid water.  Charlie and Warner have leakage issues like The Bernank.

UGrev's picture

My loony bun is fine benny lava.. 

PUD's picture

" 32-year-old Indian Datta Phuge"  NO NO NO...THEY MIS-SPELLED IT!





TalkToLind's picture

Fuck designer fragrances, energy drinks, $300 headphones and sneakers.  If you're gonna pimp then PIMP BIG, bitchez.  


sgorem's picture

I've got a closet FULL of gold ETF shirts, frick this guy!

Cman5000's picture

It's like that. Player to player, pimp to pimp ...


Anonymouse's picture

Personally, I prefer mithril shirts

jack stephan's picture

Birdie num nums.....