Jan 7, 2013
TOKYOMI LAYGO

WTF! OF 2013 AND BEYOND: INDIAN MAN MAKES A SOLID GOLD SHIRT!!!!


 

 

Dattatray Phuge has gotten rich and he’ll be damned if he doesn’t die trying to get the world’s attention. The 40-year old landowner from Pimpri-Chinchwad, India paid an incredible $22,754 for a shirt made of solid gold.

Although there have been reports that Phuge made the shirt to attract females, he is already married and did it just to gain attention.

I own everything right from chains to rings, bracelets, watches in gold. Now, I wanted something that no one would have,” he told Ranka Jewelers of Pune, according toDaily News and Analysis “That’s when Tejpal Ranka suggested making a shirt of gold. Just like Shivaraj Maharaj used to wear a chain shirt while going to war, this garment was to be similar. I didn’t think it was possible but was excited with the idea as it would help us garner international attention,

It took Ranka Jewelers two weeks, using 15 goldsmiths, working 16 hours a day to make the shirt made of 3.5 kilograms of gold. Phuge thinks the stunt will earn him a place in theGuinness Book or Limca Book of World Records.

It pieces together 14,000 gold spangles interwoven with 1 lakh rings on a specially imported white velvet cloth. It features six Swavorski crystals as buttons and comes with a gold belt. In addition to the gold shirt, Datta reportedly wears 4 kilos of gold on his body in the form of necklaces, bracelets and rings.

I am a Maharashtrian, a Maratha hence I like to wear and display goldI got this idea to stitch a shirt made of gold from one of my friends who said that nobody had done it before,” Phuge said. “We wanted to do it below 3 kilios, however we overstepped the mark.”

 

Phuge’s wife, Seema, said he would only wear the shirt on special occasions.

 

At major public events or where he needs to make a statement, otherwise it will stay in the locker,” she said.

 

Because he wears so much gold, Phuge employs 20 bodyguards to ensure his safety.

 

I have been wearing a heap of gold since many years. I am always surrounded by my trusted boys and no one can dare to harm me,” he said.

 

 

Kashumidyu from Tokyomi.com: ………one word CRAZY!!!!! trinidad james has nothing on this guy!

 

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