We in no way believed we’d be composing about shoelaces, but depart it to somebody to go and make super high-priced types. Thanks to remarkable fashion editor Bobbie Thomas through at the These days Display, we are now conscious that we can very own pure gold or silver shoelaces. And you assumed $ 39,000 for a backpack was a good deal of cash.
For $ 19,000, a firm named Mr. Kennedy will make you 24-carat gold laces (two of them!) which take about 120 hrs to make by hand. The downside? You can only purchase 10 units. Bummer. If $ 19k is a bit steep for you, you can choose for the silver version, which are only $ 3,000–plus they’ll let you to buy up to 30! Excellent for the stocking stuffer to go alongside with that million dollar fountain or I Dream of Jeannie yurt.
The company is dependent in Colombia, and states the name is inspired by Harvey Kennedy, who is widely credited with inventing the shoelace in 1790. On their internet site they say: “Mr. Kennedy and cherished shoelaces was an thought inspired by the creativeness of the individuals of Quinchia, Colombia. The artisan mining market there has led to a jewelry market place with skills unparalleled around the globe (maybe it is the coffee).” We totally like the Mr. Kennedy firm based mostly on the espresso remark on your own, and if they can market $ 19,000 shoelaces, good for them. Probably gold velcro can be their subsequent project.
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