Indian money-lender Datta Phuge
, 32, spent over $23,000 (£14,000) on a shirt and accessories made from 24-karat gold.
, made from threads of 24-karat gold, was sewn on a base of imported white velvet and includes six Swarovski crystal buttons. It includes a gold belt, cuffs and rings to match. A team of 15 goldsmiths labored two weeks — for 16 hours each day — to create the gold shirt.
Phuge, from Pimpri-Chinchwad, told the Pune Mirror he hopes the shirt will help him find love. "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 said.
Whether or not the shirt
attracts him a mate, Phuge is happy with the custom creation. "The gold shirt has been one of my dreams," he said. "It will be an embellishment to my reputation as the ‘Gold man of Pimpri.'"