Mike Stevens | Feb 2, 2009

In the annals of cleverly-rhymed post titles… my name will be nowhere to be seen.

Carbon ceramic brakes may be all the rage in the high-falutin’ world of high-end options, but to the high-flying fashionista, only 25-carat rose gold will do. That is, when it comes to brake disc inspired cuff links.

Designed by respected French watch-making outfit Bernard Richards Manufacture, these might just be the ultimate accessory for the cashed up petrolhead - and at AU$3240 for a pair, cashed up is just what he’ll need to be.

A little out of your price range? Perhaps the world’s lightest football boot will be more to your liking, sir. Of course, they might be more useful if you’re actually a footballer, but you could always rub a bit of dirt on them and leave them lying around for visitors to goggle at.

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Hewn almost entirely from a solid block of Mother Nature's best carbon fibre (alright, it doesn’t work quite like that), the Nike Mercurial Vapor SL weighs a mere 190 grams per boot. You know what else weighs less than 200 grams? Me neither, off the top of my head, but apparently all of these things do.

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Don’t expect to get your hands on a pair of these super-light kicks though, as the limited run of 2008 firm-turf pairs and 500 soft-turf pairs have already done their dash. I’d suggest jumping on eBay and hoping you’ll find a pair for anywhere close to the original AU$635 retail price, but maybe you should just buy a couple of those trinkets instead.

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