Have you ever thought, gee, I really wish I could carry a piece of Bernie Madoff around with me all the time? We know, us too. Seeing this vast and obvious hole in the market, tech entrepreneur John Vaccaro bought a stack of Ol Bernie's clothes at a U.S. Marshals auction last year and is now selling them, redesigned as iPad covers, under the label Frederick James.
According to the brand's website, "the collection is made from a limited number of personal clothing items belonging to the notorious felon, Bernie Madoff," including designer duds like Christian Dior sweaters, Ralph Lauren trousers and two pairs of pants by...Banana Republic and J. Crew. Yep, the man who swindled $65 billion still picked up his pants at the mall. Other fun facts learned about the super-villian: He wore size 35-36 pants and enjoyed wearing mostly khakis.
While Madoff has no direct involvement in the company, the infamous crook's spirit lives on with the iPad covers, which, according to Frederick James' site, cost $500 and "are NOT intended to be protective if you should drop your iPad while carrying it AT ALL."