By now, we’re all properly conscious that sports merchandise is pricey. You desire a Yankees jersey? That’ll be 100 bucks. You desire a Lakers cap? Another $50, please. However Formulation 1 is a sport that excels in extracting as a lot cash as doable from its followers. And after outrage over the price of F1 merch when it hit Miami, the game has outdone itself with a brand new pair of Chanel tees.
The tops in query aren’t truly licensed by Formulation 1, however they do characteristic a glamorous design that’s closely influenced by the game — notably its iconic Monaco Grand Prix.
On the entrance of 1, there’s a blue race automotive that’s careering its manner spherical a shiny race monitor. The Chanel-badged racer is flanked by the blue of the ocean, and a smattering of flowers and shapes that mimic the Monaco skyline.
The second has a purple background with a black Chanel-badged automotive racing throughout it. There are extra flowers encircling the automotive, and textual content that reads “Chanel 5.” They’re each good tops, I’d in all probability put on one thing very comparable out and about if I noticed it on the market in H&M or Zara.
However these tops aren’t from H&M or Zara. They’ve each acquired these two little Cs entrance and middle, which signifies that these tops truly prices much more than my t-shirt-buying price range will permit. In truth, HighSnobiety stories that they’re truly priced at an eye-watering $4,450.
That’s not simply an astronomical quantity to spend on a tee, it’s an astronomical quantity to spend on something Formulation 1 associated.
If you would like some context, the unofficially-most-overpriced race on the calendar, the inaugural Las Vegas Grand Prix, doesn’t even cost this a lot for entry. Certain, the six-figure suites we’ve lined listed below are extreme, however even a grandstand ticket to the race will set you again lower than half the worth of those tops.
Clearly, it’s a tee that’s aimed on the type of folks that may afford to spend $130,000 to tie up their yacht in Monaco as an alternative of slumming it with the followers on the streets of Las Vegas.
And in any case, a bit of merch like this goes to final you, what, a few years? The recollections of queuing hours for a portaloo when you watch race automobiles flash previous within the blink of an eye fixed will final you a lifetime.