I think I paid $40 for my iPad cover. These ones, made from the denim of Bernie Madoff’s jeans, are a bit more expensive. Try up $500, according to the LA Times.
A new company, Frederick James, is even offering certificates of authenticity along with the lightweight sheaths. The sleeves are designed to protect the tablets from scratches and nicks, though not from drops like, say, the kind the stock market is currently experiencing.
For $250, buyers can grab one of four covers made from an off-white pair of Madoff’s J. Crew cotton khaki pants, size 34 by 30. Other options made with Banana Republic and Ralph Lauren threads are also available.
Proceeds reportedly benefit victims of white-collar crime, though no volume of Madoff iPad covers could cover the damage he did to the American Jewish community or philanthropies or the Mets.