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Bracelets Latest Statement Pieces For Hedge Funders Rich Enough Not To Give A F*ck

As you may have noticed, one of the ways you can tell someone has made it to the upper echelons of the hedge fund elite is that they don’t have to give a fuck about their sartorial choices. Whether it’s dressing like a hobo or Friday night at Studio 54, they can do what they want. Button down shirts can be swapped out for zip up fleeces, ripped jeans that smell like wet dog replace dress pants, roller-skates take the place of loafers, out go the suits in come the full-body stockings. They wanna dress like a (lovable) schlubb or someone who could get picked up for street walking, that’s their right, ’cause they could buy your life, a billion times over. Biff Basness wants a face tattoo? Biff Basness gets himself a face tattoo, and investors aren’t going to say nothing. In fact, it’s come to be a good litmus test. You see a guy walking down Greenwich Avenue in a champion sweatsuit? Or taking lunch at the Sizzler, wearing just lobster bib and light up cock ring? You’re probably looking at a top hedge fund manager. This notion has not been lost on the Brits.

Arki Busson, multi-millionaire hedge fund manager and on-off partner of Uma Thurman, is a man who can dress how he likes for work. For the most part, this means suits and open-neck shirts – nothing too attention-seeking. At least until your eye falls to his wrist. For there, next to his watch, Busson regularly wears … beads and bangles, charms and straps. Bracelets, in other words.

According to James Massey, these wristbands are a mark of the independence afforded to the hedge funder or the entrepreneur: “The ones that own their own company don’t care about traditional dressing,” he says.

“I haven’t taken it off since,” says Massey, who works in luxury PR and who has noticed an increasing number of smart London men wearing bracelets as part of their work outfit. “If you look around Mayfair, you see all these men in beautiful bespoke suits and Patek Philippe watches, and they’re wearing these bracelets to give them an air of nonchalance.”

Those wishing to test the water could try wearing a bracelet between their watch and cuff (so it can be hidden by the sleeve if necessary). Busson, however, has no such fear: his are worn above the watch, in proud view. “He always has them on show, whether he’s at the Serpentine summer party or in a dinner jacket,” says Massey. “If you have to cover them up, there’s no point in wearing them in the first place.”

Why Businessmen Are Wearing Bracelets [FT]

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36 Responses to “Bracelets Latest Statement Pieces For Hedge Funders Rich Enough Not To Give A F*ck”

  1. Anonymous says:

    Yet too poor to buy class

  2. Anonymous says:

    A Yakuza neck-tat or gangbanger’s black tear tat would be worthwhile news about not giving a fuck. Wearing a bracelet? That’s just queer.

  3. Anonymous says:

    I thought it was to commemorate his semester in kenya, no? The one where he saw God and she had huge cans?

  4. Anonymous says:

    Wearing ass fugly bracelets next to a Patek is a god damn travesty.

  5. guest says:

    It’s a small world when you’ve got unbelievable chest hair.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Beads are very big right now.

  7. Anonymous says:

    I spent $1200 on this bracelet check it out guys

  8. HAM05 says:

    @6 just so we’re on the same page, we’re talking anal beads right? big, black, connected ones??

  9. PermaGuest says:

    Is wearing a bracelet actually considered daring? Always associated it more with shady PCS-types and guys who sell Cadillacs in Jersey…

  10. Anonymous says:

    If I were this guy, I would walk around with the anal beads have hanging out of my ass, like a tail. And I would wag my tail and hit people with it and make them pet me. Thats what I would do.

  11. Anonymous says:

    “Traditional dressing” is Cool Ranch or Thousand Island I think.

    ~AIG Quant

  12. Anal_yst says:

    Echo @4

    If guy had any cajones he’d just show up to work in a banana hammock to show em off

  13. Anonymous says:

    @1 as the Baroness says ‘money cant buy you class’ now repeat 400 times in a tranny tone

  14. Anonymous says:

    Anal bead tails are the new killing it.

    /Gundy

  15. Louis Winthorpe III says:

    @10- I can’t wait until you “make it.”

    “In fact, it’s come to be a good litmus test. You see a guy walking down Greenwich Avenue in a champion sweatsuit? Or taking lunch at the Sizzler, wearing just lobster bib and light up cock ring? You’re probably looking at a top hedge fund manager.”

    @Bess- fucking genius.

  16. Anonymous says:

    @16 – I agree. I thought “Lobster bibs and light up cock rings” should have been a tag.

  17. Bess Levin says:

    @17 It doesn’t go in the tags if I wrote the in the post. Come on.

  18. guest says:

    @18 Oh come on what doesn’t “go” with a lobster bib & a cock ring?

  19. Anonymous says:

    I would rather have a cock-bib and a lobster ring.

    /Gundsnatch

  20. Pet me while I purrrrrr.

  21. Anonymous says:

    Just when I think these European dildos can’t get any gayer…

  22. Anonymous says:

    Bess – but without a tag, how am I supposed to be able to conveniently go to the many stories covering the same subject material?

    -17

  23. Anonymous says:

    Anal_yst @12:

    In Spanish, “c-a-j-o-n-e-s” are the drawers that go in a desk. Using it in your sentence would read like this to a Spanish or Spanglish reader: “If guy had any desk drawers he’d just show up to work in a banana hammock to show em off.”

    You meant to use “c-o-j-o-n-e-s” which refers to the golden scrotal contents of certain bankers.

  24. Anonymous says:

    The jacket he wears hides all the “AXE Chocolate” stains that resulted from over-sloshing while grooving to Vanilla Ice while getting dressed

  25. Anonymous says:

    @10 made my day. It was a slow day.

  26. Anonymous says:

    @8 racist

  27. Anonymous says:

    @10 made me laugh. Somebody needs to do this.

  28. Pet Him! says:

    10 is quite possibly the funniest comment on these pages for the last two months. Bravo

  29. Anonymous says:

    Those beads HAVE been in Umas Ass , FACT!

    – The guy who likes facts about celebs.

  30. obv says:

    just a rubber band round my wrist no jewels ain’t got time for it I’m no fool

  31. Stephaine says:

    the luxury bracelets are still for men age 40 above. Young generation still not like that.

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  34. man hoodies says:

    They wanna dress like a (lovable) schlubb or someone who could get picked up for street walking, that’s their right, ’cause they could buy your life, a billion times over.