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New York entrepreneur John Vaccaro bought a bunch of Bernie Madoff’s expensive tailored clothing at the federal auction of Madoff’s property in November, 2010, and has resewn them into iPad covers, which he is selling (at rather luxurious prices) through his recently-launched clothing label Frederick James. Vaccaro has estimated that he has enough material to make 31 covers. Perhaps when that runs out, he can start making them from Madoff’s new clothes. Personally I prefer bright orange canvas to dull gray cashmere, anyway. [via CNN]

Sean Michael Ragan

Sean Michael Ragan

I am descended from 5,000 generations of tool-using primates. Also, I went to college and stuff. I am a long-time contributor to MAKE magazine and makezine.com. My work has also appeared in ReadyMade, c’t – Magazin für Computertechnik, and The Wall Street Journal.


  • Anonymous

    Frankly, I think they should be priced dirt cheap, as an ironic gesture. Certainly, there’s no profit that way, but whatever.

  • http://erroraccessdenied.com M. “Shadyman” Lange

    I’d hope they are padded well under the back of those buttons, as they’re the type with the little raised loop.. If they were bumped, I’d imagine they’d crack a screen nicely.

  • http://erroraccessdenied.com M. “Shadyman” Lange

    I’d hope they are padded well under the back of those buttons, as they’re the type with the little raised loop.. If they were bumped, I’d imagine they’d crack a screen nicely.

  • http://erroraccessdenied.com M. “Shadyman” Lange

    I’d hope they are padded well under the back of those buttons, as they’re the type with the little raised loop.. If they were bumped, I’d imagine they’d crack a screen nicely.

  • http://erroraccessdenied.com M. “Shadyman” Lange

    I’d hope they are padded well under the back of those buttons, as they’re the type with the little raised loop.. If they were bumped, I’d imagine they’d crack a screen nicely.

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