I was reading in today's Simerini about Romanian Tudor Ciora, who is selling advertising space on his tie in an attempt to make enough money to pay for his impending marriage.
The price varies depending on which part of the tie you wish your message or logo to be placed - He's charging €20 per square centimetre ($170 per square inch) for the top part of the tie, €15 for the middle, and €10 for the end, which won't be as visible, running the risk of getting dipped into Mr Ciora's soup or custard at lunchtime.
Other people have tried similar things. The student who earned money by spending her holidays on the beach with temporary tatoo adverts in strategic places was clearly onto a good thing, but for those of us who aren't nubile young women, selling space on ones clothes seems like a safer (and inoffensive) idea.
There's also sandwich boards, but they don't look incredibly practical for wearing around the office.
Perhaps I could make enough money to pay for my divorce. I can't decide whether or not to take up wearing a sponsored tie. After all, I could sell more space on my shirts if they were not likely to be covered up by a tie full of logos. And maybe Jean Knee will pay me to wear polka dot trousers. I'm afraid I'll have to draw the line at advertising cock-suckers or Mariah Carey, though.
Unless I get paid double rates, that is...