shoelaces.jpgAnswer: probably.

Or at least we hope so because these 14-karat gold limited-edition handwoven shoelaces are apparently the world's first. And they cost $19,000. That's nearly £12,000 at today's exchange rate.

If you're unsure whether to part with enough cash to buy ten Chanel 2.5's - or 17,588 Cadbury's Freddos - Mr Kennedy (the designer of said shoelaces who is no relation to the ex-president as far as we know) promises to lace them for you anywhere in the world.

Oh, and don't worry if you can't quite stretch to £12,000, the silver version will only set you back £3k.

We'll have a pair of each.

Mr Kennedy's precious metal shoelaces are available at