How to live like a Soprano (or at least dress like one!)
I never really got into the whole Tony Soprano thing, but I understand that there's something in his Jersey thuggishness that really calls out to some people. If you are one of them, and are looking to add a little more bada bing to your wardrobe, you might want to check out Christie's auction house; on June 25, they're holding an auction of Sopranos clothes and assorted goodies.
The 24 Tony Soprano auction items come from James Gandolfini's personal collection, and contain such gems as the button-down shirt that Soprano wore over the opening credits, the bloodstained clothes that he wore when he was shot in Season 6, and the garish geometric shirt that he sported in Season 5. The clothes will come with certificates of authenticity and are expected to fetch between $500 and $3000, depending on the item. Overall, experts are anticipating that Gandolfini's items will generate over $36,000. If you decide to hold off on wearing your Sopranos swag, you might just have a nice investment on your hands!
Apparently, Gandolfini has decided to donate all proceeds from the auction to the Wounded Warrior Project, which helps severely wounded veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan. While Tony Soprano might not agree with the idea of donating money to a cause, he would certainly appreciate your sense of fashion!
Bruce Watson is a freelance writer, blogger, and all-around cheapskate. He's not a fan of Tony Soprano, but if Vito Corleone's wardrobe ever comes up for sale, he's cashing in a kidney!