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Brooks Brothers' $350 Chopsticks Now on Sale for $245

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For the Brooks Brother's fanboys out there with a special interest in Japanese food culture, allow us to direct your attention to the "gifts" section of the site. There you'll find $245 chopsticks (down from $350). That's $122.50 per stick.

But before you say "well, that seems like an inadvisable use of my hard-earned dollars," does it help that each piece is "handcrafted of Tilis Japonica wood and treated with the sap of a Japanese lacquer tree, both of which are rare and very precious materials?" No? Still ridiculous? Well, step aside you sushi-eating peons. These sticks are just for "connoisseurs and collectors" and the easily swindled.

Purchase the whole collection (on sale!), which includes chopstick holders and a salad bowl among other items, for $7,315 before tax and shipping, and you've got yourself a set of Brooks Brother branded Japanese tableware for one. Maybe the lesson is that if you can't fill the lonely hole in your heart with expensive wood products from a store that's best known for selling business casual pants, you just might be able to fill it with noodles. You just might.
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