Most stars own at least an item or two crafted specially for them. Though these items may cost a mint, there are a few bespoke goodies owned by celebs that are at least plausibly within the range of the average person's budget. Here's a look at some top celebrities' goodies.
Dress Shoes by Cleverley & Co
When he's not wearing soccer cleats, he tends to prefer footwear by London's G.J.Cleverley & Co, particularly "The Churchill," named after Sir Winston Churchill, once a frequent customer. This shoe is also available in the United States through the company's Semi-Bespoke program, and a limited edition of 100 pairs will be released this month. The shoes will be priced at $1,700 a pair, half the price Beckham has to pay for the fully bespoke version.
Suit by Powell's
Distinguished gentlemen have been buying bespoke suits on London's Savile Row for centuries, from Winston Churchill to Napoleon III. Among the next generation is George Clooney, whose suits are usually dark in color and devoid of ostentation. Modesty has its price: Bespoke offerings from tailor Mark Powell, rumored to be Clooney's favorite, generally start at about $2,000.
Skateboard by Bustin' Boards
The man who plays the role of Jack Sparrow has some serious landlubber tendencies in real life--namely, skateboarding. He's purchased a few custom longboards like the one above from Brooklyn, N.Y.-based Bustin Boards over the years, and he's rumored to enjoy longboarding his way around movie sets.
Queen Elizabeth II
Crocheted Lace by Gandhi
The Queen of England has been married for more than 60 years, but at least one piece she received on her wedding day in 1947 remains a bespoke treasure for the ages. Along with some 2,500 wedding presents from friends and admirers around the world, the Queen and her husband received a piece of crocheted cotton lace from India--made from yarn personally spun by Mahatma Gandhi.
Description-Defying Garment by Armani Prive
The pop princess garnered five Grammy nominations last year, but it was her wardrobe that really stole the show at the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards. The angular silvery piece by Armani was custom-made for Gaga, and served as the first of what may be many fashion adventures with the iconic designer.
World's Largest Diamond Pendant by Jason of Bev. Hills
Four years ago hip-hop artist Lil Jon asked custom jeweler Jason Arasheben, better known as Jason of Beverly Hills, to make him something that was truly one-of-a-kind. The result: a terrier-sized pendant that spells out the words "Crunk Ain't Dead," the letters encrusted with 3,576 tiny diamonds. Weighing in at 5 pounds on a thick gold chain, the creation was named the world's largest non-religious neck pendant by the Guinness Book of World Records.
Diamond-Studded Whip from Lady Gaga
Just when it seems Lady Gaga can't get any more outrageous, she does exactly that. Her birthday present-giving tendencies are nearly as wacky as her sartorial choices--for pal Beyoncé Knowles' recent 29th birthday, Gaga reportedly gave the pop diva a diamond-encrusted whip with a matching set of underwear. Beyoncé's husband Jay-Z has yet to comment publicly.
Motorcycle Jacket by Langlitz Leathers
An actor's life isn't always easy, but it sure does have a few perks. The cast and crew of David Mamet's play Race each received a custom-made leather motorcycle jacket from Langlitz, a Portland, Ore., company that specializes in such garb--a testament to the playwright's fondness for bespoke goods. Pictured: Dave Hansen, the son-in-law of Langlitz's founder, in a custom jacket.
Motorcycle "Bone Crusher" by Cox and Sasaki
Harley Davidson may be the best-known brand in the motorcycle world, but enthusiasts in a certain income bracket often desire something a little more personal--including Brad Pitt, who gets his bikes custom-made. Motorcycle craftsmen Paul Cox and Keino Sasaki crafted Pitt's "Bone Crusher" in a Brooklyn, N.Y., warehouse, outfitting the vehicle with pneumatic suspension and steering dampers meant to keep the bike stable at high speeds, perfect for dodging paparazzi.
Kitchen by Smallbone
Ironically, the people with enough money to eat out every night are the ones who pay the most for their kitchens, and Oprah is no exception. She had hers done by Britain-based Smallbone of Devizes, whose average kitchen reportedly goes for $60,000. The most luxurious hand-detailed ones can run well into the six figures.