The Verge’s Editor Doesn’t Tolerate Jewelry Criticism

A passionate defense.

It’s sort of interesting that Nilay Patel, editor of The Verge, wears a bracelet with spikes on it. While we certainly don’t endorse the “I just left Hot Topic” look, to each his own. What we find odd though, is how angry Patel gets when someone critiques his bracelet.

It started when former Apple exec Jean-Louis Gassée reacted to Patel’s review of the Apple Watch. Patel claimed in his piece that he felt “ridiculous” wearing the Watch. Gassée then pointed out that an adult who wears a spiked bracelet is probably not the best person to trust when it comes to fashion advice. Patel saw Gassée’s report and lost his mind.

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When Gawker’s Sam Biddle picked up on this rant and wrote a post about how ridiculous it was, Patel went after him.

We can only hope to one day feel as strongly about something as Patel feels about his jewelry. Er, bracelet.