Elon Musk made good on a promise to provide a pair of “short shorts” to mark his triumph in opposition to traders who had wager in opposition to Tesla Inc., unveiling the merchandise Sunday among the many vary of branded attire on the market on the electric-car maker’s on-line retailer.

A pair of the restricted version satin shorts would price “Only $69.420” Musk tweeted — a probable reference to the $420 per share value that he had supplied shareholders in 2018 to take the corporate non-public. That supply, remodeled a collection of tweets, sparked off a Securities and Exchange Commission lawsuit.

“Run like the wind or entertain like Liberace with our red satin and gold trim design,” learn a blurb describing the shorts, which are available in varied sizes. “Enjoy exceptional comfort from the closing bell.”

Following Musk’s preliminary tweet, which was “liked” by Twitter customers over 41,000 instances, Tesla’s on-line retailer was quickly unable to course of orders for the merchandise.

 

 

Musk has repeatedly joked about “short shorts” to brief sellers who took positions in opposition to Tesla, reminiscent of hedge fund supervisor David Einhorn.

Tesla shares have surged 189% this yr.





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