I was playing around on Ebay the other day, and I ran across these rings that look like they were taken from a medieval gauntlet that was part of a suit of armor! They are in four separate sections held together by hinges so that they are (somewhat) flexible. I thought they looked cool, and at only $5 shipped, I figured it would be fun to buy one.
So after a couple of weeks, it came in the mail, I put it on and casually showed it to my family.
HOLY CRAP - You would have thought I was wearing a ring made out of puppy skin with the way my wife and oldest son reacted!
"That's the ugliest damn thing I have ever laid eyes on" and "don't you even think of wearing that thing anywhere near me!" was my wife's response.
My son was much kinder; "That's the kind of ring one of those creepy, sad goth kids would wear", and "I'll bet you're the first thirty-nine year old man EVER to buy one of those!"
Oh well, I just thought it looked neat.