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anyone tried Institchu or elite or montaggio etc? Cheap but the web photos look pretty bad and want to know if any real-world experience on here?

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I don't think Taylor swift is a homosexual and I take personal offence to referring to Taylor swift fans as being of homosexual nature.

Gezza, I've just being really busy to do anything lately vlining everyday for work.
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Don't say "lame Daddy-o" - the disabled (sorry, differently abled) will be offended.

My biggest gripe with calling something "gay" etc. is it's lazy language. I encourage people to think of more creative ways to deride things!
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Originally Posted by Prince of Paisley View Post

Don't say "lame Daddy-o" - the disabled (sorry, differently abled) will be offended.
My biggest gripe with calling something "gay" etc. is it's lazy language. I encourage people to think of more creative ways to deride things!

 

Indeed, thou weedy toad-spotted pignut!

 

(courtesy of http://www.pangloss.com/seidel/Shaker/)

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Originally Posted by Prince of Paisley View Post

Don't say "lame Daddy-o" - the disabled (sorry, differently abled) will be offended.
My biggest gripe with calling something "gay" etc. is it's lazy language. I encourage people to think of more creative ways to deride things!

Agreed. Someone like Oscar Wilde would be outraged at the use of the term "gay" as an insult, for no reason other than there are a multitude of superior, more eloquent methods in which to ridicule.

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Oscar Wilde wouldn't even recognise the term as a description of homosexuals.

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[quote name="Dusty Brogues" url="/t/88856/australian-members/22560#post_5943463
Are Oroton Wallets good quality?
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IMMO No. Bought one four years ago and had to replace it last year. Not impressed, the leather did not hold up to day to day use.
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Originally Posted by Romp View Post

anyone tried Institchu or elite or montaggio etc? Cheap but the web photos look pretty bad and want to know if any real-world experience on here?

I know that Michael Sy has tried Elite - I'm not sure how satisfactory his suits are, but hopefully he will chime in with a response.
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Originally Posted by Gerry Nelson View Post

Oscar Wilde wouldn't even recognise the term as a description of homosexuals.

Neither did Patrick White.
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Originally Posted by Gerry Nelson View Post

Indeed, thou weedy toad-spotted pignut!

(courtesy of http://www.pangloss.com/seidel/Shaker/)

Thanks for that, thou cullionly rump-fed canker-blossom!
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By the way, I received a small bundle of silken goodness from Vanda yesterday, and am wearing one of the ties today:

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Originally Posted by Dusty Brogues View Post

Are Oroton Wallets good quality?
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Originally Posted by Geoffrey Firmin View Post

IMMO No. Bought one four years ago and had to replace it last year. Not impressed, the leather did not hold up to day to day use.

They used to be very good - I'm still using an Oroton "trifold" wallet that I bought 16 or 17 years ago and the outer leather has developed a fantastic patina over time. Unfortunately, the inner lining has worn away in a couple of areas and unless I can find someone to replace it, I'll have to get another wallet.

However, I've had a look at their more recent products over the past few years and, sadly, Oroton now largely seems to be a shadow of its former self. I don't know if they still manufacture in Australia (which they used to proudly proclaim) or whether they've shifted production offshore, but their wallets and most of their men's bags and briefcases look stiff, lifeless and not very well made, which is a great pity.
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Sanctimonious windbag
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Originally Posted by Journeyman View Post

By the way, I received a small bundle of silken goodness from Vanda yesterday, and am wearing one of the ties today: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


 

 

Nice haul! Man! I've been eyeing that blue paisley tie for a long time - it's a perfect spring tie.

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Originally Posted by Journeyman View Post

They used to be very good - I'm still using an Oroton "trifold" wallet that I bought 16 or 17 years ago and the outer leather has developed a fantastic patina over time. Unfortunately, the inner lining has worn away in a couple of areas and unless I can find someone to replace it, I'll have to get another wallet.
However, I've had a look at their more recent products over the past few years and, sadly, Oroton now largely seems to be a shadow of its former self. I don't know if they still manufacture in Australia (which they used to proudly proclaim) or whether they've shifted production offshore, but their wallets and most of their men's bags and briefcases look stiff, lifeless and not very well made, which is a great pity.

I had an Italian made Oroton wallet which saw some hard wear and all things considered it lasted pretty well. These days most if not all of their small leather goods are made in China, which is not so bad in and of itself, but the quality of the leather is not up to what it used to be.

I have a MIC Gowings wallet which I received as a gift that is better quality than the current Oroton equivalents.
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