Females.....

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#61
A colleague of mine was at a swanky opening party for a project he had completed, a well dressed lady of a certain age asked him: 'and what do you do?'
Him: 'I'm the architect'.
Her: 'Oh how charming, it must be lovely to have something to do'.
Other end of the scale..

When a shallow youth I chatted this bird up in Maxwell’s Plum in Bolton, remember this was the 80’s and the 70’s had yet to reach Bolton...

Me; what do you do?

Her; I pack biscuits....

Me; Isn’t that a bit boring?

Her; Oh no, sometimes I pack Custard Creams, sometimes I pack Ginger Nuts....

Lovely looking girl, from Wigan though, gimme six!!!!
 
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#68
Hold on, we're going on about females and all that entails, but the Christmas Party is a Spa weekend! Hypocritical or just making up the brownie points for next year.

I think the latter therefore I'm in for Le Mans and for the Scandi trip
 
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#69
I was just thinking 'What goes into the making of a £1000 bag?'
Actually, mostly, time. Time from skilled craftsmen if some of the videos are to be believed. Of course, whether you chose to buy a hand made bag or are happy with the fact that a machine made one is almost certainly just as functional is a different matter.

C
 
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#71
Yes the more I think about this the less outlandish the price becomes.
Good craftsmen, quality materials, time, individuality price mark up for profitability all contribute.
It is just as a mere male I see a bag that ranges from £5.00 up over. So if you can afford it and are interested in that sort of thing why not?
 

Doohickey

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#73
Some of my non petrolhead friends would wonder why you would spend so much on a Maserati when a Dacia will still you get you from A to B!
 
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#74
Actually, mostly, time. Time from skilled craftsmen if some of the videos are to be believed. Of course, whether you chose to buy a hand made bag or are happy with the fact that a machine made one is almost certainly just as functional is a different matter.

C
Craftsmen...poor underpaid workers in a factory churning out thousands of the item...
 
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#76
Right, I've posted the strangely-left banana skin back to Dublin where Mrs Wanderer is working ATM (strangely after I left Baile Átha Cliath..) in an important looking envelope, hopefully it will be super-stinky when it gets there....

Proper Culchie me......
 

sionie1

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#80
How many times over the years my missus has said I'll be fine to walk in these shoes. Then 50 yards up the road......
Mine tries a pair on, walks round the shop, says something usually like ‘these are the most comfortable shoes I’ve tried on’ buys them and then , , when we go out and walk any further than the car park, is complaining her feet are in bits and that she needs to sit down... and maybe purchase a new pair...