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Old 12-06-06, 05:49 AM
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I don't get it. Why buy something made from Leatherette? This is hardly a hard-wearing material and one that was only ever a cheap option in the past which was the reason it was supplanted.
At this time Brooks are mounting a very successful campaign which uses nostalgia in order to sell its products. No seasoned cycle tourist looking for a traditional product, would ever choose Leatherette, over the stout and durable duck cotton used in Carradice saddle-bags.
"Image" is winning out over good sense in my opinion.
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