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  • It’s the Rolls-Royce of…..
  • Premier Icon perchypanther
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    Was painting the hallway at home yesterday and looked out the window and saw my mate gliding down the street in his 1972 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow II.

    Later, when I was cleaning  the paint brushes I was using, one of my kids asked me why I was taking such pains to clean brushes when they can be bought 3 for a quid in most discount shops.

    “Not ones like these, son”  I  replied, “these are Purdys, they’re the Rolls-Royce of paintbrushes”

    Which got  me musing……

    Which items do you use in your life that are considered the quality standard by which all other similar items are judged?

    Premier Icon tomhoward
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    I’ve a few things, but these days there’s always some clever dick pointing out why the thing you hold in such regard is the shittest thing EVAH, Including RR’s

    So I don’t bother mentioning it.

    Premier Icon IHN
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    Singletrackworld forum; it’s the Rolls-Royce of privacy valuers.

    Premier Icon johndoh
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    My homemade chicken and leek pie.

    Premier Icon Cletus
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    Leatherman Wave – RR of multi-tools
    Wera – RR of screwdrivers
    Anusol – RR of haemorrhoid treatments

    Premier Icon eddiebaby
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    iPad. #goodasdracs

    Premier Icon doris5000
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    Butter – it’s the Rolls Royce of condiments

    Premier Icon MrSparkle
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    Bentley – it’s the Rolls R… oh.

    Premier Icon CaptainFlashheart
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    This paint brush? Why yes, yes it is.

    Also..

    Purdey > Purdy

    (Alas, mine aren’t Purdey!)

    Premier Icon CharlieMungus
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    These!

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    The Rolls Royce of R&B groups

    Premier Icon philjunior
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    Mercedes – it’s the German Rolls-Royce.

    And of course Lexus is the Japanese Mercedes. (Well this was the only way I could think to shoehorn that one in)

    Premier Icon thepurist
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    My Silky saw – the rolls royce of sharp pointy finger removers.

    Premier Icon beej
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    Good Grips pizza slicer – it’s a cut above.

    Premier Icon perchypanther
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    Also..

    Purdey > Purdy

    (Alas, mine aren’t Purdey!)

    Purdy..

    Purdey….

    Premier Icon thisisnotaspoon
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    Surely Rolls Royce are the German Rolls Royce.

    And Bentley are the other German Rolls Royce.

    Premier Icon Pook
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    Nope, Rolls-Royce is British.

    Pook is the Rolls-Royce Head of Content and Channels.

    Premier Icon P-Jay
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    The Chevrolet El Camino, it’s the Cadillac of Cars.

    Premier Icon wwaswas
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    Purdey

    Purdey shotgun

    Premier Icon perchypanther
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    Purdey

    Yeah, I knew that’s what he was getting at.

    I’d rather decorate my hallway with either of my two options though.

    This paint brush? Why yes, yes it is.

    The Rolls-Royce of catchphrases.

    Premier Icon bikebouy
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    My two Sunova surfboards.

    Premier Icon taxi25
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    I’ve a few things, but these days there’s always some clever dick pointing out why the thing you hold in such regard is the shittest thing EVAH, Including RR’s

    So I don’t bother mentioning it.

    It’s for this reason I’m not going to mention my snap-on tools 😉

    Premier Icon lunge
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    Only listing what I actually use and own:

    Norbar, the Rolls Royce of torque wrenches.
    Global, the Rolls Royce of kitchen knives (slightly flashy and ostentatious but ultimately, really good).

    Premier Icon Greybeard
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    When I worked in the nuclear industry I remember somebody saying “A ‘Rolls Royce Job’ doesn’t mean the same in this industry”. RR make the reactors for nuclear subs.

    Premier Icon martinhutch
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    The Rolls Royce of R&B groups

    Wilcomatic are the Rose Royce of Car Washes.

    Premier Icon hot_fiat
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    In my shed I’ve an original 1950s Avo Meter. My grandad used it when working on Radar sets for Marconi. I reckon it’s the Rolls Royce of multimeters. Still works beautifully.

    Premier Icon maccruiskeen
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    Mercedes – it’s the German Rolls-Royce.

    Are Rolls Royces that prone to rust?

    Premier Icon maccruiskeen
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    Screwtite are the Rolls Royce of Screws and everyone who buys Spax is wrong.

    Premier Icon esselgruntfuttock
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    Fendt tractors are the RR of tractors. I don’t have one though.

    Snap On tools?

    Global, the Rolls Royce of kitchen knives

    Another no.

    Premier Icon avdave2
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    The Hasselblad film cameras I used to use many years ago come to mind.

    As above Leatherman multi tools and my Rohloff hub are things I own that I think you could put in the same category

    Premier Icon Kamakazie
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    Based on reputation and being widely heard of I’d go for:
    Amtico flooring
    Miele appliances
    Dualit toasters

    More obscurely:
    PHD down clothing
    Goral casual shoes

    Premier Icon yourguitarhero
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    My 1972 Orange 100W guitar head

    Premier Icon wrightyson
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    Knipex steel fixers nips. They have a multitude of uses but they are by far and away the best out there at their specified job.

    Premier Icon philjunior
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    Are Rolls Royces that prone to rust?

    I have no idea. Look, I just wanted to shoehorn in the Alan Partridge (probably mis-) quote below it. I’m sorry.

    Premier Icon maccruiskeen
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    Wilcomatic are the Rose Royce of Car Washes.

    Christ!

    steel fixers nips

    Is that like Housemaid’s Knee? But yes – Knipex generally – although I only have/need one of their tools.

    Premier Icon survivor
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    `Knipex the RR of adjustable wrench/plier things

    Premier Icon kneed
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    Singletrackworld forum; it’s the Rolls-Royce of privacy valuers.

    That made me chuckle!

    I cant believe someone mentions Dualit toasters! Unless of course you are looking for the sloooooooooooowest toast in the world.

    But maybe an original Myford metal lathe.
    Felco Swiss Cable cutters.
    Original Record vice.

    Premier Icon matt_outandabout
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    are considered the quality standard by which all other similar items are judged?

    It’s far too personal a physical trait to mention on a public forum.

    😎

    Premier Icon unfitgeezer
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    My stop

    cock

    Premier Icon bikebouy
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    Mercedes – it’s the German Rolls-Royce.

    Are Rolls Royces that prone to rust?

    Yes, yes they are. One of the worst.

    Premier Icon maccruiskeen
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    Yes, yes they are. One of the worst.

    Oh – well its a shame they don’t make vans then otherwise I could have been driving rollers all these years!

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