James may still dating sarah frater
According to him it is, “It’s too shiny and slippery. It’s rubbish.” Richard Hammond agrees with him, explaining that he thinks somewhere along the way, we began to associate leather with being posh and expensive.
In reality though, in the olden days, the drivers are the ones who had leather seats because it was more utilitarian, while the passengers had cloth seats.
So why not have make a durable material that won’t stain, is water-repellant, soft and cloth-like enough to not be blazing hot in the summer and ice-cold in the winter?He has to thoroughly wash the clothes he has been wearing as well as the liner of the hamper he put them in, elaborating that if he doesn’t, “come bedtime, I’m kept awake by it.” So what is it about the Corniche that is causing James such problems?Captain Slow theorizes that it must have something to do with the way the Corniche’s leather was prepared, saying that “I also know that tanneries in the past used processes and chemicals so horrible that modern legislation has in effect outlawed them.According to May, after even the shortest of drives in the car, he comes home feeling like he is “coated in an invisible layer of something unsavory.” Even his long-time partner Sarah Frater has an apparent sixth-sense for it, as James explained, “If Sarah, my other half, approaches me after I’ve been in the Corniche, she recoils with horror and says: “Urgh.You’ve been in the Rolls-Royce.” I then have a thorough shower with carbolic soap and a wire brush, and domestic harmony is restored.” May goes on to say that showering alone isn’t enough.