Being British I somehow feel Tollyboy should get a reference, particularly as you mention one of the belts as a copy of the Tollyboy.
Tollyboy also made a very attractive locking collars, and far more practical, a non removable steel bracelet that is just so sexy I've lost my train of thought..... My wife wore one for several months and I loved it.
We bought a Tollyboy I think in 1996. Tollyboy were very helpful. When it arrived it was a bit loose on the `ass chains`, and they modified them for us with no hassle.
The Tollyboy without doubt looks far more secure and professional, BUT, you cannot lock it on without the key. If I was to imagine a lady waking up with the Tollyboy belt on without actually seeing how it was put on, I think it would actually take her some time before she realized that it was actually the lock. With a padlock just fitted to the front it's far less subtle. Years ago Tollyboy was using padlocks. But at least two years ago, they changed to a tubular lock design.
The main difference I can see between the Tollyboy and William Jones version
is in the lock itself. Jones has the advantage that you could click it on
without the keys, and this is something I would like my wife to do. However
the Tollyboy belt has a superb locking mechanism,
which unfortunately needs
the key to lock it on. Instead of a padlock it uses a round key (as used on
vending machines), which is used to screw the lock assembly onto a threaded
stud. Three studs project from the belt, two for location and one for the
lock. The three together prevent the crotchpiece from moving with respect to
the belt. The overall effect is very pleasing, and not directly obvious as a
lock. However the fact that you cannot just `click it on` with the keys
somewhere else, is a bit of a disadvantage.
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