- Forum: Classic Menswear
There is no comparison in terms of function. The traditional English umbrellas also have a fairly small canopy compared to something like a gustbuster (42" vs 62"). All of the English umbrellas I had left me soaking wet from the knee down or would blow out in strong NYC storms. Are the English umbrellas nicer looking? Absolutely, but in terms of function they aren't that great and I would rather not have my nice suits / pants soaked in rain water.