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Posts by JL724

Perfect timing for this discussion. I have an appointment with Poole to makeup a Navy summer suit next week. Already have two suits from the Fresco II book, so I was leaning toward a lightweight fabric from Lesser but this has me rethinking.
I am running out of room, so I am selling some of the suits I don't use. A local tailor made this about a year ago, he spent his career in Naples making clothes and came to the US about 10 years ago. The suit has a LOT of handwork and is far nicer then anything you are going to find in a department store. The suit has: - 2 Buttons - Notch Lapels - Side Vents - Working button cuffs - Fully canvassed - Pants are flat front and no cuffs (with enough fabric to add cuffs if...
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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.
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Price dropped to $120. ~60% off new price.
www.gustbuster.com Doesn't have a solid wood shaft, but comes with some decent color options for fabric, and most importantly, I arrive dry. In terms of functionality, these are as good as it gets. I had some nice English style umbrellas in the past but got tired of smelling like a wet rat when I got to the office.
Bump. This is in like new condition and priced ~$50 below market.
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