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Polished chestnut is retailing for £218 on the Fox UK website at the moment and approx £230 - £250 at a couple of my favourite London umbrella retailers....Looks like a real bargain. Where are you based?L
Forced to close my Brigg golfer last Wednesday when I was walking to lunch in Brighton with a client. We were out on the promenade, heading for the restaurant, when a dreadful squall of rain and hail with storm force winds blew through. Her long black brolly was wrecked and so we huddled under the Brigg, but when the frame started to buckle under the battering it was taking, I knew I had to close it. I'd had another Brigg golfer collapse on me in similar conditions a few...
Well this winter was all going so well as compared to the umbrella carnage of 2013-14... However, my cherry Brigg was damaged in storm force gusts last Wednesday evening, and then a Fulton Stormshield golf brolly was absolutely wrecked in a horrendous squall on Thursday afternoon. The Brigg will go in for repairs next time I'm up in London, but the Stormshield had to be binned as I couldn't even get the umbrella closed....
Managed to avoid the rain on Tuesday so my 10-rib James Smith gents umbrella was spared, but I LOVE hats and wear them almost every day in winter. Was wearing my red fedora yesterday and had to keep a really tight grip on that as the gusts were ferocious. I have about as many hats as I have umbrellas....
Gosh this thread has gone quiet.... Expecting our first real storm of the autumn tomorrow (ex-hurricane Gonzalo) although its a modest 50mph predicted rather than some of the violent storms we had last winter. I had to get my cherry wood solid stick Brigg repaired after it was torn inside out one evening last December, and then my beautiful Longchamp brolly and my 10-rib James Smith also had to be put back together after the winds blew them to bits in January and February...
Anyone know if/how I can source a full size Davek umbrella in the UK, or do I have to get one sent over from the States? Plus does anyone have experience of how wind-resistant they are??
Still stormy here on the south coast as it has been pretty much for the last fortnight - the weather has been beyond what I could expect any umbrella to handle with frequent gusts of between 60 and 80 mph, normally accompanied by torrential rain. Day after day ive been relying on my hooded raincape.....
Re the final sentence above, I was chatting to a girlfriend this morning who lives in London and she said that her ladies full-length Fox umbrella was completely blown out on Wednesday whilst she was walking down one of the streets leading up to London Bridge station. The frame was broken and the metal shaft bent at an angle of almost 45 degrees!!!
I was shopping in Brighton as well but didnt even take a brolly after Wednesday' Brigg breakage... Did think of taking my 10-rib James Smith but in the end relied on my long hooded cape and boots. So many broken umbrellas in the streets by the end of the afternoon yesterday...
As Steve says, exactly the same thing happened to me that evening. My solid cherry Brigg blew out in Brighton and three of the ribs have been broken - Brigg have quoted £64 for a new frame and of course there may be other damage when they have a proper look at it. Definitely worth a repair for me as a new cherry wood is approx £300 these days. I was so sad that evening as Ive had it for about 9 years and its sheltered me against London and Brighton wind all that time, and...
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