Originally Posted by Duveen
I believe that RJ got a cut-price Brigg umbrella (metal shaft) from either LL Bean, Orvis or Land's End. Not where one would think to look for such a thing...
I hope I'm not speaking out of turn, but you might be thinking of me. (RJman has better taste, I imagine.) I bought an Orvis umbrella made by Brigg, only to return it. Had a plastic mechanism, and didn't seem at all worth the $150 or so Orvis asked for it. They've since discontinued them, I believe.
I believe I still have some rather blurry pics saved on Photobucket, if anyone really wants to see them.
If RJman really did buy one, I hope he'll chime in too.