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What kind of umbrella do you have?

post #1 of 131
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I'm looking for a nice umbrella. What do you have, do you like it, and where did you get it?
post #2 of 131
None but I plan on getting a SAB..
post #3 of 131
Madeleine Gely makes beautiful umbrellas - http://travel2.nytimes.com/top/featu...=1083747042389 In addition to a nice, rustic example in forest green with rust polka dots (great for fall), I carry a couple of much cheaper, more boring umbrellas. This London Fog piece is decent-looking for its price: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...UTF8&s=apparel I didn't buy on Amazon, but it looks like the one I have. Someone posted another umbrella with a neat 'wind release' technology to keep from turning inside out a while ago, another nice classic. 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...
post #4 of 131
I have a vintage '20s umbrella.
post #5 of 131
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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.
post #6 of 131
SAB PoW umbrella and a Fox tube umbrella. The former is more sturdy, the latter a bit more elegant due to the thinner tube frame.
post #7 of 131
I got mine here.
post #8 of 131
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Originally Posted by AlanC
I got mine here.

I never thought I'd be enamored by the picture of an umbrella shop on the internet.

My God, what's happening to me?
post #9 of 131
I have a James Smith & Sons solid shaft umbrella with a whangee handle and sterling silver collar.

Basically the one on the right of the screen on their opening web page.
post #10 of 131
How does the James Smith compare to a Brigg?

I forgot to stop by that shop on my last trip to London and I am kicking myself. Walked by it every day on my way to school when I studied in London but didn't have the money then to make a purchase.
post #11 of 131
Knirps are good.
post #12 of 131
As I regularly lose my umbrellas I prefer to use a trench coat and a rain hat....

if I have to use un umbrella I use a disposable one...

I allways forget them in restaurants, cinemas etc...
post #13 of 131
A Totes I bought for $30 at Macy's. Decent, but I won't be crying for days when I lose it, as I inevitably will.
post #14 of 131
I need to finally figure out an umbrella, as this nasty rainy day reminds me. The S.A.B. are very nice, but I feel I would just lose it.
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Originally Posted by whoopee
SAB PoW umbrella and a Fox tube umbrella. The former is more sturdy, the latter a bit more elegant due to the thinner tube frame.

I had been interested in a stick-through Brigg, but the bulkiness finally put me off. (That and the fact that my desired Whangee handle and silk canopy combo would have run more than $700, even from classicluggage.com.) So I went with a vintage Fox tube and am very pleased. Took a lot of looking to find one with the canopy, handle, construction and condition I wanted, but it was certainly worthwhile.

I'll eventually pick up a Smith umbrella, but I want to do it in person, for the full Smith experience.
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