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post #61 of 131
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Originally Posted by DocHolliday
They have a wide variety of models available. Amazon has this large one, among many others:

http://www.amazon.com/GustBuster-Cla...sporting-goods

Wow, that is a lot cheaper than what Neiman Marcus charges for the same umbrella.

http://www.neimanmarcus.com/store/ca...d=prod16370140

Also would you recommend purchasing the doorman version instead of the classic? I like the fact that its canopy is larger, but I'm not sure if there is a rule on what size the canopy should be for a single user.
post #62 of 131
The doorman size is huge. The classic is more appropriate for a single person if you live in a city. No one likes the guy with a horrifically large umbrella to dodge.
post #63 of 131
Personally, I find a very large umbrella a little unweildy, and others can consider it rude when you take up a large chunk of sidewalk with a massive canopy. But it's really just personal preference.
post #64 of 131
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Originally Posted by whoopee
The doorman size is huge. The classic is more appropriate for a single person if you live in a city. No one likes the guy with a horrifically large umbrella to dodge.

That's a good point! Well it's not like I got a GF to cover during the rain. I'll get the classic version then. Thanks a lot for the help guys!
post #65 of 131
A london fog. It's just big enough to be useful if the wind picks up, but isnt too big so as to take over the side walk.
post #66 of 131
London Fog with those buttons that allows you to open/close the brolly.
post #67 of 131
None at present. Damn storm last week shredded mine.
post #68 of 131
Gentlemen,

My wife bought for me one of Mr Smith's fine umbrellas in, I believe, 1977.
I remember this because it was the year of Her Majesty's Silver Jubilee.

The item has a silver band on the handle. It still performs its function as well today as it did then.


Smith.
post #69 of 131
A product still working properly after 30 years?
Do you want to kill capitalism all together?
Do you want to starve little children in China?
You're lucky now if an umbella is working after a few months/years.....
post #70 of 131
what are the advantages of a silk canopy?
post #71 of 131
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Originally Posted by Lamo
what are the advantages of a silk canopy?

Silk is traditional and, presumably, more luxurious than nylon. Nylon, however, is a bit more waterproof. Having owned both, I wouldn't pay the premium for silk.
post #72 of 131
$7 Samsonite from Filene's Basement, the button broke on my second night out. Now that it looks like crap, I probably won't lose this one like all the others.
post #73 of 131
I have several umbrellas secreted in strategic locations!

General use, I carry either a black, battered old M&S brolly or a (relatively) restrained Versace umbrella, depending on mood. However, in case I get caught out, I also have a cheap collapsible number in the boot of the car and another in the office at work. Both these mini-brollies were themselves urgent street-vendor purchases - one in NYC, the other in Tokyo. Got caught in thunderstorms in both cities without cover! Remarkably both have stood up to occasional use very well.
post #74 of 131
Check out the Ralph Lauren store, they carry a three or four different models, from the look seem to be made by Briggs
During the recent sale was able to get a black one for $100. Very solid umbrella, though the RL version seem to be more bulky than the Briggs made for Dunhill
post #75 of 131
i hate this fucking thread. just wasted 400 on a stupid umbrella. oh well, at least doc saved me from further damage...
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