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post #1636 of 2002
That's bizarre. Never heard of that.
post #1637 of 2002
Thread Starter 
Don't know of a quick fix, but you could just get the canopy replaced.
post #1638 of 2002

Sure. It seems drastic. Maybe I"ll use it again and see if putting it through the rain and allowing it to resettle works some magic, kind of like wearing a pair of pants and letting them hang out...

 

Have you ever heard of this problem, dieworkwear?

post #1639 of 2002

Did you try leaving it open for a while?

post #1640 of 2002

Yes, I left it open after I discovered the issue. I guess I'll go check on it now and see if the umbrella elves have worked some magic while I slept.

post #1641 of 2002
Did you sleep well? Toss and turn? will you be secure from showers?
post #1642 of 2002

Frankly, it's just the squeaking banshee noise when I raise the canopy open that bothers me. However, smirk though you may, an umbrella canopy is a very intriguing hybrid of mechanical and biomorphic form, a kind of crystallization of human engineering that produces a very intriguing shape to regard. I'm no fuss about things being perfect, but an unbroken, unrippled canopy and the gentle bend of the ribs is a pretty fantastic piece of geometry to look at. With the ripples emanating out from the center, it's kind of like a sphinx with a broken nose. Which is not so bad, I suppose. We got used to the sphinx, after all.

post #1643 of 2002
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Frankly, it's just the squeaking banshee noise when I raise the canopy open that bothers me. However, smirk though you may, an umbrella canopy is a very intriguing hybrid of mechanical and biomorphic form, a kind of crystallization of human engineering that produces a very intriguing shape to regard. I'm no fuss about things being perfect, but an unbroken, unrippled canopy and the gentle bend of the ribs is a pretty fantastic piece of geometry to look at. With the ripples emanating out from the center, it's kind of like a sphinx with a broken nose. Which is not so bad, I suppose. We got used to the sphinx, after all.

Eloquently put (!) but if you're f*king wet...
post #1644 of 2002
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Originally Posted by sprout2 View Post

Sure. It seems drastic. Maybe I"ll use it again and see if putting it through the rain and allowing it to resettle works some magic, kind of like wearing a pair of pants and letting them hang out...

Have you ever heard of this problem, dieworkwear?

If I remember correctly, Kirby at The Hanger Project once mentioned to me that this kind of thing can happen, but I've never heard of it actually happening.
post #1645 of 2002

This is probably one of those things that is statistically insignificant. Possibly it was more widespread in the past, but advanced construction and less fragile materials have all but eradicated the issue.

 

I've just soaked it in the shower and have left it open again to see if it choose to reform itself. The experiment is underway.

post #1646 of 2002

By the way, I should add that clothes are often ruined not by a lack of diligence or regimen, but by the impossibility of controlling human nature and the instinct towards laziness. If you have nice clothes, you are probably fairly anal about their upkeep. But all it takes is one tired, drunken, or shitty day to short-circuit the control tower and make you blow off taking that wine-stained sweater to the dry cleaners, only to find it balled up three weeks later and with an acid-etched mark on it. So yeah, I was tired and threw the umbrella on the floor and took a nap. Ah, human folly!

post #1647 of 2002
How well do you think this works with 7-folds?
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post #1648 of 2002

Only one way to find out...

post #1649 of 2002
Thread Starter 
I'm thinking of getting a pair of wingtip bluchers to wear with tweeds and Barbour jackets, but I'm not sure of what model to get. My first inclination is Edward Green's Sandringham, but made without that little tassel perforation. I'm afraid those won't be chunky or thick enough, though. Anyone have thoughts? Would something from Vass be better, or something from Alden?

I think I'd prefer a short wing, if that matters. Though I imagine I could also be convinced otherwise if someone felt strongly about longwings.
post #1650 of 2002
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