Originally Posted by Cantabrigian
I realize that black is the classic color but I just can't help but feel a perhaps childish need to get something just slightly off. Right now I'm leaning towards grey but could wind up going with a navy blue or dark green or burgundy.
In a city where even the better dressed generally carry golf umbrellas, I don't think anyone would notice and in the rain they probably have better things to care about right then - like dodging the occasional puddle tsunami unleashed but a disgruntled cab drivers.
I agree that no one will notice, and can certainly understand where you're coming from. All your possibilities seem quite reasonable. But I do like how a black umbrella says "all business." Very elegant, in my mind.
That said, I've been tempted by charcoal, and am doing my best not to look into the discounted charcoal Brigg that was mentioned over at AA.