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Me too. Was flabbergasted to see Made in Italy label!

Leon



Clearly rain is not a uniquely British phenomenon, despite persistent rumour to the contrary. I remember iammatt posting some glorious Italian brollies in a previous thread.


Anyway, a few thumbnailed pics of the Smith:

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BB with sterling handle (made in Italy), Black Fleece with some sort of African wood handle (made in Italy), and a Brigg with a cherry bark handle.
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Man, some great stuff showing up in this thread. I'm digging all the pics. Nice to see your Smith, HF -- seems like photos of those are a rare commodity.

With the discussion of silk v. nylon in the other umbrella thread, I thought it might be nice to see the view from beneath three different canopies. All the pics were taken with the umbrellas pointing in the same direction, in the span of about five minutes.

Peerless nylon:


Brigg nylon - notice how it blocks out more light:


And Fox silk:


What's this? Actual rain?


And the tips. From left, Brigg, Peerless, and a long-sought replacement from Gilbert Stuart:
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what brand is the far right? It looks much slimmer than the other two..
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For you gents with the pretty umbrellas, how well do they hold up to wind? (like Seattle wind)
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Loving all the pics. I'd like to see some Fox umbrellas if anyone has one.
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For you gents with the pretty umbrellas, how well do they hold up to wind? (like Seattle wind)
My Brigg is my go-to umbrella and thus has seen the most wind, rain, and snow. It's held up very well.
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Doc, great pics. It's nice to see the comparison of canopies and tips.
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This may sound like blasphemy but aren't the nice umbrellas also very heavy? I toted a friend's Brigg for a while and between that and my bag with laptop, papers, camera, my shoulders were in quite a bit of pain at the end of the day.

Also, the curved handle umbrellas are a million times more practical. There have been innumerable times when I had to juggle things in my hands and it was so much more practical to be able to hook it onto my arm for a minute. I think the curved handle design could really stand to be improved though. For instance, if I'm eating at a counter, I like to hang my umbrella off it and if it had a squarer rubberised or textured end it would cling a lot more steadily. Also, a square handle would make it easier to lean against walls.

Also it should double as a gun or sword depending on the laws of your locality.
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what brand is the far right? It looks much slimmer than the other two..
The one on the right is a Fox. But bear in mind, the other two are stick-through umbrellas, which are naturally bulky. The Fox is a tube, so it's much slimmer.
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For you gents with the pretty umbrellas, how well do they hold up to wind? (like Seattle wind)
One of the first times I carried my Brigg, it was in a terrible, windy storm. The guy in front of me had his umbrella turn inside out, like in a cartoon, and he had to carry it over his head like a teacup saucer. First time I'd seen it happen in real life. My Brigg was fine, though during the particularly strong gusts, I was worried the wind might wrench it from my hands. If extremely high winds are a concern, a ventilated umbrella might be more manageable.
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This may sound like blasphemy but aren't the nice umbrellas also very heavy? I toted a friend's Brigg for a while and between that and my bag with laptop, papers, camera, my shoulders were in quite a bit of pain at the end of the day.
I don't find them particularly heavy, but I usually travel pretty light. No laptop, briefcase, etc. When carried on their own, they're a pleasure. They make a terrific walking stick.
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Brigg don't make them anymore but I'm certain that there's an artisan somewhere who can accommodate this request. It'll take playboys and some fortune to finance such artisan but one is out there somewhere.

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Also it should double as a gun or sword depending on the laws of your locality.
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This may sound like blasphemy but aren't the nice umbrellas also very heavy? I toted a friend's Brigg for a while and between that and my bag with laptop, papers, camera, my shoulders were in quite a bit of pain at the end of the day.


My Brigg is the lightest of the ones I own, even though it is a stick umbrella. The Black Fleece is the heaviest due to its flannel canopy and large size.
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One of the first times I carried my Brigg, it was in a terrible, windy storm. The guy in front of me had his umbrella turn inside out, like in a cartoon, and he had to carry it over his head like a teacup saucer. First time I'd seen it happen in real life. My Brigg was fine, though during the particularly strong gusts, I was worried the wind might wrench it from my hands. If extremely high winds are a concern, a ventilated umbrella might be more manageable.
Do you think it's possible to actually fly in a strong wind with the right umbrella, like Mary Poppins? Not that anyone would want to on purpose, but I'm kind of worried about it happening and where I might end up.
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amerika, I like the canopy. From what I can see it seems to have a very nice design. What's the canopy made out of?
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