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post #406 of 635
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These two pictures sent me over the edge...I just ordered an oak Brigg this morning...if it remotely resembles this wood I'll be thrilled!!

The umbrella is not a standard model. The pics were taken some time ago with a crappy camera. Below you'll find some clearer ones of the wood and fittings.

I'd always wanted a SAB PoW, but didn't like the two-piece stick construction. This one is a custom order: solid oak stick, nylon canopy and solid silver fittings. It's a beauty, and people seem transfixed by it on the underground. The nice thing about the silver is how it reflects a white colour; so very different from how polished metal or chrome reacts to light. I had SAB engrave my initials as well. Always handy for when you leave it on the train and someone hands it in.

Lear





post #407 of 635
Does anyone have any of the smaller Brigg umbrellas seen here and here? I am looking for something more compact than a full-size umbrella.
post #408 of 635
Congrats man. This is possibly the nicest SAB one piece umbrella I've seen. I'm surprised that some of the nicest woods are often offered in two-piece construction while only the more pedestrian two of three wood types are made to a solid one-piece umbrella.


If I were in the UK, I'd order the same oak one-piece/solid stick with PoW two sterling fittings. The important difference is that I'd ask for a racing pencil slot and two layers of silk canopy, so a dark midnight blue for the exterior with more decorated interior silk lining for the interior. Then, I'd take the finished umbrella to a custom pool cue maker to do some nice wood inlaying on the handle.

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I didn't bring my camera with me and even if I did, I think snapping photos of the storefront would have been a bit bizarre (the real world is not like teh internets). Nevertheless, other people have:



It's hard to get a good angle from which to take a photo because the Passage de l'Ancre Royale is literally 10 feet wide.


The owner told me that he repairs 10,000 umbrellas a year -- amazing. What's more amazing is that a lot of those looked to me like €15 collapsible pieces of junk from airport kiosks.

It hasn't started to rain yet today, but the sky is cloudy. I have not been to the cat restaurant. Is it like the Hemingway House in Key West, with 50 or so cats wandering around? Or is it like a shady Chinese diner in the Bowery that serves cat meat in a number of disguised and delicious ways? PM me.

That is a delicious find, indeed. Would love to know if they could take orders from faraway land other than walk-ins.

No, cat diners not in Bowery, but on Bayard. And the only "disguise" they use is to have the cat menu entirely in Chinese.
post #410 of 635
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I recall paying $35.00 for each of my Brigg covers, but that was a couple or so years ago.

They actually gave them out for free last time I asked.
post #411 of 635
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The umbrella is not a standard model.
I wanted one but was turned off by the two-piece construction of the standard model. This is a real beauty.
post #412 of 635
Thought I'd cross post this here: I paid a visit to Sterling & Burke's new store in Georgetown this past weekend. I was like a kid in a candy store! They have all of the SAB leather goods in the various colors (I'm still happy I went with with London Tan, but Havana looks very nice in person). The only thing they didn't have was the luggage, which they are expecting within the next week or so. I also thoroughly enjoyed playing with the umbrellas, seeing the differences between the solid pieces and the two pieces, the classic Brigg and the golf. A whangee umbrella is now on my short list , though I also liked the Prince of Wales very much. And the two ladies working there were happy to indulge me and to discuss the intricacies of the various goods. They were very knowledgeable, especially Susan. If they had been open back in November, I most assuredly would have ordered from them instead of dealing with SAB's crappy customer service. Sorry I forgot to take pics (perhaps on a subsequent visit), but I'd encourage anyone near or passing through DC who wants to see the goods in person to stop by.
post #413 of 635
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I paid a visit to Sterling & Burke's new store in Georgetown this past weekend. I was like a kid in a candy store! They have all of the SAB leather goods in the various colors (I'm still happy I went with with London Tan, but Havana looks very nice in person). The only thing they didn't have was the luggage, which they are expecting within the next week or so.


Sorry I forgot to take pics (perhaps on a subsequent visit), but I'd encourage anyone near or passing through DC who wants to see the goods in person to stop by.
I had no idea they'd open a store in Georgetown, this is great news. I'll definitely visit when I'm in DC next month. I've ordered from them several times, and have always been impressed with the service.
post #414 of 635
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Originally Posted by HEPennypacker View Post
Thought I'd cross post this here:

I paid a visit to Sterling & Burke's new store in Georgetown this past weekend. I was like a kid in a candy store! They have all of the SAB leather goods in the various colors (I'm still happy I went with with London Tan, but Havana looks very nice in person). The only thing they didn't have was the luggage, which they are expecting within the next week or so.

I also thoroughly enjoyed playing with the umbrellas, seeing the differences between the solid pieces and the two pieces, the classic Brigg and the golf. A whangee umbrella is now on my short list , though I also liked the Prince of Wales very much. And the two ladies working there were happy to indulge me and to discuss the intricacies of the various goods. They were very knowledgeable, especially Susan. If they had been open back in November, I most assuredly would have ordered from them instead of dealing with SAB's crappy customer service.

Sorry I forgot to take pics (perhaps on a subsequent visit), but I'd encourage anyone near or passing through DC who wants to see the goods in person to stop by.

Would be nice to see the interior of Burke's. Photos?
post #415 of 635
Just a note that the Papworth Travel Goods website has some Brigg Golf umbrella seconds for £35 at the moment (various colours) - there seems to be some scratching on the metal shaft of the umbrella which is why they are seconds. I'm very tempted even though I already have one Brigg golfer and one Brigg solid shaft cherrywood - sturdy umbrellas are a necessity here on the south coast to battle the Brighton gales...
post #416 of 635
Thanks for the tip. Sadly, 48 pounds for shipping to the U.S. makes it a less of a good deal for those of us on this side of the pond.
post #417 of 635
My Brigg solid stick oak is "Out For Delivery"!!!!!
post #418 of 635
I am tossing up between... A Fox with a whangee handle: http://www.foxumbrellas.co.uk/acatal...Umbrellas.html A Smith with a whangee handle: http://www.james-smith.co.uk/products/fit-up-umbrella A solid stick Smith in ash: http://www.james-smith.co.uk/product...stick-umbrella A solid stick Howard Yount in oak http://www.howardyount.com/collectio...stnut-umbrella The Fox looks great, and is a decent price. But from reading these forums the quality isn't right up there. The Smith's are supposed to be great, but are pricer. Howard Yount's is a great price, and a solid stick as well - but I've no idea what the quality is like. Does anyone have direct experience with these? Thanks.
post #419 of 635
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My Brigg solid stick oak is "Out For Delivery"!!!!!

...bout time we got a pic or two happening eh?

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All are good choices.

I'm pretty sure I recall the HY brollies are produced by Fox, but not entirely sure. Drop Jamison a line and clarify or post in the affiliate thread: http://www.styleforum.net/showthread.php?t=105961
post #420 of 635
they are by Talarico - the umbrellas are made in italy. Fox makes in UK
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