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post #61 of 635
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Originally Posted by denning View Post
Is there any difference in shape between the Brigg golf umbrellas and their normal umbrellas?

Normally, a golf umbrella will have a straight handle and a much larger canopy. Did you mean the shape of the handle? Or the shape of the canopy?
post #62 of 635
My contribution:



From left to right they are:

Wifey's James Smith ladies' solid-stick maple umbrella with black canopy.


Brigg maple solid-stick umbrella with black canopy and silver collar.


James Smith dark ash solid-stick umbrella with dark green canopy.


James Smith dark scorched whangee handled two-piece fit-up umbrella with grey canopy and silver collar.
post #63 of 635
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Originally Posted by Mildly Consumptive View Post
Normally, a golf umbrella will have a straight handle and a much larger canopy. Did you mean the shape of the handle? Or the shape of the canopy?

Canopy. Handle is the same.
post #64 of 635
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Originally Posted by fkl118 View Post
My contribution:



From left to right they are:

Wifey's James Smith ladies' solid-stick maple umbrella with black canopy.


Brigg maple solid-stick umbrella with black canopy and silver collar.


James Smith dark ash solid-stick umbrella with dark green canopy.


James Smith dark scorched whangee handled two-piece fit-up umbrella with grey canopy and silver collar.


How do you find the Smiths compare to the Briggs?
post #65 of 635
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Originally Posted by montecristo#4 View Post
How do you find the Smiths compare to the Briggs?


They are very different styles of umbrellas. The James Smiths are thick and heavy; they are not for the weak wristed. The Briggs however are thinner and more elegant.


Notice the amount of taper from the handle to the shafts:

Brigg



James Smith



The Smiths have two fasteners for rolling up the umbrella:



Visiting the James Smith shop in London is a great experience. There are hundreds of umbrellas to choose from and they cut the umbrella to your specified length while you wait. I also think the Smiths are less expensive than the Briggs.

Some pictures from my last visit there:

post #66 of 635
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Originally Posted by fkl118 View Post
They are very different styles of umbrellas. The James Smiths are thick and heavy; they are not for the weak wristed. The Briggs however are thinner and more elegant. Notice the amount of taper from the handle to the shafts: Brigg James Smith The Smiths have two fasteners for rolling up the umbrella: Visiting the James Smith shop in London is a great experience. There are hundreds of umbrellas to choose from and they cut the umbrella to your specified length while you wait. I also think the Smiths are less expensive than the Briggs. Some pictures from my last visit there:
Great pics! What kind of wood is that top Brigg made of? Maple? What kind of maple?
post #67 of 635
I used to live about two blocks away from Smiths for a semester in college. Naturally I had no real appreciation for the place at the time, but it definitely is one of the coolest looking storefronts in London.

Think I will make a pit stop there next time I'm in town (which unfortunately is not often enough).
post #68 of 635
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Originally Posted by amerikajinda View Post
Great pics! What kind of wood is that top Brigg made of? Maple? What kind of maple?

It's maple. Canadian maple. At least that's what the SAB guy told me.
post #69 of 635
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It's maple. Canadian maple. At least that's what the SAB guy told me.
Thank you! It's very attractive...
post #70 of 635
Love the whangee.
post #71 of 635
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Originally Posted by yfyf View Post
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 wouldn't say so, my Fox is much lighter weight that low-end umbrellas of the same size.
post #72 of 635
Is this the best type of maple?

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Originally Posted by fkl118 View Post
Canadian maple.
post #73 of 635
Extremely slim and elegant solid stick English silk umbrella from Edwardian period with 18 carat gold engraving decorated ferrule and antique sterling silver eagle's head handle by noted Belgian silversmith, Delheid Freres: Vintage American shooting-stick in pigskin.
post #74 of 635
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Originally Posted by LabelKing View Post
Extremely slim and elegant solid stick English silk umbrella from Edwardian period with 18 carat gold engraving decorated ferrule and antique sterling silver eagle's head handle by noted Belgian silversmith, Delheid Freres:



Vintage American shooting-stick in pigskin.

Truly the LabelKingest of umbrellas. Most fitting.
post #75 of 635
This cane would be anachronistic in today's times but a truly wonderful piece.
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