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With the pound to eur record low I consider ordering a Hickory or Oak Solid at Fox Umbrella to add to my current modest collection of 2 Fox umbrellas.. Still not certain about the canopy colour. Safest bet would be black I guess, but also the most boring. 
 

The RS6 is lighter with a lot of detail in the graining of the wood.  Hickory is one of the densest woods.

The RS8 is much darker than the RS6 but has lovely highlights in the wood.


http://www.foxumbrellas.co.uk/acatalog/RS6-Hickory-Solid-Umbrella.html#SID=21

http://www.foxumbrellas.co.uk/acatalog/RS8-Oak-Solid-Umbrella.html#SID=21


What do you think about the ash crock handle? It appears to have the thickest shaft available. 



http://www.foxumbrellas.co.uk/acatalog/RS1-Ash-Crook-Solid-Umbrella.html#SID=21

post #692 of 733

I like a nice bark handle though I also prefer a solid stick where the shaft is whittled away. My only bark brolly has a green canopy with orange squares (very fine) and I think it goes very well with the rustic appearance of the handle.

 

I would steer away from black purely because I associate it more with formal and a bark handle will never be as formal as malacca or leather.

post #693 of 733
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Originally Posted by Nikola View Post

With the pound to eur record low I consider ordering a Hickory or Oak Solid at Fox Umbrella to add to my current modest collection of 2 Fox umbrellas.. Still not certain about the canopy colour. Safest bet would be black I guess, but also the most boring. 

 
The RS6 is lighter with a lot of detail in the graining of the wood.  Hickory is one of the densest woods.
The RS8 is much darker than the RS6 but has lovely highlights in the wood.

http://www.foxumbrellas.co.uk/acatalog/RS6-Hickory-Solid-Umbrella.html#SID=21

http://www.foxumbrellas.co.uk/acatalog/RS8-Oak-Solid-Umbrella.html#SID=21



What do you think about the ash crock handle? It appears to have the thickest shaft available. 




http://www.foxumbrellas.co.uk/acatalog/RS1-Ash-Crook-Solid-Umbrella.html#SID=21
Dark green or dark brown would look good - I have a dark green hickory shafted Fox brolly and it's very "country" - bark handle would also look good. I also have a bark chestnut black Brigg which I love....
post #694 of 733
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Dark green or dark brown would look good - I have a dark green hickory shafted Fox brolly and it's very "country" - bark handle would also look good. I also have a bark chestnut black Brigg which I love....

Thanks .. I am gravitating toward the dark green lately .. Do you happen to have any photo of the DG/Hickory in your computer? 

post #695 of 733

What can one expect in terms of weight for a solid stick gent's umbrella, say mean (min - max), roughly speaking?

post #696 of 733
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What can one expect in terms of weight for a solid stick gent's umbrella, say mean (min - max), roughly speaking?

 

I have just weighed my only solid stick (Lemonwood) and it is 720g. My other brollies are not solid sticks but this feels the weightiest.

post #697 of 733
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I have just weighed my only solid stick (Lemonwood) and it is 720g. My other brollies are not solid sticks but this feels the weightiest.


Thank you, Steven.

post #698 of 733
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Thank you, Steven.

I weighed a few of my umbrellas over the weekend with the following results

Whangee handle Fox with metal shaft and 8 ribs. 470g
Solid cherry Brigg with 8 ribs. 570g
James Smith Swiss frame umbrella with 10 ribs and metal shaft. 580g
Brigg golfer with thick metal shaft and 8 double ribs. 870g

I was surprised that the JS was heavier than the Brigg. The metal frame means the JS is much slimmer so it feels as though it ought to be lighter. I guess it's the 10-rib construction that adds weight.

Does anyone have any experience of so-called "travel" umbrellas . I mean the sort where you can unscrew the handle and tip so that a long umbrella will fit into a suitcase?? I have a number of business trips in the next six months starting with a flight to Edinburgh tomorrow for a couple of days of meetings. the forecasts for Wednesday is bad with "severe thunder storms and large hail" I have a folding umbrella by Fulton which opens up to golf size and will probably put that in my case for convenience rather than take a walking brolly with me but I know the Fulton will not survive much more than a moderate breeze. Of course I may be able to nab a decent brolly from the hotel but it would be good to get a reliable big brolly that I could get into my suitcase especially for. Winter trips.......
post #699 of 733
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Originally Posted by Lucy J View Post

I weighed a few of my umbrellas over the weekend with the following results

Whangee handle Fox with metal shaft and 8 ribs. 470g
Solid cherry Brigg with 8 ribs. 570g
James Smith Swiss frame umbrella with 10 ribs and metal shaft. 580g
Brigg golfer with thick metal shaft and 8 double ribs. 870g

I was surprised that the JS was heavier than the Brigg. The metal frame means the JS is much slimmer so it feels as though it ought to be lighter. I guess it's the 10-rib construction that adds weight.

Does anyone have any experience of so-called "travel" umbrellas . I mean the sort where you can unscrew the handle and tip so that a long umbrella will fit into a suitcase?? I have a number of business trips in the next six months starting with a flight to Edinburgh tomorrow for a couple of days of meetings. the forecasts for Wednesday is bad with "severe thunder storms and large hail" I have a folding umbrella by Fulton which opens up to golf size and will probably put that in my case for convenience rather than take a walking brolly with me but I know the Fulton will not survive much more than a moderate breeze. Of course I may be able to nab a decent brolly from the hotel but it would be good to get a reliable big brolly that I could get into my suitcase especially for. Winter trips.......

Sorry just realised I weighed my solid cherry Brigg and not the bark chestnut which may be a little heavier.....That's the problem when you are am umbrellaphile like me - too many to choose from.... 😀☔️
post #700 of 733
My Francesco Maglia travel umbrella is wonderful. I'm sure I'll have it for many more years.
post #701 of 733
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Originally Posted by Lucy J View Post


I weighed a few of my umbrellas over the weekend with the following results

Whangee handle Fox with metal shaft and 8 ribs. 470g
Solid cherry Brigg with 8 ribs. 570g
James Smith Swiss frame umbrella with 10 ribs and metal shaft. 580g
Brigg golfer with thick metal shaft and 8 double ribs. 870g

I was surprised that the JS was heavier than the Brigg. The metal frame means the JS is much slimmer so it feels as though it ought to be lighter. I guess it's the 10-rib construction that adds weight.

Does anyone have any experience of so-called "travel" umbrellas . I mean the sort where you can unscrew the handle and tip so that a long umbrella will fit into a suitcase?? I have a number of business trips in the next six months starting with a flight to Edinburgh tomorrow for a couple of days of meetings. the forecasts for Wednesday is bad with "severe thunder storms and large hail" I have a folding umbrella by Fulton which opens up to golf size and will probably put that in my case for convenience rather than take a walking brolly with me but I know the Fulton will not survive much more than a moderate breeze. Of course I may be able to nab a decent brolly from the hotel but it would be good to get a reliable big brolly that I could get into my suitcase especially for. Winter trips.......

 

Thank you, Lucy. :)

post #702 of 733
Very heavy rain last night meant I really needed my whangee Fox (which was in my office) as I had gone out earlier without a raincoat!! Still raining this morning with blustery wind so I'm using my 10-rib James Smith with my black Burberry trench for the walk to the office today in Brighton....
post #703 of 733
Going to a friends wedding on Saturday afternoon and the forecast is pretty bad - heavy showers with hail and thunder, and winds gusting to 45mph. I know what I'm wearing but will need to choose a raincoat and sturdy brolly on the day when I see how bad it is. Probably my whangee Fox or my James Smith as they are both the slimmer metal shaft but 45mph is towards the top of what I can expect them to withstand!!!
post #704 of 733
10-rib James Smith umbrella was my saviour on Saturday!! Had a three minute walk from where I parked to the church and it was head down and brolly horizontal against the downpour all the way....
post #705 of 733

Despite the fact, this is an old thread, I would like to share with you some information about umbrellas that I found lately, at the time I wanted to buy one. I decided for a Brigg Whangee, and, next time I visit my relatives in Napoli, I am going to buy one to the Mario Talarico shop.

 

In the first one, not only you can read an article, but you can also watch a video from a German TV network chanel (don't worry, it is in a perfect English). The second is an article written by a British Lady (it is really important to hear from ladies opinions)

 

https://ukmade.wordpress.com/2013/09/14/umbrellas-made-in-great-britain-umbrellas-made-in-england-british-made-umbrellas-walking-sticks-and-shooting-sticks/

 

http://www.gq-magazine.co.uk/article/best-bespoke-umbrellas

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