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The umbrella, cane, riding crop and miscellaneous accessories porn thread

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by DocHolliday, Jun 27, 2008.

  1. Coho

    Coho Well-Known Member

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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.


    Also it should double as a gun or sword depending on the laws of your locality.
     
  2. JayJay

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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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    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?
    The canopy is made of silky material like that used for the finest ties... http://www.european-umbrellas.com/handmade/handmade.php
     
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    The MOP handle looks like a disco ball.
     
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    The MOP handle looks like a disco ball.

    Bizarro umbrella. Me keep you wet!
     
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    Does anyone here own an Oertel? Where is it made? I've asked this on the other umbrella thread and got no answers so hopefully someone comes across this one. I got to say, that MOP Oertel is a bit much .Looks like a sex toy.
     
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    Are there places in America that can change the handles on your umbrellas? Like, if you owned one and wanted a wangee or silver handle, who does that?
     
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    Doc, Which house is this from? Such a classy top to look up to. This is porn at its very best. [​IMG][/quote]
     
  15. JayJay

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    The MOP handle looks like a disco ball.
    +1.
     
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    Are there places in America that can change the handles on your umbrellas? Like, if you owned one and wanted a wangee or silver handle, who does that?

    It seems like any after-market work gets referred to Gilbert Stuart, in New York City. I'm not sure if he does handle replacement, but it might be worth a call. He'd be able to direct you to the proper place, if he doesn't (and if such a place exists). Short of that, you might try contacting the manufacturer, but if the manufacturer is overseas, it might be as economical to consider the purchase of a new umbrella.

    Doc,

    Which house is this from? Such a classy top to look up to. This is porn at its very best.


    That's a closeup of the Peerless.
     
  17. Holdfast

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    For you gents with the pretty umbrellas, how well do they hold up to wind? (like Seattle wind)

    I don't know Seattle, but they stand up to UK breezes with much more firmness than cheaper brollys do.



    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.

    Glad to have added to the virtual database then! [​IMG]

    Great pics - the silk looks beautiful. Does it really sound different when it rains?



    This may sound like blasphemy but aren't the nice umbrellas also very heavy?

    I can't say I've noticed any difference, to be honest.

    Very good point, I agree!

    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.

    [​IMG] I now want this to happen...


    Oertel Handmade Mother-of-Pearl

    Tony Manero called. He wants his umbrella back... [​IMG]

    (if he doesn't take it, I would though!)
     
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    The MOP handle looks really delicate -- I can't imagine it would last very long without panels chipping or coming off.

    My full-size Brigg travel umbrella is fairly light, as are the solid stick ones I've handled. The metal-tubed golf umbrellas are quite heavy, though.
     
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    Is there any difference in shape between the Brigg golf umbrellas and their normal umbrellas?
     
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    My full-size Brigg travel umbrella is fairly light, as are the solid stick ones I've handled. The metal-tubed golf umbrellas are quite heavy, though.

    RJman, is your travel Brigg the three-piece screw on version? If so, how do you like it?
     

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