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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. Nikola

    Nikola Well-Known Member

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    Always lovely to read your reports. Would be a great addition to add a periodic photo of the umbrella battling the elements!
     
  2. Lucy J

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    Rescheduled my meeting for tomorrow. Not going to London now as the forecast for late afternoon and evening is heavy driving snow and 50-60 mph winds, so I will be in the office in Brighton and at some stage battling my way home, probably in my hooded Moncler, long boots, and my "Stormproof" Cyclone golf umbrella which is a fairly recent purchase and hasn't really been tested yet, but it's meant to hold up in 70mph winds. Whether I can keep hold of it in those conditions is of course another question........
     
  3. Lucy J

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    Just seen updated forecast for tomorrow - several hours of winter storm/blizzard conditions with torrential rain turning to driving snow and 60mph winds.... Will even a vented storm-proof golf umbrella survive that??? I may have to see if there is a spare golf umbrella in the office to avoid having to risk my new Fulton cyclone umbrella......[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
  4. Lucy J

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    First rough weather for a while yesterday. Was walking home from doing some shopping when a squally hailstorm blasted through. Only lasted 10 minutes or so but was very heavy with large pools of water by the time it stopped. Probably only 20-30mph wind but I was forced to hold my James Smith umbrella horizontally like a shield. Not really umbrella-threatening conditions but the brolly was taking a real pounding from the battering hail and I only had one hand to keep it under control because of my shopping...

    Forecast is for more rain and wind later this week perhaps with severe gales so there may be more challenging conditions to come...
     
  5. Lucy J

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    Just realised I didn't follow this up... Fulton cyclone umbrella survived the wild blizzard despite blowing inside out when I was nearly home so had to close it for the last couple of minutes of my walk home from the office. Thought it was going to blow out a number of times as the wind gusts of 50mph+ caught it but it only failed once so I gave up on it then to avoid risk of damage....
     
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    Has anyone been to Talarico recently by any chance? I plan to visit Naples in May.
     
  7. Lucy J

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    Looks as though we are in a run of wet and increasingly windy days... Just off to the office in black Burberry trench, red boots and red fedora, and carrying my 10-rib James Smith brolly. By tomorrow or Friday I may be struggling even to hold one of my Brigg golfers [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
  8. Lucy J

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    Have to go along the seafront to an 11am meeting at one of the hotels. Pouring and the wind also getting up. Waterproof purple raincoat and black and purple Brigg golfer will be essential. 30-40 mph so it shouldn't damage the Brigg but I will need to keep a tight grip. Might be a different story tomorrow when the worst of the storm is due with wind gusts to 70mph or more..... Tomorrow may need to be a day when I wear my waterproof cape as umbrella use may be impossible....!
     
  9. Lucy J

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    Brigg golfer just about held up yesterday in 40+ mph gusts. Just about to put it to the test again on very squally walk home from the office. Going to leave my black fedora at the office as I can picture it being blown off in this wind and rain..... Even windier forecast later - may get a taxi rather than walk to friends house for dinner......
     
  10. Lucy J

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    Squally showers blowing through now on increasing winds. Hope my Maglia can withstand this when I walk home in an hour or so, but I may close it if it feels that the wind is getting too rough, and hang on tight to my fedora.....
     
  11. DanielBA

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    Congrats!!!... both umbrellas look excellent. Have you been in Napoli?... if yes, I assume you have enjoyed the City, the people and the food... I have some relatives there
     
  12. brax

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    Not very recently but the shop is very easy to find as it is just off Via Toledo.
     
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  13. circumspice

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    Was there last May. They can ship to the US
     
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  14. Lucy J

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    Sturdy Brigg golfer blown in on itself and completely destroyed in horrendous squall this morning as I was walking to the office. Horizontal sheets of rain swept along on sustained storm force winds with hurricane force gusts - I was blown to a standstill on a particularly windy corner, and the whole (double rib) frame just snapped as it couldn't take the pounding it was getting from the raging wind.....
     
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  15. Lucy J

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    Not like me to go designer rather than high-end for an umbrella but I've just bought a lulu guinness bright red walking umbrella with clear plastic lips in four of the panels. Bit of fun for the spring and summer and not expensive at £35. Should look good with my very short pixie cut blonde hair, either my black or red trench, and of course bright red lipstick [​IMG]
     
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    Wind really getting up now and very heavy rain forecast for later. Could be a challenging walk home from the office. I hope my 10-rib James Smith umbrella will be able to cope...
     
  17. Carl1955

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    Don't worry Lucy J, I'm sure you and the brolly will be fine, it's time to worry when you See Michael Fish on the BBC forecasting NO Hurricane as he did in 1987 and those of us of a certain age will remember what happened next!!!!!!!!!


    Carl.
     

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