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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. Mildly Consumptive

    Mildly Consumptive Well-Known Member

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    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?
     
  2. fkl118

    fkl118 Well-Known Member

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    My contribution:

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    From left to right they are:

    Wifey's James Smith ladies' solid-stick maple umbrella with black canopy.
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    Brigg maple solid-stick umbrella with black canopy and silver collar.
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    James Smith dark ash solid-stick umbrella with dark green canopy.
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    James Smith dark scorched whangee handled two-piece fit-up umbrella with grey canopy and silver collar.
    [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  3. denning

    denning Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  4. montecristo#4

    montecristo#4 Well-Known Member

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    My contribution:

    [​IMG]

    From left to right they are:

    Wifey's James Smith ladies' solid-stick maple umbrella with black canopy.
    [​IMG]

    Brigg maple solid-stick umbrella with black canopy and silver collar.
    [​IMG]

    James Smith dark ash solid-stick umbrella with dark green canopy.
    [​IMG]

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



    How do you find the Smiths compare to the Briggs?
     
  5. fkl118

    fkl118 Well-Known Member

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    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
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    James Smith
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    The Smiths have two fasteners for rolling up the umbrella:
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    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:
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  6. amerikajinda

    amerikajinda Well-Known Member

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    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 [​IMG] James Smith [​IMG] The Smiths have two fasteners for rolling up the umbrella: [​IMG] 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: [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Great pics! What kind of wood is that top Brigg made of? Maple? What kind of maple?
     
  7. montecristo#4

    montecristo#4 Well-Known Member

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    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).
     
  8. fkl118

    fkl118 Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  9. amerikajinda

    amerikajinda Well-Known Member

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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...
     
  10. Eustace Tilley

    Eustace Tilley Well-Known Member

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  11. Tumbleweed

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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.

    I wouldn't say so, my Fox is much lighter weight that low-end umbrellas of the same size.
     
  12. Coho

    Coho Well-Known Member

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    Is this the best type of maple?

    Canadian maple.
     
  13. LabelKing

    LabelKing Well-Known Member

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    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: [​IMG] Vintage American shooting-stick in pigskin.
     
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  14. yfyf

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    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:

    [​IMG]

    Vintage American shooting-stick in pigskin.


    Truly the LabelKingest of umbrellas. Most fitting.
     
  15. Coho

    Coho Well-Known Member

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    This cane would be anachronistic in today's times but a truly wonderful piece.
     
  16. fkl118

    fkl118 Well-Known Member

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    Is this the best type of maple?

    I'd say yes, but I'm biased. [​IMG]

    Happy Canada Day!
     
  17. JayJay

    JayJay Well-Known Member

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    Truly the LabelKingest of umbrellas. Most fitting.
    +1

    I agree, LK never ceases to provide a most uniquely elegant example of an item. It's a magnificent piece. Thanks for posting the pic.
     
  18. Manton

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    James Smith one-piece stick umbrella, polished maple, black nylon canopy.

    With slip cover:

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    Without; note the two closure straps:

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    Nameplate logo; Brigg's go all the way around; Smiths are ovals:

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    Closeup of the ring and button fastener; identical to Brigg's:

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    Interior shot #1:

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    Interior shot #2:

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  19. chorse123

    chorse123 Well-Known Member

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    Does anyone here have a Maglia Francesco? I think they make the private label umbrellas for Facconable and the better Brooks Brothers ones.
     
  20. JayJay

    JayJay Well-Known Member

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    Does anyone here have a Maglia Francesco? I think they make the private label umbrellas for Facconable and the better Brooks Brothers ones.
    I have a couple from BB that were made in Italy but I don't know the maker. Both umbrellas are of better quality than my Brigg.
     

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