Title says it all really... Planning on getting a traditional long solid stick umbrella, and trying to decide which maker to go for. Obviously i don't expect to go wrong with either, but seeing as how I have a choice, I'd like to make it an informed one rather than a cointoss. I've read in some old threads that someone mentioned that Briggs had better finishing, while James Smith were a bit more robust. Can anyone confirm this if true? If so, how much is the difference in finishing, and big is the difference in robustness? And lastly, can anyone tell me what James Smith's are priced at? Read a few places that they're priced lower than briggs, but how much lower. Probably won't be the deciding factor, but if all else is equal I'm sure I could think of a few things I could buy with the savings. And of course if anyone have any other thoughts that might be of interested, besides what I mentioned, I'd love to hear it. Thanks a lot.