It's dismal outisde—the wind and rain are ceaseless. On days like today, I carry my trusty Windbrella, the original model with wooden shaft and crook handle. It has served me well for about five years now and has withstood the fiercest weather Chicago and London have been able to throw at it. However, I am always shocked by the number of people out and about with shabby, broken umbrellas. That flapping loose canopy and exposed ribs are not keeping any rain off of you! Your umbrella is broken. Do you not see that Walgreens you're walking right past where you can get a new one for $3? Why is this accessory treated with such disdain? What are some of the SF umbrellas of choice?