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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. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Senior member

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    Let's just say I find the resulting wetness associated with a silk canopy less appealing.

    Good God...you don't actually unfurl an umbrella.

    What's wrong with you?

    Maybe you pull a small sword out of it, but that's it.

    - B
     
  2. DocHolliday

    DocHolliday Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Good God...you don't actually unfurl an umbrella.

    What's wrong with you?

    Maybe you pull a small sword out of it, but that's it.

    - B


    My sword isn't small at all. Full length.
     
  3. JayJay

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    You guys might be disappointed - I didn't order a wood shaft, simple steel one.
    Those can be okay, too.
     
  4. JayJay

    JayJay Senior member

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    Ive never seen an umbrella with a grey canopy. Sounds interesting.
    I have an umbrella with a gray flannel canopy.
     
  5. fuji

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    Those can be okay, too.

    I actually prefer them to the all wood ones. The all wood ones make the umbrella very thick and look kind of arcane on a younger person. How much do James umbrellas tend to cost if they have a metal shaft? I've been buying lots of grey clothing lately and my bright yellow briggs doesn't look very good with it and I can't think of any umbrella makers besides James that do either a dark green or grey umbrella.
     
  6. JayJay

    JayJay Senior member

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    I actually prefer them to the all wood ones. The all wood ones make the umbrella very thick and look kind of arcane on a younger person. How much do James umbrellas tend to cost if they have a metal shaft? I've been buying lots of grey clothing lately and my bright yellow briggs doesn't look very good with it and I can't think of any umbrella makers besides James that do either a dark green or grey umbrella.
    I have several suits that are gray and chacoal. My gray flannel umbrella looks great with them.
     
  7. gdl203

    gdl203 Senior member Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    Between my photography skills and the lack of light in the room... hopefully you'll discern the umbrella

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  8. fuji

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    Ive never understood the appeal of whangee handles. Great colour canopy and shine on the hardware though.
     
  9. JayJay

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    Between my photography skills and the lack of light in the room... hopefully you'll discern the umbrella

    Looks good.
     
  10. DocHolliday

    DocHolliday Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Love the whangee. Handsome umbrella, gdl.
     
  11. tricota

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    Great pickup, VG. Loved the photos. Thanks for posting them.



    Yep. Keeping up with a nice umbrella is no different than keeping up with a nice pen, bag, gloves or sunglasses, yet SF seems to have far more advocates of cheap umbrellas than disposable Bics.


    I wonder, does anyone have any experience with the small pocket umbrella from Swims?

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    It looks like it might be perfect for a bag or briefcase. Sought of a "just in case" kinda thing...For the days where there is a chance of rain, but not high enough for you to carry the big umbrella...
     
  12. JayJay

    JayJay Senior member

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    ^^^I used to carry one, not this brand, in my bag and on trips. It didn't survive a storm so I no longer bother with one.
     
  13. Cary Grant

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    Now this thread has me wondering about gray umbrellas. I'm not seeing any offhand. Any sources? AndI'm not looking for custom, I know I can go that route if need be.
     
  14. DocHolliday

    DocHolliday Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    It looks like it might be perfect for a bag or briefcase. Sought of a "just in case" kinda thing...For the days where there is a chance of rain, but not high enough for you to carry the big umbrella...

    For collapsible umbrellas, I like vintage Knirps. They made some very nice models back in the day. But it takes a bit of hunting to find a good one.
     
  15. RJE

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    It sounds fantastic, actually. If it were gray silk, it would be even more fanastic.

    - B


    Hickory with silk canopy.
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  16. HORNS

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    Ive never understood the appeal of whangee handles. Great colour canopy and shine on the hardware though.

    I think it's the practicality of the grip. It's interesting though, because it seems like the whangee seems like something salvaged after any and all woods were not available.
     
  17. gdl203

    gdl203 Senior member Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    It's the ultimate classic English handle - if it works for John Steed, it works for me. What's not to like? [​IMG]
     
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    It's the ultimate classic English handle - if it works for John Steed, it works for me. What's not to like? [​IMG]
    No doubt. The funny thing is, I didn't like it at first, but it grew on me - kind of like gin and tonics.
     
  19. DocHolliday

    DocHolliday Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    It's the ultimate classic English handle - if it works for John Steed, it works for me. What's not to like? [​IMG]

    +1.

    Whangee's interesting and exotic, and the textured handle is easy to grip when it gets wet.
     
  20. larsrindsig

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    It looks like it might be perfect for a bag or briefcase. Sought of a "just in case" kinda thing...For the days where there is a chance of rain, but not high enough for you to carry the big umbrella...

    My just-in-case umbrella is an automatic folder from Doppler (p 26 forward) - for what it is (ie not a Brigg by any standard) it's very sturdy and the mechanics are reliable, all for a very decent price. Doppler also makes very small pocket sized brollies and cheaper non-automatic mid-sized folders but they aren't as nice.
     

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