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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. TRINI

    TRINI Well-Known Member

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    James Smith polished maple solid stick with silver lap band and brown canopy: [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  2. ManofKent

    ManofKent Well-Known Member

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    That's lovely Trini
     
  3. Cary Grant

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    That's lovely Trini

    Yes.

    Yes it is.
     
  4. MalfordOfLondon

    MalfordOfLondon Well-Known Member

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    That's lovely Trini

    +1. That colour is fantastic.
     
  5. TRINI

    TRINI Well-Known Member

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    That's lovely Trini

    Yes.

    Yes it is.


    +1. That colour is fantastic.

    Thanks gents.
     
  6. Lucy J

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    Thanks gents.

    Love the brown James Smith - I really do wonder now whether I should get myself something like that to go with the Brigg and the Longchamp.....
     
  7. MalfordOfLondon

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    Bit of a cross post from B&S (someone doing an IC on one of these so I took photos of mine). Bottega Veneta Umbrella: [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  8. erdawe

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    Love the leather handle detail, really nice!
     
  9. blakewho

    blakewho Active Member

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    I bought a Fox umbrella from Bates the hatter at the beginning of summer 2009. Within 6 months the canopy had started to fray badly; after 12 months the rib joints were rusty. Although it stood up well in high winds, once it got bent in transit by plane and later lost the tip of its ferrule I wasn't too upset when I left it at a friend's house last weekend. Now in the market for a replacement!
     
  10. DocHolliday

    DocHolliday Well-Known Member

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    Smith:

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    Smith w/ Brigg:

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  11. A Guy from Shanghai

    A Guy from Shanghai Well-Known Member

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    Smith:

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    Noice, Doc. Where did you kop?
     
  12. DocHolliday

    DocHolliday Well-Known Member

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    Thanks. I bought it from the shop directly.
     
  13. crazyquik

    crazyquik Well-Known Member

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    After Richard Lawrence unsuccessfully tried to shoot Andrew Jackson, our seventh president supposedly whaled on the would-be assassin with his cane such that Jackson's aides had to restrain him forcibly. Not that I can blame him.

    I believe this cane is in the Smithsonian American History museum. That is certainly where I read that story.
     
  14. ginlimetonic

    ginlimetonic Well-Known Member

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    Oertel maple handle... glencheck

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  15. userids

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    what a very nice umbrella, thanks for the recommendation!

    Given that it is nearly always the rainy season in Paris, I'd been on the lookout for a decent umbrella for some time. In the meanwhile, I'd borrowed a collapsible from a friend which turned inside-out during the first major windstorm, and a solid with a metal tube from a co-worker which broke 2 ribs during the next. Needless to say I was somewhat dissatisfied with my stopgap solutions and decided to find a proper one-piece umbrella.

    It's possible to order online from James A. Smith, but with prices starting at £150 and a wait time of several weeks, I was not persuaded. That goes double for Brigg. A number of high-end boutiques in Paris such as Antoine's (pl. Madeleine), Arny's (r. de Sèvres) and Old England (blvd. de la Madeleine) sell reputed brands, including Brigg, but for prices reaching €200-300. Again, a bit steep.

    I was tipped off by a friend about a rÃ[​IMG]parateur de parapluies in the 3e arrondissement named Pep's which was reportedly quite well thought-of. This tiny little atelier, which is hidden in the oldest (16th century) alley in Paris between the r. de Turbigo and r. St. Martin, is as you might expect stocked to the rafters with umbrellas. Most for repair, but some for sale. If you've ever run into a tourist with a black, pagoda-shaped umbrella that vaguely resembles the Eiffel tower, you've seen one of their creations.

    Less kitchy was their selection of stick umbrellas for men. There was everything from immense « parapluies de campagne » with linen canopies (apparently waterproof!) to gorgeous solid-stick pieces that had been polished until the wood felt like silk bearing canopies that were woven by hand and thus had different motifs on each side. But what caught my eye were the basic models, named for political ranks.

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    I was quite taken with the « ministre », part of a line of umbrellas made in France by a workshop founded by Pierre Vaux in 1948. As you can see, it's a solid stick construction made of maple. What I particularly like about it are its 10 ribs which give it extra wind resistance (though the owner gravely warned me that "in any contest between the umbrella and the wind, the wind will always win").

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    But what really pleased me about this find was the price: €82, eminently reasonable given its construction quality and styling. He also sells a higher-end model in the same line, the « prÃ[​IMG]sident », which is the same size but with thicker wood (which to my mind meant heavier and not necessarily more desirable). The prÃ[​IMG]sident also has the advantage of coming with a plate joined to the handle with your name engraved on it, but at double the price, I could take it or leave it.

    In any case, I found exactly what I wanted for a price I was willing to pay and not a moment too soon; they predict rain for the next two days.

    [​IMG]
     
  16. BlackShoes

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    Here are two recent eBay acquisitions. One a two-piece ten-rib from Italy with a chestnut handle, the other a one-piece eight-rib from England with a leather handle---both private-label for Saks. Thanks to RJ for pointing me to the latter.

    These are the seller's photos, I'll have to see how they look in person...

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  18. DocHolliday

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    Both those are cool -- but especially the first one.
     
  19. summej2

    summej2 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks, I'm curious to see who the makers are once I can get a look at them. The second may be Brigg and, according to the seller, may have a silk canopy (I'm doubtful). The first is probably so old that that makers other than Maglia and Talarico are possible.

    I picked these up because my wife lost the Knirps I bought in Germany ten years ago. At sixty bucks for the pair I think I did pretty well.

    UPDATE: The first is a Brigg with a silk canopy. The second one has "tutta seta A. ?????? (illegible)" embroidered around the edge of the silk. I get the "all silk" part. Any guess who the maker could be? Could it be A. Talarico? It would have to be really old.
     
  20. edinatlanta

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    This really is a fantastic pipe. Tinsky makes some good stuff even if his site is shit.

    [​IMG]
     

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