What kind of umbrella do you have?

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  1. Fabienne

    Fabienne Senior member

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    I have a bright yellow "Merde, il pleut" umbrella. Bought at the MarchÃ[​IMG] Bonsecours (Boutique RICCHI) in Montreal, Canada. Gets quite a few smiles where I live from those who understand a little French.
     


  2. Ivan Kipling

    Ivan Kipling Senior member

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    I don't know the brand. But it's a huge, black, 'doorman's' umbrella with a wooden handle, that I bought from Hammacher Schlemmer. I love it. This umbrella covers two people, comfortably; if you're standing still a third one can be sheltered as well. It does have its drawbacks, though . . . once, in Chicago a group of unprotected women speaking a language I couldn't make out, tried to 'accompany' me, on my walk in the Loop. I couldn't get rid of them. I had to grab the umbrella free of their grasp, tearing it from them, before finding safety inside Marshall Field's.
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  3. Film Noir Buff

    Film Noir Buff Senior member

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    I don't know the brand. But it's a huge, black, 'doorman's' umbrella with a wooden handle, that I bought from Hammacher Schlemmer. I love it. This umbrella covers two people, comfortably; if you're standing still a third one can be sheltered as well. It does have its drawbacks, though . . . once, in Chicago a group of unprotected women speaking a language I couldn't make out, tried to 'accompany' me, on my walk in the Loop. I couldn't get rid of them. I had to grab the umbrella free of their grasp, tearing it from them, before finding safety inside Marshall Field's.
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    I have a few from James Smith and a few from Paul Stuart. Both full length sticks with fancy woods and handles and the compact sort with nice wooden handles. All of them are black. Some of them need the little elastic tightener changed.

    Oh, and love the .gif
     


  4. RJman

    RJman Posse Member Dubiously Honored

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    FAIK Smith are very good and much cheaper than Brigg. SMith will also cut umbrellas to one's desired length.

    I have two miniature Briggs made for Hammacher Schlemmer. One is an extra for when the first eithe gets lost or stops functioning. I think the first has lost its waterproofing -- when it rains hard, little mists of splashes come through. Anyone had this happen? Both were bought half off since the list price of $80 was out of proportion for a Brigg that Brigg has renounced connections with.

    My first Brigg was a golf umbrella from Bean which cost $50 thirteen years ago. Bean no longer sells it, but one can buy it for three times as much elsewhere. Metal shaft, heavy chestnut handle, very sturdy. Good umbrella.

    I have a Brigg travel umbrella that's the classic Brigg; I had them make me a whangee handle with sterling collar for it.

    Fab, you need to get a "Veritable Cherbourg" umbrella -- based on the film, and a great umbrella!

    Duveen -- great suggestion of Gely -- how'd you hear about it? Negrila?
     


  5. Fabienne

    Fabienne Senior member

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    Fab, you need to get a "Veritable Cherbourg" umbrella -- based on the film, and a great umbrella!


    Yes, I like the model called "Milady". Actually, my yellow umbrella looks very much like those Cherbourg umbrellas, but probably wasn't tested "en soufflerie" or against the Normandy coast winds.

    But I would lose my insolence.
     


  6. RJman

    RJman Posse Member Dubiously Honored

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    my yellow umbrella looks very much like those Cherbourg umbrellas, but probably wasn't tested "en soufflerie" or against the Normandy coast winds.
    Hopefully, it hasn't been tested "a la Dorleac" either [​IMG]
     


  7. kitonbrioni

    kitonbrioni Senior member

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    The $2 kind from Walmart since they tear up or get lost so fast.
     


  8. Duveen

    Duveen Senior member

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    Duveen -- great suggestion of Gely -- how'd you hear about it? Negrila?

    Negrila indeed - how did you know? I saw him last year in Philadelphia. He and I have been exchanging emails. He is now travelling to the major European metropoles and has been exploring adding a bespoke sock and umbrella business to his work on suits for Pennsylvania notables. Inspired by Mahon, no doubt. The difference is that all socks and umbrellas are to be made of "Transylvanian rayon", which he won't explain further...
     


  9. RJman

    RJman Posse Member Dubiously Honored

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    Negrila indeed - how did you know? Inspired by Mahon, no doubt.
    Ah yes, "Carpathian Cut".
     


  10. Juice

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    i have a couple of umbrellas like a basic london fog run of the mill type one..but a personal favorite of mine was a lord willys umbrella i was given as a gift
    http://lordwillys.com/umbrellas.htm thats pretty much what it looks like
     


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    I have a maple solid-stick Brigg umbrella that I got from classicluggage.com.
    I also recently purchased an ash solid-stick umbrella from James Smith.

    James Smith is a great place to visit. There is a huge selection of umbrellas, and the people there love to talk umbrellas. In addition, the umbrella is cut to the appropriate length for you while you wait.
    BTW, the picture of the inside of the store on their website only shows the walking sticks and the ladies umbrellas. The gentlemen's umbrellas are actually behind the picture-taker.

    Also, the people at James Smith said they are going to launch a new website soon with more information including a current catalogue and online ordering.
     


  12. Fabienne

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    Hopefully, it hasn't been tested "a la Dorleac" either [​IMG]

    Any evidence left?
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  13. Will

    Will Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    One Brigg travel umbrella in my luggage and one oversized Brigg in the trunk of each car.
     


  14. summej2

    summej2 Senior member

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    Knirps are good.

    Not quite an SAB, but I have one and it has lasted well. I bought it in Swabisch Hall when I realized I hadn't brought on with me. I'm not certain they are available in the US, however.
     


  15. lakewolf

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    The $2 kind from Walmart since they tear up or get lost so fast.


    what ???? you don't use a Brioni umbrella ??? [​IMG]

    JK I am with you on this I get the cheapest as I allways lose them fast...
    It is better a rain hat and a trench coat though
     


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