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What kind of umbrella do you have?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by contactme_11, Aug 27, 2006.

  1. Homme

    Homme Senior member

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    Wouldn't mind one of these :

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    Will this miniature be built to the quality standards of its larger brethren ?
     


  2. RJman

    RJman Posse Member Dubiously Honored

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    Wouldn't mind one of these :

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    Will this miniature be built to the quality standards of its larger brethren ?

    No.[​IMG] [​IMG]
     


  3. Trilby

    Trilby Senior member

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

    I recommend a bespoke or MTM umbrella.
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  4. whoopee

    whoopee Senior member

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    This is the Fox Umbrella I use here in Philly. Unfortunately I cannot compare it pictorially to the Brigg umbrella I have, but the Fox is considerably slimmer and more elegant, while the Brigg is better made and uses better materials. Of course the Brigg cost about 2-3 times as much, so it should be nicer. [​IMG]
     


  5. Mike C.

    Mike C. Senior member

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    I have a Paul Stuart, navy pinstripe umbrella. I've had it for 3 years now and it's one of my favorite things I own. I used to loose $10 umbrellas all the time, and trust me that you won't misplace a $200 one. It was a gift from my brother, and a perfect one at that. I love getting or giving decadent items that you'd never consider for yourself or feel guilty about buying.
     


  6. whoopee

    whoopee Senior member

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    Is it wrong to order a navy canopy? [​IMG]

    Nothing wrong with navy. Dark green can be rather smart, too, with more casual outfits.

    Brighter ladies' colours and patterns can be used if the maker has the nylons/silks and one is persistent in pairing them with a gentleman's frame. A fine umbrella really makes a dreary day more pleasant.
     


  7. topbroker

    topbroker Senior member

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    Fifteen or more years ago, the Wall Street Journal did a shopping feature on men's umbrellas and unequivocally recommended an early version of the Nike WindSheer Golf Umbrella as the finest they tested. It stood up to 75 mph in a wind tunnel! So on their recommendation, I went and bought one at a reasonable enough price. Green and black stripes, sharp-looking (the Nike name and swoosh are small and tasteful on this model), and of course quite large in diameter -- you command the sidewalk with it, and it can easily shield two from any rainstorm.

    I have carried this umbrella ever since and it has never let me down -- never once inverted, never ripped. It still has all its original end-tabs intact. It is a miracle of an umbrella -- vastly superior technologically to any other umbrella I have ever owned. I imagine that Nike has only improved it since then. It is one of the best puchases I have ever made.
     


  8. chorse123

    chorse123 Senior member

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    Thanks for the answers, everyone. I now [will] have a Brigg stick umbrella in maple with a silver collar. [​IMG]
     


  9. lsquare

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    Unfortunately I don't have that kind of money to buy a Briggs umbrella. Are there any good umbrellas for about $50? Or since my budget is set so low, I mind as well go to walmart and buy a cheap black canopy umbrella?
     


  10. DocHolliday

    DocHolliday Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    GustBusters can be had for $30 or so, sometimes less.
     


  11. amerikajinda

    amerikajinda Senior member

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    I have a Burberry (classic pattern) with wooden shaft purchased at Woodbury Common Premium Outlets.
     


  12. lsquare

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    GustBusters can be had for $30 or so, sometimes less.

    Where can I purchase one? Does GustBusters come with a black canopy and wood-like colour for the handle?
     


  13. Stu

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    I have one from the bank that they gave me when I got a mortgage. it's a dammned good umbrella, cost me $300,000.
     


  14. DocHolliday

    DocHolliday Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Where can I purchase one? Does GustBusters come with a black canopy and wood-like colour for the handle?

    They have a wide variety of models available. Amazon has this large one, among many others:

    http://www.amazon.com/GustBuster-Cla...sporting-goods
     


  15. Reggs

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    I have a small one I got from Nordstroms. Living in SoCal I think Ill use it as the locals do. Carry it around on cloudy days with a worried look on my face just in case, and stay home when it acctualy does rain just to be on the safe side.
     


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