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Who sells Brigg umbrellas in Manhattan

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by matcha, Nov 9, 2004.

  1. matcha

    matcha Well-Known Member

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    Would like to see the Brigg travel umbrella. Anyone know which stores in Manhattan carry that one or at least other Briggs?
     
  2. Kaga

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    Call H. Herzfeld and Jay Kos. Â IMMSMC Asprey used to sell the Brigg umbrellas but I believe now they're selling their own designs (still made by Brigg I believe). www.swaineadeneybrigg.net may have a list of retailers. Uncle Sam umbrellas and Worth and Worth are likely out of business. Â Check Style and the Man -- though out of date Flusser loved listing who carried Brigg or Pantherella. Bergdorf doesn't, I doubt Saks does, I doubt Barneys does... I might also call Turnbull and Asser, Flusser or Paul Stuart to see if they do.
     
  3. STYLESTUDENT

    STYLESTUDENT Senior member

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    I recall seeing a plaid Brigg umbrella in the latest catalog from Davide Cenci.
     
  4. matcha

    matcha Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the information.

    I've been the Jay Kos store in the 60's and on a recent NY trip saw they have a midtown store. Is the midtown store generally better for everything, including umbrellas and hats?
     
  5. Horace

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    Gentlemen:


    I'd be interested in reports about the quality of the travel umbrella. Any experiences with it?

    There are, I believe, different models of the Brigg travel umbrella? The short, compact job and the full-length model that comes apart in two (or was it three?) pieces?

    With thanks for your insights.

    H
     
  6. Kaga

    Kaga Senior member

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    (matcha @ 09 Nov. 2004, 11:10) Would like to see the Brigg travel umbrella. Anyone know which stores in Manhattan carry that one or at least other Briggs?
    Gentlemen: I'd be interested in reports about the quality of the travel umbrella. Â Any experiences with it? There are, I believe, different models of the Brigg travel umbrella? Â The short, compact job and the full-length model that comes apart in two (or was it three?) pieces? With thanks for your insights. H
    If my memory serves me correctly, I own both. The short umbrella comes apart at the shaft easily. It's rather embarrassing trying to push it back in. Otherwise it's an excellent umbrella for its size. Don't knwo that I'd pay $80 for it though. I love my Brigg full-size travel umbrella. It's an amazingly well-made umbrella. Of course, in a gust, there's more danger of it flying away than it turning inside out. The best thing is that in restaurants, if you want to be careful of people with sticky fingers, you can simply screw off the handle and drop it in a pocket. No one wants a handleless umbrella.
     
  7. Kai

    Kai Senior member

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    Can anyone tell me the dimensions of the three piece Brigg Travel umbrella when it is broken down?

    I have sent 3 e-mails and left three phone messages at Sterling & Burke asking this question, and they have never once returned my calls or e-mails.

    I have an interest in a Brigg travel umbrella, but I need to know if it will fit easily in my bag.

    Kai
     
  8. Kaga

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    Kai-san: Between takes of my program I measured the umbrella. By the way, there are also Ben Silver, www.ukstuff.com, www.englishhall.com, and maybe a few others selling Brigg online -- they might carry more information on their sites than do Sterling and Burke, who also were more expensive than Englishhall, at least before the dollar tanked. Of course, I am an eccentric Japanese milliardiaire, so I rarely worry about these things. The honorable umbrella's dimensions are: shaft: 25.5" x 2" diameter tip: 5.5" including screw tip handle: 6.5" long (7" including screw tip) Hope this helps. I really can't recommend the mini Brigg umbrella at the prices it is selling for. It's very dependable but comes apart quite often -- Brigg even wanted to distance themselves from it when I brought mine by 54 St. James'. Still, it's on their website. For cheaper I might try the "Vrai Cherbourg" umbrellas on sale at Le Bon Marche in Paris or the occasional Brigg sale of end-of-run licensed umbrellas and such. By the way, I believe dunhill' on 5th Ave (?) sells rebadged Brigg umbrellas too. At least someone should stop by -- I imagine they get very lonely in there. FYI: In England, in addition to Jas. Smith, there is a brand called "T. Fox" which has pulled a Thomas Pink: while no relation to the hallowed "Fox frame" on all good umbrellas, it now makes quality umbrellas using the Fox name sold among other places at Horrids. Their version of the travel umbrella features the handle and tip on a chain so that once disassembled the pieces stay together.
     
  9. Horace

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    Thanks much for the info. I was under the impression that there was a "mini" umbrella from the Briggs that was one-piece and did not come apart? (That is, it was about 18 inches long).
     
  10. Kaga

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    (Kaga @ 09 Nov. 2004, 8:42) I really can't recommend the mini Brigg umbrella at the prices it is selling for. It's very dependable but comes apart quite often -- Brigg even wanted to distance themselves from it when I brought mine by 54 St. James'. Still, it's on their website. Â For cheaper I might try the "Vrai Cherbourg" umbrellas on sale at Le Bon Marche in Paris or the occasional Brigg sale of end-of-run licensed umbrellas and such. By the way, I believe dunhill' on 5th Ave (?) sells rebadged Brigg umbrellas too. At least someone should stop by -- I imagine they get very lonely in there.
    Thanks much for the info. Â I was under the impression that there was a "mini" umbrella from the Briggs that was one-piece and did not come apart? Â (That is, it was about 18 inches long).
    Let me clarify. It is NOT SUPPOSED TO come apart. Otherwise, that's the one we both are talking about.
     
  11. Kai

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    (Kai @ 09 Nov. 2004, 7:52) Can anyone tell me the dimensions of the three piece Brigg Travel umbrella when it is broken down? I have sent 3 e-mails and left three phone messages at Sterling & Burke asking this question, and they have never once returned my calls or e-mails. I have an interest in a Brigg travel umbrella, but I need to know if it will fit easily in my bag. Kai
    Kai-san: Between takes of my program I measured the umbrella. Â By the way, there are also Ben Silver, www.ukstuff.com, www.englishhall.com, and maybe a few others selling Brigg online -- they might carry more information on their sites than do Sterling and Burke, who also were more expensive than Englishhall, at least before the dollar tanked. Of course, I am an eccentric Japanese milliardiaire, so I rarely worry about these things. Â The honorable umbrella's dimensions are: shaft: 25.5" x 2" diameter tip: 5.5" including screw tip handle: 6.5" long (7" including screw tip) Hope this helps. Â I really can't recommend the mini Brigg umbrella at the prices it is selling for. It's very dependable but comes apart quite often -- Brigg even wanted to distance themselves from it when I brought mine by 54 St. James'. Still, it's on their website. Â For cheaper I might try the "Vrai Cherbourg" umbrellas on sale at Le Bon Marche in Paris or the occasional Brigg sale of end-of-run licensed umbrellas and such. By the way, I believe dunhill' on 5th Ave (?) sells rebadged Brigg umbrellas too. At least someone should stop by -- I imagine they get very lonely in there. FYI: In England, in addition to Jas. Smith, there is a brand called "T. Fox" which has pulled a Thomas Pink: while no relation to the hallowed "Fox frame" on all good umbrellas, it now makes quality umbrellas using the Fox name sold among other places at Horrids. Their version of the travel umbrella features the handle and tip on a chain so that once disassembled the pieces stay together.
    Thanks so much. Kai
     

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