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I need a good quality umbrella

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by fuji, Oct 3, 2008.

  1. fuji

    fuji Well-Known Member

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    I need to buy a good quality umbrella by thursday. It does need to be collapsible (I have to be able to put it in my bag). I can probily spend $60 on one. I live in Cambridge UK so if anyone knows a place I could go to localy that would help. I heard they carry nice umbrellas at Austin Reed. Can anyone confirm this?
     
  2. fkl118

    fkl118 Well-Known Member

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    You could probably find something decent at the John Lewis at the Grand Arcade. Or have a look at the SAB factory shop.
     
  3. bartil

    bartil Well-Known Member

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    I didn't know where to put this question, but I hope this thread will do fine:

    I am in a real need of a good-quality umbrella, and I've looked around on Brigg's homepage a little, and discovered this: http://www.swaineadeney.co.uk/catalo...productsPage=6

    Is this umbrella worth the, relatively expensive, price in relation to it's lifelength? If you where it when you walk in town when it occasionally rains, not throwing it in the mud in the forest etc, that is. And I also have a question about the sizing, how should I know wether to get a 25" or a 27"?

    If you have any other idea of where I can get an umbrella online, in about the same design as Brigg's but maybe ~$100 cheaper, that would be great!
     
  4. rjmaiorano

    rjmaiorano Well-Known Member

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    I believe Papworth is in Cambridge.
     
  5. juniper

    juniper Well-Known Member

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    Ede and Ravenscroft on the corner of Silver St and King's Parade have some at about 150 - 300 quid. Austin Reed's are cheap and nasty. Also try the luggage shop on Sussex St (opposite Sainsbury's, roughly).
     
  6. metroman

    metroman Well-Known Member

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    If you do not care about mother nature hitting you then go buy one at any store for any price.

    If you do care for your life then go buy one at a golf store.
    At least the umbrellas sold here at golf stores do not have so much metal in them as to attract a hit from above. But if this has been proven in real life then I would have to say yes as I am a victim and now only shop for them at golf stores.
     
  7. Musketer

    Musketer Well-Known Member

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    There are some nice ones at Paul Smith but they aren't made by Paul smith (of course) and are very expensive.
     
  8. Flambeur

    Flambeur Well-Known Member

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    I purchased a full-size solid wood Brigg's umbrella from papworth a couple months ago, absolutely love it. Papworth usually has Brigg's factory seconds for 40-60 pounds. I checked the website, and it looks like there is only one model currently available, and it's not a solid wood one (I maybe wrong) but at least its a Brigg's. https://www.papworthtravelgoods.co.u...las/index.html
     
  9. fkl118

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    I believe Papworth is in Cambridge.

    Papworth/SAB is in Bar Hill which is a 10 minute bus ride from downtown Cambridge. It's tucked behind a big Tesco.
     
  10. Pengranger

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    I purchased a full-size solid wood Brigg's umbrella from papworth a couple months ago, absolutely love it. Papworth usually has Brigg's factory seconds for 40-60 pounds. I checked the website, and it looks like there is only one model currently available, and it's not a solid wood one (I maybe wrong) but at least its a Brigg's.

    https://www.papworthtravelgoods.co.u...las/index.html


    I've bought the golf umbrella a while ago. Nice item and quite cheap. I posted some photos here next to my other SAB.

    http://www.styleforum.net/showthread...14#post1154514
     
  11. Flambeur

    Flambeur Well-Known Member

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    I've bought the golf umbrella a while ago. Nice item and quite cheap. I posted some photos here next to my other SAB.

    http://www.styleforum.net/showthread...14#post1154514


    Ahh, very good comparing the two side by side, I can see the difference. I have the exact solid maple as you.
     
  12. bartil

    bartil Well-Known Member

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    The only question is, why haven't I seen this website before?! It looks great, thank you!
     
  13. fuji

    fuji Well-Known Member

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    That papwroth store sounds great. I will probily buy one over the weekend.
     
  14. fuji

    fuji Well-Known Member

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    I bought the yellow Briggs tube umbrella. I wanted something less drab then all of the normal black umbrellas. Its not bright yellow. more mustardy. I will post up pics later.
     
  15. rjmaiorano

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    I bought the yellow Briggs tube umbrella. I wanted something less drab then all of the normal black umbrellas. Its not bright yellow. more mustardy. I will post up pics later.

    very nice. Sounds interesting. Did you go to the store directly?
     
  16. fuji

    fuji Well-Known Member

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    Yes. It was a tiny store. Its about the size of a foyer. The umbrella was only 35GBP so for a briggs umbrella that is pretty good. I didn't want a golf umbrella and the only other ones were 150GBP so I went with the yellow. They had a red one a few days ago, but it sold.
     
  17. goger

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    Good recommendation to purchase them online?
     

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