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Men's Umbrella Guide - London Edition

Posted by Radley Raven on

Men's Umbrella Guide - London Edition For most of us Urban Gentleman, using or buying an umbrella has been a complete afterthought. You have probably received one as a gift at some point or used a complimentary umbrella at a nice hotel or restaurant. But today, it's time to take our style game up another notch with one very underrated accessory that is not only extremely functional but will also earn you tons of style points... THE UMBRELLA. Here are a few tips & noteworthy brands to get you off on the right foot. [twocol_one]overcoat-blazer-dress-shirt-pocket-square-scarf-gloves-large-1696[/twocol_one] [twocol_one_last]Umbrella Style 2[/twocol_one_last] [gap height="20"]

Tips

Rule #1: There are no rules, but if you want to be respected consider these others as a guide.

Rule #2: Select an umbrella that fits your build.

Rule #3: Yield the right away by raising your umbrella if you are taller or lowering it if you are shorter then the next man.

Rule #4: Never leave a wet umbrella on any type of seat.

Rule #5: Golf umbrellas are for golf, not the sidewalk. Collapsable umbrella's are acceptable for travel and must have a cool handle.

Rule #6: When entering a building, tap off the excess water & close prior to entry. Be mindful of any people around you. Place your umbrella in an umbrella stand, carry it with you or ask your host where a good resting place would be.

Noteworthy Brands

If you happen to be in the Seattle area be sure to check out Bella Umbrella at Pike's Place market. A great local source of stylish & vintage umbrellas (www.bellaumbrella.com). Here are some of my favorite brands & styles: [threecol_one]Francesco Maglia Lord Chestnut Knot Wood-Handle Umbrella: $455 (http://bit.ly/francescomaglia)[/threecol_one] [threecol_one]Fox Scorched Maple Solid with Stag Nose Umbrella: £324 (http://bit.ly/1N553qL)[/threecol_one] [threecol_one_last]London UnderCover  City Lux Beech & Malacca-Wood Umbrella: $190 (http://bit.ly/londonundercover1)[/threecol_one_last] [threecol_one]umbrella2[/threecol_one] [threecol_one]RS15_Open_Thumb[/threecol_one] [threecol_one_last]umbrella3[/threecol_one_last]   [threecol_one]Filson Cover Cloth Umbrella: $108 (http://bit.ly/1OruIvj)[/threecol_one] [threecol_one]Francesco Maglia Handmade Travel Umbrella: $265 (http://bit.ly/umbrella4)[/threecol_one] [threecol_one_last]Mario Talarico Congo Drawn Striped Umbrella: $300-$600 (http://bit.ly/1jVW5T3)[/threecol_one_last] [threecol_one]UL00070_OLIVE[/threecol_one] [threecol_one]mfm-travel-maglia-francesco-handmade-umbrella-travel-umbrella-1[/threecol_one] [threecol_one_last]big_27dd08c053ed05fef3ab66253bfc1e88[/threecol_one_last]

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