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July 20, 2006

The Travel Umbrella

Filed under: Men's Fashion — Izzy @ 12:42 am

Having been travelling a lot lately, Izzy has been frustrated that only a diminutive compact umbrella can fit in his luggage.  (As much as he would like to, he alas doesn’t travel with steamer trunks.) Accordingly, he was very pleased to discover this ingenious travel umbrella from Brigg, the venerable purveyors of umbrellas to British royalty.

Brigg travel umbrella

He was less pleased to discover that this Malacca beauty costs $495 at Ben Silver, or that the “humble” maple version still goes for $375.

There’s a fortune waiting to made for someone who can cheaply knock off manufacture this sort of design.

1 Comment

  1. Izzy, have you tried a Tumi umbrella? Unlike other compact umbrellas I’ve tried, it hasn’t fallen apart after two or three uses. It re-furls with the touch of a button, and it sells for $75.

    Let me say that I like your blog very much. I think you give the Manolo a run for his money!

    Comment by Lori — July 20, 2006 @ 1:05 pm

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