Five of the Best Umbrella's


He was so benevolent, so merciful a man that, in his mistaken passion, he would have held an umbrella over a duck in a shower of rain.


- Douglas William Jerrold



An umbrella or parasol is a folding canopy supported by wooden or metal ribs, which is mounted on a wooden, metal or plastic pole. It is designed to protect a person against rain or sunlight. The word "umbrella" typically refers to a device used for protection from rain. The word parasol usually refers to an item designed to protect from the sun. Often the difference is the material used for the canopy; some parasols are not waterproof. Umbrella canopies may be made of fabric or flexible plastic.


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1.Fulton: Founded in 1956 by engineer and inventor Arnold Fulton in a small factory in London. I personally own a Futon Huntsman umbrella and it was the first umbrella I bought, of great value. Living in Docklands a harbour of Melbourne, Victoria here in Australia it can be extremely windy and cheap umbrellas don't last. The double bracing on the Huntsman means I just need strong legs to hold myself upright in the wind and rain!


 

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2.Pasotti: Also founded in 1956 but in Italy Pasotti is the second umbrella I own and definitely my favorite. With its full wooden handle and body, plus the amazing colours and patterns they come in. Also not to be fooled by any novelty this is a strong umbrella. Not to mention the over the top handles featuring Swarovski crystals too.



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3.London Undercover: Established in 2008 by Jamie Milestone, I love these umbrellas because they aren’t made just for their common purpose, they are made to be an accessory too. With a list of collaborations there is Nothing plane and not just for Jane.



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4.Maglia Francesco: Founded in 1854 and one of the oldest umbrella maker still around. These umbrellas take it to a next level, all completely bespoke and made by hand from the best materials possible without taking it’s purposefulness away. Yes, comes with a high price tag but worth it.



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5.Mario Talarico: Since 1860, Mario has been making one of a kind umbrellas for clients. Handmade like Maglia’s and also out of Italy the difference between the two is the uniqueness of Mario’s. Why are they so unique? Every umbrella is made to order in Mario’s original workshop, to order you have to go in store to design your umbrella. Just like a suit or shoe, you can also get a custom umbrella too.