As with any piece of fabric, the regularity of the seams here also gives us an indication of the quality. On the bottom, the edges of the canvas must be reinforced to prevent it from fraying.
If you have the possibility, open and close your umbrella several times to test the “fluidity” of its mechanism. But not indoors, it brings bad luck!
On the style side, there is no universal rule.
You can’t go wrong with a navy blue, black, dark green model …
Why not also go for clear colors, all as easy, which change the usual shades?
That said, the umbrella remains an accessory: we can therefore afford a little fantasy . More and more efforts are being made on the design of the canvas, playing on the nuances and patterns.
Piganiol tartan umbrella . The colors are very sober, allowing the motif to remain subtle, while bringing a little “something” to the object.
Foldable umbrellas are not to be outdone. (Fulton) funky umberella
If you want to go further, it can be used to introduce this “unexpected” tip, the little twist that shifts an outfit.
Camouflage Le Flageolet umbrella . In a casual outfit made up of sober pieces, why not!
The canary yellow umbrella completes the dress look well, its shade contrasting with the neutral tones of the rest of the outfit.
THE SHOPPING CORNER
Isotoner : without being phenomenal, the clothing holds up. It is a very correct entry level.
Fulton : the British brand supplies the court of the Queen of England, which is rather reassuring when it comes to clothing. There is no risk taking in the design, despite some patterned models.
Ayrens : dating from the end of the 19th century, the brand was honored with the Entreprise du Patrimoine Vivant label . There is a real plurality in styles, with a range of prices where everyone can find his account.
Le Véritable Cherbourg : inspired by the film by Jacques Demy, the brand offers models made in France, produced with care. However, the range is limited.
Piganiol : another large French factory, it offers hand-made umbrellas in Aurillac since 1884.
Il Marchesato : manufacturer of my famous cobra umbrella, the Italian brand offers precious models in noble materials (crystal details, gold plated …). Just for your viewing pleasure, I invite you to take a look!
THE FINAL WORD…
The umbrella is an accessory with real practical interest.
Depending on your habits and what you prefer, it is up to you to choose the most suitable format between the straight and folding models. Stay vigilant on the quality of the materials and the care of the finishes.
Style wise, you can’t go wrong with a plain and sober model. That said, we can afford a little more fantasy and use it as a way to complete your looks. Manufacturers compete in inventiveness, there are now umbrellas for all tastes.
Now, all you have to do is remember it when you leave in the morning!