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Designer Umbrellas: Keeping Dry When it Rains

We’ve all had those days. The day when you leave in the morning, then bad weather arrives, and, you notice that you don’t have an umbrella. Now, you’re getting yourself, and, your clothes soaked.

That’s why there’s no shame in having a quality, designer umbrella, and we’re not talking about a cheap umbrella that blows relentlessly in the wind, a bulky golf umbrella, or those campy and ridiculous umbrellas from a guy on the street. We’re talking about fashionable umbrellas for gentleman.

It’s said that Victorian English gentlemen are to have originated the trend of always having an umbrella. They carried “brollies” daily, rain or shine, but never opened them. Today, you can carry on that tradition, whether for style or necessity.

After-all, umbrellas are one of the most overlooked, but essential, accessories that you should invest in, just like a suit or watch. Not only can they be fashionable, but, will also protect you and your other investments from the elements.

With that inĀ  mind, here are nine designers to find an umbrella to keep you dry, and stylish.

Barneys New York

The luxury department store originally based in New York now has several stores across the U.S., where you can find one of their fantastic umbrellas to fit your needs.

Brooks Brothers

Brooks Brothers may be known for their clothing, but, they also have umbrellas to accessorize your suit.

Burberry

This British luxury fashion house also has its own line of designer umbrellas.

Faconnable

Faconnable is an international high-end men’s and women’s tailor, which was founded in Nice, France, by Jean Goldberg in 1950. If you’re fortunate enough, you can pick up one their quality umbrellas.

Louis Vuitton

This French fashion house was founded in 1854, and has since become one of the world’s leading international fashion houses. Naturally, they’re in the umbrella business as well.

Pasotti Ombrelli

Based in Milan, Italy, Pasotti Ombrelli has a wonderful and varied collection of umbrellas that are built to withstand the rain and wind. And, they’ve been doing so since 1956.

Paul Smith

British designer Paul Smith has become so well respected that he was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 2000. Having his multistripe signature design on an umbrella would definitely earn you some fashion credibility.

Rain or Shine

Rain or Shine is a store in New York City, who just so happens to have the most extensive selection of umbrellas in the Big Apple. This is a great place to start shopping for a quality, designer umbrella.

Swaine Adeney Brigg

Swaine Adeney Brigg is one of London’s most celebrated makers of equestrian & leather goods, and, have been in business since 1750. Their collection of Brigg umbrellas is an essential for any gentleman.

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