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It’s Raining, Men!

In Fashion on February 5, 2009 at 5:36 pm

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Finally, we have a genuine winter day on our hands here in Los Angeles, complete with gray skies and buckets of rain. A collection of various umbrellas has found its seldom-used way into my arsenal, but what I really want when I grow up is a made-to-measure James Smith & Sons umbrella, specifically a Gentleman’s Solid Stick umbrella with a polished oak handle and silver lapband. They are so elegant and simple. The designs fall into two basic categories: city or country. And yes, this London institution on New Oxford Street also offers ladies umbrellas, but the men’s sticks are far better. Isn’t that always the way…

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  1. Love your site! It’s so neat! And great content too! Just asking, do you have a PO Box snail mail address so I can send you a token from a new fan? Thanks!

  2. Hi I have a James Smith Barked Cherrywood gentleman’s umbrella, it has a goldplated band and at least 30 years of history if you are interested in buying it I would be happy to part with it to someone who would enjoy it. The price would be £75 a bargain I have to admit.

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