Prime Minister’s Umbrella
One rule every man (and woman) should follow, is carrying a proper umbrella. Now, I’m no umbrella expert, but I do know that with most things, you get what you pay for and a proper umbrella is no exception. I’m not saying nor endorse dropping $500 on an Hermes umbrella because 1. it’s Hermes or 2. spending a lot means you’re getting the best product out there. A quality umbrella that doesn’t look like you’re heading to the golf course shouldn’t break the bank, and in the end spending a little more will save you countless trips and money spent on those plastic pieces of garbage from the bodega.
With no surprise, Orvis offers up a solid piece of head covering that not only keeps you dry, but looks good in action. Encompassing the two most important characteristics, material and construction, The Prime Minister’s Umbrella (great name) has a solid wood handle and a waxed cotton covering, all held together with a reinforced frame that opens and closes with ease. According to Orvis it’s “strong enough to withstand the wind and the blitzkrieg.” Of course there are plenty of alternatives, (see: Lipponcott at $325 or Burberry at $250 ), but with Orvis’ coming in at $89 you’ll have a tough time finding something better for a similar price.