The umbrella is part of the British gentleman's DNA. Just like bowler hats and London fog, the black umbrella is synonymous with this fantasy of the Englishman walking across London Bridge to work in the city.
While the bowler hat has been retired and the London fog gone, it still rains -sometimes - and nothing works better than a quality umbrella to keep you dry. As a major accessory in the forthcoming AW 12 collections, Burberry Prorsum sent out nearly every model with one, the umbrella is something to buy now.
TheChicGeek says - Take a trip to James Smith & Sons on New Oxford Street to experience a shop that hasn't changed since Victorian times with a great selection of animal topped umbrellas. Spend more and it will last longer.
Left - The end of the Burberry Prorsum AW 12 Show
Below - James Smith & Sons - Whangee Cane Crook - £75
Swaine Adeney Brigg - Golfing Umbrella - £99
Marks & Spencer - Automatic Open Wooden Crook Handle Umbrella - £15
London Undercover - British Woodland Camouflage Umbrella - £115
Gucci - Short Umbrella - £265
Oliver Sweeney - Hemery Black Umbrella - £75
Burberry - Exploded Check Walking Umbrella - £195
Topman - Black Umbrella - £14
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