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  • chetsteadman
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    http://www.londonundercover.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/011.jpg


    This one is actually really cool. I wouldn't spend nearly 165 pounds on it, but I certainly wouldn't kick it out of bed.

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  • mixto
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    I dig that plaid umbrella, but not the price. There isn't much rain in my hood to justify a new umbrella, but if it was I'd ditch my boring compact black umbrella for a more lively color.

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  • AJ25
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    @ Jessy


    That is EXACTLY the look I am going for.


    I kid of course

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  • Cannon
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    Classic umbrellas forever.


    I don't even like orange.

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  • jessy_diamond
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    And don't forget your go-to-hell rain boots to go with your umbrella.


    http://26.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m3...gjzko1_500.jpg

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  • hornsup84
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    @thmage -- I was waiting for someone to make that comment, nice

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  • AJ25
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    @ BrownCow


    Some other top umbrella companies are London Fog, Leighton, and GustBuster.


    Here are some from ShedRain (another decent company) in the $20 - $30 range with some decent different but not crazy colors.


    http://www.amazon.com/ShedRain-WalkS...5&sr=1-1-fkmr0

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  • thmage
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    Lol, what's an umbrella? :P

    But I would consider it. Who knows, maybe the love of your life will find you because of your orange umbrella. (anyone?)

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  • alan
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    @BrownCow: How's this for colorful? >:-)


    http://www.amazon.com/Frankford-Mult.../dp/B0032OB5C8

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  • BrownCow
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    Anyone have any good ideas on what brands sell long stick umbrellas with a cool color like that, but at a reasonable price? I know Joe likes the Totes umbrella from Macy's, but like the OP, I was hopping for something a little more cheerful than plain black, but don't want to pay through the nose.

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  • hornsup84
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    Not sure where you are, but I'd say go for it if you like the look. Here in NY you get all sorts of umbrellas held by all sorts of people (mix and match -- not all business persons use black and not all fashionistas/hipsters/etc do crazy stuff). YMMV on how many looks you get per your locale, but screw it.

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  • AJ25
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    Very true. Definitely always a struggle determining how much you are paying for quality, how much for style, and how much for brand name. Have never owned a Davek umbrella but have always heard good things and their unconditional lifetime guaranty gives a little extra reassurance for an item that seems to be so prone to destruction.


    Exactly. Just because it is raining out doesn't mean we all have to look like we are going to a funeral. Is an orange umbrella or other colorful umbrella too over the top or is it a potential way to spice things up a bit and set yourself apart from everyone else?

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  • hornsup84
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    I agree with it not being cost-effective, but I do feel as though if you're going to rock something so loud, typically I'd go for something of good quality as people will focus on the item. Of course quality doesn't always mean brand/price, but good luck convincing the general public otherwise. Further, you don't have to fit in or get the approval of the public, but then again you did ask us whether we thought it was too much.

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  • AJ25
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    @ Alan


    Those were more for examples. A simple search on amazon pulls up many options in the more affordable $10 - $20 range.


    http://www.amazon.com/Rainkist-Star-Automatic-Folding-Umbrella-Orange/dp/B0043YYH9E/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1336083653&sr=8-1


    I am with you in that I don't see many of the "Dappered" crowd dropping that kind of change on an umbrella.

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  • hornsup84
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    A ton of orange is intense, more power to ya if you can pull it off.


    On a side note, as you've linked to the brand, I have a Davek (all black, in the solo size) and I love it. I used to lose umbrellas every other time it rained, but I've held onto my Davek (prob bc it cost so much) for a couple years now. That and it's great against some of the wind tunnels you get on certain streets here in NYC.

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