Men always look so much more suave and debonair when armed with an umbrella when they’re out and about. Whether it’s on the daily commute, strolling around the countryside or taking in a round of golf, there’s something very sophisticated about seeing a man who has taken the time to accessorise his outfit with an umbrella. Obviously it’s also about staying dry when it’s raining but the man who is there to offer shelter to a stranger at the bus stop is one who will always draw admiring glances.
The absolute gentleman
Formal occasions command Saville Row suits and Italian leather shoes which are just part of the outfit of the man who likes to be seen to be looking his best.
Great style doesn’t have to come with a large price tag though and for an umbrella to accompany the man about town, the perfect choice is the Governor umbrella. In classic black, this walking length brolly looks as if it’s come from the bespoke designers of Italy but in reality has a leatherette handle and gilt ferrule to give it the look of being part of the upper classes at a down to earth cost.
Dedicated follower of fashion
They seek him here, they seek him there as the Kinks sang in 1966 about men who strive to follow trends in the way they look and dress.
For the dedicated fashionista, a designer umbrella really makes the statement that this is someone who knows his labels. For this man, the name to be displaying has to be none other than style setter Jean Paul Gaultier.
The clothing and accessories of Gaultier have been gracing the catwalks since 1976 and he’s now firmly part of the fashion elite. He has also launched a range of umbrellas and one you can buy which is clearly from his house of fashion is the Marius umbrella which has navy and cream stripes. A look which made him famous, this umbrella has an ergonomic handle and even sports the Jean Paul Gaultier logo on the handle. It’s really one to turn heads and one to own by those who want to be admired.
Sunday ramble in the woodlands
For the country gentleman or the casual walker, an umbrella is absolutely essential for wet weather days. It’s important to look the part so along with the walking boots and padded gilet, an umbrella is an essential item to use when unexpected rains begin and to also complement the outfit.
One umbrella which will suit every walker whether weekender or professional is the dark olive green walking umbrella. With sturdy manual opening for the country gent, this umbrella has a classic feel with the addition of a dark wooden handle. With a canopy which resembles an aged traditional tweed, this is a great housewarming gift for anyone setting up home away from the hurly burly of the city to help them find their way around their new setting.
Next time you need to buy a gift for the man who has everything, choose an umbrella. There are ones to suit every lifestyle and hobby and whether it’s for work or play you can find a great number of different designs which he can take out with him wherever he goes.