Monday, June 2, 2008

James Smith & Sons-London Umbrellas

all the umbrellas in London couldn't stop this rain
and all the dope in new york couldn't kill this pain
and all the money in Tokyo couldn't make me stay
all the umbrellas in London couldn't stop this rain
-The Magnetic Fields

James Smith & Sons has been around since 1830, making one of those places in London where you can step back in time. They have umbrellas, seat sticks, walking sticks, and a number of accessories for your umbrella needs.

Among their better items are the James Smith & Sons Limited Editions-custom umbrellas in the 500 pound range. These umbrellas have handles made of Ebony, Rosewood, Snakewood, and Violetwood. Ok, I've never heard of snakewood or violetwood, but it sounds interesting, doesn't it?

On the Walking Stick front there are a couple of cool looking sticks with carved animal heads-a wild boar and a duck. Or find an umbrella cleverly disguised as a walking stick for those London strolls. There are also rams horn walking sticks and buffalo horn crooks. Hiking staffs are ready to help with a walk in the country or doing battle with Evil Wizards.

James Smith & Sons has been providing London with all kinds of umbrellas, gents umbrellas, ladies umbrellas, sun umbrellas, and folding umbrellas. Lots of wooden umbrellas all around. There is something about a wood umbrella-something more traditional. An umbrella with a handle in the shape of Sherlock Holmes' head will set you back a mere £65.00.

They even have a nice frilly ladies parasol which looks cute enough for Eliza Dolittle to take it to the races. Lots of umbrellas in My Fair Lady, what with that opening scene in the London rain and all. Those were fashion umbrellas, eh?

Of course, if you just want a brolly to keep the London rain off, you can find one of those anywhere. James Smith & Sons is for looking at umbrellas as much as it is for buying them. Just remember, you can never have too many umbrellas.

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