There is something about carrying a $3.99 umbrella that you bought from a "corner entrepreneur" that is rather disheartening, isn't there? The worry is that you will lose your umbrella so you don't invest in it leaving you with a damp construct of nylon, aluminum and molded plastic permeating your soul with thoughts of mass suicide.
The rule with umbrellas (and sunglasses too) is that if you spend too much money on them, then you are likely to remember them. So instead of being falling into the background of black umbrella-toys, consider standing out with camouflage. (Ha!) Polished maple and an industrial framework will help you remember this $204 beauty whether it be in the back of a cab or under your seat at Northern Spy. It's made in London, and you know how it rains there so it must work, right? Buy yours!