Dry and Mighty: Making the Case for a High-end Umbrella

April 3, 2015 7:05 PM

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Dry and Mighty: Making the Case for a High-end Umbrella

In a country with a culture of disposable umbrellas, an Englishman in New York claims the high ground

WHEN I ARRIVED in New York in 1997, one of the many notable new experiences was the miraculous appearance of the $4 umbrella vendor after the first few drops of rain. In theory, you’d buy one for the trip home. In reality, it would blow inside-out within seconds and you’d get drenched trying to stuf...

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