A solid stick umbrella represents the epitome of fine umbrella making. It is handmade with one sturdy, continuous piece of Chestnut wood which forms the handle and shaft. The chestnut wood is German grown, shaped and bent. After which the shaft is worked by hand before the umbrella frame is assembled onto it. Each piece of wood is unique with its own inherent beauty in terms grain pattern, gradation and thickness.
The rosette is beautifully hand sewn on the slider or runner. Other hand sewn details are also evident on the umbrella. Finally, we chose polyester canopy (over poly/cotton) because its quicker drying and slimmer when rolled. Each solid stick umbrella takes about an hour to complete.
So stay dry in style and never be caught in the showers (or sun) again. And with the right aftercare, your investment will give you years of faithful service.
With over 200 years of heritage, James Ince & Sons (or Ince Umbrellas) has been making umbrellas since 1805 and its the longest establish umbrella manufacturer in the UK. All umbrellas are cut, made and finished by hand.