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Article: A high-quality umbrella is a stylish accessory

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A high-quality umbrella is a stylish accessory

A high-quality umbrella is definitely a smart dresser's choice. In Finland's weather, a good umbrella will surely be useful almost all year round. So it's worth investing in a quality umbrella, as this accessory is used for several weeks each year. How nice it is to head out into rainy weather when you have a fine umbrella that you gladly take along. 

High-quality and meticulous craftsmanship makes this important and traditional utility item a long-lasting aid as well as a good-looking and stylish accessory. Why waste time, money, and nerves by getting a new umbrella every year or, in the worst case, several times a year when you can choose a truly strong and weather-resistant umbrella that will stay with you for years, possibly even throughout your life. 

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From parasol to rain protection

The long history of umbrellas stretches back thousands of years to Egypt, where the first 'parasols' were made from feathers or lotus leaves to protect the nobility from the sun. The umbrella for gloomy weather thus originated from the need to shield oneself from the scorching sun.

The first parasols that somewhat more closely resembled today's umbrellas have been found in ancient China, where servants protected rulers from the scorching sun with silk canopies whose frames were often carved from sandalwood. Only royal families had enough wealth and power to use umbrellas made from valuable and fine materials like silk or leather, while the common people used paper versions.

Umbrellas arrived in Europe only in the 1500s after influences from China, and even then they were used only by noblewomen. Later, in the mid-1700s, through the example of Jonas Hanway, the umbrella took on its current form and began to be used more widely by men as well. After this, a few umbrella manufacturers appeared in England, some of which are still operating today. To mention a couple of manufacturers: Ince Umbrellas, founded in 1805 and the oldest umbrella manufacturer in Britain (whose umbrellas you can find in Saarnin's boutique selection), and James Smith & Sons, which entered the market in 1830 and operates in London.

In 1852, Samuel Fox invented the use of a lightweight metal frame for umbrellas, which was already familiar from women's corsets at that time. This completely replaced the previously used very heavy and expensive whalebone in umbrellas. And thus, a new model and structure of umbrellas was born, which we still use today.

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How can you recognize a high-quality umbrella?

A high-quality umbrella is recognized by a long-standing and experienced manufacturer, meticulous craftsmanship, and of course, quality and durable materials.

A strong and sturdy-feeling shaft that provides a good and firm grip is an important part of a high-quality umbrella. A metal shaft is lightweight to carry and offers a bit of flexibility, while a wooden shaft is slightly heavier but very robust. In a high-quality umbrella, the canopy stays firmly open and has a solid structure.

There are also differences in shade fabrics. Typically, the polyester used in shades withstands moisture well and repels water; it is lightweight and stays neat for a long time even with heavy use. On the other hand, cotton-polyester blend shade fabric is slightly thicker and even more durable, being very sturdy and long-lasting, and it does not flip over even in strong winds.

Handcrafted umbrellas are made to be durable; thought, time, and effort have been put into their design and assembly, which even a passerby can notice. A high-quality umbrella also requires careful maintenance. Always remember to dry the umbrella open so that the fabric can dry from all sides.

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An umbrella to match your style and needs

It is always a good idea to choose an umbrella that suits your style and needs. There are many differences and options in the size, shape, and materials of umbrellas, as well as, of course, in patterns and colors. 

A black umbrella is an absolutely functional and timeless classic, which in all its simplicity is a truly stylish part of dressing and suits anyone, regardless of the situation. However, if you are looking for something a bit more personal and colorful, choose for yourself, for example, a blue, green, or even a checkered umbrella. For instance, an umbrella with a checkered pattern originating from Scotland adds the final touch to a gentleman's style even on those worse weather days.

The metal-handled, foldable umbrella works excellently for those who are busy and always on the go. The foldable umbrella takes up little space and is easy to pack for every trip. This umbrella is an excellent choice when practicality is important.  

Under the long and wooden-handled umbrella, two people can easily find shelter from the rain if needed. The wooden handle definitely adds the final touch of style and dignity to the umbrella's appearance. 

The design of the shade can be classic, and the understated elegance will certainly work year after year and never go out of style. 

Tip for neat storage:
Grab the umbrella from the top and rotate it in your hands downward towards the bottom edge of the umbrella so that the fabric folds correctly. This way, you will get the umbrella rolled up tightly and neatly. kestävä sateenvarjo

INCE Umbrellas - The oldest umbrella manufacturer in Britain

The shadows of the boutique are the handiwork of Ince Umbrella and they are unparalleled. Ince Umbrellas has been operating for six generations since 1805. A small family business in England that has produced the highest quality craftsmanship. Their special expertise lies in top-quality umbrellas, which are made with respect for tradition, perfect care, and craftsmanship in East London.

Ince Umbrellas proudly holds the title of England's oldest umbrella manufacturer, continuously developing their products and bringing increasingly stylish umbrellas to the market.

With over 215 years of experience, the ethical Ince Umbrellas manufactures its products from carefully considered materials, favoring local production. The best possible materials ensure the durability and comfort of the umbrellas. Materials are sourced from nearby areas, ensuring and promoting a sustainable supply chain.

Ince Umbrellas has provided customers around the world with protection from winds and storms for over 200 years, crafting strong and stylish gentlemen's umbrellas that one can proudly own. Confident in their product, Ince promises a lifetime guarantee against manufacturing defects to their customers. 

At the boutique, you'll find stunning high-quality umbrellas from Ince Umbrella to perfectly match every style and situation. A black metal or wooden-handled umbrella is a timeless classic. A blue or green umbrella adds a touch of color and freshness to your outfit and gloomy weather. An umbrella also serves as a unique accessory. Explore the boutique's wide and high-quality selection of Ince umbrellas.

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