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Hanway Classic Mens Umbrella

We've ensured our handmade classic mens umbrellas are as similar to our solid sticks as possible. Their handles are made from the same beautiful natural maple, but their shafts are made from reinforced steel, which makes them lighter to carry.

The Hanway Classic mens umbrella is fitted with a lightweight black canopy and all the features you'd have found on products our crafters were making over 100 years ago, including hand stitched inside and outside rosettes and a mother of pearl furling button.

These features are crafted in contrasting white to add a contemporary twist to this centuries old design.

It is named after the famous philanthropist Dr Jonas Hanway, who introduced the umbrella to England in 1750 having seen them on his travels to Portugal.

He endured 30 years of ridicule carrying his umbrella around London until his persistence finally won over a skeptical public. Dr Hanway went on to found the Marine Society and Magdalen Hospital and is commemorated by a memorial in Westminster Abbey.


  • Handle: Sustainably sourced polished Maplewood (Acer opalus)
  • Frame and shaft: 64cm / 25 inches 8 rib Grade A Steel frame and steel shaft
  • Canopy: Finest 2oz polyester with an overall diameter of 104.5cm / 41 inches
  • Ferrule: Hand turned
  • Stitching: 120g waterproofed polyester thread
  • Furling button: Engraved 20 ligne natural mother of pearl shell button
  • Caps and rosettes: Hand stitched traditional caps and rosettes made from same high quality canopy material
  • Length: Overall length from top of crook curve to tip of ferrule is 91cm / 35.8 inches
  • Weight: 510g / 18.0oz
  • UK shipping: Please allow 5 working days for us to make and deliver this item within the UK
  • International shipping: Please allow 10 working days for us to make and deliver this item internationally

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Hanway Classic Mens Umbrella

Full length walking mens umbrella with solid Maplewood handle, polished nickel tip cup, black canopy and white contrast traditional features

£150.00

10 Years


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