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Hanway Solid Mens Umbrella

Our handmade solid sticks are the gold standard of mens umbrellas, marking their carriers with the hallmark of classic style and good taste. They're exceptionally strong and lovingly polished to accentuate the beauty of the single piece of solid natural maplewood.

The Hanway Solid 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 and shaft: Single piece of sustainably sourced Italian Maplewood (Acer opalus) with diameter of 16mm / 5/8 inch
  • Frame: 8 rib Grade A Steel frame
  • Canopy: Finest 2oz polyester with an overall diameter of 106cm / 41.7 inches
  • Ferrule: Hand turned
  • Stitching: 25 tex 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
  • Outer case: Matching outer case made from canopy material with furling button closure and ring
  • Length: Overall length from top of crook curve to tip of ferrule is approx. 91cm / 35.8 inches
  • Weight: 600g / 21.2oz
  • 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 Solid Mens Umbrella

Solid stick mens umbrella handmade from a single piece of Maplewood, with a black canopy and white contrast traditional features

£280.00

10 Years


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