Star

The London Underground Animal Head Umbrellas are Intriguing

By: Vivian Lau - Published: Jul 12, 2012 • References: londonundercover and selectism
The London Underground animal head umbrellas instantly upgrade you to posh status, as the old-fashion accessory gives the mass-manufactured lifestyle staple some personality.

Umbrellas can be painfully boring in style and color—which is understandable, given the wear and tear it subscribes to. However, you can tell a lot about a person who chooses to carry a tartan parasol with a beautifully detailed animal handle. The sophistication that comes with these fox, eagle, duck, dog or rabbit shafts are underscored by the accompanying leather strap. The image of casually strolling with a handsome walking stick on a cloudy day before swinging it quickly overhead (showing off the checkered cloth) at the first drop of rain, leaves quite an impression.

And if this umbrella just seems a little too suave for you, perhaps it would make a good birthday gift for your grandfather?