Thomas Fox started selling umbrellas in London in 1868. And although he might be long gone, his umbrellas are still going strong, with much in common with those original designs – and with the same quality.
And hanging around the top of the range is this Fox RS2 solid umbrella. This solid, bark chestnut umbrella is made from one continuous piece of wood – which makes it as strong as a walking stick. It has a 25-inch frame, is 36 -inches in height and opens to a 50-inch diameter.
Available with a dark green nylon cover, the RS2 retails for £139.99. if that’s a bit rich, other quality Fox umbrellas are available for half the price.