To give you some background; I had been looking for a particular name brand (Brigg) umbrella which is both classy and sturdy. After doing several Google searches I came upon the following website.
In choosing a model I worked with Chris Moore of English Hall to get what I wanted. He answered all my questions and recommended the standard size (they come in a few different sizes based on your height). For those members that do not know about Brigg umbrellas, they are one of the finest if not THE finest made umbrellas on the market today. It is also one of the few things today that are NOT made in China! The umbrellas are made entirely by hand by crafted processionals in England. The history of Brigg is quite extraordinary for those interested in reading about them.
Now, getting back to Chris and why I enjoyed dealing with him. The umbrella I had wanted was not available at the time and he worked with me to find a suitable replacement and I really appreciated his efforts contacting me just about every other day and giving me updates and letting me know what was going on every step of the way. Well, needless to say I finally got my umbrella and I am very satisfied with it. Chris was also kind enough to send me samples of both the Crown and Floris line of men’s colognes.
I should also add that English Hall is a purveyor of Truefitt and Hill products but I have since discovered that unfortunately they cannot be sent to North America for whatever reason. Hopefully Chris can address this as I do not know why. Anyways, I told Chris about the group and he was very eager to sign up and will be doing so today. He plans on using the screen name is “Chriseng” and hopefully he will be contributing and offering his insights in the next day or so.