Pickett take luxury extremely seriously, and if your ideal umbrella is one that's completely unique, these guys should be your first stop. The fetching wooden shaft umbrella (from £295), is just a starting point for negotiations. For around 30 per cent more, you can have an umbrella run up using your own fabric, to match an outfit, or print a picture on the inside or outside of the canopy.
Want a contrasting colour on the inside of your umbrella? Done. Want piping round the edges, or an extra-long handle? Sure thing. Want an umbrella with a pencil concealed in its crook, so you can mark your race card with ease? No problem.
And you can kiss goodbye to risking your eyesight when a gust of wind blows your brolly inside out. These handsome beasts have been wind tunnel-tested to withstand speeds of 27mph.
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