Ghurka, the leather goods company with a British colonial flair founded by designer Marley Hodgson in 1975 that recently relaunched with a cool new NYC flagship store, has come out with their take on the gentleman’s umbrella.
Named after the Brigade of Gurkhas, the famed British army regiment made up of fierce Nepalese soldiers, the bags and other travel essentials are designed to appeal to the “quiet confidence and adventurous spirit” of Marley’s original customers.
(See our stopover at Ghurka in a 1988 Ferrari here.)
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Forget those flimsy items suitable only for leaving behind in restaurants: the Ghurka brolly is crafted with a solid wood core, a leather-wrapped and hand-stitched handle, and the signature leather post-and-tab closure you find on the most iconic Ghurka bags.
It comes in all of the brand’s original and traditional leather/twill combinations—khaki, walnut, chestnut and black—so it will look suitable when strapped to your classic Express bag.
We can’t have any clashing, old chap…
- Posted September 21, 2012
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