Last year Jamie Milestone (of London Undercover) and I first collaborated on a Black Watch plaid and orange cashmere scarf a scheme I lauded as “world’s greatest color combination.” Well, we didn’t have any intention at stopping at a simple scarf. So this year we got together and made up another collab, but one closer to London Undercover’s roots. We took the same wonderful color combo and made a limited edition London Undercover x ACL & Co. umbrella. Along the way, we’ve basically discovered that everything looks better in Black Watch and orange, this not being the exception.
More info from Mr. Milestone about our newest collaboration:
When we both met in Paris to discuss the project, we pointed out that it was in fact, our French cousins who first turned the modern Parasol into a waterproof rain umbrella. It very quickly crossed the pond and took off in London… much to the dismay of local coachmen who were doing very nicely transporting locals around in the rain. It felt fitting that we develop the umbrella in one of the oldest factories in France
The gentleman’s umbrella is hand crafted from a single piece of polished Maple wood with A Continuous handle & shaft and silver Ferrule tip. The industrial heavy-duty framework is built to last with a metal runner with protective ACL Orange fabric. The canopy is made with a waterproof Black Watch poly fabric which accommodates a bright orange interior. Complete with a special London Undercover & ACL & Co. collaboration label.