We are proud to unveil our forthcoming collaboration with iconic British outerwear company Baracuta.
Drawing from the Manchester company’s rich rain protection heritage, the inspiration for the umbrella comes from both the seminal G9 leisure jacket and the iconic G10 single-breasted raincoat.
The former has a long history with both Hollywood A-listers and Ivy-League university students, along with British post-war youth tribes from rockabillies to mods, skinheads to punks whilst the longer G10 raincoat is remastered from their rainwear archive and crafted to protect the wearer from inclement weather.
Both the G9 jacket and G10 raincoat feature the brand’s signature “umbrella” back vent which conducts rain away efficiently. As a nod to both garments waterproof character, and the curved yoke evocative of an umbrella canopy it made perfect sense for London Undercover to pay back the favour almost 80 years on. The waterproof exterior and trademark Fraser tartan lining are all present, along with the instantly recognisable woven tags. The umbrella will be part of LU’s 2016 classics range and will feature the same 100% recycled PET plastic canopies, 75% recycled aluminium frames and laser-etched maple shafts.
On sale 26th August. Priced £75. Buy Online HERE and in store at London Undercover 20 Hanbury St, London E1 & Baracuta London Store at 14a Newburgh St, London W1.
Fei Wang aka Slowboy has a wholly distinctive yet familiar style. His work takes onboard a lineage from the playfulness of Herge’s Tintin, the meticulous detail and paper doll flatness of Kazuo Hozumi’s iconic Ivy Boy and all the way back to the gentle exaggeration of Leslie Ward (aka Spy’s) caricatures for Vanity Fair, all the while adding a finishing touch of modernity alongside the classicism. Overall, there was a sense of style, substance and fun which felt simpatico to London Undercover’s design ethos.
When we suggested to Fei that he might like to create a series of portraits based on the broad range of our brand’s customers, he grasped the essence of the project immediately delivering a set of whimsical portrayals showcasing our brollies in the hands of our punters in different locations. From a dressed down weekend at the seaside to the dandified gentleman enjoying an evening in Soho, the pictures are full of his trademark attention to detail and lightheartedness.
We felt they were so successful, that we have printed a series of numbered, limited edition gilcee prints which are available to Buy Online or in store at 20 Hanbury St, Spitalfields, London E1.
Inspired by French field workers’ indigo-dyed brollies from the early 20th century, our D-LUX Umbrellas feature a specialised cotton based denim twill canvas which has been created to offer the same waterproof defence one would expect from a conventional umbrella canopy. Available in Navy, Blue-Grey & French Blue Denim Varieties on a Solid Hickory Wood Stick. All Umbrellas also have the option to be personalised with up to 5 initials in Gold Foil on the Leather Strap. All Umbrellas are Made in London, England and Available Online & In Store [ London Undercover, 20 Hanbury St, Spitalfields, London E1 6QR ] Now for £185.
The first drop of Our Multi-CG Umbrellas are out today. Each Umbrella is Hand-Made in England and each Multi-Coloured Handle is Hand-Moulded from Recycled Plastic. This means every single umbrella is completely unique.
Attached to our 24″ City Gent Steel Frame, the umbrella comprises of a Beech Wood Shaft and a Polyester Canopy. Available NOW Online & In Store. £145
Black Multi-CG: Buy Here
Dark Navy Multi-CG: Buy Here
We have taken over the window at the Belgraves Hotel in Knightsbridge.
The ‘April Showers’ installation is based on the contrasting weather we experience at this time of year. As warmer air starts to build, the jet stream moves towards the UK bringing in strong winds and rain across from the Atlantic. These big temperature contrasts from the ground up, makes the air incredibly unstable. The bigger the contrast in pressure, temperature and humidity (the 3 main drivers), the more dramatic the weather. The result? Classic April Showers.
The window reflects the science of April Showers with 3 contrasting shapes of well-suited city gentlemen. Tailored in Tweed, Pinstripe & Herringbone with distinctly different body types. All 3 characters go about their day in the same way but all have their own style, taste & behaviour. The window will be on display for the duration of April.
We’ve made these rather fetching umbrellas for Richard James. Available in 2 options, the Green & Orange Faze prints are stitched to our signature Maple Solid Stick and Steel Frame.
Both Umbrellas are available exclusively online and in store through Richard James, Savile Row.
Images © Richard James
We have launched a Personalisation Service with our new range of City Lux Umbrellas, with the option of Monogramming up to 4 initials on the special Leather Fastener.
Available in Navy, Khaki, Red & Yellow, the umbrellas themselves comprise of a thick cotton Canope, Malacca Wood handle, Beech Wood Shaft and heavy duty Steel Frame. The Leather Strap fastens to a Solid Brass clog ball creating a beautifully simple elegant umbrella. The London Undercover City Lux retails at £125.
Initials can be embossed with a choice of Gold, Silver, Black, White or Blind embossing and is done at our flagship store on Hanbury St, Spitalfields, E1. The service will be complimentary until the end of the month (May) with a £25 charge thereafter and can take up to 3 working days.
Umbrella Personalisation is also available for Online customers. Please email shop[at]londonundercover.co.uk with your request and we will get back to you right away.
We’re hosting a sample sale in store at our Hanbury St shop. This Friday & Saturday. 11am-6pm.
20 Hanbury St / Spitalfields / London E1 6QR – Nearest Stations: Shoreditch High St / Liverpool St