We are now offering an Engraving Service on all our Telescopic & City Gent Umbrellas for an additional £25.
We will engrave up to 5 initials on the Tip Cup of your Umbrella in the London Undercover typeface. There is also the option to add your Telephone Number to the reverse for an additional £20 [for easy contact should you misplace your umbrella].
Simply Click the ‘Engrave’ Option at Check Out and follow the instructions.
Please Note: We aim to Engrave all Orders immediately but this service can add up to 2 days to your delivery time. Engraving is not currently available on umbrellas without Tip Cups.
Until the end of May you will be able to visit the London Undercover April Showers Pop Up at Selfridges [Oxford St] where we are currently showcasing our 2017 Collection.
You can find us on the Lower Ground Floor within the Travel & Luggage Department.
Selfridges / 400 Oxford St, Marylebone, London W1A 1AB / +44 (0)800 123400
There is little more quintessentially English than the April Shower. Even Chaucer makes reference to the peculiarity in The Canterbury Tales back in the 14th Century, but it is doubtful he would have known the scientific cause of the phenomenon. With Spring comes the northward movement of the ‘jet stream’; the winds at high altitude slowing down and speeding up over the Atlantic, ready to drop rain, sleet and snow over the first land mass they encounter. What started as a beautiful springtide day can be transformed in minutes into a blustery, wet washout of biblical proportion.
Here at London Undercover we prescribe preparedness; not as a cure, but as a precaution. Our stylish Telescopic Umbrellas can be fished out of bags and overhead in seconds, the collars of our ‘Hanbury’ Raincoats popped up against the elements. In particularly squall-like conditions, simply flip up the waxed cotton hood on our forthcoming ‘Dray’ zipped parka for instant relief from the glorious unpredictability of the British climate.
Our Hanbury Raincoat is now back in stock in 5 new colours in time for Spring.
Hand Made in London, England, the Mid-Lenth British Raincoat consists of Showerproof Cotton Twill, Oxford Umbrella Fabric Lining, Genuine Horn Buttons, an Outer Chest Pocket and 2 Internal Pockets.
Available now Online & In Store. £290. BUY NOW
We are very pleased to announce our collaborative range with the iconic Mr Men.
First introduced 45 years ago by Roger Hargreaves, the titular Misters have delighted generations, making an indelible mark on adults and children alike. Misterland is a country inhabited by larger-than-life personalities at once quintessentially British and universally welcoming.
Inspired by everything from the oversized brogues & aristocratic headwear through to the colourful houses and bold backgrounds, we have created a selection of traditional men’s accessories including umbrellas, ties, pockets and hats that reflect this air of lightheartedness & fun. Building a capsule collection that is both stylish, practical and proudly handmade in England.
Umbrellas from £115 / Silk Ties £65 / Silk Pocket Squares £35 / Fur Felt Trilby £150.
Available Online & In Store at London Undercover, 20 Hanbury St, Spitalfields, London E1 6QR
Billionaire Boys Club was established in 2005 by Pharrell Williams [of The Neptunes & N.E.R.D fame] & Nigo [Founder of A Bathing Ape]. The infamous ‘Starfield’ pattern (originally created by Japanese Designer SK8THING) was an obvious choice for our collaboration.
The end result is an incredibly striking piece with a Dark Navy Exterior and Starfield Interior on our much-loved City Gent Umbrella. Hand Made in London, England, the Umbrella also features BBC’s Wealth Mantra etched onto the Tip Cup & BBC logo on one exterior panel.
The London Undercover x Billionaire Boys Club Umbrella launches online on 22nd November 2016 at 11am. It will be available to buy in store at London Undercover Spitalfields & BBC stores in London, New York & Tokyo.
We have joined forces with VANS to produce a special weather-friendly collection of their iconic Sk8-Hi’s as part of the exclusive Vault by Vans range. The four-piece [men and women's] footwear series features premium water-resistant suede, warm orange linings and a heat retention layer [between the sicklier and outsole] to keep feet warm and dry. Each shoe comprises of genuine London Undercover Waterproof Umbrella Fabric which corresponds with an offering of three umbrellas.
A Vans constructed lug outsole takes advantage of over 20 years of snow boot history, infusing timeless style and modern technology into footwear that embraces the cold seasons. The Sk8 Hi MTE Cup LX comes in x2 Camouflage & x2 Optic Checkerboard options.
The Vault by Vans x London Undercover collection retails from £130 / $160 and launches online on 22nd October 2016 at Midnight & in store at London Undercover 20 Hanbury St, London E1 at 11am.
The collection will also be available at select accounts (including the below)…
USA: Blends, Nice Kicks, Sole Classics, Undefeated, Need Supply
Canada: SSENSE, Off The Hook, J2 Sneakerbox, Roden Gray
Europe: End, Footpatrol, Caliroots, Backdoor, Suppa, Vier, Veteran Shop, Titolo
Asia Pacific: Highs and Lows, Billy’s, Juice Shanghai, Vans Lab Store
Learn More about Vault by Vans
View More Images of the London Undercover x Vans Collection
Our Third collaboration with our friends at Carhartt is NOW AVAILABLE. We have released x2 Automatic [Open & Close] Compact Travel Umbrellas. The umbrellas comprise of a Strong 8-Rib Frame, Push Button, Black Wooden Handle with Carhartt Engraving & Paracord Strap.
The Umbrellas are available in store at all Carhartt Work In Progress Stores, London Undercover (20 Hanbury St, London E1) and selected Retailers. Available in Green Camouflage & Solid Navy. £43.
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.