By Country Queries of The Field
Thursday, 04 October 2012
Our shoot is very keen to present a gift to a member who is moving away. He has been an excellent and amusing part of our team and will be greatly missed, not just for his excellent choice of whisky. I have been searching for a smart walking cane or superior gentleman's umbrella at various country shows but no walking canes or umbrellas quite hit the mark. Any suggestions?
AJS, The Wirral
For a distinguished walking cane head to James Smith & Sons in London. The firm has a large assortment of walking canes, including an unusual walking cane: a maplewood stick with a corkscrew in the handle (£145) and another walking cane: a very smart replica of the drinking stick used by Toulouse Lautrec (pictured), made from a laminated tropical hardwood and containing two glasses and a glass flask, for £445.
The firm has a long history, dating from the 1830s, in the design and production of umbrellas and constantly updates its products with advances in fabric and structure. Its website shows the full range of walking canes and umbrellas, including the wooden solid stick (pictured open), £225, and the classic City. James Smith & Sons is at Hazelwood House, 53 New Oxford Street, London WC1 1BL, tel 020 7836 4731.
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