There are two distinct sides of the brolly scale. One is the £10 job from outside the tube station; the other a beautiful umbrella handmade by Italian experts. You can probably guess which side this two-tone, chestnut-handled number from Francesco Maglia falls on. We’re reliably informed that it takes over 70 steps to make each one – hopefully one of them is “make it waterproof”.

Buy it from Mr Porter here.