What benefit does an umbrella have to your shoes? The clue is in the French word for one, “parapluie”, which translates roughly in English as “defend from the rain”. Prime Ministers, Presidents and Royalty are all among the customers to have had their footwear, along with the rest of their apparel, kept dry by the wares of a small English firm, Fox – The Shoe Snob’s official provider - which has been handcrafting umbrellas that will last a lifetime since 1868.
Since those days the company has built a reputation for excellence, skill and superb craftsmanship, and today the quality and attention to detail are still the hallmark of a Fox Umbrella.
The process of making Fox Umbrellas has changed very little, as to obtain the high quality that we require, it is still necessary to rely on the skill of hand-workers rather than machines.