While umbrellas given as corporate giveaways have probably saved you time and again, perhaps it's high time you spend a little thought (and money) on umbrellas.
Because while they are incredibly useful, a large-sized payong (which companies like to give, thank you very much) isn't exactly the easiest thing to carry, especially on your commute.
If there's anything that's most utilitarian of things, it would be the umbrella. Besides, it can add a gentleman's appeal to your look—think Gene Kelly in the classic Singin in the Rain.
Now that we're in the middle of the rainy season, we won't just say that umbrellas are an accessory. It’s become a need. Check out the gallery below for the most decent finds and those that will complement
WORDS BY: KAT MANALO
PHOTOS BY: DEXTER ERRO