Maglia Francesco is today one of only three bespoke umbrella makers still in existence. Their ready-made umbrellas are made exactly as their bespoke ones: handcrafted by skilled artisans in a small Milanese workshop by the fifth generation of the Maglia family. A Maglia Francesco umbrella is built in 70 steps, with fabrics specially made for them. Maglia's prerogative is their solid stick umbrellas, where the shaft and handle are made from the same piece of wood. To get the right shape, the wood has to be bent for up to six months; a true sign of quality according to Mr. Baltzar.