In Belgrade there is an expression for a man (*or more often for a woman) who grew rapidly old and ill: ravaged as a Chinese umbrella (meaning, of course, that cheep Chinese umbrellas /until year ago, Belgrade was full of Chinese shops of everything, usually of dubious quality).
I belong to that sort of people who forgets gloves, umbrellas, hats, walking sticks (with or without inbuilt sword or riffle), handbags, Geiger counters compasses, machetes, spy cameras in pens and binoculars (regardless I don't get all of those objects with me, usually).
But I found myself in the rain do often during last travels, so I finally bought 2 umbrellas in Malta, this time little better than Chinese ones. The one is even windproof ans is still unpacked. The other one served me well during last 2 years.
Climate changed so drastically, that, for example, in Denmark it rains almost every day and several times a day. Once I had to buy umbrella from the hotel I was logged in, with hotel logo, and it didn't last long, since Copenhagen is also windy. I hear from people from Denmark that they now have only Autumn with few snowing days.
In Serbia there used to be Gipsies who collected old motor car accumulatots but offered instant repair of umbrellas. (Now only peasants sells potatoes on the door... Not even garbage men don't knock any more to sell garbage-postcards...)
But this guy cannot be the only one, I know for two umbrella workshops in Belgrade.