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Mario Talarico Umbrellas

post #1 of 75
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I just picked up a Talarico umbrella in Naples last week. I have to say that both the quality and value are excellent.

Mine is a whangee full stick (unlike the Briggs whangees which are only handles) with an emerald green silk canapee. I paid about $400. Very nice.
post #2 of 75
Do they have an inernet site or do you have a picture. I love umbrellas and have never heard of this guy.
post #3 of 75
I hate you. I have had correspondence with Talarico and tried to order with him. I even had someone try to translate e-mail questions for me. Then he went off line and I never heard from him again. This is the last I heard:
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On Nov 28, 2005, at 12:03 PM, Antica Ditta Mario Talarico wrote: Preg.mo Sig.      XXXXXX They are spiacente but not there is nobody that speaks in English, I use a translation program in order to communicate more than a lot purtoppo I cannot. Rest to Its complete disposition. Cordial salutes Company Mario Talarico
I responded but never heard back. After that I followed up in January of 2006 with no luck. At least now I know they are still in business.
post #4 of 75
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Originally Posted by iammatt View Post
I just picked up a Talarico umbrella in Naples last week. I have to say that both the quality and value are excellent.

Mine is a whangee full stick (unlike the Briggs whangees which are only handles) with an emerald green silk canapee. I paid about $400. Very nice.

Nice! Of course what use have you of that in SF?
post #5 of 75
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It is possible that like brig it is a 2 piece handle/stick setup, but if so, the finishing is masterful.
post #6 of 75
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Nice! Of course what use have you of that in SF?
I use it to beat hippies and street urchins away from me.
post #7 of 75
I have a very similar umbrella that I bought at Venanzi which was made in Italy. I assume it's by the same maker, as everything but the canopy fabric is identical. It is a great umbrella -- feels much more substantial than my previous umbrellas.
post #8 of 75
Have you used it yet?

When the rain hits the canopy, does the silk have that characteristic sound?
post #9 of 75
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Have you used it yet?

When the rain hits the canopy, does the silk have that characteristic sound?
not yet. it hasn't rained in the last two days. has it?
post #10 of 75
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not yet. it hasn't rained in the last two days. has it?

I'm not sure; I sometimes have difficulty knowing what day of the week it is.
post #11 of 75
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I'm not sure; I sometimes have difficulty knowing what day of the week it is.
glad I am not alone in that.
post #12 of 75
Any pics?

I didnt know all whangee was possible. How does the mechanism slide over the bumps?

Am I being stupid?
post #13 of 75
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I have decided that it is indeed two pieces, but the finishing is basically seamless so I thought that it was one. As for pics, look above.
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I have decided that it is indeed two pieces, but the finishing is basically seamless so I thought that it was one. As for pics, look above.


So I was being stupid, given that you have already posted a pic!

My James Smith & Sons umbrella has a similar virtually seamless join.
post #15 of 75
If I didn't lose umbrellas and similar equipment *constatly* I would be jealous. Tom
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