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post #421 of 643
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Originally Posted by ThinkDerm View Post
they are by Talarico - the umbrellas are made in italy. Fox makes in UK

I stand corrected! Talarico is however another great producer of brollies.
post #422 of 643
Has anyone outside of the EU purchased from Fox directly? Do you know whether their prices include VAT, and if so when the VAT is removed for in other countries?

I've asked Fox, but not heard back from them.

Thanks.
post #423 of 643
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Originally Posted by stateless View Post
I am tossing up between...

A Fox with a whangee handle: http://www.foxumbrellas.co.uk/acatal...Umbrellas.html

A Smith with a whangee handle: http://www.james-smith.co.uk/products/fit-up-umbrella

A solid stick Smith in ash: http://www.james-smith.co.uk/product...stick-umbrella

A solid stick Howard Yount in oak http://www.howardyount.com/collectio...stnut-umbrella

The Fox looks great, and is a decent price. But from reading these forums the quality isn't right up there. The Smith's are supposed to be great, but are pricer. Howard Yount's is a great price, and a solid stick as well - but I've no idea what the quality is like.

Does anyone have direct experience with these?

Thanks.


Advantage of metal tube - lighter weight and slimmer (some would say more elegant) umbrella overall...

Advantage of solid stick - if you need to use it as a walking stick this is the one for you - also, if you are using your umbrella in a LOT of wind the metal tube can bend. I've gone for solid stick ever since a a Fox metal tube umbrella blew out on me in a really bad storm - by the time I could get the umbrella under control and get it down, a couple of the ribs had broken but also the metal shaft had been very badly bent.

My two strongest umbrellas are both Briggs, but I have heard that Smiths are very good too - i think Fox are less good now than they used to be....
post #424 of 643
I am tempted to buy another Brigg umbrella or try a Smith/Talarico but after having a couple "luxury" umbrellas blow out from NYC wind storms or have wet pants from the knee down because the umbrella isn't big enough, I can't give up my 68" Callaway golf umbrella. Certainly not as stylish as the ones posted in here but the crease in my pants isn't gone by the time I get to work.
post #425 of 643
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Originally Posted by JL724 View Post
I am tempted to buy another Brigg umbrella or try a Smith/Talarico but after having a couple "luxury" umbrellas blow out from NYC wind storms or have wet pants from the knee down because the umbrella isn't big enough, I can't give up my 68" Callaway golf umbrella.

Certainly not as stylish as the ones posted in here but the crease in my pants isn't gone by the time I get to work.

How do they measure the 68" - i know my Brigg walker is 27" and the Brigg golfer is 30" so the Callaway is obviously being measured differently.

I sometimes use my stormproof golf umbrella, but the fibreglass frame really flexes in the high winds we get and I do find it difficult to keep control of it.

And how do I avoid losing the crease in my pants - easy - short skirt, long raincoat to mid-calf, and knee boots - but then its easier for a girl!!
post #426 of 643
Thread Starter 
I have Smith, Brigg and Fox. If you are in London, or are going to be in London, I'd wholeheartedly endorse Smith, both for the quality of the goods and the experience of visiting the shop. Charm galore and excellent service. It's the type of place I'm happy to support by paying full retail. Even if you're not in the market for an umbrella, it's still worth a visit.
post #427 of 643
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Originally Posted by DocHolliday View Post
I have Smith, Brigg and Fox. If you are in London, or are going to be in London, I'd wholeheartedly endorse Smith, both for the quality of the goods and the experience of visiting the shop. Charm galore and excellent service. It's the type of place I'm happy to support by paying full retail. Even if you're not in the market for an umbrella, it's still worth a visit.

+1
post #428 of 643
Nice stuff!

Now I really am convinced that I need a good umbrella.

Any suggestions at or below the $500 mark?
post #429 of 643
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Originally Posted by Patek View Post
Nice stuff!

Now I really am convinced that I need a good umbrella.

Any suggestions at or below the $500 mark?


Brigg from:
http://www.european-umbrellas.com/brigg/brigg.php
post #430 of 643
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Originally Posted by mlongano View Post

I like the POW model, but wish it was available in oak or hickory.

Any feedback on the merits of a silk canopy?
post #431 of 643
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Originally Posted by Patek View Post
Any feedback on the merits of a silk canopy?
It's more baller than nylon.
post #432 of 643
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Originally Posted by Patek View Post
I like the POW model, but wish it was available in oak or hickory.

Any feedback on the merits of a silk canopy?

It is. I posted pics on the page previous to this.

Lear
post #433 of 643
Thread Starter 
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Any feedback on the merits of a silk canopy?

Cooler in theory than application. Silk is more permeable than nylon, so it can let some mist through, and it stains more easily than nylon. I wouldn't pay a premium for another, personally.
post #434 of 643
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Originally Posted by Lear View Post
It is. I posted pics on the page previous to this.

Lear

It looks good, but where to KOP?
post #435 of 643
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Originally Posted by Patek View Post
It looks good, but where to KOP?

Contact the shop in London. SAB will happily make it up as a special order. Although not standard, they said many have gone for this PoW + solid oak stick combination. Might have a bit of a wait though

Lear
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