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You should send a pic.

Of the stormy days or of the glorious days?? If you want to see an example of the winds I have to battle with, put "GMTV" and "Brighton" into YouTube, and you will see a reporter who was standing at the end of the street that my office is in - yes - this was a day when I had to close even my solid stick Brigg..... We get that sort of weather two or three times a winter.....
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Of the stormy days or of the glorious days?? If you want to see an example of the winds I have to battle with, put "GMTV" and "Brighton" into YouTube, and you will see a reporter who was standing at the end of the street that my office is in - yes - this was a day when I had to close even my solid stick Brigg..... We get that sort of weather two or three times a winter.....

 

 

Jaysus, ye Brits get a puff a wind and ye think tis the end of days....

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You may see Brighton on the news tomorrow. The morning forecast is for torrential rain and sustained 50mph winds gusting to over 80mph. Don't know if I will be able to make my normal 20 minute walk to the office in that but if I do it will be in my long hooded raincape with the hood tightly tied. I don't think any of my brollies will survive that but I will probably take my 10 rib James Smith with me even though I don't think I will dare open it.....
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A few of the details from some Talarico umbrellas I received recently. Truly incredible craftsmanship.

 

 

 

 

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Great photography!

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This is phenomenal!  I am in the process of producing a line of digitally illustrated high fashion promotional umbrellas, and am looking for a manufacturer; where was this produced, if you happen to know? Or, by what company? If you have suggestions for manufacturers or companies that could produce large MOQ orders, and even, perhaps, retail them, I would be vigorously excited to hear! Cheers. 

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This is phenomenal!  I am in the process of producing a line of digitally illustrated high fashion promotional umbrellas, and am looking for a manufacturer; where was this produced, if you happen to know? Or, by what company? If you have suggestions for manufacturers or companies that could produce large MOQ orders, and even, perhaps, retail them, I would be vigorously excited to hear! Cheers. 

The manufacturer is Mario Talarico from Naples, Italy. Not too sure about their ability to produce large quantities...
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The manufacturer is Mario Talarico from Naples, Italy. Not too sure about their ability to produce large quantities...

 

Not possible. He is not even willing to do MTO for his existing customers. Each umbrellas is made entirely by hand one-by-one.

 

There is only one place that can do the volume you are looking for.

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Nice, I found them here in the states for only $110.00 at Rain or Shine in NY

 

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Given that it is nearly always the rainy season in Paris, I'd been on the lookout for a decent umbrella for some time. In the meanwhile, I'd borrowed a collapsible from a friend which turned inside-out during the first major windstorm, and a solid with a metal tube from a co-worker which broke 2 ribs during the next. Needless to say I was somewhat dissatisfied with my stopgap solutions and decided to find a proper one-piece umbrella. It's possible to order online from James A. Smith, but with prices starting at £150 and a wait time of several weeks, I was not persuaded. That goes double for Brigg. A number of high-end boutiques in Paris such as Antoine's (pl. Madeleine), Arny's (r. de Sèvres) and Old England (blvd. de la Madeleine) sell reputed brands, including Brigg, but for prices reaching €200-300. Again, a bit steep. I was tipped off by a friend about a réparateur de parapluies in the 3e arrondissement named Pep's which was reportedly quite well thought-of. This tiny little atelier, which is hidden in the oldest (16th century) alley in Paris between the r. de Turbigo and r. St. Martin, is as you might expect stocked to the rafters with umbrellas. Most for repair, but some for sale. If you've ever run into a tourist with a black, pagoda-shaped umbrella that vaguely resembles the Eiffel tower, you've seen one of their creations. Less kitchy was their selection of stick umbrellas for men. There was everything from immense « parapluies de campagne » with linen canopies (apparently waterproof!) to gorgeous solid-stick pieces that had been polished until the wood felt like silk bearing canopies that were woven by hand and thus had different motifs on each side. But what caught my eye were the basic models, named for political ranks. I was quite taken with the « ministre », part of a line of umbrellas made in France by a workshop founded by Pierre Vaux in 1948. As you can see, it's a solid stick construction made of maple. What I particularly like about it are its 10 ribs which give it extra wind resistance (though the owner gravely warned me that "in any contest between the umbrella and the wind, the wind will always win"). But what really pleased me about this find was the price: €82, eminently reasonable given its construction quality and styling. He also sells a higher-end model in the same line, the « président », which is the same size but with thicker wood (which to my mind meant heavier and not necessarily more desirable). The président also has the advantage of coming with a plate joined to the handle with your name engraved on it, but at double the price, I could take it or leave it. In any case, I found exactly what I wanted for a price I was willing to pay and not a moment too soon; they predict rain for the next two days.
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Recovered Fox frame, work done by Express Umbrella Repairs [Manc]:

 

 

 

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Brigg golf umbrella destroyed in violent winds and torrential rain last night walking home from the station with one of my neighbours. Even with us both trying to keep the umbrella horizontal into the wind and sheets of rain, the frame just imploded under the battering it was taking from 60mph+ gusts. I will ring Brigg tomorrow to see if a repair is cost-effective or not. I recall the umbrella cost approx £100 when I bought it a couple of years or so ago. I must admit that the wind last night was probably the worst I've used the Brigg in and I was asking it too much to shelter us in those sort of conditions even with Sarah and myself trying our best to keep it under control.
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Brigg golf umbrella destroyed in violent winds and torrential rain last night walking home from the station with one of my neighbours. Even with us both trying to keep the umbrella horizontal into the wind and sheets of rain, the frame just imploded under the battering it was taking from 60mph+ gusts. I will ring Brigg tomorrow to see if a repair is cost-effective or not. I recall the umbrella cost approx £100 when I bought it a couple of years or so ago. I must admit that the wind last night was probably the worst I've used the Brigg in and I was asking it too much to shelter us in those sort of conditions even with Sarah and myself trying our best to keep it under control.

 

 

In that type of wind, it is best to leave the brolly shut as it will be unmanageable and fail, the bit of hat hair or that wind-blown look is temporary after all.  Briggs repair their models as do Fox I believe.  Fox will also repair all Fox Frame umbrellas. Express Umbrellas Ltd in Manchester do work as well and are very reasonable.

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In that type of wind, it is best to leave the brolly shut as it will be unmanageable and fail, the bit of hat hair or that wind-blown look is temporary after all.  Briggs repair their models as do Fox I believe.  Fox will also repair all Fox Frame umbrellas. Express Umbrellas Ltd in Manchester do work as well and are very reasonable.

I agree entirely, and knew I was taking a risk trying to use the Brigg against such a storm. However, ever the gentleman, the rain was absolutely torrential and I was trying to keep Sarah sheltered. If I had been by myself, I am sure I would not have opened the umbrella in such wind. For info, Brigg have quoted £74 for a new frame.
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Lovely thread.
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I agree entirely, and knew I was taking a risk trying to use the Brigg against such a storm. However, ever the gentleman, the rain was absolutely torrential and I was trying to keep Sarah sheltered. If I had been by myself, I am sure I would not have opened the umbrella in such wind. For info, Brigg have quoted £74 for a new frame.

 

Greater love hath no man....than to lay down his Briggs brolly.  Arguably it would have been more expensive to not open it.  If £74 is the price for new ribs and cover thats not too bad.  Nice to be able to get these things fixed too instead of throwing them away.

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