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The umbrella, cane, riding crop and miscellaneous accessories porn thread

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by DocHolliday, Jun 27, 2008.

  1. Lucy J

    Lucy J Senior member

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

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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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    davesmith Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    A few of the details from some Talarico umbrellas I received recently. Truly incredible craftsmanship.

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    kirbya Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    Great photography!
     
  6. Addison21

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

    davesmith Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    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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  10. mactire

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    Recovered Fox frame, work done by Express Umbrella Repairs [Manc]:


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  11. Stever174

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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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    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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    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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    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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    £74 is for the ribs. The cover seems OK but yes the gentlemanly gesture of sheltering a lady was paramount. The umbrella survived most of a 20 minute walk but the wind got more violent as we got closer to the seafront. In the final 5 unsheltered minutes, once the brolly had collapsed, we still got terribly drenched, and Sarah had to cling on tight to her hat to prevent it being swept away into the darkness, and almost certainly lost for good. A friend of mine who lives a few miles along the coast in Brighton had her solid wood Brigg blown out in the same storm, and they have quoted her £64 for a new frame.
     
  17. Lucy J

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    As Steve says, exactly the same thing happened to me that evening. My solid cherry Brigg blew out in Brighton and three of the ribs have been broken - Brigg have quoted £64 for a new frame and of course there may be other damage when they have a proper look at it. Definitely worth a repair for me as a new cherry wood is approx £300 these days. I was so sad that evening as Ive had it for about 9 years and its sheltered me against London and Brighton wind all that time, and this is the first damage its suffered...... When I spoke to Brigg on Thursday afternoon they said I was the ninth person to call that day about umbrella damage on Wednesday evening, and the guy in the shop said that even in London he'd been forced to close his Brigg because he thought the wind might damage it.
     
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    Shopping in Brighton today and had to give up on my Stormshield vented golf umbrella - wind was just too wild. Hope Lucy didn't have more umbrella problems because the gusts were ferocious.......
     
  19. Lucy J

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    I was shopping in Brighton as well but didnt even take a brolly after Wednesday' Brigg breakage... Did think of taking my 10-rib James Smith but in the end relied on my long hooded cape and boots. So many broken umbrellas in the streets by the end of the afternoon yesterday...
     
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    Re the final sentence above, I was chatting to a girlfriend this morning who lives in London and she said that her ladies full-length Fox umbrella was completely blown out on Wednesday whilst she was walking down one of the streets leading up to London Bridge station. The frame was broken and the metal shaft bent at an angle of almost 45 degrees!!!
     

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