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    "This is not an original label."

    I own several Borsalino hats with that label, they were used.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rabbit View Post
    I got this one from Aureliano who in turn bought it from Bencraft - last year, I think. I have no reason to believe that the color is not the one currently offered on Bencraft's site. The color in my photographs is pretty close to the actual felt color, a cool lighter grey. Note, however, that it does have a very faint greenish undertone. The pic on Bencraft's site is a little too light, perhaps.
    I don't own any Akubras, but from what I've seen on the FL, Moonstone appears to be a little darker than the Film's grey version.
    Right on all counts. Bencraft, last year. A bit of green. Website shot a bit too light.
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    Quote Originally Posted by carouselvic View Post
    "This is not an original label."

    I own several Borsalino hats with that label, they were used.
    I've never seen that label before but that doesn't mean it was never used. Good to know, actually. Do you have an idea, Vic, as to around what time these labels were used?
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    So help me learn something here..... are we saying either a hat or clothing store bought Borsalino hats and put their own label in them ? Or what???

    Also what is meant by "they were used" ???

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    They were used over a number of decades, at first it seems to make corrections at the factory to labels that were in error. This hat was labeled the wrong color.

    I'm not sure why the label change on this on.

    Here is one where a label is gone(you can see where it was affixed).


    Here are a couple more of the same vintage as the last one(these two owned by the same guy), note the white paper size hang tags.





    Two of the last three have an open side seam liners, also thiner widths on the sweatbands. Things you will not find on older Borsalino hats(vintage Borsalino hats had fitted liners).
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    Thanks for posting these images, Vic. And for sharing your knowledge with us.
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    Quote Originally Posted by carouselvic View Post
    "This is not an original label."

    I own several Borsalino hats with that label, they were used.
    Are they all US models? The date stamp is not in the format that would be used in Italy.

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    Thanks so much for all the interesting information and pics.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ordinary Guy View Post
    This one has a tag dated 1957......



    Excellent Hat OG!

    If you EVER feel the need to find a new home for that Borso, PLEASE let me know.

    Again, excellent find!
    Don't worry...They always hire bums like me for jobs like this.
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    Thanks Rats, I couldn't believe my eyes when I opened the box as to how perfect this hat was...

    Someone took loving care of this beauty..

    I will keep you in mind should it ever need a new home....

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