My Playboy and Borsalino review
I got those 2 fedora's today and just thought I'd pass on my observation and critique. First the colors in the photo's were not even close. The Stetson Playboy was a dark gray, a lot darker than my Stetson whippet or my Stratoliner. Also the felt was a lot thicker than my other Playboy and it didn't have the stitched edge, it was just a raw edge which was a little disappointing. The dimensions on both hats were the same. 5 3/4 inch open crown with 2 3/4 inch brim. My favorite measurements.
The borsalino was a lot lighter gray than my other gray hats. A very, very light dove gray. And it's felt is extremely soft and pliable. I can literally squish it in my hand and then pop it back out. It is much softer than my other 2 brown ones.
Both hats have the top stitched sweatbands. The borsalino has the corrigation in the sweatband on the front like my other ones have. However the Borsalino's liner is not stitched in, which was a surprise. It has little pieces of a paper tape that holds it in. The Stetson was sewn in and also has the made in Philly label under the sweatband.
The condition of these hats is not brand new like my other Playboy was, which I didn't expect, but the felt on both is in excellent shape and the liners and sweatbands are also very clean on both. I was very pleased and one happy camper with the addition of these 2 to my collection.
So you guys won't have to compete with me for any more hats now, other than a black borsalino of the same quality and size as this one. My wish list and closet is 99.9 % full.