I am joining the ranks of Homburg owners. I found this Resistol Beaver Fifteen Homburg on eBay this afternoon, and the "Buy it Now" price seemed pretty decent, considering that prices on size 7 3/8 hats have been going through the roof.
I'm sure the hat is as old the 1950s, like the seller said, but I'm wondering if this hat might not be from the 1940s. It looks earlier, though I don't know enough about Resistol liner crests to know for sure.
I've been wanting a black fedora, but this Homburg will work for evening wear. I suppose I could always take the curl out of the brim.
I'll have to figure out a snappy comeback to the Godfather comments I'm sure to get.