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Discussion in 'Hats' started by Dakota Ellison, Jan 25, 2004.

  1. +3!
     
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  2. besdor

    besdor Vendor/Sponsor

    These hats could become real collectors items if the courts dont straighten out the mess in italy now.
     
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  3. buler

    buler My Mail is Forwarded Here

    Daniele, the pictures aren't' the best. But it's definitely a heather (mix of more than one color fur). I'll try to take a better photo when I get some decent lighting.

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  4. hatguysz

    hatguysz New in Town

    I find it repulsive that the religious borsalino store used your exclusive name "trionfo" as one of the hats. But you can't fool the customers... I had over a dozen people coming into my shop telling me its just not the same... I hope you get your Trionfos back. Wishing you success! - You know who I am ;)
     
  5. After the complicated events of today Borsalino let's talk about hats products in Alessandria a few years ago
    Borsalino from the 50s in green. Qualità Extra Superiore
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    The finish is called "Petronius lavorazione speciale" for a hat sold in the center of Bologna
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    The hat has a perfect exterior, even the ribbon and bow are well preserved
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    Knowing the historical Borsalino mode of defining its special processing is always a gamble
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    In this case the magnificent finishing of felt that has a touch of peach coincides with the main saint of Bologna, San Petronio
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    The sweat band is rather worn and very dry, brittle and detached at some points
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    This is the reason I did not photographed the label paper to define color and pattern
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    I am happy because in the fall and winter, I found two Borsalino with very unusual colors that will give a little weird touch in a sea of the usual gray
     
  6. The felt color is really fantastic. I really like the form and felt / band color combo too. Great find!
     
  7. Redfokker

    Redfokker Call Me a Cab

    Another beautiful Borsalino for me to covet. Very nice Daniele! Pity about the sweat, will it need to be replaced?
     
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  8. Red depends on who restores it.
    In Italy it is more likely the original is maintained and in a position to serve the purpose after restoration.
    Probably out of Italy, the sweatband would be changed.
    I always listen to the tips of the hat maker.
    Now I have the problem of what to do for this Borsalino ... restore it or leave it as is.
     
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  9. DVNO

    DVNO New in Town

    Guess I'm addicted now... After my first navy blue Borsalino I bought in december I wanted to have another one to change... :rolleyes:

    So here's my second Borsalino!
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  10. RJR

    RJR I'll Lock Up

    Nice.
     
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  11. Redfokker

    Redfokker Call Me a Cab

    Love the crown height of this one. Good find, congrats!
     
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  12. Benzadmiral

    Benzadmiral One Too Many

    I'm wearing my charcoal grey "Savoy" today, but I need to dig out my 1930s brown Borsalino.
     
  13. DVNO

    DVNO New in Town

    Sorry to disappoint you... the crown isn't very special. It was a wrong angle I guess. It's a normal Fedora.


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  14. Redfokker

    Redfokker Call Me a Cab

    Still, not bad at all, nice hat.
     
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  15. Bird Lives

    Bird Lives One of the Regulars

    Thats a beauty....So Daniele, you said after the complicated news of today......Is there any new news ?
     
  16. @Bird Lives
    I was talking, generally, about the management of the Borsalino company in this period.
    No, there's no news. I would add that it is very different perspective from which this forum will look at the situation, complicated, of Borsalino
    First of all I do not think the judge will make decisions against jobs.
    This is a social situation (the defense of the work for hundred-odd families) very deeply experienced in Italy.
    Second, we must wait until the end of the rent of the business unit Philippe Camperio before anything happens.
    I have already expressed my views on the situation, but I think it is difficult to unravel the knot.
    It started to become very complicated over the last twenty years.
    I do not think it will be so easy to find a solution that satisfied all parties.
    I hope very much!
     
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  17. hatguysz

    hatguysz New in Town

    Did anyone here checkout the Borsalinos booth at the Pitti Uomo show?
     
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  18. It's a wonderful hat, and I understand your thoughts on restoring. I would probably change the sweat, though. It doesn't seem to have much more "life" left, so I would change it (and save the original for historic reasons), which in my view would increase it's wearability. Just my two cents :)
     

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