Your positive comments just make me that much more excited to get my hands on the hat when it comes in. I'm surprised to see he was open as early as 1935. To be open for 35+ years and have 2 stores, I have no doubt his work must have been stellar.
I recently won this at auction. The only thing I can find is that the business was filed in 1949. Any information on this?
Yeah, I couldn't believe it when I turned it over and saw it was a Borsalino. I love gray/black grosgrain hats, I have a Knox twenty five and a Mallory, but I'm going to have to sell the Borsalino and a few others to pay for a medical procedure.
I bought this Borsalino hat yesterday. It has the wind cord but is missing the button. I read a thread that dates the hats by the first two digits under the sweatband. The only number I see is 1177 and this hat surely isn't from 1911. I would guess mid 50's? The store it came from was open...