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This one came in this week. Some of you have mentioned that they'd like to see me in a western hat and it's true: I don't wear them. Closest I get is wearing an Open Road, which doesn't really count I believe. I own very few of them and I came close to another last year (but that Stetson Buckaroo never made it over here). Truth is that western hats don't really fit in where I live, unless you want to look like a total boob. Doesn't mean I can't be tempted though. So here is one I jumped on.
Barbisio Cow boy in the colour Lisbona (an attractive natural beaver/tan colour). Size 58 with the raw edge brim at 9cm and the crown creased at 11cm. Weighs in at 175 grams. The good news is that I can actually wear it, just like its sibling in black.

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More in part II.
 
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The hat came with a cord attached to it. I wonder if that was original to the hat.
The other Barbisio Cow boy did not have that, so I took it off (still have it of course).
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It came with a different crease as well. Sort of a hybrid between a Gus and a cattleman, neither of which I care for much. So I gave it the current telescope crease. It didn't need much persuading.
I'm guessing it's from the fifties, but I wonder who it was aimed at.

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The hat came with a cord attached to it. I wonder if that was original to the hat.
The other Barbisio Cow boy did not have that, so I took it off (still have it of course).
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It came with a different crease as well. Sort of a hybrid between a Gus and a cattleman, neither of which I care for much. So I gave it the current telescope crease. It didn't need much persuading.
I'm guessing it's from the fifties, but I wonder who it was aimed at.

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Finally, a hat to draw me to this thread. Just kidding, sort of. Really cool , Stefan. Killer liner. Not a "cord", but a stampede string.
 

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Fourth and last purchase which concludes the acquisitions service for winter-spring 2022.
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This too was bought for the color and also because I really like the Barbisio production.
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Barbisio size 60 or 7 1/2 in the USA in one color.
Barbisio Arno Etichetta interna.jpg The felt is soft and light, called as "Arno" the river that passes through Florence with a ribbon of the same color.
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From the shape and the lining it looks like a Barbisio of the late production of the house of Sagliano Micca.
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The measures of the "magic blue" are: the brims are 5 cm. the ribbon with a very nice bow is 4 high and the open crown is 13cm.
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This hat has a special appeal to me because it comes in a favorite color of mine.
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I hope to find something interesting during the summer months, but sparingly
 
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Barbisio fedora in grey. Size 62 with a brim width of 6,5cm and a crown of 11,5cm at the front. A narrow and nicely done overwelt brim edge. No label other than its size label. Colour could be any number of Barbisio greys: Tanaro, Sesia, Ticino, Ginevra? All of these are pretty close in tone. Some taper to the crown. It has already been spoken for.

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From time to time the Italian hat market reserves unexpected surprises, especially when there are finished hats that have never been put on the market. This has already happened to me with Borsalino and this time it is the turn of two Barbisio built by the Cappellificio Cervo
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Each of the two has a paper label, difficult to photograph, which shows the production data and tells us that the two hats were produced on July 16, 2008
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What denotes these two new purchases is the shape and color.
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They are two small homburgs, very similar to the hunting hat that King George of England found to his taste in Bad Homburg, starting the production of an icon in the world of hat.
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The dimensions are: curled brim at 5 cm, the ribbon that matches the color of the felt is 4 cm high, finished with a light fur, as well as the one that borders the brim. The lowest point of the crown is 10 cm. and the hat can be rounded or sharper, depending on your taste, the felt is super malleable.
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This felt has the color of a "burnt brick", difficult to find in Italian production.
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The lining bears no branding or shop names as well as the sweat band which only has a small branding Barbisio Qualità Extra
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It is a 60 cm. or 7 1/2 US size and it is unworn.
Tomorrow its brother in green for our pleasure
 
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One of the few great Barbisio hats that have gone through my hands. The felt is buttery soft and very thin. It’s the blow a crease in the crown type of felt. 5 3/4” open crown and 2 3/4” bound brim. Some light moth damage on the underside of the brim. The size is French Point/Punti 6 or 7 3/8 US.

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Continued….
Very nice, Brent. Barbisio's answer to the Open Road?
 
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From time to time the Italian hat market reserves unexpected surprises, especially when there are finished hats that have never been put on the market. This has already happened to me with Borsalino and this time it is the turn of two Barbisio built by the Cappellificio Cervo
Barbisio mattone H 6.jpg
Each of the two has a paper label, difficult to photograph, which shows the production data and tells us that the two hats were produced on July 16, 2008
Barbisio mattone H 9.jpg
What denotes these two new purchases is the shape and color.
Barbisio mattone H 3.jpg
They are two small homburgs, very similar to the hunting hat that King George of England found to his taste in Bad Homburg, starting the production of an icon in the world of hat.
Barbisio mattone H 1.jpg
The dimensions are: curled brim at 5 cm, the ribbon that matches the color of the felt is 4 cm high, finished with a light fur, as well as the one that borders the brim. The lowest point of the crown is 10 cm. and the hat can be rounded or sharper, depending on your taste, the felt is super malleable.
Barbisio mattone H 7.jpg
This felt has the color of a "burnt brick", difficult to find in Italian production.
Barbisio mattone H interno.jpg
The lining bears no branding or shop names as well as the sweat band which only has a small branding Barbisio Qualità Extra
Barbisio mattone marchio.jpg
It is a 60 cm. or 7 1/2 US size and it is unworn.
Tomorrow its brother in green for our pleasure
Very nice find, Daniele, and another example of Barbisio's huge diversity in hats.
 

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Second of the two Barbisio "homburg" It is a 60 cm. or 7 1/2 US size and it is unworn as its yesterday brother.
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Also in this a paper label, shows the production data and tells us that the hat was produced on July 16, 2008
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The dimensions are: curled brim at 5 cm, the ribbon that matches the color of the felt is 4 cm high, finished with a light fur, as well as the one that borders the brim. The lowest point of the crown is 10 cm. and the hat can be rounded or sharper, depending on your taste, the felt is super malleable
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The Cervo hat factory has made these hats since it inherited (1981-2) the Barbisio brand keeping it alive until a few years ago, modeling hats in the tradition of the hat factory of Sagliano Micca. The felt is a pleasant green with the ribbon and trim almost matching the color felt.
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This too features an unprinted lining with brand name and shop name, so it was built but never released.
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Only the logo with a small suit stamp is present on the sweatband
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With regret and a bit of nostalgia, I note that the Italian production up to about fifteen years ago was still of excellent quality.
 

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I have slowed down a lot my presence on the Italian and European hat market, every now and then I find something that particularly interests me
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I have a Barbisio hat of the same color with a very slight difference in the finish of the felt. I don't wear this much because it's a little too wide for my head size, so I thought I'd get this one
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Barbisio Sportex size 6 1/2 or 60 centimeters is equivalent to 7 1/2 in the USA.
Manufactured in the historic factory of Sagliano Micca before the early 1980s with the great skill and degree of finish that characterized Barbisio production.
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"Ratinè" is the finish of the felt and "Lido" the deep blue color of the same, the ribbon is in perfect match with the deep blue color.
The other day, presenting it worn, I had made a bad translation of the term "Ratiné" so this morning I contacted a very dear friend who is an expert in fabrics who gave me the precise indications on the finish.
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Ratiné French word is "Long-haired wool or fur fabric" In the textile industry, machine used for napping fabrics, essentially consisting of a metal notch and a movable table which with different movements (rectilinear, circular, oscillating) gives the fabric, which passes under pressure , the various ratinating effects.
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These are the measures of the Barbisio: the brims are 6.5 cm long, the open crown is 14.5cm and the ribbon is 4cm.
It came in great shape and made me happy
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I love blue hats :)
 
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I have slowed down a lot my presence on the Italian and European hat market, every now and then I find something that particularly interests me
Blu Barbisio 1a.jpg
I have a Barbisio hat of the same color with a very slight difference in the finish of the felt. I don't wear this much because it's a little too wide for my head size, so I thought I'd get this one
Blu Barbisio 5.jpg
Barbisio Sportex size 6 1/2 or 60 centimeters is equivalent to 7 1/2 in the USA.
Manufactured in the historic factory of Sagliano Micca before the early 1980s with the great skill and degree of finish that characterized Barbisio production.
Blu Barbisio etichetta carta.jpg
"Ratinè" is the finish of the felt and "Lido" the deep blue color of the same, the ribbon is in perfect match with the deep blue color.
The other day, presenting it worn, I had made a bad translation of the term "Ratiné" so this morning I contacted a very dear friend who is an expert in fabrics who gave me the precise indications on the finish.
Blu Barbisio 7.jpg
Ratiné French word is "Long-haired wool or fur fabric" In the textile industry, machine used for napping fabrics, essentially consisting of a metal notch and a movable table which with different movements (rectilinear, circular, oscillating) gives the fabric, which passes under pressure , the various ratinating effects.
Blu Barbisio 4.jpg
These are the measures of the Barbisio: the brims are 6.5 cm long, the open crown is 14.5cm and the ribbon is 4cm.
It came in great shape and made me happy
Blu Barbisio interno.jpg
I love blue hats :)
They're easy to love. This one in particular looks just splendid. Great shape and colour and Barbisio at its finest.
 

Daniele Tanto

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Along with the D'Aubignac - Borsalino there were other hats available from the same vendor, including this Barbisio in blue which is a close brother of one already presented here a few weeks ago
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Super Barbisio Extra Lusso size 59 or 7 3/8 in the US, without any paper label
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The "Lido" color is the same, but the felt finish is slightly different, which is more "brilliant" with shining reflections
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The felt is softer than the "Ratiné" as the finish of the previous Barbisio was called.
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They are branded with two different names by Barbisio and the small differences are especially noticeable in the felt and in the proportions, the ribbon remains unchanged. I removed from the bow a terrible brooch with the Barbisio mark that could not be seen
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These are the measurements of the Super Barbisio: the brims are 6 cm, the ribbon is 4 cm and the open crown is 14 cm. This is another blue hat to remember
 
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Along with the D'Aubignac - Borsalino there were other hats available from the same vendor, including this Barbisio in blue which is a close brother of one already presented here a few weeks ago
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Super Barbisio Extra Lusso size 59 or 7 3/8 in the US, without any paper label
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The "Lido" color is the same, but the felt finish is slightly different, which is more "brilliant" with shining reflections
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The felt is softer than the "Ratiné" as the finish of the previous Barbisio was called.
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They are branded with two different names by Barbisio and the small differences are especially noticeable in the felt and in the proportions, the ribbon remains unchanged. I removed from the bow a terrible brooch with the Barbisio mark that could not be seen
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These are the measurements of the Super Barbisio: the brims are 6 cm, the ribbon is 4 cm and the open crown is 14 cm. This is another blue hat to remember
Molto bello! Stellar hat, Daniele.
 

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