BARBISIO Brothers

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  1. alanfgag

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    Bolognese Barbisio - 1955

    Wouldn't it be nice if all hats contained a dated label?

    This was one of two hats purchased from the same store in Bologna in the 1950s. Both are of very good quality and intriguing style that utilizes a low (5") crown and narrowish (2 1/4") brim. The felt on this Barbisio is very nice and supports a casual telescope crease to a crown height of 3 1/2". The Barbiso label is unreadable, but shows the script logo and an adjoining dated label. I should have done a better job of de-linting before taking photos. The felt is deep black. The iPhone had a very difficult time reading focus on these shots.

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  2. daizawaguy

    daizawaguy Call Me a Cab

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    http://www.rmr-hats.com/18/Barbisio-Hats.html

    Enjoy!
     
  3. Chepstow

    Chepstow I'll Lock Up

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    Alan, he looks very sharp and really good on you. Very nice find too. Barbisio, they say, that the felt of an Barbisio is better as a felt of an Borsalino.
    Sometimes it's right!
     
  4. rlk

    rlk I'll Lock Up

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    Sporting Barbisio Classic

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    Talpa Galles seems to translate to Welsh Mole[huh]
     
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  5. mayserwegener

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    Again I really like this one! It's a European Mole finish with crossed lines.
     
  6. rlk

    rlk I'll Lock Up

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    Ah! must refer to the plaid-like pattern (Prince de Galles)
     
  7. mayserwegener

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    Yes with a European Mole finish! :)
     
  8. rlk

    rlk I'll Lock Up

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    Styled by Barbisio

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    Sold in Atlanta. Not every Barbisio was a beauty....
    No, not mine.
     
  9. Ordinary Guy

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    I must admit that after first seeing the hat I couldn't imagine it looking too good on....

    But it works quite well on you Alan,,,,, it seems any style likes you......... or vice versa.... very nice
     
  10. Benzadmiral

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  11. danofarlington

    danofarlington My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    I may have had the same result a few years ago. You should probably call them on the phone.
     
  12. rlk

    rlk I'll Lock Up

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    I purchased hats from them a few years ago and still receive a few emails from them a year. They were not good about answering emails years ago. The "vintage" Barbisio hats were 70's-80's with brims 2-1/8" or less and moderate, typical European crowns. Current Barbisios are made by Cervo.
     
  13. Purplesage

    Purplesage One Too Many

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    Tan Long Hair/Fuzzy Barbisio Fedora

    Picked this tan fuzzy or long hair Barbisio up with a lot of beat up hats. Nothing a little cleaning won't take care of. The only thing I did was kick off some of the dust and steamed it back to shape. It has a 2 1/4" brim with thin overwelt edge and a 5 1/2" untapered open crown which is wrapped in a thin 3/4" brown and yellow striped grosgrain ribbon. I had photos in the New Hats thread where another lounger mentioned this thead devoted to Barbisio.

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  14. alanfgag

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    Thanks for posting these here. You will see other examples of this crown liner imprint in this thread, often covered by a paper protector. European hats are wonderful for their quality and range of style and fashion. They employed certain production methods (such as the taped sweatband with V stitching seen here) farther into the post war era than their American cousins, often making them a challenge to date. The production label behind the sweatband is worth documenting. When we have many samples (as we do with Stetsons) it can prove a useful tool in dating.
     
  15. Purplesage

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    Good information Alan.
     
  16. I had a lovely light grey longhair Barbisio that I gave to Paddy. Hopefully he can post pics of it.
     
  17. mayserwegener

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    13 NOV 2012 BARBISIO

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  18. mayserwegener

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    Sombreros Albero y Barbisio.VOB

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  19. mikespens

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    Thanks for posting those Steve, some amazing machines. Does anyone know when Barbisio started contracting to Cervo?
     
  20. mayserwegener

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    Mike, Not sure about when Barbisio started contracting with Cervo. It could have been just after WWII. Maybe Besdor (Steven) or someone else knows.
     

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