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G.B.Borsalino Fu Lazzaro & C. <1936

the_imperialist

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Hope this is the appropriate thread. First acquisition for a while. I strongly suspect this is Borsalino is pre-war, but unfortunately no labels or tags other than the crown sticker.

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the_imperialist

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Wayne, Good see you back. Really fantastic find! The most important label is present. Yes it's an original and a real beauty. You wear it well too.
Thanks Steve - I haven't really left, just cut back on the hat purchases a lot! This one was too good to pass though :)

I used to own this hat and can confirm it is indeed pre-war. Sold it to @baronkurtz who was in Australia at the time though he has been known to live in the UK.
Wonderful! I just mentioned it to him and he said he can't quite recall - oh to have so many hats pass my hands as to forget something like this eh?
 

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Thanks Steve - I haven't really left, just cut back on the hat purchases a lot! This one was too good to pass though :)


Wonderful! I just mentioned it to him and he said he can't quite recall - oh to have so many hats pass my hands as to forget something like this eh?

Well its been awhile. On a side note - I believe the original ribbon was missing or damaged on that one so I had it replaced with a ribbon from a boater of the same era.
 

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GB Borsalino fu Lazzaro western hat in the colour banana. Size 58 (but fits me perfectly) with the raw edge brim at almost 9cm and crown 11,5cm at the center dent. Not an original Fu lazzaro, but the more modern revival. This one dates from 1982. I have the feeling this one could have been made in Canada for Borsalino. Sturdy but not stiff and not as refined as the Borsalino dress hats, but very pleased to have this one.

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Just Daniel

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This little hat has suffered some repairs but is definitely a wonderful second fu Lazaro in the collection! It is tough to get good pics of a black hat.

The very, very fine thin felt is in great condition but there are clear wear marks from the crease at the front and back. If I have Ignacio flip it inside out it will look good as new.

The seller listed it as midnight blue, but next to another black hat it looks pretty black to me…



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Steve1857

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This little hat has suffered some repairs but is definitely a wonderful second fu Lazaro in the collection! It is tough to get good pics of a black hat.

The very, very fine thin felt is in great condition but there are clear wear marks from the crease at the front and back. If I have Ignacio flip it inside out it will look good as new.

The seller listed it as midnight blue, but next to another black hat it looks pretty black to me…



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A really nice find, Daniel. It wears its "battle scars" with honour. Congrats.
 
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This little hat has suffered some repairs but is definitely a wonderful second fu Lazaro in the collection! It is tough to get good pics of a black hat.

The very, very fine thin felt is in great condition but there are clear wear marks from the crease at the front and back. If I have Ignacio flip it inside out it will look good as new.

The seller listed it as midnight blue, but next to another black hat it looks pretty black to me…



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Wonderful survivor. Does indeed look black, but a real Lazzaro is always a good find.
 

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This little hat has suffered some repairs but is definitely a wonderful second fu Lazaro in the collection! It is tough to get good pics of a black hat.

The very, very fine thin felt is in great condition but there are clear wear marks from the crease at the front and back. If I have Ignacio flip it inside out it will look good as new.

The seller listed it as midnight blue, but next to another black hat it looks pretty black to me…



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Excellent find Daniel
 

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