Homburg Nation

Discussion in 'Hats' started by Garrett, Jan 24, 2009.

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    Just finished this Homburg, 100X Beaver in black.

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    Thank you, he is very excited to receive it.

    / Mikael
     
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    Wow... Really great. Do you ever do homburgs with a more 'curled' brim? (as seen from the front)
     
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    This was a 30% formed felt cone from Borsalino
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    The shape of the crown was oval and indefinite, a white spot was on the edge of the felt. Nothing exceptional also because it had been very hardened with the stiff.
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    We discussed with Fleur and planned a homburg or lobbia with a contrasting ribbon to liven up the ensemble
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    This is the result.
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    Penumbra Hat Co. size 59.5 cm or a slightly large size 7 3/8 in the USA. The measurements are as follows: curled brims and finished with the ribbon only externally measure 5.5 cm, the ribbon with an excellent bow measures 3.8 cm. and the crown at its maximum point is 12.5 centimeters.
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    Felt is very light and malleable for finger-only shape.
    I am particularly satisfied because it is the first homburg that I have ordered to made ex novo, having many of them I have been able to appreciate it in direct comparisons.
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    It is a "different" than the traditional ones.
     
  10. steur

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    Formal, but somehow less formal. Beautiful work by Fleur again.
     
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  11. Daniele Tanto

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    Stefan, my aim is what you described.
    In a huge amount of homburg I try to have something a little bit "diverse"
     
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    How could I neglect the homburg nation and not post this one here?
    Mossant De Luxe homburg in grey, called gris d'Auvergne. Size 57 with the brim at 6cm and the crown at 11cm at the center dent. Made for J. Brosson of Toulouse. Brosson was quite a large retailer, that had shops in other places too. They closed down in 2002. Hard to tell the age on these Mossant hats, but I'm thinking late forties or early fifties for this one and it does show some signs of age (and/or character. High quality hat with a very nice hand to the felt. Reminds me a bit of the "castor" hat I had from them. Not a lightweight at 132 grams.

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    Incredible piece of Homburg history here Stefan. The colors are interesting, I see Gris in the label, so a form of gray? Love the age and patina of this one.
     
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    Thank you, Mike. Indeed a shade of grey. Mossant combined the "gris" with geographical names. Steve (@Steve1857 ) has one called "gris australien".
     
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    Borsalino Gulaela homburg in Bismuto in Castoro (beaver) felt. Size 56 with the bound brim at 6cm and the crown at 11cm at the center dent. Finally found a Castoro felt. A few members here have one, but these things are rare! The felt is fantastic and it is fairly light at 111 grams. The sweatband does not have the Borsalino logo, so could be a replacement, even though the hat doesn't seem to have been worn very much.

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    Made especially for Michele Balbi of Napoli. Interestingly it came wrapped in this nice piece of ephemera: a paper Barbisio bag.

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