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Third one and another French hat.
Thibet fedora in grey. Size 57, with the raw edge brim at 6cm and the crown at a fairly low 9cm at the center dent. Looks like this one has some woolcontent in the felt, but at 106 grams it isn't particularly heavy. It has that slightly rougher feel to the felt though. Thibet used to be made by Ecuyer and Thomas, but this one has "production isodaim" on the sweatband. Possibly production was outsourced in the later years, since Ecuyer and Thomas were around until 1997 and this is certainly earlier than that.

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Now where getting somewhere.
GB Borsalino fu Lazzaro bowler hat. Model is called Scutari. Size 58 with the brim at 5cm and the crown about 13cm (as far as I can tell). It has one of these sweatbands (in white) with the seam at the side, rather than the back. We've seen more examples of this on bowlers. No idea why this was done.
Great hand to the felt and the quality is excellent. The brim binding and liner show their age a bit though.

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Sometimes ages go by without a sighting and all of a sudden two come along. Here's the other one.

GB Borsalino fu Lazzaro lobbia or homburg in brown. Brim at 6cm and the crown at 11cm at the center dent. This is not in pristine condition, because the sweatband is a replacement (is says Morreton Velrex on there) and it wasn't put in very well. I suspect the rather odd placement of the ribbon dates from back then as well. Still worth getting and maybe a candidate for future refurb to get it closer to its former glory.
The other Borsalino used placenames for their models, which helped to decipher the name on the label. I'm fairly certain it says "Darfo".

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I've been away for a week but had a recently acquired hat waiting for me in the freezer when I got home, it is my Swann Hats Gay Prince clone. It arrived a little rough and it's certainly not perfect, some mothing and a little staining and a few small holes in the liner, but after a little cleaning and some steam I like how it looks.
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I've been away for a week but had a recently acquired hat waiting for me in the freezer when I got home, it is my Swann Hats Gay Pronce clone. It arrived a little rough and it's certainly not perfect, some mothing and a little staining and a few small holes in the liner, but after a little cleaning and some steam I like how it looks.
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Looks great! It’s not a style everyone appreciates but I really dig it.
 

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