I wonder if any of you have seen the 1970 french gangster film Borsalino? The film is named for the hat company, and in the opening title even uses the Borsalino logo type. It's set in the 30s in Marseille, and is full of beautiful Borsalino hats of course. I could post some images if anyone's interested.
That looks great with that crease Jeff. I have a later model Borsoburger with a short crown and smaller brim, also gray. I like the gray color, looks good on ya. Haven't seen many tan homburgs.
Thanks for all the comments, fellas!
True, the tan homburgs are elusive, but they look so wonderful and unique!
I normally consider myself more of a warm colored hat kind of guy-- do you really think I can pull off this cooler grey?
Rabbit-- heh. I forgot I sold my St. Regis awhile ago, but just eyeing the Borso next to the Bellamey and a Lee that I recall having very similar blocking to the Stetson, the Borso is definitely shorter, by at least 1/4", maybe half, and the top is less tapered, making for a wider, shallower center dent.
Well I recently purchased my first hat that is not a Panama. After browsing the forums for some time now, and doing a bit of historic research I decided Borsalino would make a great hat for me. Thanks to another member here, I am the proud owner of this baby, fresh out of the box today. The quality and condition really surprised me and solidified my love of hats. Seller says it is from the 50s, can anyone tell me what exactly to look at to verify this?