The BORSALINO BROTHERHOOD

Discussion in 'Hats' started by Dakota Ellison, Jan 25, 2004.

  1. Steve1857

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    Great photos, Stefan. Wouldn't it have been something to visit that shop back then and to have bought some hats? Is it still there perchance?

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  2. Steve1857

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    Stefan, that's one of those hats where you almost enjoy looking at the inside of it as much as you do the outside.

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  3. LOVE this booklet! And you say the would send a homburg in one of those coffin boxes:eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek:. Now I know the borsas tend to be soft BUT.......shipped in those coffin boxes? :eek::eek::confused::confused: All I can say is WOW!!!!!
     
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  4. Steve1857

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    Ja, Hatman, the mind boggles at the thought of a Homburg in one of those boxes.

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  5. carouselvic

    carouselvic I'll Lock Up

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  6. Steinbockhase

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    From what year could this flyer be? Doesn't look older than 60's. Never seen a "Leo" logo in a Borsalino. Does anyone have an example to show here?
     
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  7. carouselvic

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    no date on ad.....this is not a 60's hat
     
  8. That is awesome!!!! Great hat!! LOVE the liner!!!
    Now I need to find me a LEO Borsalino!!!:rolleyes:;)
    Is that a 6 1/2 punti? If so then that is EXACTLY what I need to find!!!;)
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  9. AbbaDatDeHat

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    Thank you Stefan for the inside pics. I do recall Alan’s grosgrain sweatband example.
    Thanks for the advertising literature. I had no idea such style assortments were available. More unicorns to hunt!!
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  10. carouselvic

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    a leo in the potassio color.....note the x's added
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    the finish of a leo is like velvet

    sorry for the blurred photos...have had two eye surgeries since Dec. another next week with more to come PSA for the day...don't neglect your eye health!
     
  11. Steinbockhase

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    Wonderful, love those logos on sweatband and liner. Thank you for posting.
    Concerning the dating; according to the "BORSALINO BROTHERHOOD RECAP" courtesy of @steur (thank you, Stefan):
     
  12. AbbaDatDeHat

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    This is outstanding!!
    Potassio is a fine color.
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    Ps: best wishes with the eye procedures!!
     
  13. alanfgag

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    Borsalino "Ipersca" in misto Ionio light gray felt. Note the combination of an earlier (perhaps 1940s) manufacturing tag with the milky vinyl crown protector.

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  14. Sanford Goldstein

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    Love those Pleats in the liner... all done by hand I hear
     
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  15. Sanford Goldstein

    Sanford Goldstein Familiar Face

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    Greetings y’all from 3ft from the sun Arizona

    So right off I have no clue what I bought except it looked awesome and reminds me of my 1950’s and 1960’s Stetsons and Resistols.

    I went to goodwill of all places
    To find some pants to repurpose for a cowboy shooting club and I also needed something to hold my spent 45 brass... figures I head to the ladies area to check out some clutch bags and maybe find a leather or canvas one..

    I found this instead in the ladies hat area? Why ladies don’t know but I uploaded images and I’m quite happy with the $4.90 purchase. Excited the wind trolly is still on it as well.. probably a recent donation or that may have be torn lost or what not.

    Don’t know much about the brand but the long hair was awesome and it looks great except it has some lint on it.

    Now I can’t hit every goodwill everyday but thats the neat thing about it... as my pappy use to say “every now and then you’ll find a raisin amongst the rabbit pellets”.

    One bad thing. I’m 7-1/2 (60) and this is no where near that

    Let me know what ya think online and take care.
     

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  16. alanfgag

    alanfgag

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    Spend some quiet time on this thread and you will learn much about the brand. Your "Diamante" was a long hair plush finish from Borsalino c. late 1950s to early 1960s.
     
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  17. steur

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    Thanks, Steve. It would be something to be shopping for those hats at those prices today for sure, but Cambini is no longer there, so probably no chance for old stock there I'm afraid.
     
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  18. steur

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    It is kind of surprising, but the folder does say they offer all the hats in the catalogue to be shipped that way. And the very first hat is a homburg. Don't think we ever saw one of those here on the lounge though.
     
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  19. steur

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    Still have to get me one of these LEO hats. Very nice, Vic. Is that model an Erodisti or Ecosti?
     
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  20. steur

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    A very fine example indeed, Alan. I actually had the name down as Misto Lomo; thanks for clearing that up.
     
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