The BORSALINO BROTHERHOOD

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

  1. mayserwegener

    mayserwegener

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    Garrett, I have two with 1929 date stamps but they are from the same store. This one has the old Cell Label type so my guess is late 1920s maybe a bit later.
     
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  2. steur

    steur I'll Lock Up

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    Fantastic hat, Garret. Good to see more of it (and what I missed). I did notice that the label says 5 for size and the sweat has a 4 1/2 size tag. Both m Lodola as a felt colour and Nobelsca as a model are ones we've not seen before.
     
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  3. Garrett

    Garrett My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Stefan, the 5 sizing might be more accurate as the fit is a tad loose on my size 7 noggin. Perhaps the 4 1/2 label was a factory worker mistake? In great shape for its age - guessing NOS.
     
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  4. mayserwegener

    mayserwegener

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    Garrett, One (out of 3) of mine from Max Eckard Berlin has a similar outside size label. The inside label is marked 5 1/2 and outside size label is a 6. Maybe they were applied by the German distributor or by Borsalino at final check.
     
  5. The Jackal

    The Jackal One of the Regulars

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    Maybe you guys can help me,
    I'm looking at a Borsalino Anello for $75 and don't know enough about them to know if I should pull the trigger or not. I tried looking them up on the board and on the google, but didn't really find anything.

    It looks like the crown has been opened up, and the brim will probably need reshaping too, but it's an almost OD Green color, which is something I've wanted to pick up for a while.

    Is the Anello worth getting or should I wait for something better to come along?
     
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  6. Steve1857

    Steve1857 Call Me a Cab

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  7. The Jackal

    The Jackal One of the Regulars

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    The seller really didn't have any good pictures of it other than this one[​IMG]

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  8. Steve1857

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    Okay. Can't tell much from that. Can you get him/her to send more photos?



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  9. quikrick

    quikrick One of the Regulars

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    Picked this one up recently. Very nice hat, but not my size.
     
  10. Wow Rick, great looking hat! Too bad about the size.
     
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  11. quikrick

    quikrick One of the Regulars

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    Yeah... I love everything about it!
     
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  12. steur

    steur I'll Lock Up

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    Again, lovely hat, Rick. Late thirties to early fifties. Looks to be in excellent shape too.
     
  13. carouselvic

    carouselvic I'll Lock Up

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    proof
     
  14. steur

    steur I'll Lock Up

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    Proof that the hat was made in Greece? Makes me wonder if they just finished the hats in Greece or made the felt bodies too. Interesting piece and a different sweatband imprint.
     
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  15. carouselvic

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    Only the second one that I have seen, and I've been looking.
     
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  16. Steve1857

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    I wonder what "formed in Greece" actually means in terms of the manufacture of this hat and why it's written in French.
    The Borsalino labels look slightly off.
    Interesting find nonetheless. Can we see the whole of the hat?

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  17. PanosChris

    PanosChris One of the Regulars

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    Nice find indeed. Do you have any info regarding the age? Mr P (Agnoulita hats) called today his teacher (90 years old and still active hatter) and although he remembers someone finishing borsalinos back in the days in Athens (can't recall the brand name though), doesn't seem to be the same as yours.
     
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  18. carouselvic

    carouselvic I'll Lock Up

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    I don’t own this hat.
     
  19. Steinbockhase

    Steinbockhase A-List Customer

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    First time I see an offer for a Borsalino "Mimosa Twenty Five"
    Is that a hare / beaver fur-felt mix or wool / hare fur-felt mix?
    Or does the 25 stand for something else?
    Anybody know something about this model name?

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  20. steur

    steur I'll Lock Up

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    As far as I know it doesn't refer to the felt mix, but to the finish of the hat. The twenty five is the pricepoint at which they were sold. Comparable to the "diamante" and "peluche" finishes.
     

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