The BORSALINO BROTHERHOOD

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  1. Steve1857

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    Danke sehr, Georg.

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  2. Cornshucker77

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    Outstanding hat Steve and looking dapper as usual. :)
     
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  3. carouselvic

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    there are no production stickers in this hat
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  4. PanosChris

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    The only thing I have found about the distributor / maker is an ad for toys (!) published in a newspaper on 29/12/1937 :

    "ΠΑΙΧΝΙΔΙΑ: [Ρεκλάμα.] Παιγνίδια, Αφοί Κουτσογιάννη και Σία. Σταδίου - Μπενάκη (γωνία) Αθήναι."

    https://www.kathimerini.gr/941215/opinion/epikairothta/politikh/80-xronia-prin-29-xii-1937
     
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  5. T Jones

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    Here's my most recent Borsalino conversion. I blocked this up from a size 7 to a 7 1/4 and replaced the original mid ribbon with a 3/8 thin ribbon for my cloned version of an Alessandria thin ribbon. For the bow work, I went with something more along the line of a Strat / OR bow with the tails laying loosely on the brim...

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    My Borsa Alessandria clone conversion:
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  6. Steinbockhase

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    Very nice; looks like it was always intended to be that way :)
     
  7. Steve1857

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    Thank you so much, Scott [emoji4]

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  8. Steve1857

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    Terry, yet another great job finely executed. Looks super and a nice touch with the OR type ribbon.

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  9. T Jones

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    Thank you Steve. I was just admiring the Borsalino you posted on the previous page. That one suits you very well.
     
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  10. T Jones

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    Thank you buddy!
     
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  11. Steve1857

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    Thanks, Terry.

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  12. steur

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    Excellent work as usual, Terry. You managed to keep the spirit of the hat.
     
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    Thank you steur.
     
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  14. mayserwegener

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    Terry, Great work as usual!
     
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    Thank you Steve!
     
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  16. Daniele Tanto

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    Borsalino Qualità Extra superiore size 6 or 7 3/8 US but it is less wide, so more a 58 7 1/4
    There is no paper label because it was cleaned too much by the shop where it was purchased and it lost the Borsalino data
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    It is part of a Borsalino lot I decided to restore in the Penumbra hats atelier - Netherlands. I was intrigued by the very rare color of the felt. It was cleaned and repounced to give back the original color of the felt and the result is fantastic
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    It was made, from the seller indications in the late seventies, early eighties.
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    The measurements are: brim at 5,5 cm. crown at 10 cm. Plain felt and very malleable and light in a color that could be “Miele” or "Albino"
    Ribbon is the original. Made in the historical Borsalino factory in Via Cento Cannoni - Alessandria
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    The interior is completely clean and ready to serve again.
    A Borsalino as new in a wonderful color after some excellent work made by Fleur
     
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  17. Daniele Tanto

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    Borsalino Qualità Extra Superiore size 6 or 7 3/8 US true size
    Third hat of a lot, along with the Super Barbisio, and second Borsalino bought in the East Italy
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    It is a bit out of order so it was restored by Penumbra Hat - Netherlands
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    It is of the great family of "Misto" so a flecked felt in a very light tone of grey with a hint of black
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    Made in 1981 it has the following measurements: brim overwelt with two seams at 5 cm. Crown 10.5 cm. Felt is very malleable
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    It was cleaned and stretched to return to the original size

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    Made in Alessandria in the last years of the Borsalino historical factory, it is in excellent conditions and a little gem in the "Misto" family
     
  18. steur

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    Two wonderful additions for the brotherhood, Daniele. Great work by Fleur as usual. Nice to see another new type of misto felt.
     
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  19. Daniele Tanto

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    A few words to explain my purchases of used hats. Here in Italy it is difficult to find old or vintage quality hats in my size (60) so I look for lots, maybe in different sizes, where to fish what I like, small sizes remain to be sold. Very often the hats in the lot are of different quality and then the doubt arises about the possibility of restoring some particularly valuable hat. It was the case of this lot of three Borsalino in which each had some defect.
    Today the first one
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    Borsalino Qualità Extra Extra Superiore Size is 5 1/2 or 7 1/4 US but, incredible for a Borsalino, it fit easily my 60 cm. head
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    The hat is a "Light Weight" felt and the color is "Rutenio". Very light and malleable
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    The ribbon is of matching color and with a particular bow
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    The proportions are as follow: brim overwelted with a particular seam at 6 cm. Crown at 10.5 cm.
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    The hat was fully cleaned and restitched brim welt, the restoration was made in Netherlands at Penumbra Hats
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    It was made, probably in the late fifties, and sold in Italy
    A "new" Borsalino for mediterranean midseason
     
  20. steur

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    Excellent hat, Daniele. Can't wait to see the others. Rutenio is a very versatile colour.
     
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