The BORSALINO BROTHERHOOD

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

  1. steur

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    Here's one I didn't post yet. Borsalino lobbia in black. Brim at 5,5cm and crown 11cm at the center dent. No quality designation for this one. The label indicates an early to mid-sixties hat. Unusual is the sweatband on this one, which has a different imprint than other Borsalinos, probably because the band itself is more narrow and wouldn't have had enough room for the angled imprint that is the standard for the brand.
    The retailer Piet Heniger closed shop in 2008 after 136 years being located in Rotterdam.

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  2. Daniele Tanto

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    The second of a trio of imperfects
    Borsalino Ghiaccio 1 R.jpg
    Borsalino Qualità Extra Superiore size 6 1/2 or 7 1/2 US. True size
    Borsalino Ghiaccio 2 R.jpg
    The felt had some traces of moths, so Fleur of Penumbra Hat minimize them
    Borsalino Ghiaccio 3 R.jpg
    Felt color is "Ghiaccio" with a short hair finish and the ribbon is contrasting. The small invasion of red on the felt is given by the color of the red bricks of the house.
    Borsalino Ghiaccio Interno R.jpg
    The proportions are as follow: overwelted brim with a single seam are at 6 cm. the crown is 11 cm. high
    Borsalino Ghiaccio etichetta carta R.jpg
    Made in the historical Borsalino factory in 1977 it is in excellent conditions
    Borsalino Ghiaccio 4 R.jpg
    The restoration work has succeeded very well and this makes me happy because I really like the hat and among the many Borsalino in the collection this is a rare color.
     
  3. steur

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    Lovely hat, Daniele. Its shape reminds me of one I have in azoico colour.
     
  4. mayserwegener

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    Daniele, Super! I look forward to seeing this one in action. I really like the colors and form. Also the other 2 restores look great. You are lucky to have Penumbra Hats available for restoration work.
     
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    Stefan, Another super find!
     
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  6. steur

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    Steve, thank you.
     
  7. Daniele Tanto

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    Thanks Stefan, the name of the color is a little bit odd because it is more pale blue (azzurro in Italian language) then "Ghiaccio", but we know in Borsalino they were very creative with colors:)

    Thanks Steve, this Borsalino is a very nice example of the last years of Alessandria craftmanship and Fleur of Penumbra is an excellent hatter
     
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  8. Rmccamey

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    I do like the color combo on that one.

     
  9. Daniele Tanto

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    Thanks Randy. This Borsalino has a very rare color, Stefan and I, we think it is "Albino" because it had lost the paper label. Not so often you see Borsalino in this color :)
     
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  10. steur

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    Aha, so that's why it reminds me of the azoico. I thought it had a bluish tone to is. This is the one I have, also an overwelt:

    borsalino azoico_01.jpg borsalino azoico_02.jpg borsalino azoico_10.jpg
    They do look very similar: mislabelled perhaps?
     
  11. Daniele Tanto

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    Here the replay in Italian language https://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coloranti_azoici
    Azoico is also "Antica denominazione dell'era oggi detta era archeozoica (o Precambriano )" :)
     
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  12. Miamibruno

    Miamibruno Practically Family

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    A new to me Borsalino. Love the color on this one. Brim is 2 7/8 inches. Long hairish.



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  13. Daniele Tanto

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    Very, very nice and the color "Schiuma" (foam) is new to me.
    Complimenti Adrian
     
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    Miamibruno Practically Family

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    Grazie, Daniele. Saluti degli Stati Uniti.
     
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  15. steur

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    This is getting more confusing by the minute. o_O
     
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  17. Daniele Tanto

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    Stefan I try to give you informations :rolleyes:
    I believe that "azoic" refers to the color obtained through the procedure described, the geological era is to be excluded:)
     
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  18. Daniele Tanto

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    Grazie dei saluti, se vuoi mandarmi anche qualche cappello, come questo Borsalino, taglia 7 1/2 è sempre il benvenuto ;)
     
  19. Daniele Tanto

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    Borsalino Volga 4 R.jpg
    The third component of the imperfect trio, together with the Borsalino "Rutenio" and the "Ghiaccio".
    Borsalino Volga 3 R.jpg
    Borsalino Qualità Extra Superiore size 6 1/2 or 7 1/2 US
    Borsalino Volga 1R.jpg
    This arrived in excellent condition, but the ribbon and, especially the bow, were useless. I had no indication of why.
    Borsalino Volga etichetta carta R.jpg
    Borsalino "Misto Volga" with "Asfalto" ribbon put back on its original shape by Fleur to Penumbra Hat with the replacement of the ribbon with a perfect copy of the original in "Asfalto" the hat has become perfect.
    Borsalino Volga interno R.jpg
    The interior is perfect and the felt too. It is a mixing of light and deep greys, very malleable
    Borsalino Volga 5R.jpg
    The measurements of "M. Volga" are: overwelted brim at 5 cm. Crown at 11 cm. for another Borsalino of the great "Misto" family
     
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  20. steur

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    It's very well possible, but a strange choice for them to do so (but then it is Borsalino; no stranger to odd choices). From what I gather the azoico process was used for more colours.
     
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