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The BORSALINO BROTHERHOOD

Carlisle Blues

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Aureliano said:
Hey CB, what's the hat on your avatar?

:eek:fftopic: That my friend is a custom job done by Mike Moore (majormoore) Of Buckaroo Hatters. Sinince he is the artist I call it The Major.

The Major took my Stetson el Presidente Silverbelly and made that beautiful hat. It is my favorite. Really accentuates my attributes in a way that no other hat does.

Before: (second hat from the right)

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After

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:D :D :D :D
 

High Pockets

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After searching the Lounge and looking at hundreds of photos I have yet to see another like this one that came in a little size 7 velour Bosalino that I bought today.
Have any of you fella's seen one like it? It's got that "belt" hanging down from the bottom of the crest, almost like a Scottish Clan badge.


Borsielinerfrom14velorhat.jpg
 

mineral

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High Pockets said:
After searching the Lounge and looking at hundreds of photos I have yet to see another like this one that came in a little size 7 velour Bosalino that I bought today.
Have any of you fella's seen one like it? It's got that "belt" hanging down from the bottom of the crest, almost like a Scottish Clan badge.

Borsielinerfrom14velorhat.jpg

"G.B. Fu Lazzaro" is related to the "regular" Borsalino, but not the same company. Hence the different design.
 

carouselvic

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mineral said:
"G.B. Fu Lazzaro" is related to the "regular" Borsalino, but not the same company. Hence the different design.

The US Patent office shows that became a registered trademark 1-20-76 and was canceled 6-15-82. It shows the owners as being the same as the regular Borsalino. Mineral may right that they were two separate entities, I sure don't know.
 

ScottF

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carouselvic said:
The US Patent office shows that became a registered trademark 1-20-76 and was canceled 6-15-82. It shows the owners as being the same as the regular Borsalino. Mineral may right that they were two separate entities, I sure don't know.

CV - Your patent info would explain the 1970s-looking G.B. Borsalinos that we see every now and then. I mentioned here previously that I thought it might be a tribute line that Borsalino did, since G.B. Borsalino was merged into their company back in the '30s, but got no responses.

Scott <=== too esoteric for many
 

High Pockets

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:) The liner is out of hat that looks 1970's for sure! Thanks, the hat will probably be back on ebay, or at least in the Classifieds as soon it arrives in the mail.

Live and learn.
 

cookie

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Carlisle Blues said:
:eek:fftopic: That my friend is a custom job done by Mike Moore (majormoore) Of Buckaroo Hatters. Sinince he is the artist I call it The Major.

The Major took my Stetson el Presidente Silverbelly and made that beautiful hat. It is my favorite. Really accentuates my attributes in a way that no other hat does.

Before: (second hat from the right)

IMG_0647.jpg


IMG_0577.jpg


After

IMG_0806.jpg


IMG_0811_edited-1.jpg



:D :D :D :D


Superb but I would have a wider ribbon...FWIW looking at the proportions..
 

Carlisle Blues

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cookie said:
Superb but I would have a wider ribbon...FWIW looking at the proportions..

Cookie that was suggested, but, I would have been self conscious.
Now I will ask a question I hope no one else reads because then it will confirm I am an idiot...


What does FWIW mean??
 

buler

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Carlisle Blues said:
Cookie that was suggested, but, I would have been self conscious.
Now I will ask a question I hope no one else reads because then it will confirm I am an idiot...


What does FWIW mean??

For What Its Worth....

B
 

ScottF

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J.T.Marcus said:
I was watching this. It may be a new record. $ 306.99 plus $ 10.00 shipping!
(And I've got one just like it in a 7 3/8!) :)

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=300353977289&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT

Interesting. When she pulled the auction the first time, I told her I had a $180 snipe in, and she offered to sell it to me. I would have gladly paid it if I could have been sure it was a true 7 1/4, but vintage Borsos of this style vary too much - I only really trust the 7 3/8's now. On the other hand, just bought a Bulgarian Trionfo 7 1/4 that's a touch above that (my size :)).
 

MarkD

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Looks like I have to chalk this one up to my inexperience. I actually sniped it when it was at around $150. Problem is someone else did the same. My max was around 10 bucks higher. I really never dreamed it would be much over $200 but.....

I also didn't know aout the size issue even thogh I have been lurking here for a while. Now I'm worried.

You live and learn I guess.
 

J.T.Marcus

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MarkD said:
Looks like I have to chalk this one up to my inexperience. I actually sniped it when it was at around $150. Problem is someone else did the same. My max was around 10 bucks higher. I really never dreamed it would be much over $200 but.....

I also didn't know aout the size issue even thogh I have been lurking here for a while. Now I'm worried.

You live and learn I guess.

Mark, be sure to give us photos and a follow-up, when it arrives. You may have nothing to worry about. :)
 

MarkD

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I will do that. I think I need a few more posts to be able to post pictures but I am working on it.
 

ScottF

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J.T.Marcus said:
Mark, be sure to give us photos and a follow-up, when it arrives. You may have nothing to worry about. :)

Agreed. It's always a crapshoot buying hats on ebay, but if your head is close to an exact size, you have a better chance of success than many of us. I still wear my Akubra every time there's a rainstorm, hoping it will eventually shrink down to my head size!
 

sproily

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I snatched this modern Borsalino off a thrift store shelf. I found it comfortable so I took it. Cost 15 euros.

The hair is quite long, not sure what felt it is though..

Says in the tag, water resistant felt.
 

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