The BORSALINO BROTHERHOOD

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

  1. PanosChris

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    Never posted here before but I hope these two nominate my membership in this brotherhood :)

    BORSALINO Gorasgu heather, I got from Andrian (via Brent - Thanks!)
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    Next BORSALINO Goraspo in "short" long hair finish in green [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

    Happy New Year to all my fellow loungers and friends,

    Panos

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  2. TheOldFashioned

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    Magnificent. Helluva entrance, Panos.
     
  3. PanosChris

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    Thanks Jonathan :)

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  4. TheOldFashioned

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    Took a little while to jog the memory. Good to see it was a Lounger who got that Forra Goraspo. Sorry for the post earlier in the thread.
     
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  5. Steve1857

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    Wow! A truly excellent double start to your Borsalino collection, Panos. Welcome to the Brotherhood, my friend [emoji145]

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  6. Randall Renshaw

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    First Borsalino. I’ll buy more, especially if I can get them at a low price, like this one.
    Hope to be welcomed into the Brotherhood.
    This hat already made a lengthy statement at the “new hat” thread, so I’ll simply further state here (just for the record and just for the sake of this hat’s own integrity) that this Lobbia has zero elasticity to the grosgrain band and has too much structural rigidity to be one of the ones that could be folded into a coffin box.
    Especially if one were to compare the componentry of the two foldable hats that were recently photographed inside the coffin boxes in other threads. IMG_0265.JPG IMG_0261.JPG IMG_0262.JPG IMG_0264.JPG IMG_0259.JPG
    Can someone tell me what this code on the front of the sweat means or stands for?
    If you can, Thanks, in advance.
    I usually steam my hats to cause them to rigidly conform to the symmetrical, and near perfect shape I want it to keep, but with this one I think I’ll leave it be. It holds a crease unusually well. A property of all Borsalinos, maybe?

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  7. Steve1857

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    Randall, welcome to the Borsalino Brotherhood, brother. That is one super, Borsa Lobbia. I too cannot imagine that one being folded and pressed into a Borsalino tourist box.
    You wear it well, my friend [emoji145]

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  8. Randall Renshaw

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    Thanks, buddy! You’ve made me feel like a brother long before coming to this thread.


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  9. Blare

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    Quite a beautiful hat Randall

    Best,
    Joe


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  10. AbbaDatDeHat

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    Panos: two extremely fine examples of Borsalino quality hats.
    The Gorasgu heather is one of the nicest hats i’ve ever seen. Majestic!!
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  11. AbbaDatDeHat

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    Lovely Lobbia Randall. Borsalino felt amazes.
    Outstanding!
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  12. TheOldFashioned

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    This was up for auction a few weeks back:
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    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Teaches-Table-Medal-Table-Trilby-cardboard-Tin-/392578719370 (NOTE: link still active as of this posting)

    My Italian is poor (as in non existent), and Google Translate didn't offer much help. Looks to be some collection of commemorative medals. It ended up going for more than I was willing to spend to satisfy a curiosity. Perhaps one of our European brothers could elaborate some more on this unique (?) piece.

    (Sorry, Panos, if you won this too.)
     
  13. steur

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    That's an entrance with guns ablazing, Panos! Two fabulous hats and Borsalino at its finest. Well done.
     
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  14. steur

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    If you can get hats like this one at an affordable price you can buy them all day long. It's a great hat. No definitieve way of telling if it ever came in a coffin box (those hats do have leather sweats as well). So, as long as we don't see one in it's original box we'll just enjoy this one for the wonderful homburg it is.
     
  15. steur

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    It's a cool piece. It's a replica of all the medals the company has won over the years for hatmaking. These replicas came in silver (like this one) or in gold.
     
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  16. PanosChris

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    Not sure if Tapatalk allows for multiple quoting simultaneously so just a reply here.

    Steve, Stefan, Bowen (hope not forgetting someone) and all thanks for your compliments and likes, much appreciated. Jonathan no worries about posting the ebay pics, I believe it was well after the auction has ended. Never forgive you for this BORSALINO frame though...just kidding never bidded on it ;)

    Best,
    Panos

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  17. Daniele Tanto

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    I have one in my office. I bought it some years ago in Germany if I remember well.
    Steve and me saw the original, plus others prizes, in the actual Borsalino headquarter near Alessandria
    Steve posted many pictures of our visit in Borsalino, here on this thread
     
  18. TheOldFashioned

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    Thank you, Stefan and Daniele.
     
  19. Daniele Tanto

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    Speaking of objects that are part of the history of Borsalino here is a matrix to print the linings or perhaps the sweatbands.
    Purchased in Italy last year, it is made and used before the WWII
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  20. Paul A Lesieur

    Paul A Lesieur New in Town

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    DSC03942.jpg DSC03944.jpg DSC03964.jpg DSC03968.JPG I just found this thread today. I bought my first hat 2 years ago on Ebay for $30.00 or $40.00 with shipping. I knew nothing about fur felt or Borsalino. I liked the way it looked and the price seemed low. I now own 8 hats including a Knox fur/ felt I got yesterday. One thing I learned is don't believe the number on the hat. I have a 7 that fits great and a 7 1/8 that fits great. I'd like another Borsalino with a wider rim so this thread gives me a chance to see how they look. Glad I found it. I'm guessing my hat is 1979 because of the tag. Not sure if its fur or felt but it feels different than my Barbisio which I really like also.
     

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