The BORSALINO BROTHERHOOD

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

  1. Steve1857

    Steve1857 My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Report that guy, too. :)
     
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  2. Hagwood

    Hagwood One Too Many

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  3. Hagwood

    Hagwood One Too Many

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    Great find Jonathan ! That is a beautiful heathered felt.
     
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  4. Randall Renshaw

    Randall Renshaw Practically Family

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    Wow,Jonathan! That is a gorgeous heather! And a Gorasgu? With this get, you shouldn’t miss that Cavanagh, too much.
    I sure would like a heathered fedora...one day.
    How come this Borsalino has American sizing? I thought they all had cm or numbered sizing...
     
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  5. TheOldFashioned

    TheOldFashioned Practically Family

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    They did make hats with American sizing in addition to metric and Punti sizes. I think the general consensus is that the Gorasgu model was specifically targeted for the American market since it has larger proportions than most European hats. My other Gorasgu has U.S. sizing, as well as the brown one that I traded to Stefan.

    Most of the American market hats that I've seen also seem to have the simple roundel crest on the liner and are Qualita Superiore. Just a few things to look for to help you during your search.
     
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  6. Randall Renshaw

    Randall Renshaw Practically Family

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    Thanks for the explanation.
    So... you do trades, eh?
    How bout you send me that stubborn Blue Cavanagh homburg, and...
    Well, let’s just leave it like that.
    :)

    Yeah, that ‘55 Cavanagh I got the other day was hard to steam shape.
    I’ve never before had that much of a problem. all I wanted was to add a pinch and snap the brim down. The pinches kept rippling and the brim kept wonking out of shape. But one must “endeavor to persevere” .
    A line stolen from my favorite movie.
     
  7. TheOldFashioned

    TheOldFashioned Practically Family

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    I very well may end up just keeping one blue hommie, so if I do decide to part with one you can have first crack at it. They do have different proportions and characteristics so I may decide to keep both. I'll need to spend some time with the recent acquisition before making a decision.
     
  8. Randall Renshaw

    Randall Renshaw Practically Family

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    Well, Sir, thank you for your generosity, but I was only making jest, not a gesture. However, if you one day truly want to sell either one, because of reasons of your own, then yes, I would like to be given first opportunity.
    BUT!
    Now that I know you’d actually spend time in cogitation about selling one of those blue hats, here’s a True gesture: Just last night I bought a navy Blue Hart Shaffner and Marx suit from eBay! :)
    I hope it fits. I’ve never bought a preowned suit. Should be here by Friday and I’ll let you know how it turned out.
     
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  9. Daniele Tanto

    Daniele Tanto My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    For all enthusiasts and curious on the activities of the Borsalino after the war, I attach a link to a document extracted from the excerpts from the board of directors from 45-46 until the end of the sixties. You will need to arm yourself with patience and translate from Italian.
    You will still see the annual exports of hat ;)
    https://isral.it/web/borsalino/Consiglio d amministrazione.htm
    Have good reading!
     
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  10. mayserwegener

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    Daniele, Great information! Thank you for posting it!
     
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  11. Il Cappello

    Il Cappello New in Town

    To hopefully make this link easier to read, I ran a quick google translation and made a pdf of it. I did some minor formatting - replacing bullets and adding bold/color to the section titles. Otherwise it's a direct translation including errors such as 210.93 for the number of hats exported in 1968-1969.
     

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  12. steur

    steur

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    Thanks for posting this, Daniele. Excellent information!
     
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  13. steur

    steur

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    Thanks for that. See if it did a better job of that translation than the one it did to Dutch:)
     
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  14. PanosChris

    PanosChris A-List Customer

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    Another misto one here.
    Borsalino Nadirsca in Misto Ionio
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    Open crown at around 14+cm and overwelt brim just under 7cm
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    20200212_105758.jpg 20200212_002310.jpg Imported for the US market, model Angora, softer than my Gorasgu and Goraspo 20200212_110224.jpg 20200212_110309.jpg
    Best,
    Panos
     
  15. TheOldFashioned

    TheOldFashioned Practically Family

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  16. AbbaDatDeHat

    AbbaDatDeHat I'll Lock Up

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  17. steur

    steur

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    That's another jawdropper of a hat, Panos. Great catch and I'm relieved to see that it's not my size (hope it doesn't run small). Where did this one come from; I don't remember seeing it on Ebay?
     
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  18. PanosChris

    PanosChris A-List Customer

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    Thank you gentlemen !
    Stefan it was one of those rare occasions when something appears with a buy it now option within your price range and you go for it without second thoughts, just seconds after the listing creation if you know what I mean ;)
     
  19. steur

    steur

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    You need to get lucky sometimes! Excellent catch.
     
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