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Discussion in 'Hats' started by AbbaDatDeHat, Sep 18, 2018.

  1. humanshoes

    humanshoes Vendor

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    That looks to be a beautiful example from Borsalino's glory days of hat making. The smaller size vintage hats are more plentiful, of course, but that particular Borsa appears to be something special and you might regret selling it. If, however, you don't want to keep it you might want to consider listing here on the Lounge in the classified section.
     
  2. Here is a link to an article about Straw Hat Day (May 15th each year). https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/straw-hat-day/
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  3. JessieJames

    JessieJames One of the Regulars

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    Care to explain? I love learning about hats and I'm new to this. That listing was suggested by another lounge member, it's in excellent condition, just needs a re-steam for the brim. I love it other than the colour. Super soft could reshape easily dry, although, probably won't hold a tear drop too well.
     
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  4. JessieJames

    JessieJames One of the Regulars

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  5. deadlyhandsome

    deadlyhandsome I'll Lock Up

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    At your size, some patience should reward you with many great options for gray vintage hats. You should also be able to pick them up at very good prices. Spend some time on eBay etc. and get a feel for what hats in your size, style, vintage, and color preferences sell for. I’d be shocked if you didn’t find some real gems in the sub $100 range (I find them all the time when looking for hats in my larger size).


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  6. JessieJames

    JessieJames One of the Regulars

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    Is there a thread somewhere on fedora lounge on asking advice for ebay (or other) listings in terms of validating the quality, if the price is fair etc.?
     
  7. AbbaDatDeHat

    AbbaDatDeHat I'll Lock Up

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    JJ:
    I’m really sorry the color was other than what the listing looked like. As i said, i have that very hat and it’s pics show the same. Sorry if i steered you wrong!!
    But...as other’s said that is a hell of a nice Borsalino from the good old days all be it tan i guess.

    Bowen
     
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  8. AbbaDatDeHat

    AbbaDatDeHat I'll Lock Up

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    In referrence to this post.
    I took these pics of CB today in pretty good light for another person to show exactly some Silverbelly shades. Works out good here.
    Pic 1 shows all hats CB Silverbelly.
    Pics 2 and 3 have a couple sugar whites thrown in for contrast.
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  9. humanshoes

    humanshoes Vendor

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    What I'm suggesting is that, unless your other beige hats are of a superior quality to the Borsa (doubtful) and you just don't want multiple hats of the same color, I'd dump the others and keep that one. Back in the day, Borsalino was king and all others were pretenders to the throne (my opinion of course).
     
  10. Bamaboots

    Bamaboots I'll Lock Up

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    JJ, that's a great Borsalino as Human shoes indicated. Here's a thread you might find interesting.
    https://www.thefedoralounge.com/threads/the-borsalino-brotherhood.13133/

    As this place is heavily populated with collectors, there is no dedicated thread for what you're looking for. Best to look for knowledgeable folks around here with a different hat size than you and start conversations about hats you have questions about.
     
  11. Bamaboots

    Bamaboots I'll Lock Up

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    Great reference post, B.
     
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  12. Steve1857

    Steve1857 Practically Family

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    Bowen, I might stop drooling in a couple of hours. Wow, man! Wow!

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  13. Steve1857

    Steve1857 Practically Family

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    Sorry to hear it didn't meet your expectations, but believe me, that Borsalino is a keeper. As another lounger mentioned, keep that one, sell some others.

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  14. Desert dog

    Desert dog Call Me a Cab

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    What a beautiful picture! Every one is exceptional.

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  15. AbbaDatDeHat

    AbbaDatDeHat I'll Lock Up

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    Ha ha
    Glad you guys like it!
    I’m in mourning...i popped the sweat stitch on a 7X CB OR flipping sweats for pics!! You NEVER can tell by looking!!
    All for the greater cause i guess??
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  16. mayserwegener

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    Janyška Velour possibly late 1930s early 1940s and a recent arrival. This is my first Janyška Velour and the felt is fantastic. Unfortunately the model name on the paper label is not legible.

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    The crown tip patch is missing.

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  17. Steve1857

    Steve1857 Practically Family

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    A couple of days late for straw hat day, but I wore this Stetson raffia while sailing over Issefjord today for a long weekend in the country. [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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  18. Steve1857

    Steve1857 Practically Family

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    Another super velour, Steve. My finger tips can almost feel how great that felt feels.

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  19. Steve1857

    Steve1857 Practically Family

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    Don't you just hate it when that happens. I thought I could stretch a 1920s bowler a bit by pulling it a little further down on my head. The sound of the crack of the sweat band coming away was closely followed by the sound of me wailing.

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  20. mayserwegener

    mayserwegener

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    Steve, Thank you! Janyška & Cie. were located in same area of Moravia as J. Hückel´s Söhne. Your Stetson Raffia looks fantastic!

    Janyška & Cie.

    https://germanaustrianhats.invisionzone.com/topic/194-janyška-cie/
     
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