Can anyone help in dating this hat, as well as tell me the style? I believe it to be true vintage, and I also believe it to be a wide-brimmed fedora (akin to what Hasidic and Orthodox Jews sometimes wear). Then I saw this article and that sort of sealed it as far as the style, but the hat age itself is a mystery - I have seen them with white lining, but never red. Anyway, images and text in the spoiler:
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Bought this hard-case traveler hat box today:
Inside was a hat:
More specifically, a Borsalino Alessandria, Cappello Gold, which I have never heard of (I've heard of the Alessandria, but not Cappello Gold), nor seen any Borsalino with a red lining (not that I have seen very many):
Very dusty, needs a cleaning, and missing one button on the band. Also have never seen a Borsalino with the "B" or "Borsalino" on the band:
Given that the text on the hat box appears to be in Hebrew, and the hat resembles the afore-mentioned wide-brimmed fedora that the hipsters were into circa 2011, I'm leaning towards that...but no idea on the approx. age though it seems to be true vintage...
Thanks for any tips!