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My new hat....

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Ute, Apr 27, 2006.

  1. Ute

    Ute Member

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    [​IMG]

    What do y'all think?
     
  2. Nantucket Red

    Nantucket Red Senior member

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    Very nice. Nice color, too. What brand?

    I also wear a fedora.
     
  3. Ute

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    Thanks.

    It's a Borsalino and would you believe it, it's over 70 years old!
     
  4. Tomasso

    Tomasso Senior member

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    Beautiful hat and the color is probably the most versatile for a hat. Borsalinos reputation was built on making hats like yours, it's a shame that their quality has fallen off in recent years. Enjoy!
     
  5. AlanC

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    Beautiful. Did you show it over at Fedora Lounge yet?
     
  6. Morris

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    Smart. Nice work.
     
  7. The_Foxx

    The_Foxx Senior member

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    would be helpful to see it as worn; sometimes it is difficult to judge a hat/ comment on a fedora unless you can see it on the noggin.
     
  8. mr monty

    mr monty Senior member

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    Thanks.

    It's a Borsalino and would you believe it, it's over 70 years old!


    Nice looking hat. Yes, I believe it's that old. Most of that hats made by borsalino since the early 80s are not top quality.
     
  9. Shirtmaven

    Shirtmaven Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    beautiful hat.
    the crown seems a bit high for my taste.
    Maybe it just needs a bit of shaping.
    Carl
     
  10. teddieriley

    teddieriley Senior member

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    Wait, you smell that?
    you know how to roll.
     
  11. Jovan

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    I own a hat but never wear it since it goes with almost nothing I own and I'm fussy about my "perfect tousle" being messed up.
     
  12. Ute

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    Thanks all! Its kind of difficult to take a picture with it on my head but my wife says its fantastic. That's the reassurement I need[​IMG]
     
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    Thanks all!

    Its kind of difficult to take a picture with it on my head but my wife says its fantastic. That's the reassurement I need[​IMG]


    [​IMG]
     
  14. Tomasso

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    Its kind of difficult to take a picture with it on my head but my wife says its fantastic.


    Have your wife take the picture. Or, use a mirror.
     
  15. Hanseat

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    I'm afraid Ute might not be able to let HER wife post pictures...

    That's only if Ute is her real name, if not my apologies.

    But then agian Marlene Dietrich wore hats like that...
     
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    Wonderful! I've got a couple of vintage Borsalinos that are among my favorites. Wear it in good health.
     
  17. Nantucket Red

    Nantucket Red Senior member

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    My fedora is a Borsalino roll hat in a darker grey. The band has a tinge of navy.
     
  18. Gladhatter

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    Thanks.

    It's a Borsalino and would you believe it, it's over 70 years old!


    while your wife is correct that it is a nice looking hat, I have reason to suppect it may not be 70 years old at all. The ribbon appears to be of that vintage in yard dyed goods and the felt may or may not pass muster of the quality of a 70 year old Borso. What does not appear to be time accurate is the edge of the brim appears to be a redone Cav edge that is now top stitched. Not sure where if anywhere that puts this hat in age range and will have to take your judgement calls on what its all about.

    I have only to assume that you do not own the hat or have physical possession of it from what scant informations you have given.

    While you did not ask for the Spanish or the Hillbilly inquesition here and only what was thought of the hat however, I think its swell and I love the wind cord.
     

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