Vintage Borsalino Fedora Mens Homburg Style Qualita Extra Superiore Size Medium
Brand Poppy's Vintage Clothing
This is an extra superior quality (Qualita Extra Superiore) mens fedora hat made in a homburg style by Borsalino of Italy. The color is a very attractive dark grey colour. The hat has a turned brim edge that is finished in black grosgrain and the crown has a black grosgrain ribbon and bow around the base. It has a whipcord, but no button. The hat is printed on the upper interior with “Qualita Extra Superiore Borsalino Alessandria Italia Marca Depositata”. The retailer’s name “Unic Store Av. Weygand Beirut” is gold stamped on the sweatband. The leather sweatband is also silver stamped “Boraslino Grand Prix Paris 1900 Antica Casa Fondata Nel 1857” and with "Qualita Extra Superiore". The paper label states a size 57, which should be equivalent to a US 7 1/8, although it may fit closer to a 7, so please note the following measurements. It measures 22 1/8” around the sweatband and 7 1/2” by 6 1/4” across the opening. The brim measures 2 3/8” in width and the crown has a height of 4 5/8”. I have read that the serial number on the paper label under the sweatband can be used to date the hat, in this case 72136 - apparently the first two digits indicate the year of manufacture, which would date this hat to 1972, although it looks older than that to me. It is in very good condition with no wear, tear or signs of much use, and although it would benefit from a cleaning, it is very acceptable to wear as is. This is a super quality hat by Borsalino, nice color, easy to wear style.......