1920s Borsalino Fedora

http://www.ebay.com/itm/272104264055

Here’s another one that’s been in my collection for a long time.  This Borsalino was made in the 1920s, with a classic straight sided crown, nearly flat brim and wide ribbon with a twisted knot bow.  Made for the export market, this one has an unreeded sweatband with a laced, crimped top edge and was sold by A.L. Rafuso of Bridgewater, Nova Scotia, Canada.  It is a 7-1/4 with a 2-1/2″ brim and 5-1/2″ crown.

 photo edit borsalino 1920s.jpg

 photo DSCF3592.jpg

 photo DSCF3593.jpg

 photo DSCF3594.jpg

 photo DSCF3595.jpg

 photo DSCF3596.jpg

 photo DSCF3598.jpg

 photo DSCF3600.jpg

 photo DSCF3601.jpg

Advertisements

1920s Berg Fedora

http://www.ebay.com/itm/401054868951

This vintage hat was made in the late 1920s-early 1930s by Berg. The hat is made for lightly heathered charcoal gray fur felt. It is from the short-lived fashion for a twisted ribbon on the right side of the hat, opposite the bow.  The bow has a feathered trailing edge, fashionable for the time, and the hat has a high, tapered crown- considered very sporting at the time. It has an underwelt brim, and an unreeded wide black leather sweatband with an embossed top edge. The hat is a 7-1/4, and has a 2-3/16″ brim and a 5-5/8″ crown.

 photo edit berg.jpg

 photo DSCF3581.jpg

 photo DSCF3582.jpg

 photo DSCF3583.jpg

 photo DSCF3585.jpg

 photo DSCF3588.jpg

 photo DSCF3589.jpg

 photo DSCF3590.jpg

 photo DSCF3591.jpg