A high priced hat when new, this Borsalino didn’t make its journey through time the best. ‘The sweatband had gone kind of crispy, the hat had lost its oval block and turned into a circle, and the mink fur felt had a weird greasy feel to it. When I got it, it had a fitted vinyl rain cover.
This is a great piece of European military leather. Super heavy, thick horsehide(?) with a great grain to it. Belted back, fur collar. Brings to mind the days of open cockpits. It’s lined in gray wool blanket material and has pewter backing buttons.