Alessandria Rabbit Fur Felt Hat Navy
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Hats aren’t all that common these days, which is a shame because they can look pretty damn good. This is especially true of a Borsalino hat. Hand-blocked from high quality rabbit fur on Borsalino’s iconic blocks, these hats are a cut above your average fedora. The felt is fine, soft and malleable, retaining its shape beautifully with time, but also moulding nicely to the head over the course of many wears. The medium sized brim is Borsalino’s classic shape, snapped rakishly down at the front. The refinement of the fur and the shape makes this a relatively dressy hat, perfect with a suit or to smarten up a more relaxed ensemble.
There are few names that conjure up Mid-century elegance like Borsalino. While the company has been crafting stunning fur hats in Alessandria, in northern Italy, since 1857, it was in the 50s that the world really started to recognise their quality. Style icons Alain Delon and Jean-Paul Delmondo, the superstars of the French New Wave, only wore Borsalino, while Humphrey Bogart and Orson Welles were also big fans. Men’s hat makers have had a tough time since the late 60s as dress hats fell out of favour, but it is testament to the Borsalino’s heritage and pride that they are the only major hat maker to have maintained their high quality to this day. The company’s raw materials and blocking is still of the highest order, something that we can be thankful for. A hat aficionado can recognise the shape of a Borsalino fedora from a mile away, there can be no doubt that the Borsalino fedora is the fedora.
- Medium brim
- Available in other colours
- Made in Italy