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Hats(Fedoras)
« on: August 10, 2012, 12:04:43 PM »
Where do you buy your hats?
Which brand(Borsalino, Porto Fino etc)?
How long have your hats lasted?

Anything about hats....


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Re: Hats(Fedoras)
« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2012, 12:29:58 PM »
I used to think I needed a trionfo from bencraft but now I go to primo hatters in CH bec they are believe it or not NICE to buchrim and have gr8 hats too

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Re: Hats(Fedoras)
« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2012, 12:39:44 PM »
I used to think I needed a trionfo from bencraft but now I go to primo hatters in CH bec they are believe it or not NICE to buchrim and have gr8 hats too
I used to go to those small stores because they are NICE to bochurim and have g8 hats too, then I started going to Bencraft to buy a Trionfo to have a hat that can actually last me more than 6 months and not even get ruined in the rain and they'll always fix it for free if s/t happens.
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Re: Hats(Fedoras)
« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2012, 12:59:33 PM »
i used to go to bencraft also

i hated hatbox hats ; the brim always seemed crooked

now i solved the problem by not wearing a hat anymore

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Re: Hats(Fedoras)
« Reply #4 on: August 10, 2012, 01:11:33 PM »
going to Bencraft to buy a Trionfo to have a hat that can actually last me more than 6 months and not even get ruined in the rain and they'll always fix it for free if s/t happens.
+1

i used to go to bencraft also

i hated hatbox hats ; the brim always seemed crooked

now i solved the problem by not wearing a hat anymore
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Re: Hats(Fedoras)
« Reply #5 on: August 10, 2012, 04:05:27 PM »
I got most of my hats from Bencraft and only Borsalino. My first borso lasted for 6 years of daily use and my current one is 4 years and counting.

I'm considering getting a custom made beaver felt hat from www.vintagesilhouettes.com. The reviews on www.fedoralounge.com are raving.

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Re: Hats(Fedoras)
« Reply #6 on: August 10, 2012, 04:18:14 PM »
A bunch of years ago I saw nice Yeshivishe  Borsalino's in Syms. They had a label inside saying they were made exclusively for some hat store in Israel (I forget which). They were selling for $60. THere was nothing wrong with them other than they were out of style (the ribbons were big then and those were small and one or two other small tweaks that I guess made the store reject them.

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Re: Hats(Fedoras)
« Reply #7 on: August 10, 2012, 06:11:51 PM »
I don't get it, does Bencraft get different Borsalinos than everyone else?
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Re: Hats(Fedoras)
« Reply #8 on: August 10, 2012, 06:12:58 PM »
I don't get it, does Bencraft get different Borsalinos than everyone else?
Yes, it's made exclusively for them.
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Re: Hats(Fedoras)
« Reply #9 on: August 10, 2012, 06:15:23 PM »
Yes, it's made exclusively for them.
Isn't it made out of the same material as e/o else? How can it last longer?
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Re: Hats(Fedoras)
« Reply #10 on: August 10, 2012, 06:16:16 PM »
Yes, it's made exclusively for them.
I know that they say that, but do you really think they make lower quality hats for every other store? Why would they do that? Exclusivity with Bencraft?

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Re: Hats(Fedoras)
« Reply #11 on: August 10, 2012, 06:32:52 PM »
I know that they say that, but do you really think they make lower quality hats for every other store? Why would they do that? Exclusivity with Bencraft?
I have a friend who's in the business and has been to Borsalino factory and said that Bencraft hats are definitely better then all borsalinos
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Re: Hats(Fedoras)
« Reply #12 on: August 10, 2012, 07:12:54 PM »
I have a friend who's in the business and has been to Borsalino factory and said that Bencraft hats are definitely better then all borsalinos

I always had a hard time figuring out if its a myth or not that trionfo is the best, a lot of people swear by it, and I always felt to me that it was  the better hat, these days i don't care anymore the only time you will ever see me wearing a hat is Friday night

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Re: Hats(Fedoras)
« Reply #13 on: August 11, 2012, 08:37:54 PM »
I used to go to those small stores because they are NICE to bochurim and have g8 hats too, then I started going to Bencraft to buy a Trionfo to have a hat that can actually last me more than 6 months and not even get ruined in the rain and they'll always fix it for free if s/t happens.
+1

i have a trionfo from bencraft and its lasted me so far close to a year and it still looks pretty new - the only downside is that primo hat store in CH wont steam and clean it for you :(

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Re: Hats(Fedoras)
« Reply #14 on: August 12, 2012, 02:05:30 AM »
+1

i have a trionfo from bencraft and its lasted me so far close to a year and it still looks pretty new - the only downside is that primo hat store in CH wont steam and clean it for you :(
Long story but that's why I don't buy from primo they treated my very poorly when I asked them for help with a bencraft hat.

Ive had a Bencraft bors for 2 Yeats and besides a little dust its great!
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