April 6, 2021 9:49 pm at 9:49 pm #1962794
Does anyone know why borsalino split from hatbox? And are borsalino hats really better then hatbox or is it all about the brand?April 7, 2021 8:30 am at 8:30 am #1962974
If you didn’t know what label is under the hat, virtually no one in the street could tell the difference between one black fedora and another.April 7, 2021 9:38 am at 9:38 am #1962996hujuParticipant
Borsalinos look better than other black fedoras. Are they $200 better? I don’t know.April 7, 2021 9:55 am at 9:55 am #1963016besalelParticipant
The truth about hats: hats are made of a natural material – fur- so it is very hard for a company to mass produce and keep quality the same year over year. Some years, one brand may find a good fur provider and other years a different brand will have found the best provider. Therefore, brands do not matter. Instead, first you need to ask, is this beaver fur? rabbit fur? Beaver is usually better than rabbit but not all furs are the same. Feel it with your hand. Run along the felt and test its snap and thickness. I have seen gorgeous borsalinos and ugly ones. Gorgeous Roches and uglies. Same for every brand.April 7, 2021 10:27 am at 10:27 am #1963022
besalel: Are you suggesting that a “Beaver Hit” is the right choice?April 7, 2021 11:17 am at 11:17 am #1963041besalelParticipant
the beaver brand is (ironically) usually made of low quality rabbit. borsalino has a beaver line as do many others. i believe every roche is a blend of mostly beaver + some rabbit and they also do a pure beaver.April 7, 2021 11:57 pm at 11:57 pm #1963159Always_Ask_QuestionsParticipant
if you respect Jewish tradition, you should wear the same hats as Tannaim and Amoraim did.
the only people who have a good reason to wear black hats are Sephardim. They do it in order to behave like people around them.April 7, 2021 11:58 pm at 11:58 pm #1963169GadolhadorahParticipant
Neither brand has a hashgacha from PETA.
If you truly wish to be mehader mitzvah, go for a faux chinchilla streimlach so no one will mistake you for some clueless Litvish wanabee.April 7, 2021 11:59 pm at 11:59 pm #1963179
So nuuu…what does the oilam say is the best hat?April 8, 2021 3:13 am at 3:13 am #1963239
AAQ: The reason Sephardim wear black fedora hats is because the Ashkenazim set it as the default dress of Bnei Torah.April 8, 2021 11:26 am at 11:26 am #1963372Always_Ask_QuestionsParticipant
ujm: exactly, Sephardim are not wearing turbans as their Gedolim did for centuries, how dare they? They simply dress like people around them to fit. I have no problem with that.April 8, 2021 11:44 pm at 11:44 pm #1963588
I say sephardem should start wearing turbans again
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