Monday, March 9, 2009

aHEAD of the game

Does the name Guiseppe Borsalino ring any bells? Maybe not, unless you lived in Italy in the mid 1800’s or you’re a serious hat connoisseur. Many consider Italy’s Borsalino Hat Company, the first hat maker in the world. The name Borsalino is synonymous with the fedora style hat that represents the elegance and style of southern Europe. Ranging from approximately $70 to upwards of $900, the always silk lined Borsalino continues to be the market leader.

Once again made popular in the R&B world by Alicia Keys in early 2001, the fedora, which was originally created as a woman’s fashion item (Ladies RULE!) and only became a men’s upper-class accessory in 1920, has stood the test of time. It holds an attitude of its own and no matter who’s wearing it, the transformation is instant.

Don’t believe me? Just try it! Even if you’re not a “hat person”, with just once glance in the mirror your “swagger” is guaranteed to change. Of course, you might want to try a less expensive brand to start…just in case.


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