People Thisisitaly

The magic touch of Borsalino's hats

Alain Delon and Jean-Paul Belmondo among the Italian brand's fans

The magic touch of Borsalino's hats

Claudia Astarita

-

Giuseppe Borsalino was an Italian artisan, who was born on 1835 and, at the tender age of 15 years, moved to France to study his trade and became a master craftsman and qualified hatter.

In 1857, he returned to Italy, where he started a small hat shop that rapidly grew to became an industrial producer. In the 1920s, Borsalino sold 2,000,000 hats on the local and international markets, as its brand was already a popular one on the world stage.

Borsalino fedoras have been featured in many movies, and famous stars such as French actors Alain Delon and Jean-Paul Belmondo wore them on stage. Today, Borsalino has yearly revenues of about ?15 million.

Follow @castaritaHK

© Riproduzione Riservata

Commenti

Cookie Policy Privacy Policy
© 2018 panorama s.r.l (gruppo La Verità Srl) - Via Montenapoleone, 9 20121 Milano (MI) - riproduzione riservata - P.IVA 10518230965