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    Quote Originally Posted by Aureliano View Post
    You shouldn't buy a hat for it's crease. You can pretty much replicate any with a little patience, time and steam.
    A little harder (if not impossible) in the case of straw hats, no? But yeah I get what you're saying, I mean Borsalino hats are relatively... unique, insofar as they're rather distinctive. However, the price is rather steep for a non-custom hat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GamaH View Post
    How far downhill has Borsalino's felt quality gone as of late? They really have superior creases and all (of all my hats, custom and otherwise, my Borsalinos have the nicest crease), but I'm wondering if the price can be justified somehow.
    I have a couple of open-crowned (well not any more) Alessandrias from Bencraft and I think they're fine hats. While perhaps not the same sort of felt of old, they are certainly not crap and Bencraft has a good price.

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    Nu?nesca

    Relatively thick and soft with felted edge... reminiscent of Knox 20 but with better crease retention. 2 3/4" brim, 1 7/8" ribbon, 5 1/2" crown. Not much taper to the block.



















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    Nice one, Alan. Ghiaccio is ice in Italian (I'm sure you knew that) it certainly looks to be a cool share of gray. No pun intended.
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    Is that the same one you were wearing earlier? Much more complexity in that color in this light. Beautiful!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aureliano View Post
    Nice one, Alan. Ghiaccio is ice in Italian (I'm sure you knew that) it certainly looks to be a cool share of gray. No pun intended.
    Thank you Ale... yes, perhaps 10% gray but warm hued, not cool. The model name is beyond my Italian though...

    Yes Jeff... the same hat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alanfgag View Post
    beyond my Italian though...
    Beyond mine, too. I could ask grandma if you want!
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    That would be great. I asked Google but she had no idea either.

    On second thought, let's take a trip together and ask her in person.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alanfgag View Post
    On second thought, let's take a trip together and ask her in person.
    Wouldn't that be great? my nonnina would love to feed you with her food and I'd take you to a couple of vintage joints for hat hunting. And to see Leonardo's Last Supper mural, too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by alanfgag View Post
    The model name is beyond my Italian though...
    Yeah, they come up with some weird sounding names, don't they? Anyone know if they actually have a meaning, or are they simply chosen out of nowhere? I've got an Ecosan, an Idorsca, a Faunosca, a Gaunczca (?) and a TA/Ludora. Hmmm.....

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