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moehawk

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A package from Goodwill arrived today. A two hat lot with a box to boot! And the shipping was only 12 bucks.
This isn't the one that caught my eye. More on it later. This one, however, is a perfectly good gardening hat. Or, as we say here in the Emerald Triangle, a sun-shiner's bonnet. Or, maybe that's just me.

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The crown is 3 3/4 inches, and the brim is 3 inches. 100 grams of stiff, durable feeling straw. The punti sizing is interesting.
Not bad for an also-in-the-net kind of catch... :)
 

Steve1857

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A package from Goodwill arrived today. A two hat lot with a box to boot! And the shipping was only 12 bucks.
This isn't the one that caught my eye. More on it later. This one, however, is a perfectly good gardening hat. Or, as we say here in the Emerald Triangle, a sun-shiner's bonnet. Or, maybe that's just me.

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The crown is 3 3/4 inches, and the brim is 3 inches. 100 grams of stiff, durable feeling straw. The punti sizing is interesting.
Not bad for an also-in-the-net kind of catch... :)
That's a nice looking catch, John. Particularly like the telescope crown.

What does it say on the badge on the leather band?
 

Olumin

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The Borsalino arrived today. It was in both "better" and "worse" condition than I anticipated from the pictures. The blocking was still good for the most part, however there were a few stains that needed sanding. From the Label inside & thanks to this post, I can date the hat to 1961 - 1965.

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The hat is now clean and steamed, but the lighting is not favourable ATM for capturing the colour as I perceive it. I will take pictures tomorrow. It seems like a nice hat & it fits me perfectly. The felt certainly is quite "malleable", which fits what I heard about Borsalinos.
 

Olumin

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I dont know why Hats in my pictures always look so much more dirty/ratty, but IRL the hat looks very clean. I'm quite pleased with how it turned out.

Since the felt is so soft, its possible to simply shape the crown & pinches on the fly. Subtle pinches like in picture 1, or more dramatic like in picture 3 & 4.
 
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I dont know why Hats in my pictures always look so much more dirty/ratty, but IRL the hat looks very clean. I'm quite pleased with how it turned out.

Since the felt is so soft, its possible to simply shape the crown & pinches on the fly. Subtle pinches like in picture 1, or more dramatic like in picture 3 & 4.
I think you got yourself a good one there. Dattero is a lovely deep brown colour with reddish tones. The brim binding and the ribbon treatment are wonderful. Score!
 

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