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Daniele Tanto

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Borsalino Dellasca. The third of my three Borsalino family hats from mid December.
Steve this is a very interesting Borsalino, first for the color "Pineta". It's the first time I've met it and the tone-on-tone ribbon is magnificent. I believe it was made in the thirties. The lining is very similar to the homburg I have, sold in Bulgaria from the same period.
 

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Steve this is a very interesting Borsalino, first for the color "Pineta". It's the first time I've met it and the tone-on-tone ribbon is magnificent. I believe it was made in the thirties. The lining is very similar to the homburg I have, sold in Bulgaria from the same period.
Thank you for that, Daniele. Very interesting. I believe Jonathan @TheOldFashioned has a Borsalino in Pineta.
 
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Borsalino Dellasca. The third of my three Borsalino family hats from mid December.

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11.5cm crown up to the front crease.

6cm overwelt brim

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2.2cm grosgrain ribbon in the same colour, Pineta (forest pine).

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The paper label puts this one at somewhere between 1936 to 1953 (thanks to Stefan's impressive research)

I'm thinking 1940s, either side of WWII.

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It's a snug 5 1/2 punti with a very nice reeded dapple sweatband. Seems to have lost its sweatband bow, though.

Bindslev was a well respected furrier in Odense, Denmark's 3rd largest town.
That is a great find, Steve. It might be green, but the shape is fabulous. Deliasca is actually a model name we haven't seen before! Always exciting to see a new model.
 

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That is a great find, Steve. It might be green, but the shape is fabulous. Deliasca is actually a model name we haven't seen before! Always exciting to see a new model.
Thanks Stefan. As soon as I saw this one, I knew it was something special. A special plus that it's a name not seen before.

However, I'm in doubt as to whether it's Deliasca or Dellasca. Looks like the latter to me if you compare the I in Pineta and the first L in Dellasca.
 
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Thanks Stefan. As soon as I saw this one, I knew it was something special. A special plus that it's a name not seen before.

However, I'm in doubt as to whether it's Deliasca or Dellasca. Looks like the latter to me if you compare the I in Pineta and the first L in Dellasca.
I don't think so, Steve. The L in these model names is fairly distinct with a pronounced serif, which extends even below the base of the letter. Here's another example, a deliaspo, where you can see the pronounced serif on the L in both the Muflone colour name as in the Deliaspo. The I after the L sits very close to the base of the A in both cases; if it was an L it would be more to the left I think.

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I don't think so, Steve. The L in these model names is fairly distinct with a pronounced serif, which extends even below the base of the letter. Here's another example, a deliaspo, where you can see the pronounced serif on the L in both the Muflone colour name as in the Deliaspo. The I after the L sits very close to the base of the A in both cases; if it was an L it would be more to the left I think.

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Thanks for that, Stefan. Makes perfect sense.

Deliasca it is.
 
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Wonderful hat and memory, Steve, for indeed I have a Pineta as well from a later timeframe than yours:
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Looks to be a different shade of green than the one Steve has, but that may be the light. Also a great shape.

I'm a sucker for a green hat: sorry Stefan :)

Your Pineta stuck in my mind, Jonathan. It's a beauty.
Hey, you like what you like, even Brussels sprouts!;)
 
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This arrived a couple weeks ago. I’ve always wanted to see one of the coffin box hats. 5 ½” open crown and 2 ⅝” raw edge brim. It’s a Colombo and the felt is substantial with a wonderful suede/antelope finish. The nap is shorter than the MGLs I’ve handled, but it’s otherwise similar. I’m surprised the felt wasn’t of the lightweight variety. I suppose the box and the “XX” on the sweatband means it was market to the American tourist.

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This arrived a couple weeks ago. I’ve always wanted to see one of the coffin box hats. 5 ½” open crown and 2 ⅝” raw edge brim. It’s a Colombo and the felt is substantial with a wonderful suede/antelope finish. The nap is shorter than the MGLs I’ve handled, but it’s otherwise similar. I’m surprised the felt wasn’t of the lightweight variety. I suppose the box and the “XX” on the sweatband means it was market to the American tourist.

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Fantastic find, Brent. Amazing they still pop up now and again. Not all of them were lightweight and I believe they even sold homburgs to go in these boxes. Sure would like to see of of those sometime.
 

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his arrived a couple weeks ago. I’ve always wanted to see one of the coffin box hats. 5 ½” open crown and 2 ⅝” raw edge brim. It’s a Colombo and the felt is substantial with a wonderful suede/antelope finish. The nap is shorter than the MGLs I’ve handled, but it’s otherwise similar. I’m surprised the felt wasn’t of the lightweight variety. I suppose the box and the “XX” on the sweatband means it was market to the American tourist.
Molto bello. Brent, the hat was probably bought by a soldier from Camp Darby located near Livorno from 1951
 

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