- Buffalo, NY
Looking for some help identifying the age of a Borsalino I inherited. My grandmother told me it was purchased in about 1948. Some folks on a different thread recommended I bring it to the experts. Can someone give me some direction on the age of this hat?
I've had that model in "mufflone"... it is one of the few model names that has a direct translation in Italian. Not "fantastic" as we might imagine, but fantesca - a female domestic servant... which helps about as much as not knowing at all. ;^)Good looking coffin box hat, although that box is not the usual triangular shaped box we tend to see for those hats. Not forties, but mid to late fifties. The first word on the label is the name for the colour. Amiata (lover) is a popular colour. The second word is the model name and it is one of the great remaining mysteries of Borsalino. If you can come up with a solution to that one we will all pitch in for a prize, I'm sure.
This model name is actually one I haven't seen before.