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Daniele Tanto

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May she rest in peace, live on in your hearts, and in all the good memories you and your family have of her, Daniele.

That must have been a long and forceful life. Sending my thoughts to you and Monica, Daniele
WeI thank you with our hearts and all those who have expressed their support
God bless you
 

Daniele Tanto

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Good morning folks. Early morning found me wearing a 30's Brock fedora. It is a "Canadian Achievement."

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Excellent Eric
 

Granville

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I bought The Champ at the end of the season last year, so it hasn't gotten out much. Trying to rectify that this week.
My old Yankees jacket, circa '86, was covered in dust in the back of the closet, unworn for close to two decades because I'd grown out of it. I lost a lot of weight last year and, lo and behold, the thing fits again. Had to have it dry cleaned, but I'm wearing it a lot now. Long shot for Judge to get the Triple Crown today, but it would be a sweet way to head into the playoffs.
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Daniele Tanto

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Today is a day dedicated to hats: opening boxes, looking for what has been forgotten, rummaging through the collection to find what has accumulated in recent months, much less hectic in shopping than in the past.
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I found this Vanzina, probably from the pre Borsalino era.
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The color of the felt and its finish are one of the most present combinations in my hat series
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Vanzina - Pavia Qualità Extra. color "Mogano - Mahogany" size 6 or 59 cm. or 7 3/8 in the USA.
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The felt is quite stiff dark brown and with a finish very similar to the Borsalino "Caffè" of a few days ago, both in the felt and in the combination of colors.
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This is today's "discovery", we will see what boxes that have not been opened for a few years have in store
Have anice day!
 

Blare

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I bought The Champ at the end of the season last year, so it hasn't gotten out much. Trying to rectify that this week.
My old Yankees jacket, circa '86, was covered in dust in the back of the closet, unworn for close to two decades because I'd grown out of it. I lost a lot of weight last year and, lo and behold, the thing fits again. Had to have it dry cleaned, but I'm wearing it a lot now. Long shot for Judge to get the Triple Crown today, but it would be a sweet way to head into the playoffs. View attachment 455569 View attachment 455570 View attachment 455573 View attachment 455572
Congratulations on the weight loss. Great when the old clothes start fitting again.
 

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Late 1950s Mallory Aristocrat Quality
Extra Light Grey/Tan Felt
Approx 4 1/2 crown as shaped
1 3/4 Black Grosgrain Ribbon
2 3/8 Brim with 3/8 Contrasting Binding

I took on this Mallory Aristocrat as a project. Looking past how dirty, stained and moth nibbles it showed in it photos.. (including one that appeared to go right through the front of the crown) … I saw one of my favorite brand hats… a Mallory (though it was listed as Vallory) in a very cool color combo. I thought it would make a nice project to clean up. The first thing I noticed, what I had assumed to be a hole in the crown was actually some stuck on crud. I was able to scrape most of it off and diminish its appearance. I then gave it probably the heaviest brushing I had to do to date (read: SCRUBBING) and was able to clean it up fairly well without going deeper. What you see here was just brushing… airing out in the sun and reshape by hand.

I was originally estimating based on the size tag and sweat… mid to late 1950s. I did find a sheet of newspaper folded up behind the sweat. Unfortunately they had cut the date off the paper. It was mostly help wasted ads… but I did find an obituary section with Nov 1959 listed. Which would maybe give some credence to the later end of that guess.

It can still use further cleaning to possibly remove some of the discoloration. There are some moth divots here and there… but nothing too drastic. I am actually amazed though I was able to get it in wearable condition with just brushing and sun.

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Mighty44

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Late 1950s Mallory Aristocrat Quality
Extra Light Grey/Tan Felt
Approx 4 1/2 crown as shaped
1 3/4 Black Grosgrain Ribbon
2 3/8 Brim with 3/8 Contrasting Binding

I took on this Mallory Aristocrat as a project. Looking past how dirty, stained and moth nibbles it showed in it photos.. (including one that appeared to go right through the front of the crown) … I saw one of my favorite brand hats… a Mallory (though it was listed as Vallory) in a very cool color combo. I thought it would make a nice project to clean up. The first thing I noticed, what I had assumed to be a hole in the crown was actually some stuck on crud. I was able to scrape most of it off and diminish its appearance. I then gave it probably the heaviest brushing I had to do to date (read: SCRUBBING) and was able to clean it up fairly well without going deeper. What you see here was just brushing… airing out in the sun and reshape by hand.

I was originally estimating based on the size tag and sweat… mid to late 1950s. I did find a sheet of newspaper folded up behind the sweat. Unfortunately they had cut the date off the paper. It was mostly help wasted ads… but I did find an obituary section with Nov 1959 listed. Which would maybe give some credence to the later end of that guess.

It can still use further cleaning to possibly remove some of the discoloration. There are some moth divots here and there… but nothing too drastic. I am actually amazed though I was able to get it in wearable condition with just brushing and sun.

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Wow—a stunner! Great find and rescue Joe! Enjoy it.

David
 
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Late 1950s Mallory Aristocrat Quality
Extra Light Grey/Tan Felt
Approx 4 1/2 crown as shaped
1 3/4 Black Grosgrain Ribbon
2 3/8 Brim with 3/8 Contrasting Binding

I took on this Mallory Aristocrat as a project. Looking past how dirty, stained and moth nibbles it showed in it photos.. (including one that appeared to go right through the front of the crown) … I saw one of my favorite brand hats… a Mallory (though it was listed as Vallory) in a very cool color combo. I thought it would make a nice project to clean up. The first thing I noticed, what I had assumed to be a hole in the crown was actually some stuck on crud. I was able to scrape most of it off and diminish its appearance. I then gave it probably the heaviest brushing I had to do to date (read: SCRUBBING) and was able to clean it up fairly well without going deeper. What you see here was just brushing… airing out in the sun and reshape by hand.

I was originally estimating based on the size tag and sweat… mid to late 1950s. I did find a sheet of newspaper folded up behind the sweat. Unfortunately they had cut the date off the paper. It was mostly help wasted ads… but I did find an obituary section with Nov 1959 listed. Which would maybe give some credence to the later end of that guess.

It can still use further cleaning to possibly remove some of the discoloration. There are some moth divots here and there… but nothing too drastic. I am actually amazed though I was able to get it in wearable condition with just brushing and sun.

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Very wearable, Joe. Good save.
 

Blare

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Thanks so much guys! Mallory of this era tend to get a lot of on head time for me.… Especially with proportions like this. This one with its light coloring will fit in nicely with its darker colored Mallory brothers currently on my hat rack.
 
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Late 1950s Mallory Aristocrat Quality
Extra Light Grey/Tan Felt
Approx 4 1/2 crown as shaped
1 3/4 Black Grosgrain Ribbon
2 3/8 Brim with 3/8 Contrasting Binding

I took on this Mallory Aristocrat as a project. Looking past how dirty, stained and moth nibbles it showed in it photos.. (including one that appeared to go right through the front of the crown) … I saw one of my favorite brand hats… a Mallory (though it was listed as Vallory) in a very cool color combo. I thought it would make a nice project to clean up. The first thing I noticed, what I had assumed to be a hole in the crown was actually some stuck on crud. I was able to scrape most of it off and diminish its appearance. I then gave it probably the heaviest brushing I had to do to date (read: SCRUBBING) and was able to clean it up fairly well without going deeper. What you see here was just brushing… airing out in the sun and reshape by hand.

I was originally estimating based on the size tag and sweat… mid to late 1950s. I did find a sheet of newspaper folded up behind the sweat. Unfortunately they had cut the date off the paper. It was mostly help wasted ads… but I did find an obituary section with Nov 1959 listed. Which would maybe give some credence to the later end of that guess.

It can still use further cleaning to possibly remove some of the discoloration. There are some moth divots here and there… but nothing too drastic. I am actually amazed though I was able to get it in wearable condition with just brushing and sun.

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That really came out nice, Joe. I’ll have to look for a Vallory of my own. ;)
 

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