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^^^ Cool vid!

post #407 of 469
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IS70kNr0bsQ

Vintage straw hats the French way.
post #408 of 469
What type of hat is this called?

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Originally Posted by omgitswes View Post

What type of hat is this called?

Looks like a fedora with the brim turned up
post #410 of 469
Ah okay, most fedoras I've seen have had a much smaller brim than that and that's about the width size I'm looking for
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Originally Posted by omgitswes View Post

Ah okay, most fedoras I've seen have had a much smaller brim than that and that's about the width size I'm looking for

 

Many of the hats you see called fedoras, with small brims, are actually trilbies.  Some are actually fedoras with small brims; the determining factor is the shape of the crown.  If it's made with a round crown, that is then dimpled in the middle, and on both sides (like you would bend it if laying three fingers in it) then it's a fedora.  If it's got a whole depressed area in the top that is concentric to the shape of the hat, it is a trilby.  That's definitely a fedora in the picture; looks much like mine.

 

I have a very nice, fur felt, black Homburg I bought to wear with my dinner suit at my wedding, suits, and perhaps some day with a stroller if I get one.  How far can I take it into the casual realm, if at all, do you think?  Can I wear it with a suit and no tie?  Can I wear it with a sport coat and slacks?  Sport coat and jeans?  Thoughts and opinions, please.

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hats from BROADWALK EMPIRE...pure class
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Originally Posted by ImTheGroom View Post

Many of the hats you see called fedoras, with small brims, are actually trilbies.  Some are actually fedoras with small brims; the determining factor is the shape of the crown.  If it's made with a round crown, that is then dimpled in the middle, and on both sides (like you would bend it if laying three fingers in it) then it's a fedora.  If it's got a whole depressed area in the top that is concentric to the shape of the hat, it is a trilby.  That's definitely a fedora in the picture; looks much like mine.

Fedoras can have a C or teardrop crease "concentric to the top of the head" as well as a center dent. Trilbys are distinguished by a more tapered and lower crown and a shorter brim that is more upturned in the back. They were traditionally softer than fedoras. Differences are of degree, not kind. For some examples: http://dieworkwear.com/post/44634996755/the-rambler
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Really cool stuff, I learned a lot through this thread, Thanks! :)

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Are homburgs more formal than fedoras?
post #416 of 469
Yes, a Homburg is more formal than a federal. Homburg are semiformal, equivalent to a Derby/bower. In black, Either of those two is correct with a stroller, and a Homburg is correct with a Tuxedo. Both can be worn with suits as well, of course.

Edit: I love replies from my phone when I re-read them. Got to love those federal hats.
Edited by ImTheGroom - 10/10/13 at 10:41am
post #417 of 469
Well at least they spelled your name correctly, that's something.
post #418 of 469
Looking forward to this NOS Ecuadorian Hat Company Milan in size 7.5. Has that Optimo Panama style vertical crease as was popular in the 50s/60s.










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Guys

I'm in London and I desperately need to buy a Fedora Hat for myself , my budget wont exceed £60

any recommendations?
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Guys

I'm in London and I desperately need to buy a Fedora Hat for myself , my budget wont exceed £60

any recommendations?

ebay.co.uk
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